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  • Summary: After taking a bullet during World War II and returning home to Empire Bay on leave, Sicilian immigrant Vito Scaletta discovers that his late father was indebted to a loan shark. He needs to make a lot of money fast, and thanks to his career criminal best friend Joe, soon becomes entangledAfter taking a bullet during World War II and returning home to Empire Bay on leave, Sicilian immigrant Vito Scaletta discovers that his late father was indebted to a loan shark. He needs to make a lot of money fast, and thanks to his career criminal best friend Joe, soon becomes entangled with the mob. As Vito, you need to prove yourself by committing crimes of escalating reward, status, and consequence. But what happens when your motivations become less about necessity and more about greed? When having it all is not enough? For the first time ever, Mafia II: Definitive Edition packs the entire Mafia II crime drama into one HD package. HDR and 4K resolution are supported on PC as well as on PlayStation®4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles. Mafia II: Definitive Edition also benefits from improved facial animations to give cutscenes an even more cinematic feel. While technological and graphical improvements have given Empire Bay and its inhabitants a visual overhaul, Vito's timeless story is unchanged. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. May 19, 2020
    91
    Mafia 2: Definitive Edition is the best way to play one of the most enthralling stories of the past decade. A wonderful upgrade for a wonderful title, don’t miss it.
  2. May 19, 2020
    80
    Mafia II Definitive Edition is still the excellent game that was on day one, with an open world not so open and a mature story. Remastering is good and the addition of all the DLC increases the contents available.
  3. May 19, 2020
    78
    Mafia 2: Definitive Edition is a fantastic opportunity to rediscover the adventures of Vito Scaletta around Empire Bay, now with all DLC and in 4k.
  4. 70
    Though it pulls a lot of the punches today’s open-world games freely throw, Mafia II is a time capsule in a lot of ways. Not only because its post-World War II Empire Bay lives and breathes only to have its face driven into the dirt by enterprising individuals fixated on the American dream, but because it’s a testament to the timeless, story-driven crime drama. The kind that became extinct once substance was forced to make way for Rockstar’s frenzied brand of mania.
  5. May 20, 2020
    70
    Overall, Mafia II: Definitive Edition tells a story that is gripping and while it may not be largely unique in the span of Mafia lore, it’s one of the best available in video game form. I genuinely cared about Vito and the terrifying criminals that surrounded him. I grew to love their antics and laugh at their quirks, and feel sorry for the situations that they found themselves in. I think it’s a little unfair to class Mafia 2 as an open-world game, because the city does nothing but offer the setting for the story to g from point a to point b. If you’re looking for a city that is brimming with side quests and random activities, you won’t find them here. What you will find is a bittersweet, interesting period piece that looks at time that is not often explored in video games, and it’s a pretty damn memorable one at that.
  6. May 19, 2020
    70
    Returning to Mafia 2 is definitely a great experience. I have understood why it was a great game ten years ago, although I think it could be better in visual terms, because it doesn't take advantage of new technologies.
  7. Jun 3, 2020
    58
    There are other modern updates, I’m sure. It runs fine on my PC, and though I have seen reports of bugs and glitches, I didn’t encounter anything egregious. But there’s still a question of why. Why remake these games? Why put a fresh coat of paint on this weird little action shooter that is not so fondly remembered? I’m sure there are compelling business reasons, but nothing that makes sense to me as a gamer. Mafia II is an imperfect fix to a game that was already pretty flawed. Now it’s just as flawed, but in a way that can be appreciated by modern audiences.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 78
  2. Negative: 37 out of 78
  1. May 19, 2020
    10
    This Game Is Awesome and now it's in Portuguese Thats Awesome As well Finally Finished It I Wanted To But Never Could
  2. Mar 22, 2021
    9
    I liked the reissue, but the bugs were not fixed and will not be there anymore, nothing was changed, the gameplay of the game is not outdated
  3. Oct 28, 2020
    8
    I loved that game, the story and the gameplay, esp. the shooting is very good
  4. Sep 23, 2020
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Brrrrt grrrrrr bulldhit grrrrrr grrrrrrhhhhhhjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjkjkjkkkkkkkkk Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2020
    3
    In 2010 A lot of cut content that was not included in the game - on the modders' website there is information about how badly the developersIn 2010 A lot of cut content that was not included in the game - on the modders' website there is information about how badly the developers reacted to this priceless game - even at the pre-release stage, the game was cut and unfinished missions were deleted in the content! It was not the conscience of the game that decided, but dirty money!

    In the version definitive edition, nothing was even supplemented and this is another making money on a dummy clone)
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  6. May 19, 2020
    1
    Take original mafia 2 + vanilla-sweet face mod aaaand DONE. Only for 29.99$, Best True HD Top Quality MAFIA 2.
  7. Nov 9, 2020
    0
    Оптимизация говно, студия H13 только чушь и может делать. Дизреспект, проседает вечно графика, блики, неприятные и очень отвратительныеОптимизация говно, студия H13 только чушь и может делать. Дизреспект, проседает вечно графика, блики, неприятные и очень отвратительные текстуры, не советую никому покупать переиздание, только оригинал!!! Expand

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