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  • Summary: In 1968, after years in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: Family isn't who you're born with, it's who you are willing to die for. Now back home, in a new New Orleans, Lincoln is dedicated to rebuilding his life, but established ties keep him from exiting the city. It'll take more thanIn 1968, after years in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: Family isn't who you're born with, it's who you are willing to die for. Now back home, in a new New Orleans, Lincoln is dedicated to rebuilding his life, but established ties keep him from exiting the city. It'll take more than a few friends to make it in this new world. Intense gun fights, hand-to-hand combat, white knuckle driving and street smarts will all be required. But with the right crew, tough decisions and some dirty hands, it's possible to ascend to the top of the city's underworld. It's about time to create a new family. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Oct 17, 2016
    80
    Mafia 3 is a title that should be tried to the end to be appreciated. The story of Lincoln Clay is worth to be played, because too often the narrative plot is put aside in favor of high resolution textures and stunning special effects.
  2. Oct 18, 2016
    78
    If anything, I think the game is worth checking out for the story alone. It’s unfortunate that the gameplay is so much of a slog that some players may not think the story is worth the trouble. However, if you have the time, the extra coin, and love mob stories, this tale has a satisfying end.
  3. Oct 24, 2016
    73
    Mafia III does most things right, though. It is an enjoyable game, one that has probably the best licensed soundtracks for a game outside of a music-based game. The combat and cover mechanics work really and the cut-scenes allow the story to progress smoothly in the wonderfully presented city of New Bordeaux.
  4. Oct 14, 2016
    60
    Mafia 3's goals are ambitious and even laudable, but to tell a serious story about race, especially within the form of an open-world action game, requires heavy lifting. For all of the writing's attempts to push the genre forward, its game design is trapped in the open-world conventions of five years ago. That stale foundation isn't strong enough to hold the weight of Mafia 3's words — even if they're words that are worth hearing.
  5. Feb 8, 2017
    60
    The story and characters are excellent and the game is enjoyable, but the open world detracts from the experience rather than adding to it.
  6. Nov 3, 2016
    58
    Hangar 13 has done a terrible job on the PC port. But even ignoring all those pesky technical issues, Mafia 3 suffers from lack of variety. The game’s open world is dead and artificial, while the great atmosphere and competent storytelling feel wasted.
  7. Oct 10, 2016
    40
    It tells its story well, with smart writing and some superb characterisation that elevate its simple revenge plot. Ultimately, however, it never capitalises on its open world potential, instead succumbing to an almost constant lull of tediously unimaginative repetition that makes for a boring and dated open-world shooter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 332
  1. Oct 7, 2016
    10
    game is fun and the story is good so far, only problem is that 30FPS lock and low textures.
    do yourself a favor wait for the patch don't skip
    game is fun and the story is good so far, only problem is that 30FPS lock and low textures.
    do yourself a favor wait for the patch don't skip on this game.
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  2. Oct 7, 2016
    8
    Great story and great gameplay. Amazing game overall! Highly recommended!!

    -- It's funny how everyone is crying about the 30fps problem...
    Great story and great gameplay. Amazing game overall! Highly recommended!!

    -- It's funny how everyone is crying about the 30fps problem... I know it's a shame that we have these kind of 'issues' in 2016 but for God sake... Grow up! 2k already said that they are working on it. You are like 5 years old kids crying about stupid things... If you are a real gamer, you will enjoy the game no matter what. Now I understand why everyone hate the PC community... We are always showing how stupid we are basing our reviews on a frame rate and not on the game itself.--
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  3. Aug 21, 2021
    7
    The definitive edition is a very good game. Most bugs have been fixed. There are very few Bug. The story is very good. The vehicles areThe definitive edition is a very good game. Most bugs have been fixed. There are very few Bug. The story is very good. The vehicles are well controlled. The game can become repetitive after a long time. Many times you do the same thing in the game. I recommend buying it at a discounted price. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2016
    4
    Game sadly feels like an unfinished product. A lot of technical difficulties, slighlty outdated graphics and more technical problems. Story onGame sadly feels like an unfinished product. A lot of technical difficulties, slighlty outdated graphics and more technical problems. Story on the other hand is good, but after an hour or two game got extremely repetetive, to the point of being a chore, not a fun experience Expand
  5. Oct 10, 2016
    2
    I am writing this review based on what little time I have played the game (on what little time the game has allowed me to play since it cameI am writing this review based on what little time I have played the game (on what little time the game has allowed me to play since it came out).

    I will start with the Cons:
    1. No mouse or keyboard proper rebinding. You CAN rebind to any key you want, but the keys may not work at all, especially if you rebind using the right side keyboard and mouse buttons, actions will NOT work anymore, and you will be forced to use the wasd scheme. Not good for Disabled gamers. or gamers used to playing on the right side of keyboard, or using different mouse keys.
    2. Extra mouse buttons are not seen, nor are they mappable.
    3. There are 4 different FOV's in this game, and they are all different, and they change about every minute to 2 minutes. Fine if you are 15 feet from a tv, not good when you are a foot from a Monitor.
    4. The game is worse than Max Payne 3 or the worst Tomb Raider at taking control away from the player.
    5. On monster rigs, even with their so called fps patch, the game is still limited to 62 fps, on 144hz monitors.
    6. NO FOV slider, ini, cfg, anything to change the fov. Get ready for headaches and migraines.
    7. Graphics are as dated as 2003-2004. Only the cut scenes look good. But, even the cut scenes have doubling in them, like the AA is off, or maybe its the blur they put in.
    8. Shooting has no weight, or feel to it. It feels like an old arcade shooter from the 80's.
    9. Driving feels like they took it from the game Driver: San Francisco. Feels more like drift car than even most drift car games.
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    11. Shadows from clouds. They follow you indoors, as well as ABRUPTLY cutting off one inch one way or the other.
    12. Shadows. You are either in pitch black, or you are in hallogen lighting. The in-game lighting cannot be adjusted correctly, its either one or the other.

    Pro's:
    1. The muscle car you drive looks nice.
    2. The narrator is excellently voiced.
    3. I will have to get back to you anything else good, as so far there isnt anything else I think is good.

    TL:DR
    Do NOT buy this game, as it is incomplete at this time. Even console players are complaining about serious bugs in the game.
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  6. Oct 21, 2016
    1
    I had waited this game for 6 years. This is totally dishonor to previous Mafia series... And no clear explanation on Vito & Joe. 2K deceivedI had waited this game for 6 years. This is totally dishonor to previous Mafia series... And no clear explanation on Vito & Joe. 2K deceived Mafia fans with this horrible game. Shame on you 2K Games. You ruined it this time. Expand
  7. Dec 16, 2020
    0
    Great Music, nice combat, stupid story of having to kill the leader first and beating the 2nd half of the game felt rather repetitive, but itGreat Music, nice combat, stupid story of having to kill the leader first and beating the 2nd half of the game felt rather repetitive, but it included some cool characters and enjoyable moments Expand

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