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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: 63 out of 321
  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. Jun 8, 2020
    7
    this is the most divisev game of this series. The best story ever in gangstar/mafia story( since Mafia 1). Highlits:
    *best simulation car
    this is the most divisev game of this series. The best story ever in gangstar/mafia story( since Mafia 1). Highlits:
    *best simulation car driving
    *best radio stations with commentary
    *best story driven in a game
    *great shooting mechanism
    Bad:
    *so much repetitive missions(beside DLC)
    *repetitive actions
    *youMUST complete this **** side underboss actions to forward storry action
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  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 12, 2016
    2
    To say Mafia III is a disappointment is an understatement. It has all of the surface components to form a great game: the writing and actingTo say Mafia III is a disappointment is an understatement. It has all of the surface components to form a great game: the writing and acting are superb, its direction and style are great, but its mechanical underpinnings are archaic and desperately unimaginative. It’s ironic that Mafia III’s predecessor had a similarly stylish open world, but wasted it by giving players nothing to do besides its main story missions. Mafia III has the opposite problem – tons that you have to do, you just don’t want to do any of it.
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    TLDR : Bugs , Crashes, Glitches , Terrible low res textures , Bad yellowish color filter , Too demanding for what it delivers, Non existent optimization . - that's Mafia III for you .
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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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