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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: 49 out of 276
  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 8, 2016
    8
    Amazing game, fun, great story so far, immersive, gorgeous soundtrack !
    I don't understand people complaining about the graphics. Are we
    Amazing game, fun, great story so far, immersive, gorgeous soundtrack !
    I don't understand people complaining about the graphics. Are we really playing the same game ?? Ok there are bugs and graphics issues, I'm aware of it, but nothing really important. People juste reviewing with a score of 0 juste because of that ? 30fps ? Seriously ???
    Well, they just miss a great plot and a great game.
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  3. Aug 18, 2017
    7
    I give MAFIA III 7 out of 10 only because of the lack of optimization in certain points like cutscens and when walking inside apartementsI give MAFIA III 7 out of 10 only because of the lack of optimization in certain points like cutscens and when walking inside apartements where you can a ton of screan tearing. Also in some areas where the are lots of trees and shadows the fps would drop down to 40 for no reason at all. Also I spent so much time trying to fix the controller keys since they were not mapped at all. However I really liked the story and the game was looking amazing when driving and walking around new bordeaux but cannot say it was better than its predecessor MAFIA II Expand
  4. Kso
    Oct 7, 2016
    3
    Don't buy now. if you really need play that game at PC wait for patches.
    After only 2h playthru
    - Low textures 30 fps lock constant
    Don't buy now. if you really need play that game at PC wait for patches.
    After only 2h playthru

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    Low textures
    30 fps lock
    constant game crashing
    bad lightning
    glithes fallen under the textures over and over again

    +
    story so far
    soundtrack
    you can refund that game
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  5. Apr 26, 2017
    2
    I am really sad about this after being waiting for it for years since Mafia 2. As Mafia 2 one of my favorite games of all times. it had suchI am really sad about this after being waiting for it for years since Mafia 2. As Mafia 2 one of my favorite games of all times. it had such good graphics and story and gameplay and characters. But this one has none of that..

    -Bad optimized unpolished unfinished game.
    -Boring story and bad characters.
    -Graphics are outdated.
    -Mechanics are not good like the shooting and stuff.
    -Black dude trying to be a bad ass mafia are you kidding? BOO!!!

    All in all a waste of time you could watch a movie instead cheaper and a lot better.
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  6. Oct 14, 2016
    1
    The most UGGLY 2016 game !!!
    Full bugged, absolutly crappy render, a crazy clipping, hyper blurry textures....etc
    This game is like an old
    The most UGGLY 2016 game !!!
    Full bugged, absolutly crappy render, a crazy clipping, hyper blurry textures....etc
    This game is like an old bad playstation2 game !
    It's a shame, the first and second mafia was great, 2K killed the licence !!!
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  7. Mar 11, 2020
    0
    This game have no story its awful the 1-2 hour was good but the other missions are CRAP like do the samething again again again

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