Part one of the Mafia crime saga - 1930s, Lost Heaven, IL Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling inPart one of the Mafia crime saga - 1930s, Lost Heaven, IL Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri crime family, Tommy soon finds that the rewards are too big to ignore. Play a Mob Movie:
Live the life of a Prohibition-era gangster and rise through the ranks of the Mafia.
Lost Heaven, IL:
Recreated 1930's cityscape, filled with interwar architecture, cars and culture to see, hear and interact with.
Faithfully recreated, with expanded story, gameplay and original score. This is the Mafia you remembered and much more.… Expand
- Developer: Hangar 13
- Genre(s): Action Adventure, Open-World
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Mafia: Definitive Edition - Extended Gameplay Reveal Trailer
Positive: 29 out of 41
Mixed: 12 out of 41
Negative: 0 out of 41
Sep 24, 2020Rather than burn me out, Hanger 13 has done a fantastic job overhauling the original Mafia while staying true to its spirit in this remake which has left me itching to fire up Mafia II Definitive Edition – so do yourself a favour and pick up the trilogy set if you haven’t already.
Oct 20, 2020Mafia: Definitive Edition takes an old title and adds polish in the places where it counts most — story and character — while delivering a solid experience in most other aspects. The driving isn’t great and there are a few bugs that need to be squashed, but diving into this wonderfully tragic tale is an offer that no one should refuse.
Sep 24, 2020Dripping with atmosphere, Mafia offers a strong story with engaging characters, great voice-acting and an intriguing setting. The game does fine in the gameplay department as well, but strafing feels a bit clunky and there's quite a bit of screen-tearing to spoil your fun. You'll still have a good time, though.
Playstation Official Magazine UKNov 15, 2020One of the best-loved games on PS2 gets a pitch-perfect remake. Thick with atmosphere, Mafia: Definitive Edition just about manages to mask over any agerelated decrepitude. [Issue#181, p.91]
Sep 24, 2020Mafia Definitive Edition is an ambitious undertaking, partially mined by glitches and lack of game progress from Mafia III but faithfully remaking the original game and adding nuances that surprisingly keep staying loyal to 2002's masterpiece.
Oct 9, 2020The new coat of paint is an eye candy and the experienced and older gamers will meet again with a really friendly acquaintance, but Mafia (level design and structural-wise) shows its age and not in a good way.
Sep 30, 2020Mafia: Definitive Edition is tedious enough as it is by 2020 standards. Clunky gunplay and lousy vehicle handling make the shootouts as frustrating as the getaway drive. The promising setup can’t avoid getting whacked either as it disappoints through its inability to meaningfully execute on its multiple beats. The talented cast and better realized 1930s world outdo its 2002 counterpart, but the rest of its blunders come together and result in an offer that’s relatively easy to refuse.
Positive: 233 out of 403
Mixed: 83 out of 403
Negative: 87 out of 403
Sep 26, 2020Mafia: Definitive Edition is the best remake of this year. There were a lot of doubts, fears, especially looking at Mafia 3. In principle,Mafia: Definitive Edition is the best remake of this year. There were a lot of doubts, fears, especially looking at Mafia 3. In principle, many were afraid of this. But what happened is beyond praise. Solid 10 out of 10. The work done by Hanger 13 is huge. Yes, of course, the plot was greatly altered, if you played the original it is very striking. But this story is also pretty good. And this is a remake, not a remaster. With music, too, I wanted more of the original as it evokes a lot of pleasant memories, but the one that fits in quite well with the environment and is not bad in itself. And the atmosphere, it is simply incomparable! The way they recreated Lost Heaven is unbelievable. This is a beautiful city with a lot of drawn details. The only thing that was a little upset is that the narrative was greatly cut in terms of trips, and the mission was cut a little. Like with Morello's brother, Sergio. In vain. And the complexity, even at the classic level, still falls short of the original, especially in the race. But in General, the game is great. I do not regret the money spent, and Hanger 13 was rehabilitated in my eyes. Thank them for this masterpiece!… Expand
Oct 31, 2020This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Finally, the remake of the original Mafia is here. A game I have been waited for in over a decade. Now before I begin to talk about the much anticipated remake. Normally i would not give the score 10 if the game is not a 10. And as a standalone game it is not a 10. It is probably is an 8 or lower. But this story is quite special to me, which I will mention in the last parts of this review. Unfortunately there are some negatives I have to mention.
The remake uses the engine from Mafia 3. It fits Mafia 3 but not this Remake, but I actually think the gameplay in the remake is worse. Enemies needs to be shot 4 or 5 times to be killed, and when you shoot them, they just stay and keep shooting towards you like nothing have happened. The wounds on the dead bodies are also quite ugly and don’t fit. Also when you are in melee combat, when knocking somebody out, blood is surrounding the bodies, just like if you had shot them. That is an annoying detail. However the blood looks realistic, it is just annoying when used incorrect. So the weakest part of the game is the gun battle.
The loading screens when you die are really painful, especially if you die quickly multiple times in a row. That means you watch more loading screens than playing the game.
The last negative thing I want to mention, which I don’t know if it’s a negative, is the characters new personalities. I am split on this one. Because I think the voices in the original game fits the characters more, than the new ones. Example is Sam. In the original he sounded like a loyal and made man. Now he is more like a boy trying to prove himself. The same with Paulie, in the original he sounded more brutal and serious. Now he is more of a laughing stock that nobody likes. But I think the more I progressed the game, I found the new personalities acceptable. Including Tommy, who was the most serious and brutal character in the beginning of the game, which he wasn’t in the original. I think it is because of his voice actor. It is similar to Paulie’s voice actor in the original where he was brutal and serious. But in the end Tommy stood to me as a caring husband and father.
One thing that made me love the new remake was the locations taking place in the missions. I know them all from the original, but now they are all updated and made different, which also make the game quite unpredictable.
Speaking of new things/changes in the remake, there is a lot of interesting ones. From here on out there are spoilers.
One thing is the updated locations, but the story is also updated with some twists. There are 3 examples where the story either has changed or teases you.
When Tommy gets tasked to kill Michelle, it is Tommy’s decision to not kill her in the original. In the remake it is Sam who begs you not to do it. This is the first twist in the remake, which made me think if the ending also changed (In the original it is a theme that Tommy can’t kill his allies). Also this moment made Sam look different as written before about the personalities.
When Tommy, Paulie and Sam get tasked to pick up cigar crates, Tommy questions the priority of picking up these crates. It sounds too easy. In the original it is only acknowledge the crates contains cigars. Afterwards the crew found out these crates also contains diamonds. Salieri didn’t tell them. However in the remake the game teases you, because Salieri now tell the crates also contains the diamonds. Here I was quite excited how the game now should develop because it changed the original narrative.
And then there is the dialogue between Tommy and Sarah in the last mission. Tommy is nervous because he is about to go visit Paulie. I don’t know if it was intended by the developers, but I was nervous too, because I knew what will happen when opening Paulies door. The dialogue of course teasing what was about to happen.
To sum this up, I know there is a lot of talk about different things. I know reading this review doesn’t sound like a 10. For the most part I have focused on the negative things. But the mafia series means a lot me. The original Mafia game means a lot to me. I played it as a kid, and it was THE game that introduced me to how games tell a great story. So I have seen the game a lot of times including the ending, and when this remake ending happened, this is real, I cried, I really cried. It just hit me. I found the whole story and characters fresh when the ending came which also had some new emotional epilogue scenes. And then it topped with the lyrics in the credits “Everybody wants to go to heaven”.
I am sorry this review had a lot of negative instead of focusing on the good things, like driving, the graphics, music, and of course a fresh feel about the game. But my love for this story really is the focus on my score. It is a story that has followed me for years, and I am really grateful to experience this story again remade, and when a game makes you emotional like this, it deserves a 10… Expand
Sep 26, 2020Mafia definitive edition is pretty great game ever i playing.. graphic look great, gameplay is decent but need more polished. story is prettyMafia definitive edition is pretty great game ever i playing.. graphic look great, gameplay is decent but need more polished. story is pretty awesome.. Tommy is awesome character… Expand
Aug 10, 2021it was my first time experience on the 1st mafia and story-wise i loved it and the performences were great, the sound editing on the cars andit was my first time experience on the 1st mafia and story-wise i loved it and the performences were great, the sound editing on the cars and cutscenes,etc are great,i love the lost heaven atmosphere and cars in the 30's,music is awesome, graphics are really good(though i had some screen tearing on my tv)now for the negetive sides on this game,gunplay is too lousy and you just can't play without turning on the aim assist;some cutscenes also don't have proper lip sync, enemy Ai is not that smart and most of the time they don't know what they're doing,and i also experinced some bugs and glitches
if it wasn't for these cons, i would give it a straight 9/10 but with these issues it's 8/10 for now… Expand
Nov 7, 2021Mafia Definitive Edition on PS5
Game Completed : Nov 7, 2021
Playtime : 18 hours I haven't played the original but the remastering of anMafia Definitive Edition on PS5
Game Completed : Nov 7, 2021
Playtime : 18 hours
I haven't played the original but the remastering of an old game as a whole is excellent from its visual to facial expression. There are drawbacks but this maybe because of its outdated game design. Overall, the story is great but not for a large game. It may have something to do with the game being made originally more than 20 years ago. its quite linear and there are absolutely no progression system therefore it feels like playing a story telling game.… Expand
Aug 25, 2021Played the original Mafia for the first time and I'm left feeling really flustered and disappointed. While I liked the environment and thePlayed the original Mafia for the first time and I'm left feeling really flustered and disappointed. While I liked the environment and the story, there's lot more that outweighs the game's few merits.
The many cons of this game include the atrocious driving and shooting design and utilisation. These controls are clunky, unresponsive and cumbersome to navigate resulting in many frustrating deaths. The game is also very terribly optimised (even running on a PS5) where there are some sections you spend more time watching the game load rather than playing it. Lifeless, one dimensional characters and terrible AI are very prominent throughout the game. The plot is a generic run-of-the-mill from any mafia/gangster movie that features the predicable "start from nothing, work for a family, become a key figure, there's a rat that betrays the family..." yada yada yada that's very non-engaging however it does include an interesting sublot of loyalty. Voice acting is also awful but not in a so bad it's good, just quite the opposite.
The infamous Race sequence is god awful and horribly hamfisted and implemented. The appalling driving controls are too unresponsive and frigid to even be considered a challenge as it takes way too many attempts and time to even finish the race let alone in the winning position and quickly wears out and traps the player in a monotonous loop of weariness. Lastly, the Free Ride mode is honestly a joke with little to no incentive to engage with it.
The one good feature I will dignify is the ability to customise the way you want to play Mafia. You can skip unnecessary drives (easily my favourite), Normal or Simulation (a mode that attempts to imitate real driving) and Police response/aggressiveness. Unfortunately, this game is still, at it's core, a bad boring experience of drive and shoot and drive again.… Expand
Oct 25, 2020Piece of **** remake, the graphics are the only think that looks decent but even the graphics have big issues such as lips synching. In somePiece of **** remake, the graphics are the only think that looks decent but even the graphics have big issues such as lips synching. In some cutscenes the characters seem totally out of sync with the voices. The animations are awful very 2002 looking it looks as if they changed only the textures and models. In terms of content you don't get only the original 20 missions with no side activities, it doesn't really feel like an open world game if they hold your hand every step of the way. The shooting and cover mechanics are again very outdated, every gunfight is clunky, the enemy AI is awful and I also experienced critical bugs more than 1 month after release. I tried to reload a checkpoint in mission 4 and I got pushed back 2 checkpoints, and the police was giving me a fine. After that I couldn't move. I had to delete save files manually in order to be able to continue. Some other time in the same mission I had to enter a motel to save a guy. As soon as I was out of stealth I started taking damage over time out of nowhere and I just died. The infamous banana race is still there and it is as bad as it ever was. I did it in the original game but I don't feel like spending one afternoon to keep trying until I get lucky. I don't know why they had to make it just as frustrating again (at least now you have to race only 3 laps and from what I remember in the original game you had to race 6 laps). If Mafia was your favourite game and you can overlook all the bugs and clunky stuff you can buy it but you just make sure you don't expect anything better than the original game (excepting the graphics).… Expand
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