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  • Summary: 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.
    Re-Made Classic:
    Faithfully recreated, with expanded story, gameplay and original score. This is the Mafia you remembered and much more.
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Sep 24, 2020
    91
    Rather 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.
  2. Oct 20, 2020
    85
    Mafia: 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.
  3. Sep 24, 2020
    80
    Dripping 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.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2020
    80
    One 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]
  5. Sep 24, 2020
    78
    Mafia 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.
  6. Oct 9, 2020
    70
    The 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.
  7. Sep 30, 2020
    50
    Mafia: 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.

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