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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 88 out of 413
  1. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    Apart from graphics not feeling like new games do and sometimes somewhat strange dialogs, game keeps reminding me of Redemption 2. It'sApart from graphics not feeling like new games do and sometimes somewhat strange dialogs, game keeps reminding me of Redemption 2. It's characters and missions are amazing and it is a must play for any type of gamer. It's a cult classic and even better than the original. Expand
  2. Oct 28, 2020
    10
    Better then the original, Very good Remake of an old classic Game. The Story around Thomas Angelo is the best in the Mafia Series
  3. Sep 26, 2020
    10
    Mafia 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
  4. Sep 17, 2021
    8
    felt great to come back again in the world of Mafia! As soon as the intro started with the fly through the city memories came back! the remakefelt great to come back again in the world of Mafia! As soon as the intro started with the fly through the city memories came back! the remake is great, graphics are great, the story is more than awesome! in 2002 when we were in school we were playing it already and said how cool it is, still today we are saying how cool it is! why not 10 of 10 ? because of the controls, it felt quite uncomfortable at the beginning, you are getting used to it but it is a weird handling when you come from other games. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2021
    7
    Great visuals, good story, clunky gameplay, but that last part was kind of a given. A nice solid game.
  6. Jan 16, 2022
    5
    It’s an amazing remake!!! It’s better than most games of present years. The Great Masterpiece!!!
  7. Oct 25, 2020
    0
    Piece 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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