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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: 79 out of 351
  1. gyk
    Sep 26, 2020
    10
    Mafia: 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
  2. Oct 4, 2020
    10
    the great game i play,the remaster is great and the gameplay is great,soudtracki is good
  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. Aug 1, 2021
    7
    I really liked this game, because she simple. You get, what you expected and this just great. I gotta say, that i haven't played the originalI really liked this game, because she simple. You get, what you expected and this just great. I gotta say, that i haven't played the original game. Now i'm interesting in mafia 2 with Vito. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2020
    5
    Looks like a remaster more than a remake. It's only enjoyable to drive those old cars in such city, but everything else is sort of lame/outdated.
  6. 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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