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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: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  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 25, 2020
    83
    Mafia: Definitive Edition is a remake done with plenty of passion, and the charisma it oozes shows it. Hangar 13 rebuilt a great classic without losing track of the original work. Lost Heaven is a shining jewel and there’s plenty of fun to be had. Character animations and the driving system can be a bit wonky sometimes, but those are minor issues in what is overall a great remake.
  4. Sep 24, 2020
    80
    Hangar 13 packs the perfect remake, suspended between innovation and tradition.
  5. Sep 24, 2020
    78
    This is, graphically speaking, as well as technically, one of the most impressive remakes of the past years. Especially the improved cinematics do the story of Mafia justice. And that's why Mafia: Definitive Edition is the best reason for players of the original Mafia to return to Lost Heaven! But there are little scratches on this layer of newness, causing a somewhat hollow and unsatisfying experience for newcomers.
  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: 27 out of 192
  1. Sep 27, 2020
    10
    The gameplay is really good . Storyline is so deep and it brings back the real mafia theme
  2. Oct 11, 2020
    10
    Nice game , good graphics. Amazing story. Couldn't ask for me . However it would've been nicer to put some more things in open world afterNice game , good graphics. Amazing story. Couldn't ask for me . However it would've been nicer to put some more things in open world after you finish the game Expand
  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 30, 2020
    9
    As a fan of the mafia trilogy this remake is a breath of fresh air after the **** show that was mafia three. The game is tightly paced makesAs a fan of the mafia trilogy this remake is a breath of fresh air after the **** show that was mafia three. The game is tightly paced makes you definitely feel like you want more from the world. Ties into mafia two absolutely beautifully as the ending roles making you feel absolutely conflicted about the protagonists of the second game. That being said the game is not without its faults as of right now playing on the Xbox one version of a game there are bugs in the engine I’ve seen car spawn upside down, I’ve fallen through the map, and cut scenes don’t play the visuals only the audio. That being said it only happened to me ever once and can be quickly rectified by a low the last checkpoint. If you have the money I would recommend getting the trilogy and playing Mafia one and two!!! Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2020
    8
    It's not perfect, but It delivery a nice experience with a great history. And some nice easter eggs after you finished the campaign
  6. Sep 26, 2020
    7
    Mafia Definitive Edition is a pretty good remake game, for a veteran gamer as myself that bought the original Mafia The City of The Lost HavenMafia Definitive Edition is a pretty good remake game, for a veteran gamer as myself that bought the original Mafia The City of The Lost Haven game back in 2003, and spend several hundred hours in that game. The story is really faithful to the original game, with several good changes like expanding existing content, and game lore, but there were several unnecessary changes like sudden police chases after completing the main objective or giving the police armored car that you must destroy.

    Pluses:
    - Faithful story to the original,
    - Cutscenes,
    - Expanding the existing story
    - Graphics
    - Music,
    - Radio stations,
    - Police can finally chase for driving too fast, hurting civilians, or car accidents, like it was in the original game,
    - No more loading screens when you get to mission arena,
    - Good colection of cars from thirties of the twentieth century
    - Speed limit

    Minuses:
    - Shooting mechanics are clunky, and slow,
    - You cannot use public transport subway, or a tram,
    - some easter eggs are gone from the original like a Secret Cave that you could find in east hoboken,
    - NPC have unlimited ammo (one guy was shooting for 2 minutes in mission 8, in original game if he would run out of ammo and switched to melee)
    - 5 star police model from GTA series
    - some minor bugs like gun sound disappearing in mission 13

    Overall it's a pretty good game, but since it's a remake of a game that is for me 10/10, and it lacks some of the small details that the original had the score is lower. Hangar 13 have recovered in my eyes after the disaster that was a Mafia 3 in my opinion. If they decide to make another game about Don Peppone family I might be interested it.
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  7. Oct 6, 2020
    0
    Скрипты, Скрипты, Скрипты, Скрипты...
    Баги, глюки и прочие прелести Mafia 3...
    Это же надо было постараться что бы игра 2020 была технически
    Скрипты, Скрипты, Скрипты, Скрипты...
    Баги, глюки и прочие прелести Mafia 3...
    Это же надо было постараться что бы игра 2020 была технически хуже чем игра из 2002!
    Просто взяли кусок говна из 2016 и запихнули в другую обертку, а ведь геЙмеры схавали!
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