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  • Summary: After taking a bullet during World War II and returning home to Empire Bay on leave, Sicilian immigrant Vito Scaletta discovers that his late father was indebted to a loan shark. He needs to make a lot of money fast, and thanks to his career criminal best friend Joe, soon becomes entangledAfter taking a bullet during World War II and returning home to Empire Bay on leave, Sicilian immigrant Vito Scaletta discovers that his late father was indebted to a loan shark. He needs to make a lot of money fast, and thanks to his career criminal best friend Joe, soon becomes entangled with the mob. As Vito, you need to prove yourself by committing crimes of escalating reward, status, and consequence. But what happens when your motivations become less about necessity and more about greed? When having it all is not enough? For the first time ever, Mafia II: Definitive Edition packs the entire Mafia II crime drama into one HD package. HDR and 4K resolution are supported on PC as well as on PlayStation®4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles. Mafia II: Definitive Edition also benefits from improved facial animations to give cutscenes an even more cinematic feel. While technological and graphical improvements have given Empire Bay and its inhabitants a visual overhaul, Vito's timeless story is unchanged. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. May 31, 2020
    70
    Although Mafia 2: Definitive Edition is full of bugs and glitches and the gameplay feels a bit dated, it is still a fun experience especially for the fans of the series, and as soon as updates and patches start to roll out, we can expect a much more stable game.
  2. May 20, 2020
    70
    Mafia II: Definitive Edition is not especially a good remaster... Avoid if the game is fresh in your memories.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 26, 2020
    60
    Offering many memorable moments and a well-realised if empty world, this remaster is dragged down by some technical flaws . The Definitive Edition? Not quite. [Issue#177, p.147]
  4. 50
    What should have been a great return for the ten year old classic ends up being one of the worst remaster I've ever played, with almost no graphical updates and staggering framerate issues. A remaster should fix the issues of the original not make them worse.
  5. Jun 22, 2020
    50
    Unfortunately, this version of Mafia II feels like a barely-touched-up version of a last-gen game that constantly tested my patience and despite my love for the script, I can’t recommend that anyone play through hours and hours of a mediocre, buggy mess just to see the cutscenes. In its current state, Mafia II: Definitive Edition is not worth a player’s time or money — without any further improvements or substantial patches, this one needs to sleep with the fishes.
  6. Jun 9, 2020
    50
    The remaster of Mafia II remains a great opportunity totally missed by the publisher to turn the bad memories, softened anyway by nostalgia, into a new worthwhile adventure. Instead, we received a console port put together haphazardly and without any care or consideration. The Definitive Edition of Mafia II dooms the game to go down in history as an experience that went from bad to worse.
  7. May 24, 2020
    40
    Mafia II: Definitive Edition could have been a welcome distraction during the quieter summer months, but in its current state, it must be avoided at all costs. While its narrative and writing may still hold up 10 years later, the long, long list of technical flaws and glitches overshadows its few accomplishments. And that's all it deserves because this is the worst remaster of the PS4 generation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 57
  2. Negative: 30 out of 57
  1. May 19, 2020
    10
    great remaster in which the appearance of the classic mafia ii from 2010 has been slightly improved
  2. May 20, 2020
    9
    Сама игра является одной из лучших в своём сеттинге. Сюжет игры интересен и затягивает. Ремастер хороший. Графика улучшена неплохо. Но:
    1.
    Сама игра является одной из лучших в своём сеттинге. Сюжет игры интересен и затягивает. Ремастер хороший. Графика улучшена неплохо. Но:
    1. Баги (которые незначительные и скорее всего пофиксят в будущем, но глаз мазолят)
    2. Проседка кадров (PS4 Slim, надеюсь пофиксят)
    Если хотели пройти игру - покупайте. Но советую подождать, пока не пофиксят выше перечисленные проблемы (может, уже пофиксили)
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  3. Jun 23, 2020
    7
    Story 7/10
    Gameplay 8/10
    Graphics 7/10

    solid remaster overall but the gameplay feels a bit dated but it still fun
  4. Jul 20, 2020
    4
    Usually you can tell when a game has been play tested upon release because the platinum trophy will have a percentage of 0.1%. Mafia IIUsually you can tell when a game has been play tested upon release because the platinum trophy will have a percentage of 0.1%. Mafia II Definitive Edition has 0%. A game so broken that the platinum trophy is locked due to a bug that took too long too fix.

    In fact, I’m positive this same bug was in the original version of the game in 2012.

    Full of bugs, glitches and performance issues, the game adds nothing of value apart from a few cars that you’ll never use. A slap in the face.
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  5. May 19, 2020
    2
    The worst remaster of one of the greatest games of the last decade for only 30 USD (seriously??!!!!).
    To be honest, I really enjoyed the news
    The worst remaster of one of the greatest games of the last decade for only 30 USD (seriously??!!!!).
    To be honest, I really enjoyed the news about remaster as this was one of my favourite games when I was a teen-ager. Okay, then here comes the may 19th and what we can see - 30 USD for the game with tons of issues. I downloaded Mafia 2, started the first chapter and what was my "surprise" when gamepad could not be found. I simply reloaded it and it worked (hell yeah), but after another scene I stuck with the same issue again.... I can only imagine what kind of remaster this studio will do to Mafia 3 (a game that originally was an utter piece of **** full of technical issues).
    Would not recommend buying this game, if only it's price was no higher than 10USD.
    And also, what the hell is wrong with all sounds in this ga
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  6. Oct 15, 2020
    1
    Bugged like any other game I haver ever played! I want a refund.. My Memories of máfia 2 are ruinned.
  7. Nov 12, 2020
    0
    Note: Review for the BASE PS4 only.

    I have been a big fan of the original Mafia game back in 2001 and the original release of Mafia 2, I
    Note: Review for the BASE PS4 only.

    I have been a big fan of the original Mafia game back in 2001 and the original release of Mafia 2, I absolutely love both games for their story, setting and (for their time) fun shooting mechanics. So this is not a review for the game itself, for which I would give a solid 8/10. This is a review concerning the "efforts" or lack of put into this so called "definitive edition". To make it quick, here is a list of my problems:

    - Framerate: I just can't believe how poorly optimized this game is. EVERY time you are out driving in the open world (which you do a lot) the framerate can drop TO THE SINGLE DIGITS! This happens for some reason every time you make a turn, and quite frequently when just driving down a straight road. This is just unacceptable and just straight laziness on the devs side.

    - Visual bugs: So, while I can forgive the pop in at distance (which is very predominant in this game), the visual glitches do bother me a lot. When you enter the second part of the game, summer season, you get this constant glitch where building, streets or just chunks of the screen wont load, and instead you get for a few seconds this black/purple/green fillings, it just breaks the immersion.

    - Sound: This is a big WTF. I have a Yamaha Dolby Atmos receiver and I love playing all my games with surround sound...until this game. First of all, EVERY cutscene in this game is IN MONO with a horrible sound quality that raises the volume so loud that me speakers nearly exploded, just horrible. In-game sound is also just horribly mixed. The gun sounds are very underpowered, same with the FX sounds and sometimes is just hard to listen to the dialogue. Again, unacceptable.

    - Sound bugs: Yes, the sound also glitches in this game. Tracks from cutscenes sometimes keep looping in the game, and the only way to make them disappear is to get into a car and turn the radio on.

    So there you have it, it's just an unfinished, unacceptable product that comes out as a quick cash grab for the studio.

    Don't buy this.
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