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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: 9 out of 44
  2. Negative: 24 out of 44
  1. May 19, 2020
    10
    great remaster in which the appearance of the classic mafia ii from 2010 has been slightly improved
  2. Jul 5, 2020
    9
    I loved this game back in the day on the PS3 and I still love it now. While it's a lazy remaster, it's still very enjoyable,
  3. Nov 15, 2020
    7
    Must have for any of my Gangstas out there! A bit unstable, dropping down to 25fps sometimes though unfortunately. Hopefully there will be aMust have for any of my Gangstas out there! A bit unstable, dropping down to 25fps sometimes though unfortunately. Hopefully there will be a free PS5 patch to make it all look and play even better. 7/10 Expand
  4. Oct 18, 2020
    3
    ужасный порт, лучше уж перепройти игру на ps3, чем трогать "это"...
  5. May 27, 2020
    1
    So called "definitive" edition on PS4 is literally the worst place to play this decade old game. Buy the game of the year version of theSo called "definitive" edition on PS4 is literally the worst place to play this decade old game. Buy the game of the year version of the original release for PS3, 360, or Steam, avoid this remaster unless it's literally the only way you can play. Mafia 2 is one of the best games of it's generation and a love letter to fans of classic crime stories like the Godfather and the films of Martin Scorsese, but this version is embarrassing. On my game the "Saving..." indicator in the top left corner literally never left the game, no matter if I was on the main menu, DLC stories, or after having reset the game. Plenty of other game breaking bugs too, mostly scripting stuff. The dialogue in cutscenes only plays in your left earphone if using headphones of any sort, and this 10 year old PS3 game on PS4 is a ridiculous 52 GB, making it even bigger than it's sequel, Mafia 3, a four year old PS4 game that even got a similar "remaster" treatment, and lastly, the technical performance of the game isn't even better than the original PS3 release, with frequent pop-in and a bad framerate. If Mafia 2 interests you, definitely play it, but only buy this version unless it's the only way to do so. Fingers crossed the Mafia 1 remake is handled with the care it deserves, unlike this. Expand
  6. 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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  7. May 27, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Game is boringgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggJdjdjdhdhdhFhfhjf Expand

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