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  • Summary: In 1968, after years in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: Family isn't who you're born with, it's who you are willing to die for. Now back home, in a new New Orleans, Lincoln is dedicated to rebuilding his life, but established ties keep him from exiting the city. It'll take more thanIn 1968, after years in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: Family isn't who you're born with, it's who you are willing to die for. Now back home, in a new New Orleans, Lincoln is dedicated to rebuilding his life, but established ties keep him from exiting the city. It'll take more than a few friends to make it in this new world. Intense gun fights, hand-to-hand combat, white knuckle driving and street smarts will all be required. But with the right crew, tough decisions and some dirty hands, it's possible to ascend to the top of the city's underworld. It's about time to create a new family. Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. 90
    It’s refreshing to see a game tackle hard issues so earnestly, and I can honestly say this is a story which will stay with me long after playing.
  2. Oct 13, 2016
    80
    Mafia's return is a bittersweet one. On one hand, there are several visual issues that burden the game, and the feeling of being an errand boy completing repetitive missions is always there. On the other hand, Hangar 13 ha created a world with its own personality, a really interesting city and the soundtrack selection is superb. The adult, violent and vengeance-themed plot is another remarkable point.
  3. Oct 13, 2016
    75
    Mafia III’s compelling story and combat really shine through, and it is simply a fun game.
  4. Oct 12, 2016
    70
    It's obvious that Mafia 3 is a game with huge potential, with a great prologue and a couple of missions later on. Sadly, it seems the developers did everything they could to undermine the quality of the game. However, despite many shortcomings, Mafia 3 still has this special "something" that makes you want to come back and find some more TL-49 fuses.
  5. Oct 12, 2016
    67
    Mafia 3 is a constant struggle. The setting is amazing, but there is no legit reason to really explore it. The story is intriguing, but repetitive missions make it difficult to get through. Cinematically speaking it is a great game; unfortunately gameplay-wise there is room for improvement.
  6. 60
    If it's picked up as a sandbox game, it's a lackluster one, one with a few truly transcendent ideas, but a terrific and daring story.
  7. Oct 7, 2016
    50
    Mafia III lacks seriousness to become a boss in the open-world action game genre. It sure has a very interesting setting and its scenario is efficient, thanks to some amazing cut scenes. But it just doesn't feel like it's a finished game in terms of visuals, and its mechanics tend to be just too repetitive. Too bad.

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  1. Oct 7, 2016
    10
    Fantastic game. Great story and characters, beautiful and vast open world, awesome 60s music. This and uncharted 4 are my favorite games ofFantastic game. Great story and characters, beautiful and vast open world, awesome 60s music. This and uncharted 4 are my favorite games of this year. I really enjoyed Mafia 2 and just love Mafia 3. I actually prefer it to GTA. Why are some people giving the game negative reviews???? Don't listen to them. There has been hate surrounding his games since game-play was first released. The graphics are fantastic, some people just have unrealistic expectations. My favorite open world game since LA Noire. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2020
    10
    Let me start by saying that I played and beat Mafia iii and its 3 DLC 4 years after it shipped. I assume the game was very buggy at launch,Let me start by saying that I played and beat Mafia iii and its 3 DLC 4 years after it shipped. I assume the game was very buggy at launch, that justifies a lot of the low scores it got. Even 4 years after launch it has a lot of bugs, some serious, but none are game breaking.

    Mafia III + DLC is an amazing game. It deserve a 9/10 in my book (I removed 1 point for the bugs). The more you play the more it grows on you. I reached a point where I was so comfortable with all the mechanics (shooting, driving, running, etc...) that I didn't want the game to end. I fell in love with New Bordeaux (New Orleans in the game), the soundtrack (Amazing 60's songs), the cars and the driving, the stealth approach to each encounters, the shooting mechanics, etc...

    Some reviews say the game is repetitive, but it's not. It's true that you have to conquer district after district by running after the bosses and try to hurt their businesses, but I felt that each district had its own identity, its own missions, unique landscape and scenery, that I felt it was different from the previous one and kept the game compelling. I never felt bored, and always wanted to continue to the next area. The story is good, although I didn't like the main protagonist however I understood his motives.

    You can approach each objective the way you want (stealth or all gun). Both mechanics are very well implemented and fun. Shooting has a slow mo feature that is welcomed since a couple of bullet can decimate you. Guns are varied, and you have to complete certain objectives to acquire some of them (some of the best) which is an incentive to keep progressing to acquire a piece of equipment. There are loads of upgrades that you can get and they are crucial to win some missions.

    Likewise, there are very nice and difficult races throughout the city. The more you progress throughout the story, the fastest cars you'll get and better upgrades for your cars that will help you win and beat the highest scores in the more difficult races. You can customise your cars and in the course of the game you'll find yourself driving exotic, upgraded beautiful cars. That's a nice feature since you start the game with slow 60's car, you end up driving 8 valves ultra rapid cars. There is a sense of progression very well implemented. and I kept getting these slow upgrades throughout my 100 hrs playthrough (I took my time cause I loved the game and I beat every mission available).

    This is a game you have to give a chance to. At first, you might not like it, but after 10 hrs of play, it will grow on you and you will get used to all its mechanics and you'll want to progress.
    I loved all the 3 DLC, there are varied, provide a lot of different objectives and even an additional area that has large fields and jumps à la GTA V.

    You'll have to earn money in this game, as most upgrades require you to pay hefty cash to get them, and money is scarce. It is usually found in mafia hideouts when you raid them which gives an additional reason to beat all the objective in each district to get the maximum cash you can get. Weapons also cost a lot of money to acquire as well as car upgrades. You'll never find yourself with an excess of money throughout the game, because of the reasons I mentioned.

    tl;dr Get Mafia III and take your sweat time with it. It is a very good game, with excellent graphics, and very well executed mechanics. It has a compelling story a large and varied map, excellent shooting and driving mechanics and dozens of hours of gameplay.
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  3. Oct 9, 2016
    8
    as good as sleeping dogs, but still below gta5. noble effort with bugs but still fun. story is fine and acting great. id recommend mafiaas good as sleeping dogs, but still below gta5. noble effort with bugs but still fun. story is fine and acting great. id recommend mafia 3............ Expand
  4. Dec 16, 2016
    6
    Mafia 3 is a mixed bag. It's story and characters are top notch and are worthy of a game and perhaps a big screen treatment. But they'reMafia 3 is a mixed bag. It's story and characters are top notch and are worthy of a game and perhaps a big screen treatment. But they're bogged down by clunky game mechanics (the driving especially) and repetitive missions. Almost every rival mafia organization infiltration mission is the same objective that ends in a blood bath (although the shooting is fun). Side gripes include an (at times) empty open world and unfinished visuals in particular the weather effects.
    Overall, I enjoyed playing Mafia 3 for the most part but it's repetitive missions and occasionally frustrating game play will prevent me from wanting to play it again. I say wait for it to go on sale.
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  5. Dec 13, 2016
    5
    Wasted potential, avarage game, weak Mafia. But this game have some unique spell, thanks to gameplay,music, atmoshpere.Wasted potential, avarage game, weak Mafia. But this game have some unique spell, thanks to gameplay,music, atmoshpere. _________________________________ Expand
  6. Nov 4, 2016
    3
    Esto falla más que una escopeta de feria... claro, luego nos hincharán a DLC y parches y aquí no ha pasado nada.
    Luego os quejáis de los
    Esto falla más que una escopeta de feria... claro, luego nos hincharán a DLC y parches y aquí no ha pasado nada.
    Luego os quejáis de los Indies, pero por lo menos los tienen mejor puestos.
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  7. Aug 16, 2018
    0
    Luego de jugar a la saga de Grand Theft Auto, del primer juego hasta el V, pasando por los grandiosos San Andreas y Vice City, me meto deLuego de jugar a la saga de Grand Theft Auto, del primer juego hasta el V, pasando por los grandiosos San Andreas y Vice City, me meto de lleno en la saga Mafia. Me he sentido a gusto por las dos primeras entregas, que me han sumergido en el mundo de la Cosa Nostra, una de las más legendarias épocas de la mafia. Con detalles que fueron cuidados en lo más mínimo, desde el detalle gráfico, físicas, IA, hasta el concepto del juego, muy bien llevado, y que provocaba una inmersión brutal. Ahora me encuentro con Mafia 3, un título con una historia aún más interesante, ya que la mafia se ha diversificado, y ambientada en una época post-guerra de Vietnam, donde todavía había mucha segregación racial. Un personaje muy atractivo como Lincoln Clay, y un argumento muy bien hecho, al narrarnos una historia de venganza.
    Se ha apostado por el mundo abierto, un concepto del que se ha hecho uso en montones de juegos, pero aquí, está muy mal aplicado. Mapa y mundo completamente muerto, prácticamente todas las misiones son iguales, hacer la misma cosa una y otra, y otra, y otra, y otra vez. Aburrido hasta decir basta, monotonía pura en los combates, en la "exploración", venga, como un FF XIII, pero en vez de tener un pasillo, tenemos un mundo muerto, sin la gran variedad que tenían las anteriores entregas. Un juego que a las 2 o 3 horas, ya no quieres jugarlo más, de lo aburrido y monótono que es. Un concepto muy mal planteado. Y esto hablando del juego en sí.
    Si hablamos del apartado técnico... Voy a contenerme para al menos escribir esta review, que duele mismo (pero alguien tiene que hacerlo): Bugs de todos los colores y sabores (puertas giratorias, el famoso "modo muñeco", crasheos, desbalanceos en ciclos de tiempo, fallos de iluminación, IA que de inteligente no tiene nada, falta de animaciones, o pésimas animaciones). Todos los detalles que en los anteriores Mafia eran tan cuidados como a un bebé, aquí no existen. Si en PC el rendimiento es penoso, en PS4 es mucho peor. No había jugado una basura tan grande desde No Man's Sky (y eso que aquel juego era basura), porque no me explico de otra forma los 5 crashes que tuve en PS4.
    O sea, se hunde el propio juego. Y en lo que no se hunde por un lado, se hunde por el otro, en forma de la repetitividad que tiene el juego. tengo la fortuna de que me lo prestaron, porque si lo llegaba a comprar, me hubiese pegado un tiro en la cabeza.
    Recomendación: NO LO COMPRES, o juégalo prestado. Me lo agradecerías el no tirar tu dinero.

    After playing the saga of Grand Theft Auto, from the first game to the V, through the great San Andreas and Vice City, I get fully into the Mafia saga. I felt at ease for the first two installments, which have immersed me in the world of Cosa Nostra, one of the most legendary mafia eras. With details that were taken care of in the least, from the graphic detail, physical, AI, to the concept of the game, very well taken, and that caused a brutal immersion. Now I find Mafia 3, a title with an even more interesting story, since the mafia has diversified, and set in a post-war period in Vietnam, where there was still a lot of racial segregation. A very attractive character like Lincoln Clay, and a very well made argument, telling us a story of revenge.
    It has opted for the open world, a concept that has been used in lots of games, but here, it is very badly applied. Map and world completely dead, practically all missions are the same, do the same thing one and another, and another, and another, and again. Bored to say enough, pure monotony in the fighting, in the "exploration", come, like a FF XIII, but instead of having a corridor, we have a dead world, without the great variety that the previous deliveries had. A game that at 2 or 3 hours, you do not want to play anymore, how boring and monotonous it is. A very bad concept. And this is talking about the game itself.
    If we talk about the technical section ... I will contain myself to at least write this review, which hurts itself (but someone has to do it): Bugs of all colors and flavors (revolving doors, the famous "doll mode", crasheos, unbalances in cycles of time, lighting failures, AI that has nothing intelligent, lack of animations, or terrible animations). All the details that in the previous Mafia were as cared for as a baby, here they do not exist. If PC performance is painful, in PS4 it is much worse. I had not played such a big crap since No Man's Sky (and that game was junk), because I do not explain in any other way the 5 crashes I had on PS4.
    That is, the game itself sinks. And in what does not sink on the one hand, it sinks on the other, in the form of the repetitiveness that the game has. I am fortunate that they lent it to me, because if I came to buy it, I would have shot myself in the head.
    Recommendation: DO NOT BUY IT, or borrow it. You would thank me for not throwing away your money.
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