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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: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 8, 2020
    90
    I will admit that I was wary of 2K choosing Mafia to remaster, as the game was old and middle of the pack, but in hindsight it was a masterstroke: the story and structural core of the original was exceptional, but everything else had room to improve. 2K has thrown the sink at Mafia: Definitive Edition to make sure those improvements make an impact, and it’s barely possible to recognise the original under the lacquer.
  2. Sep 24, 2020
    90
    Mafia: Definitive Edition is a spectacular remake that brings us one of the games with the best graphics of this generation. Its exciting plot and great atmosphere take us back to the 1930s, where a cab driver gets into a war between mafias that will change his life.
  3. Sep 24, 2020
    85
    Despite the lack of innovation or novelties that would have added something to the experience while respecting the structure of the original, returning to Lost Heaven with this quality has been an offer that we could not refuse and neither should you.
  4. Sep 24, 2020
    80
    Oozing with 1930s atmosphere, Mafia: Definitive Edition is a successful rejuvenation of the best story in the series.
  5. Sep 30, 2020
    80
    Mafia: Definitive Edition is the best of both worlds. Its updated graphics bring Lost Heaven and its inhabitants to life without burdening them with modern game design elements. While the characters themselves haven’t aged as well, Mafia: Definitive Edition, though based on a game that’s nearly 20 years old, feels more refreshing than most open-world games.
  6. Sep 24, 2020
    80
    Mafia has finally regained its splendor and this remake will be a very good entry point for anyone who wants to discover a game that marked its time, with a little indulgence, while fans will appreciate this facelift that never betrays the essence of the original experience, while modernizing it despite its sometimes aging aspects.
  7. 50
    Telegraphed game design turns Mafia: Definitive Edition, once a subversive classic, into just another by-the-numbers cover shooter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 56
  2. Negative: 11 out of 56
  1. Oct 3, 2020
    10
    This game is having the recipe for being a total masterpiece. Amazing detailed graphics, facial animation and lip sync. And above that a GOTYThis game is having the recipe for being a total masterpiece. Amazing detailed graphics, facial animation and lip sync. And above that a GOTY worth story. Expand
  2. Dec 26, 2020
    10
    Je comprend pas pk ce jeux est autant sous coté il est excellent le défaut c'est qu'il est très cour sinon meuilleur jeux de gangster avec gtaJe comprend pas pk ce jeux est autant sous coté il est excellent le défaut c'est qu'il est très cour sinon meuilleur jeux de gangster avec gta 5 pour moi Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2020
    10
    This game is amazing. I dont know how to start. The story and characters are perfect. The gunplay, sound design, driving and graphics areThis game is amazing. I dont know how to start. The story and characters are perfect. The gunplay, sound design, driving and graphics are incredible. If you want to dont trust Hangar 13 i would say you can trust and you should buy now. Expand
  4. Jan 31, 2021
    8
    Good graphics, story and characters, but the freeride mode world feels empty. Tommy and don salieri are my favorite characters, voice actingGood graphics, story and characters, but the freeride mode world feels empty. Tommy and don salieri are my favorite characters, voice acting is very good also Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2020
    8
    Mafia Definative Edition is a Re-Imagining of the Original 2002 Hit. Revisiting the Story of Tommy, and how he meets Paulie and Sam and endsMafia Definative Edition is a Re-Imagining of the Original 2002 Hit. Revisiting the Story of Tommy, and how he meets Paulie and Sam and ends up a good fella in Don Salieri's Family. I just want to start with, this game is gorgeous! The sound, animation, textures... There was obviously a lot of love and effort poured into this remake. From the ground up everything was redone, with the exception of the core story. The Voice acting is on point, and the writing seals the deal. The entire game was always an homage to the 30's crime noir, and gangster fiction. The game does an incredible job immersing you into Tommy's life durring his run with Don Salieri's Family. The two radio stations help drive the feel of the time, more in the talking and adverts than the music, but I can't deny that the music is also on point! Nothing quite like getting chased and shot at while some good swing music adds to the discord of the situation. I've always been a fan of that eras cars, and they did an incredible job embodying the look and feel of that periods automobiles. I've seen a few remakes over the last few years, but few have made such an impressive change as Hangar 13 and 2k Games pulled off. If you were a fan of any part of the series, this is a MUST HAVE. If you're new to it, there isn't a better time to start the series than now! Expand
  6. Jan 18, 2021
    7
    It has the magic of original Mafia game, although some graphical bugs may ruin the immersion and no perfomance-mode (60fps) is a shame for aIt has the magic of original Mafia game, although some graphical bugs may ruin the immersion and no perfomance-mode (60fps) is a shame for a game published in 2020.

    BTW I have expected much better visuals.
    Played on Xbox Series X
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  7. Jan 19, 2021
    0
    unplayable...i'm in the beginning of the game where im on a foot chase and as i go to hop over a fence (you have to hop over this exact fence)unplayable...i'm in the beginning of the game where im on a foot chase and as i go to hop over a fence (you have to hop over this exact fence) my character falls through the screen. this isnt just a bug the character keeps falling so i now can see the entire city above me. after 5 seconds i fall far enough where it says "you abandoned the mission". i have retried several times and get the same thing. this is literally 15 minutes into the game. the game has been out for several months ho is there not a patch for this? oh also, i watched the video 2k launched as they were making it. saying "this is not a reversed compatible game, we are redoing the entire game. the graphics sure as hell do not look like an xbox one error game. it looks like a reversed compatible xbox 360 game. first it was watchdogs legion that sucked, then cyberpunk and now mafia DE. what a major upset 2020 was for gaming. Expand

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