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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Oct 9, 2016
    81
    If you approach Mafia III as an interactive journey, then you probably won’t have any issue with it overall. If you’re looking for a fully fleshed out title akin to GTA, then Mafia III could come off as a shallow release...I’m somewhere in the middle, but leaning more toward the former. The story and visuals are easily the strength of the game, and the gameplay isn’t flawed or repetitive enough to kill the vibe.
  2. Oct 10, 2016
    77
    An enthralling open-world crime drama tarnished only by a few largely inoffensive bugs, Mafia 3 succeeds in delivering an involving story with great shooting and stealth gameplay. Repetitive missions and a lack of polish mar the experience, but you'll still have a ton of fun playing Mafia 3.
  3. Oct 10, 2016
    75
    Lincoln is an incredible protagonist and New Bordeaux is a fantastic setting thematically, and it would’ve been great to see them put to better use.
  4. Oct 12, 2016
    68
    Mafia III is a missed opportunity to put an important time in American history in the spotlight, and ends up being one of the most lifeless and one-note open-world experiences I’ve come across. You can see the potential for a great game here, but it sticks to safe and simple gameplay and storytelling conventions, and ends up being a bloody bore.
  5. Oct 13, 2016
    65
    Mafia III is consistently inconsistent. An engrossing and mature narrative told between repetitive and boring missions, satisfying gun play against moronic AI enemies all taking place in a beautifully designed city that’s ruined with shitty lighting effects. Throw in numerous game crashes (on Xbox One) and a ridiculous count of reported bugs on PC you have a game that appears to have been built by talented people but QA checked by the work experience kid.
  6. 60
    Mafia 3 is a game that gets in its own way. The city is beautiful, the themes are mature and the story, writing and performances are all easily some of the best we’ve had in games this year, but then the incredibly repetitive missions, wonky AI and technical glitches all make getting to the meat a royal pain in the arse. I’ve never loved and hated a game simultaneously quite as much as Mafia 3.
  7. 40
    Now I know why 2K decided to hold review copies of Mafia III until launch. The game -- which could've and should've been great, given the quality of those before it -- is a buggy, repetitive and downright boring mess. It saddens me to say it, but it's true.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 65
  2. Negative: 21 out of 65
  1. Nov 23, 2016
    10
    Good story, music, driving. Very repetitive unfortunately. Also crashes occasionally. I was originally impressed with the game, but soonGood story, music, driving. Very repetitive unfortunately. Also crashes occasionally. I was originally impressed with the game, but soon realized it was the same thing over and over. Lots of pointless driving and collecting. Too bad...good potential here. Wish I had waited for a sale. Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2016
    9
    Soundtrack: Excellent. Graphics: Excellent (with a hiccup every now and then.) Story: Excellent.
    Mafia 3 accomplishes exactly what it set
    Soundtrack: Excellent. Graphics: Excellent (with a hiccup every now and then.) Story: Excellent.
    Mafia 3 accomplishes exactly what it set out to do; tell a compelling story of betrayal and revenge. The backdrop of the deep south during the civil rights era is superb.
    Gameplay: The shooting and cover mechanics, while familiar, are responsive and satisfying. The cars feel like they have real weight and are a little heavier then most people might be used to, especially after playing GTA 5. While some won't like this, i felt it was realistic to the cars of the era.
    All in all, a good solid title for someone looking for a more "serious" open-world title.
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  3. Oct 8, 2016
    8
    Mafia 3 is very good , good graphics very good story the gameplay is one of the best I ever played it is very very good I am very impressedMafia 3 is very good , good graphics very good story the gameplay is one of the best I ever played it is very very good I am very impressed the characters is good the city is realistic and the game is solid title Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2018
    7
    Hikaye = 8
    Oynanış = 7
    Grafikler = 7
    Sesler = 6
    Keyif = 6
    Atmosfer = 7
    Süre = 5
  5. Mar 14, 2017
    5
    After playing this you will probably go back to mafia 2.

    PROS + good music + voice acting is done really good + Story is good, love the
    After playing this you will probably go back to mafia 2.

    PROS
    + good music
    + voice acting is done really good
    + Story is good, love the combination of like a documentary style.
    + Good shooting
    + environment sounds

    CONS
    - When I first entered this game I thought hollly damn it looks terrible.
    (Game looks better at night)
    - Lightning is really really bad especially during the day.
    - Car collision is crazy and way too unrealistic
    - Repetitive missions

    So far I am having fun with this game, they really missed the chance to be a super game especially with this story and voice acting and ruined a series
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  6. Feb 16, 2017
    4
    A game with a moving and impressive story of betrayal and vengeance, this narrative is hard hitting and impressive. Graphically a game whichA game with a moving and impressive story of betrayal and vengeance, this narrative is hard hitting and impressive. Graphically a game which impresses and comes alive in a rare format unseen in most games.

    However this game is ruined by repetitive gameplay and a largely empty world. The upcoming DLC appear to attempts to fix this ruined gameplay, but the pay-for-fix attempt is a poor attempt to fix a game weighing its amazing story and world down by the same motions over and over. A simply poor gameplay experience only uplifted by its excellent script and looks.
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  7. Nov 5, 2018
    0
    This game is broken I would like to play it but it crashes doesn’t load and just bugs out all the time Microsoft should delist this game it’sThis game is broken I would like to play it but it crashes doesn’t load and just bugs out all the time Microsoft should delist this game it’s that bad. Expand

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