Summary: If you want a good-looking roaming game, this is it. The view is great without any tweaking. (In fact, I bought this game due to being house bound for a long time; it had the best scenery so I originally purchased on that point alone.) The game engine does this without requiring a lot of hardware; you may need to scale down the display resolution, but you can achieve much better results on a budget computer compared to most open world games. And the city is amazing.
Summary: If I had a better computer I would probably write a better review. The characters and gameplay are good, and it starts out in a unexpected way for a nice twist. However, if you don't have the hardware to run it, it'll just turn out slow and time consuming. While for most games above normal computing performances come out choppy, this game is nice and smooth. I like the story line and shooting style.
Solid gameplay, but the story and characters are poor compared to the original
A. Whitehead "Werthead", Amazon
31 March 2013
Summary: February 1945. Vito Scaletta returns from the war to his home city of Empire Bay. Almost immediately he finds himself drawn into a world of criminals and the mafia, as his best friend uses shady connections to get him released from the service early. As time passes Vito finds himself reaping the rewards from a life of crime...as well as the dangers. Mafia II is the sequel to the 2002 game Mafia.
Summary: I haven't really got to play it yet. My controller does not work. I was told it worked with all the game systems and PC's as well. Not good and I can't get them to play. I bought two (2) of them. Don't know what to do.
Along came a continuation...and mildly entertained
Music Lover, Amazon
14 February 2012
Summary: If Mafia II could be compared to anything, it would be to that rude cousin everyone has in their family, who while is entertaining always overstays their welcome and ends up making them uncomfortable. I bought this product almost entirely off the strength of its predecessor, whose old-timey feel, believability and great game play endeared me for all time. Mafia II is a beefed-up, modernized slicker continuation that misses the heart of what the first game illustrated.
Summary: I got it from Steam for $5.00, so the price was good. Great game which will put you in the 50's mob war era, beautiful city, great cars (few of them though, only 36 cars, really!!) and a short liner game-play that leave you thirsty, shame on you 2K! Still a wonderful game, needs better tweaks.
Summary: Great game, but too little story. You get about 12 hours of play and not any real abilities to do anything on your own. Little to no action with the general public (except for fist fights). The story ends and well...it ends. Hopefully, they will continue the story line so we know what happens to Vito's best friend and please try to base in on the original Mafia story which gave the players much more control.