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.
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.
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.
Summary: This is similar to the original Mafia. For those that don't know, the gameplay is similar to Grand Theft Auto in the sense that you follow missions and it's a linear story, but it does not have any of the side missions available in the GTA auto series. If you enjoy story based quest games, this is enjoyable, but the lack of options for taking side-missions/quests does limit the enjoyment - sometimes you want to take a break from taking out your next mark and just want to...
Summary: In short, this game was fun. It has several problems - its gameplay isn't as tight as GTA, its story is VERY cliche - but if you can get it cheap it's a lot of fun. The mission structure is dumb - I understand they made it that way to tell the story, but its structure is more like a linear shooter pretending to be an open world game. In the end, the game was nothing special, but fun nonetheless.
Summary: i give mafia 2 6 out of 10 stars. i will put it this way. mafia 2 does not come even close to being worth the full retail price of 50+ dollars. when you consider all the stupid little add ons, that you have to pay for. we the consumer are being robbed. if anyone is looking to buy this game, i highly recomend looking on ebay. i paid 24 dollars for mine on pc. i hope you can find one just as cheap on what ever console you own.
Summary: Fun story but that's exactly what it is a playable story. Linear with no story line branches. Graphics are great. Sound and immersion factor are good. Controls are so so. No option to use a racing wheel for driving. Over all still work a play through. I highly recommend "The Saboteur" Same era with just about as good graphics but many more options, free play, etc.