Mafia II is a action-adventure video game which is the sequel to Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven. It is being developed by 2K Czech, previously known as Illusion Softworks, and will be published by 2K Games.
Minus the DLC i rate this game a 6.
With the DLCs Betrayal of Jimmy, Jimmy's Vendetta and Joe's Adventures i give it a 7 or 7.5
Great voice acting.
Hand to hand combat is fun.
The game is set in an interesting time period 1940-50, alot of potential.
But the game is also boring.
Way too much driving sections. Not much interesting to listen to on the radio, would have made the driving more fun. Driving feels stiff sometimes.
Weapons are good but sometimes i cant feel the impact of my bullets on an enemy.
The missions are not that exciting or memorable except for the last mission.
The missions are very simple, like day to day activities.
And you cant explore the world out of mission, nothing to do.
However i still think its a pretty good game with alot of potential but just didnt deliver it.
great at what it is but always blamed for what it isn't!
What it is - it's a gorgeous cinematic Italian mafia experience with a movie like plot, great atmosphere, fun gameplay and outstanding visual and audio design.
I loved every minute I spent with this game.
I enjoyed playing this game. The combat feels nice and so do the cars. It is however a shame that there isn't really room for free-roaming. The player CAN free-roam after 'finishing' a mission, but there isn't really anthing to do. Maybe earning some extra money, but there isn't much interesting to buy with the extra money.
The story.. I have seen better stories. It isn't really bad, but it isn't good either. Because it's a totally linear game there is little replayability, the only reason would be to find all the collectibles (wanted posters, playboys). Oh and about the playboys: what were they thinking when they decided to put that in the game? I looked it up and playboy didn't even exist in those years. It also is completed unrelated to the game, besides being a collectable.
Anyway, a 7/10 because I enjoyed playing through the game and I didn't pay the full €50,- for it. If I had, I'd probably had given it a 6, because I wouldn't have felt it would've been worth the money.