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Mafia II

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Mature 15+

Mature 15+

Suitable for mature persons 15 years and over.

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"Stunnng environment , short game"
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Firstly, let me say that this game in its current form suffers similar problems to many other new releases. The trend is to quickly release something that looks shiny and pretty, and yet incomplete, then sell the real fattening as DLC. And shiny and pretty it is. With a decent graphics card in your computer you are looking at a Renaissance masterpiece. Indeed, I stopped doing things with my character on the second run thru just to look at, or walk thru, the stunning scenery.

As well, the story does kind of make the player feel pretty unsympathetic to the main character. His side kick Jo seems to have more life, though brutal, than the lead character. I found myself thinking as the final scene played out that I felt no real interest in him at all. I completed the game in no particular hurry in around 12 hours – of those 12 hours, probably 25 percent was in-game movie clips – so the game has roughly 8 hours of interactive user play. Is this enough? In my opinion no. Not for the price. We have all come to expect much more (GTA set the standard) in things to do. After all this game is a single user experience only, with no multi player add to justify the short play time – such as games like Battlefield and MOD have. (They also have short single user games, but more than payback on the Multiplayer side of things. The users are being misled here by the pre launch marketing hype. It is obvious the developers put in place many things that did not make the final cut, such as commuter trains and side missions, both in the original mafia game but absent here. Forums are suggesting that development time for this game was not as long as hinted, more like 2 years with a small team of 4 or 5 developers working on it. I believe that 2K has come up against big daddy here – the expectations and profits perhaps where beginning to look threatened with perhaps and maybe an upcoming new release – who knows? Anyway, a bad decision to release this in its current form. Not because it is buggy – it isn't. Yes, there is minor clipping and a few things wrong with the boxing and sidestepping that irritate or don't work – and some other minor stuff – but on the whole the game is not laden with bugs and very playable. It is because the game promises so much more and plays so much less. Once again, the magician paints a glamorous picture, offers thunder and lightening, promising great things and in the end offers up peanuts

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
"Fantastic Experiance"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Mafia 2 takes you deep into the world of a mafia member – starting from his youth, you build up and loose fortunes. This game has amazing visuals, realistic combat and driving and does a brilliant job of telling the story and setting the atmosphere. Definitely worth your time.

The music, cars and weapons are all perfect for creating the setting. I haven't felt this involved in a game world since Fallout 3.

Downsides are: Very short, only ~8 hours. Steam. Minimal exploration.

Many reviewers have stated the minimal open world nature, and have heavily criticised the game for it. Personally, I think this game does brilliantly as a story driven 3rd person shooter, and just overlook the open world. The nature of the open world gives you choices for getting from A – B. There are collectables, but I figured it would take forever to get the 20 something play boy magazines and the 100 odd wanted posters.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"Very disappointing. Don't bother. "
1 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I've played a LOT of games over the last 25 years. I'm a big fan of the GTA series. I've also played the “Godfather” and the original “Mafia”. And games have come a long way since then. At least, OTHER games have come a long way. This is just a slightly prettier version of the original, somewhat frustrating “Mafia”, complete with the lousy driving experiences and clunky combat. This might make it on the consoles, but on the PC it's rubbish. (FYI, my PC is a state of the art Intel i7 running Win7–64, with 12GB RAM, and a GForce 9800 in it). And don't get me started on the seriously awful radio stations when you're driving your steel coffin around. It's like a geriatric version of GTA 3. Do yourself a big favour and wait for a real game that's actually fun to play, because this isn't it.

4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Description

From the developers of the award-winning Mafia comes Mafia II, a beautifully crafted look into the dark and unforgiving world of the Mob. Expanding upon the original hit that captivated more than 2 million gamers around the world, 2K Czech takes players deeper into the Mafia with a mature and exciting experience that will immerse players like never before.

Powered by 2K Czech’s next-generation engine built specifically for Mafia II, players will experience the true evolution of the Mob game that defined a genre. Gunfights, hand-to-hand combat and vehicular exploration feature new depth and dimension that allow players to experience the world of Mafia II in a way that will keep them coming back for more.

Born the son of a poor immigrant, Vito is a beaten down Italian American who is trying to secure his piece of the American Dream. Looking to escape the life of poverty that consumed his childhood, Vito is soon swayed by the lure of power and wealth that a life of Organized Crime can bring.

A petty criminal his whole life, Vito, along with his childhood friend, Joe, will descend into the world of Organized Crime. Together, they will work to prove themselves to the Mob as they try to make their names on the streets of a cold and unforgiving city.

Features:
  • Gangster-Movie Experience: Through strong, authentic characterization and compelling narrative, the mature storyline will make you understand the pull and impossible escape of life in the Mob
  • Action-Packed Gameplay: Take part in heart-stopping car-to-car gunfights, white-knuckled hand-to-hand combat and intense gunplay, all of which come together to form an intense and exciting experience
  • All-New Engine Powers the Next Generation of Mob Videogames: 2K Czech’s next-generation engine, allows gamers to travel from beautifully rendered outdoor environments to intricately designed interiors seamlessly without the need for loading times
  • Authentic Script From the Writer of Mafia I: The writing team from Mafia I returns to deliver another powerhouse script that portrays a stunning tale of survival, camaraderie and the pitfalls of pursuing the American Dream
  • Music as Environment: Players will be immersed in the Golden Era of America as Mafia II features tracks from some of the era’s most influential artists

System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 3.0 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
Memory: 1.5 Gb
Hard Drive: 8 Gb free
Video Memory: 512 Mb
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c
Keyboard
Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.5 Ghz / AMD Phenom X4 @ 2.5 Ghz
Memory: 2 Gb
Hard Drive: 10 Gb free
Video Memory: 1 Gb
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX / ATI Radeon HD 3870
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c
Keyboard
Mouse
DVD Rom Drive
Release date Australia
August 26th, 2010
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Box Dimensions (mm)
133x191x15
UPC
5026555053471
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
2734981

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