Mafia Definitive Edition (Series) Review
Posted: 2 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
You explore and discover missions from mafia figures that you complete to progress the story. Like Grand Theft Auto you can use vehicles, enter buildings, interact with characters and generally live the life of a gangsta in a living breathing city.
The three games in the series are set in fictional locations in different time periods. Mafia is set in Lost Heaven in the 1930s. Mafia II is set in Empire Bay in the early 1950s. Mafia III is set in the late 1960s in New Bordeaux.
- Mafia (2002) is on PS2, Xbox, PC
- Mafia II (2010) is on PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac
- Mafia III (2016) is on PS4, Xbox One and PC
- Mafia: Trilogy (2020) is on PS4, Xbox One and PC
- Mafia: Definitive Edition (2020) is on PS4, Xbox One and PC
- Mafia II: Definitive Edition (2020) is on PS4, Xbox One and PC
- Mafia III: Definitive Edition (2020) is on PS4, Xbox One and PC
Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 29/08/2002, updated in 2020
Players: This is a single player game.
Story expansion packs are now free:
- The Betrayal of Jimmy
- Jimmy's Vendetta
- Joe's Adventures
- Faster, Baby!
- Stones Unturned
- Sign of the Times
ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes and Strong Language. Players engage in a variety of crime-related missions: hits/assassinations, shootouts, racketeering, robberies. Players can engage in melee combat using their fists as well as weapons (e.g., bats, pipes, knives) to kill enemies; several missions involve gun battles with realistic firearms (e.g., pistols, rifles, machine guns). Melee attacks and gun fighting result in large splatters of blood, with corpses seen in pools of blood. Finishing moves during melee fights can depict characters smashing enemies' faces, or stabbing enemies in the chest repeatedly. Cutscenes also depict intense acts of violence: a man shot in the head at close range; wounded/restrained men shot to death. During the course of the game, players can engage in a mission set in a brothel; prostitutes are depicted wearing lingerie as they speak suggestively to players (e.g., "...We can do whatever you want.”). Sexual moaning sounds can be heard during one cutscene. The game contains brief references drugs in the dialogue, and one mission depicts a crate full of drug packages. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” appear in dialogue.
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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