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Mafia Definitive Edition (Series) Review

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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Mafia is a series of action/adventure game about being in the Mafia. You play Tommy Angelo, a poor hard-working cab driver who gets caught up in a fight between two crime families. You explore a large open city taking on criminal activities to rise through the ranks of organised crime.

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

The definitive edition offer improved graphics, redone voiceovers and a larger story including the Great Depression and the American Prohibition.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 29/08/2002, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing, Shooting and Simulation

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Hangar 13 Games (@Hangar13Games)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 12 hours and 16 hours to complete. Each of the games takes a minimum of 15 or so hours to complete, although it will take a lot longer to see everything. With three games in the Mafia Trilogy this offers around 45 hours or so of story.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Mafia Definitive Edition usually costs £34.99.
 

Mafia Definitive Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99

Mafia III

 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Story expansion packs are now free:
  • The Betrayal of Jimmy
  • Jimmy's Vendetta
  • Joe's Adventures
  • Faster, Baby!
  • Stones Unturned
  • Sign of the Times

The separate games offer the others in the trilogy as an in-game purchase. You can purchase the three games in the Mafia Remastered trilogy in the Mafia: Trilogy bundle for less money.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 due to violence against vulnerable and defenceless characters, motiveless killing of innocent characters, graphic violence, and use of strong language. Violence is a strong component of the gameplay, with the player witnessing and engaging in a wide variety of violent acts. These run from beating people to death with baseball bats and tyre irons to gun fights with enemy families. Examples of the strongest violence include a scene in which a man, who is hanging by his wrists, is beaten for information before being executed, and a scene in which mobsters open fire on a restaurant full of innocent diners, killing them all before destroying the place with explosives. Strong language occurs throughout, including '*!@?*' and '*!@?*'. There is also milder bad language, including '*!@?*', 'dick' and '*!@?*'.

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