Mafia - PC
- Work as a hitman, enforcer or getaway driver in the era of big bands, Model T's, and zoot suits
- Don Salieri will assign you 20 difficult and exciting missions -- the more you complete successfully, the higher the rank you'll earn
- Use your tommy gun to rub out your enemies and drive over 60 vehicles from the era
- Fantastically-rendered 3D graphics make you feel like you're in a 1930s-era American city
- Will you become a made man, or will it be curtains for you?
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Top Customer Reviews
Personally, I like the graphics in Mafia better. Overall,t he whole story is told in more style, and is much more immersive IMO.
However, GTA offers more freedom while playing the game. Mafia offers a lot of freedom too, but in order to fulfill missions, one usually sticks to one path. Some people told me they don't like that as much. Personally, I like the Mafia gameplay at least as good as the GTA gameplay. Sure, GTA gives you a mission such as "destroy this car", and you have a million ways to accomplish that. Mafia gives you a mission such as "have this race car manipulated", and naturally, there is one place to pick it up, and one place to bring it to have the work done.
While you play the game however, that difference doesn't matter very much. In fact, Mafia provides a somewhat tighter storyline to provide a more detailed, intriguing story. I personally prefer that.
Mafia also seems to have a bit more variety in the missions. They have everything from missions on foot where you shoot 1st person style, to driving missions, to even races.
I like the controls in Mafia much better than GTA. In GTA, things never seem quite right. The controls used don't work truely well when you are an foot, and they don't work very well in the cars either. But they kinda work for both. In Mafia, you use the regular FPS-style keyboard and mouse combination when you walk, and a whole different set of controls when you drive. In fact, a (force feedback) steering wheel works very well in Mafia, while I found it to work not too well at all in GTA.
There are two modes in the game, free ride and story mode. Story mode is amazing. This is where the bulk of this game can be found. I don't want to give too much away, but I would compare story mode to Grand Theft Auto III with a story and not just random tasks. Expect to find everything you would find in a mob movie: beatings, gunfights, hits, backstabbing, and even a small love story. As you complete missions, you will learn how to jimmy the locks on new cars, which can be used in missions or just for fun in free ride mode. Free Ride mode is just that. You pick a car, which you've earned in the story mode and tool around the city. You earn money for killing mobsters, blowing up cars, or earning fares as a taxi driver. With the money, you can purchase new weapons, fix your car or heal yourself. Pretty basic, but can lead to great fun.
Of course there is always something that could be improved and while they are few in this game, I think they should be mentioned. One thing that bothered me was the fact that all missions start and end at the don's restaurant, which translates to a lot of driving when a mission takes place on the other side of the city.Read more ›
So is this just a cheesy 1930's copy of Grand Theft Auto 3? No.
The free-roaming style of the game may have been borrowed from GTA3, but I found the feel of the game to be quite different.
The main difference I'd say is that Mafia goes for REALISM. The creators really tried to make the feel and handling of the cars and weapons match the era. Some reviewers have complained that the cars go too slow and don't corner well, but that's exactly how those old cars with tiny tires handled. Actually, as the game progresses to the late 30's, your choice of vehicles does improve with more powerful and better handling cars available. The weapons, too, are designed to be realistic. No, you don't get any rocket launchers because L.A.W. rockets hadn't been invented yet. I was VERY impressed with the accurate choice of weapons and the realism of their effects - recoil, sounds, and muzzle flashes are all right on the money. Come on, folks, some of the weapons in GTA3 are downright silly.
As far as the main storyline goes, the acting and characters are very well done and very believable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The game was in great shape. We bought it use and it worked like it was new.Published 6 months ago by Jodee
Years ahead of its time. Amazing gameplay, endless miles of city and countryside, and beautifully designed levels. Quite possibly, one of the best games of all time.Published 17 months ago by Ford C. Smith
Mafia Is one of The Greatest Video Games ever Made. I had Fun with this game from start to finish. The characters /Story is so touching and emotional.Published 17 months ago by Daniel Santana
I remember when I played Mafia a few years back, it was the most awesome game I've ever played! Fantastic story plot, great game-play, never a boring moment, just kept coming back... Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Paul S.
I used to play this game a lot when it first came out. It's very addictive and fun to play. I remember getting into the game and having a very good time playing.Published on July 14, 2013 by Hayden
This game is perfect. Works just like it should. I had lost my original and really wanted to play this, so this turned out to be a great buy.Published on March 28, 2013 by Kristie Snow
I just picked up Mafia -- more than 7 years after its release -- mostly because of the positive ratings (more on this later). Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by CubOfJudahsLion
From the ridiculous race to the bare handed fight against a crowd, not worth the drive space. Really. Not worth the drive space.Published on January 1, 2012 by Kindle Customer
If you want to know what happens in the Salieri's Mafia family and wants to roam in the 1930s then buy this game.Published on June 26, 2011 by alarios