gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Great story, but really nothing else. If your looking for a fun 10 or so hours through a good story you should check it out. but don't expect to find much to do in the open world. What this game does best is make you feel like your a 40's-50's era mobster, and it is VERY detailed, weather it's the bottles breaking all around you when your in a gunfight, or how your car gets dirty after driving it for a while, or how you have to manualy open every door, the game feels very authentic. The music is sweet when you get to the birth of rock 'n roll, and the voice acting is top notch. If you love movies like Goodfellas you should play this game. The major downside is there is really no replay value whatsoever and there is NOTHING to do other than the missions . The gunplay is fun but the enemy A.I is not great by any means. This is a great game to rent, but deffently don't buy.
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
This is definitely one of 2010’s unsung gaming greats and one of the reasons I’m glad that I don’t have time to play every new release the day it drops. I bought this game used for the cost of a movie ticket and now I’m being rewarded with a top-notch interactive mob movie. The sets are beautiful and the attention to detail is great. I stared in awe as I watched a pigeon land on a traffic light and it’s these subtle nuances that really shine in this game. I can only hope that this game was a big enough commercial success to reward the developers at 2K Czech.
posted by bakerrr (STATEN ISLAND, NY) Aug 23, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
gamers (74%) found this review helpful
First off, whoever is a fan of hollywood mobster flicks must try this game. This game is beautifully crafted to make you feel like a cool dirty mobster. From the car chases, to awesome gunplay, and over the top voice acting says it all. Here are somethings I like. The attention to detail, other than a few texture pop ups the beautiful environments brings the city to life, destructible objects that can make u or the enemy exposed for the kill, licensed music from the 40s and 50s is always a plus in my book. And the driving mechanics are top notch for me, personally I like the driving better than GTA. And the Flaws. 1- Cops are everywhere I mean everywhere. Basically stalking u to give u a speeding ticket, to a hit and run fine and to annoy u. I know they wanted to go realistic but is the hit and run really needed. Hand to hand combat is a nice feature but can use an overhaul. The lip sync is bad, like watching a japanese movie with english voice work, drives me crazy its 2010 get it right. Other than that the game is still great with about a 10 to 13 hour story mode. Sadly its not and open world game like GTA but it gets the job done. Mafia 2 is a sure buy and a no question rental. Move aside godfather here's Mafia 2