great GTA alternative
Purchased because looked great and have played Mafia 1 before and was great, This product is a great GTA alternative and great all round game once you get the hang of the simple controls.
A good game, definitely worth your time.
To put it bluntly, Mafia 2 is a title, like many others, that strives to achieve the open world nature and abilities of Grand Theft Auto. Whilst the game does not meet up to the pre-defined standard, it certainly does a mighty fine job nevertheless. The 40's/50's setting of the game is brilliant, providing a refreshing change of the storyline taking several years as opposed to other games in the genre which provide an experience over a short period of time in the game's world. The game even attempts to be genuine to the period it is set in, with finer details such as clothing, cars and houses/ apartments showing genuine detail to the era. Even the map showing your location and desired destinations of Empire Bay look vintage. The game's portrayal of certain issues from the era, such as workplace relations, complete lack of political correctness and lack of supply of everyday items are also to be highlighted amongst the game's features. Although Mafia 2 certainly does have it high points, the game is occasionally let down by some underlying factors. Empire Bay itself is rather small, especially in comparison to other open world towns we had experienced in previous years (such as Liberty City from GTA 4). Aside from the storyline itself, there aren't a terrible lot of other intriguing side notes that encourages you to explore the city whilst not on mission, with the only exception possibly being some of the interactions the townspeople have with each other. Keep an eye out for these whilst playing, they may provide a laugh. This game definitely comes recommended, even if it may pale in comparison in some respects to other games in the genre.Read full review
Great Game, Would Highly Recommend.
Mafia II is the sequel to the popular Playstation 2 game Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, You play as a returning world war 2 veteran named Vito Scaletta who upon returning to Empire Bay is met by his childhood friend Joe Barbaro, eventually Joe introduces Vito to a local crime boss named Henry Tomassino who asks Vito to do some to jobs for him which will eventually lead Vito into trouble.
Unsure it was a good idea buying it
Brought it because l play a simaler game on my iPhone,I find playing command & conquer on Xbox more exciting havnt had the urge to play mafia ll more likly woulden buy it again