Game details

Game:
Mafia II
AKA
Mafia 2
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
August 24th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
August 27th, 2010
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Take-Two Interactive
Publisher:
Illusion Softworks
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
288 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
235 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About Mafia II

Mafia 2 will take players into mob underworld during the late 1940s-early 1950s.

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PSU Review Score
8.5
Avg. user review score:
7.6

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Summary

Mafia II is an epic adventure with a story that rivals some of the best mobster movies. Players are brought in to Vito Scaletta's rise in the family ranks through an engaging narrative, intense action sequences, and a well-crafted vintage city setting.

We like

  • The interesting narrative and story development
  • The detailed '40s and '50s American city setting
  • The tense action sequences

We dislike

  • The lack of things to do in this open-world
  • No side-missions
  • Some tasks can feel dull or repetitive

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The gangster setting is one of the most prevalent backdrops for some of the greatest stories ever told. It’s hard for most red-blooded men (and women, we suppose) not to adore movies, books and videogames based on the mafia or modern organized crime. Tony Soprano made HBO what it is today. Leonardo DiCaprio’s pretty-boy demeanor from Titanic was effectively smudged by his role in The Departed and Al Pacino created ...

Mafia II News

  • 2K Czech hiring for Mafia III?

    Developer 2K Czech has posted a job listing for a new unannounced triple-A project, further bolstering previous reports that the studio is working on Mafia III. The job listings, spotted by NowGamer, pertain to a “top secret, unannounced & super interesting project” and will facil...

  • Mafia II Director's Cut will whack your PS3 for a cool $30

    Mafia II is joining the PlayStation 3's Greatest Hits line-up, 2K Games today announced. This $30 re-release is labelled a Director's Cut, as it contains the original game, the three downloadable add-on packs — the "Betrayal of Jimmy," "Jimmy's Vendetta," and "Jo...

  • New Mafia II DLC focuses on Joe Barbaro, adds city-based quests

    The third add-on content for Mafia II is due out before the end of the year, not exactly the most specific release date we’ve heard lately. Joe’s Adventures puts players in the shoes of Joe Barbaro, Vito’s best friend and partner in organized crime. The add-on will bring new quests...

  • Jimmy's Vendetta out today for Mafia II, trailer inside

    The latest add-on content for Mafia II is available today over on the PlayStation Network. Jimmy’s Vendetta costs $9.99 USD and features an arcade-style gameplay with more than 30 new quests and a leaderboard ranking system. The DLC allows players to see Empire Bay through the eyes of Jimm...

  • Mafia II continues UK Chart dominance

    The latest data from GfK Chart Track has confirmed that 2K’s mobster outing Mafia II has successfully secured itself a second week at the top of the UK All Format Charts, despite sales dipping by 23 percent.   Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days continues to hold strong in second place,...

  • Get your hands dirty in new Mafia II DLC

    2K Games today announced that it will release Jimmy’s Vendetta, the second DLC for Mafia II. Jimmy’s Vendetta features arcade-style gameplay an adds 30 new quests and a leaderboard ranking. Jimmy is known as the guy others call when they need to finish the job. In the DLC, players wi...

  • Mafia II is UK's biggest game launch since Red Dead Redemption

    2K’s Mafia II has debuted at the top of the UK All Format Charts, resulting in the region’s biggest videogame launch since Rockstar’s Wild West romp, Red Dead Redemption. The 360 version of the mobster sequel took the lion’s share of overall sales with 52 percent, with the...

  • Mafia II "Buzzsaw" demo details

    Get this date pencilled down in your diary, Outlook Calendar, or scrap of paper - August 10, 2010! That's the date that the demo for Mafia II will be available for download giving you a chance to explore the streets of Empire Bay prior to the game's release at the end of August. The demo will fea...

  • PS3 Mafia II DLC free for first-time buyers

    2K has revealed that punters will be able to gain access to the PS3-exclusive Mafia II downloadable content free of charge, with the mission pack being included free for first time buyers of the game. Those who purchase the mobster sequel second hand will have to fork out for the DLC via the Play...

  • Mafia II no longer has multiple endings

    Mafia II senior producer Denby Grace has confirmed that the developers have decided to axe the game’s use of multiple endings. The mobster sequel had originally included four ending sequences for players to unlock. However, Grace revealed that the team decided to cut them and settle on one ...

Mafia II Features

  • Game of the Month: August 2010

    And thus it begins. After surviving yet another dreary summer period, the videogames industry is about to gear up for that ever crucial fall/holiday season onslaught where companies will be slogging it out for your hard earned cash over the next four months, culminating in the prestigious Game of th...

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