Mafia II: Definitive Edition
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Developer: Hangar 13
Content Rating: Mature
War hero Vito Scaletta becomes entangled with the mob in hopes of paying his father’s debts. Vito works to prove himself, climbing the family ladder with crimes of larger reward and consequence.
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Mafia II: Definitive Edition could have been a welcome distraction during the quieter summer months, but in its current state, it must be avoided at all costs. While its narrative and writing may still hold up 10 years later, the long, long list of technical flaws and glitches overshadows its few accomplishments. And that's all it deserves because this is the worst remaster of the PS4 generation.
What’s even worse is how lazy this remaster feels- it does very little to update the visuals and actually makes the performance worse. It’s a real shame, because – at the risk of repeating myself – the story Mafia 2 tells is an excellent one, and one I think you should experience. But just as it was let down by an uninspired game around it in 2010, it’s once again let down by a lazy remaster in 2020.
Mafia II isn’t quite a carbon copy clone of the Grand Theft Auto formula. The basic mission structure is there but little in the way of diversions and side activities, which all open-world games offer in spades these days. By stripping the design to its bare threads, Mafia II is judged primarily on its shooting and driving mechanics as well as its skill in delivering a drama set in post-war America.