Mafia II is a PC action game developed by 2k Games focused on exploration and mafia jobs for being the most influential gangster of Empire Bay. The title is the sequel to Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, but it changes the characters that appear. Its main protagonist is Vito Scaletta, a poor Sicilian born that tries to improve his and his family’s life.
Compared to the first title, the specifically built next-generation graphics engine developed by the Czech division of 2K, Illusion Engine, is pretty advanced, showing better human models in a realistic way. The cars’ details show a great work in its design that can be destroyed and the crash effects will be externally appreciable. The technical aspect will let the gamers to be immersed into the golden American gangster era.
This series has captivated the video games’ world, with above 2 million players, thanks to its original mature story with a good environment work reflexing the America’s early ‘50s after the WWII. Improved hand-to-hand battles as well as the gunfights bring more action to the Mafia world. The depth of its storyline along with its compelling way for the narrated events really makes this game to be in another dimension for serious titles.
This third person action-packed game really introduces you into the mob scene. The main protagonist Vito Scaletta, along with Joe, will be in charge of accomplishing different kinds of missions. As you go increasing your influence, your territory will be expanding to other areas, but that could be dangerous due to other mafia groups such as the Triads.
There are a good amount of guns and weapons that can be increased thanks to additional content available to download. The videogame allows you to roam free around Empire Bay, a city which resembles Chicago and New York. In case you don’t want to follow the main story path, you also can play for fun, walking on the streets, stealing cars, fighting against people and running away from the police. This way you can meet the free feeling in the sandbox genre.
There are available content that were not included in the original videogame. To get these new elements you will need to download it to your PC from 2K servers. These additional elements won’t be necessary for completing the gangster videogame, but it is a good way for increasing the duration with extra missions and clothes, pretty recommendable for great fans of the series.
Mafia 2 Features
These are the main features of Mafia II:
- Action based title with realistic battle modes (melee, gunfighting, vehicular fights…)
- Multiplayer mode available
- Great environment details for an immersive feeling
- Advanced 2K graphics engine, Illusion Engine
- Soundtrack with songs and artists from 50s
- Weapons and cars variety
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Here you can find the minimum system requirements to download this PC title:
- Operating System: Windows XP SP2 or later
- Processor: Intel Pentium D 3GHZ or similar
- GPU: NVidia GeForce 8600 or further
- Memory: 1.5GB RAM
- HDD: 8GB space