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
For further information, feel free to visit the developer’s website .
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
Experience how it is to be a Mafia in this action-adventure game
By Pablo Conde Ferrer
On Friday, July 25, 2014
If you enjoyed playing Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, you will definitely love its sequel, Mafia II. This intense adventure game follows the story of Vito Scaletta who became a member of the Falcone crime family. The story is set in a fictional city called Empire Bay. The mob story of this game is great as compared to other games that offer shallow storylines. The realistic controls make it more enjoyable to play. Another thing that I like about it is the cover mechanic. In shootouts, the player can take cover behind objects within his vicinity. At the same time, the player can use various vehicles during the game. He can choose from trailers, cars, station wagons and many more. There are new weapons that were added that makes it more action-packed. Also, there is hand-to-hand combat aside from the usual shooting which adds variety to it. With a striking and impressive interface and strong plot, you will never get tired of playing this action game.
- Offers exciting action with great storyline
- Select from various weapons and detailed vehicles
- Limited action on the open world
This Is More than Just a Game – This Is the Real Mafia Adventure
By Sam James
On Friday, July 18, 2014
Mafia II keeps the high standards of its previous version but when it comes in giving real sensation of freedom this game is not good. This game has an excellent driving experience, and the graphics are brilliant, but these features don’t help this game to reach the peak of its genre. But still, this game is a type of a game that you must try. In this game, the driving is one of the biggest improvement than its previous series, so when you are driving some car in this game, it feels like you are driving a real car. When it comes with a map, it is now in the radar of your screen, and it is now better than the previous series. The guns in Mafia II are all fun to use, although all the pistols in this game have the same power. However, the fight scenes are much better than the first Mafia series, and this game was really amazing game, but before you install and play this game, you must have the required specs to have a good game experience.
- You can do lots of things
- You can have this game for free
- The sound effects are not good
A Strong Game That Will Entertain, Shock and Blow You Away Time and Time Again
By Daren Garius
On Friday, July 18, 2014
In my perception, Mafia two is a great experience because of its extraordinary cast of characters its wonderful setting. I like this game so much because it has loads of great features that make this game more exciting. The things that keep from giving it a positive review is the environment and storyline of it is very attractive and unique which make this game more interesting to play. Also, the graphics are pretty good. The cars and the characters are all detailed. Well, what more can I say? This one is a good game. There are no glitches and errors as some people complained. Of course, one of my favorite part here is an action scene very entertaining. Well, this game is a high-production piece of work. If you are looking for a GTA open world game, this is not it, but this one is the best stories driven, authentic mafia-style games ever made.
- Excellent gameplay, graphics and sound effects
- Stunningly authentic city and excellent attention to deta
- The game is boring and repetitive