The gaming community doesn’t get as many open-world period pieces as much as it used to, that’s why everyone is so hyped for Mafia: Definitive Edition – a complete remake of the original Mafia game back in 2002. It’s highly likely that gamers haven’t touched the Mafia franchise in a while, as such, most will view this remake with fresh, new eyes.
You play as cab driver Tommy Angelo, who finds himself entangled with the mob. Eventually, though, he becomes an important part of the gang. As a mobster, you will be tasked to do various missions, with your associates Sam and Paulie.
Upon getting a quick glimpse of the gameplay, we’re so happy to see that they didn’t decide on a quick remaster. Instead, the developers really remade the game from the ground up. It may not be exactly like other big budget games such as Red Dead Redemption, but compared to the original 2002 game, it’s absolutely gorgeous.
That being said, it’s best to note that if you haven’t played the original Mafia, driving vehicles in the game will need some getting used to. After all, the game is set in the 1930’s, and cars back then didn’t exactly run that fast nor that smoothly.
However, the driving model for the game is something that we can appreciate, since you can really feel the time period. As a matter of fact, you can even get in trouble with the police if they find you speeding. Although, this is something that you can toggle off in the Definitive Edition.
Unlike other open-world games these days, Mafia: Definitive Edition is driven by the storyline and so, it doesn’t have you waste your time meandering. There aren’t a million necessary side quests, too – definitely something we appreciate.
This doesn’t mean that you’ll run out of things to do in the game, though. The missions are different – from shootouts to racing. Combat for the Definitive Edition doesn’t have any surprises; basically, it’s your average third-person shooter. There are different kinds of weapons you can use, too, like Molotov cocktails, pistols, shotguns, and more.
After how many years, the Mafia franchise is still beloved by so many gamers worldwide and the Definitive Edition is, without a doubt, a great addition. The game will be available this September 25 on platforms such as the PlayStation 4, Steam, and Xbox One. If you pre-order the game, you will be able to unlock The Chicago Outfit pack.