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Mafia: Definitive Edition review a remake you can’t refuse

The very first game of the Mafia franchise has been completely remade for the current generation, creating what is essentially the best Godfather game never made. The game tells the story of Tommy Angelo, a cab driver who helps out when two mobsters need to make an exit. Originally released in 2002, it was undistinguished, let down by too many rough edges, poor controls, and poor car handling. Its sequels improved on all of those areas. However, the Definitive

The driving experience in the Definitive Edition has been greatly improved. The guns themselves are still inaccurate, and police seem to be able to withstand a couple of shots to the face before they finally keel over. Notably, the gunfights mechanics used in earlier games have also been revamped, making them slightly more considered. However, overall, shooting isn’t as bad as they once were, which makes it an awfully slow-motion drudge to get around town. Overall, though,

Is in the tightly scripted story missions, which chivvie you from one appointment to the next without time for autonomous exploration. While missions and the overarching story are nearly identical, Tommy’s wife Sarah is an actual character who responds like any other human would to her husband’s descent from brave, plucky newcomer to increasingly brutal mob kingpin. With the updated cast, motion capture, and graphics, Mafia shines at being a shorter, more plot-driven experience. Clocking in

Overall, Mafia: Definitive Edition is a good looking and competent retread of an original which was released in 2003. The game has been rated 7/10 (reviewed), 4/5 (played) and 4.5/5(review). It’s priced at 34.99 (not including the car handling). Cons: Gunplay is poor but on-rails storyline never makes full use of working model of old Chicago. Pros: Looks great, with an eye for historically authentic 1930 details