Was Mafia 2 overlooked?

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#1  Edited By Ghosts4ever
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Hello friends,

Looking back, 10 years ago when Mafia 2 was released. many people criticized it. some criticize it not being a true open world game which it should not be. others like me were disappointed the fact that it was inferior sequel to original but even if it was worse than original, it was still a great game on its own. story is pretty good, the gunplay is very solid and game has incredible amount of detail. however replaying definitive eidtion that is remastered make me reailized that game was one of the most underrated and overlooked game of its time. although remastered version is barely remaster but its also great way to revisit it.

For me, it was one of the best title of 2010 and was better than any of GTA game ever made. Its not a masterpiece by any sense or mean, it does have problems, it include cover shooting which i disliked but shooting in general feel great. it is vasly inferior to original Mafia (and all future Mafia game will be inferior to original one unless miracle happened) but on its own it was great.

so my friends, after remastered version of this game, that im playing for preparation of proper remake of Mafia 1. was this game underrated? overlooked?

Lets discuss.

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#3 Ghosts4ever
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@madrocketeer said:
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Im talking about original version as core game.

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#4 hardwenzen
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Played it when it came out. Shit game.

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Cool technology and Empire Bay looked great, but it was unfinished, and a mess of a game.

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@ghosts4ever said:

Im talking about original version as core game.

Eh. Just having a bit of fun. You did mention the remastered version in your same old regularly-scheduled favourite game shilling thread, so I thought I might give people a slightly different perspective on that.

Consumer information, you understand.

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#7 DaVillain-  Moderator
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Mafia 2 was crap and Mafia 3 was awesome, I'm gonna replay that game soon.

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#8 Ghosts4ever
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@davillain- said:

Mafia 2 was crap and Mafia 3 was awesome, I'm gonna replay that game soon.

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First time i heard that.

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#9  Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator
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@ghosts4ever: Sorry bud, I just like Mafia 3's gameplay and the setting it was on, so Mafia 3 wins it for me. If you really love Mafia 2, more power to you.

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#10 uninspiredcup
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Didn't like characters or the gameplay.

Mean, gameplay in Mafia ain't goid either, but i like characters and general plot.

Mafia 2 hanging around with two knob heads can't stand for 20 odd hours.

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#11 Ghosts4ever
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@uninspiredcup said:

Didn't like characters or the gameplay.

Mean, gameplay in Mafia ain't goid either, but i like characters and general plot.

Mafia 2 hanging around with two knob heads can't stand for 20 odd hours.

that is true that Mafia 2 characters are very unlikable. Tommy angelo was extremely likable despite working for Mafias.

Vito do anything his fat friend tell him do a job and grab a money.

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#12  Edited By warmblur
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I liked Mafia 2 characters and story gameplay was good. I could of done without the regenerating health though and the size of crosshairs in the game is ridiculously big I do think the game is overlooked a bit.

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#13 Djoffer123
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Definitely better than mafia 1 imo which in turns were miles better than the Ubisoft generic crap that was mafia 3

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@djoffer123 said:

Definitely better than mafia 1 imo which in turns were miles better than the Ubisoft generic crap that was mafia 3

no way it was better than mafia 1. it was step back in literally every way.

most missions consist of driving from there to there. shooting is good but very less shooty and more driving.

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I don't think it was overlooked probably a solid 7/10 the world was just empty the story and characters were great.

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#16 VirusVaccine21
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Mafia 2 sucks, tbh. It was super boring.

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#17 SOedipus
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Could have been considering how much the first one stinks. Could have turned people off the series completely.

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#18 Ghosts4ever
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@SOedipus said:

Could have been considering how much the first one stinks. Could have turned people off the series completely.

Mafia 1 still regard as one of the best PC game of all time. it was huge success.

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#19 pelvist
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I was very hyped for Mafia II since Mafia one was so damn good. I played through that game four times. Which isnt something I do with many games. I liked Mafia II but it was one of those games that dragged on and I was glad it was over when I finished it. I never bought DLC for the original game because I don't do DLC and after playing it in the remaster, im glad I didn't buy it because it was pure garbage. Mafia II was ok, though it wasn't good enough to make me want to play Mafia III.

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#20 Ghosts4ever
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@pelvist said:

I was very hyped for Mafia II since Mafia one was so damn good. I played through that game four times. Which isnt something I do with many games. I liked Mafia II but it was one of those games that dragged on and I was glad it was over when I finished it. I never bought DLC for the original game because I don't do DLC and after playing it in the remaster, im glad I didn't buy it because it was pure garbage. Mafia II was ok, though it wasn't good enough to make me want to play Mafia III.

Mafia 3 is GTA clone. they ruined it even more.

Mafia Remake is last hope for series.

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#21  Edited By R4gn4r0k
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Not as good as GTA.

The gameplay (driving and shooting) is fun. But can you tell me one character that sticks out, aside from Vito?

Of course you can't.

And who the hell is Jimmy and why the **** would I want to play as him?

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@R4gn4r0k said:

But can you tell me one character that sticks out, aside from Vito?

I like Leo galante. cool old man.

hope to see him as protagonist in Mafia 4 as young man set before even Mafia 1.

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#23 clone01
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no

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No, it was a mediocre game.

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#26 lundy86_4  Online
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No. Also, that vid you posted in your number 8 post, had some laughably bad AI lol. Dude shooting up a shop, and an officer walks in all nonchalant, not to mention the shoppers/staff.

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#27 Ibacai
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Yes, reviewers overlooked a lot of garbage in Mafia 2. It deserves more hate.

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#28  Edited By Vaasman
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Mafia 2 was objectively garbage. There is no question in my mind that if it was overlooked it deserved it.

Now here's a real gem for you, more people should be playing and loving this game. No game can compare to it's gaming genius and it is deeply underappreciated.

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#29 Litchie
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Mafia 2 was very dissapointing when you came from Mafia 1. An ok game, I guess, but it wasn't great.

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#30 Ghosts4ever
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@Litchie said:

Mafia 2 was very dissapointing when you came from Mafia 1. An ok game, I guess, but it wasn't great.

The twist in Mafia 2 Where vito and joe kill tommy make main characters very unlikable.

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@ghosts4ever said:

I like Leo galante. cool old man.

hope to see him as protagonist in Mafia 4 as young man set before even Mafia 1.

I really hope we get a Mafia 4, yeah.

And Leo's cool, that's true.

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#32  Edited By rmpumper
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It was not that good a game to begin with (not even close to the original).

I tried to not sell a single gas voucher (or whatever it's called) to the gas station workers on my second playthrough and did not get a mission failed prompt. After that the story still put me in jail for stealing and selling the vouchers, with the characters thinking that one of the gas station workers told the cops about it, but I did not even go to any of them in the first place. This alone shows you how much they cared about the story in that game.

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#33 SolidGame_basic  Online
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Never played any of the Mafia games, but will try the first one if I have a chance. Right now I'm too busy playing the magnificent Last of Us 2.

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#34 R4gn4r0k
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@SolidGame_basic said:

Never played any of the Mafia games, but will try the first one if I have a chance. Right now I'm too busy playing the magnificent Last of Us 2.

TLOU 2 truly is a game for the ages!

But I really enjoyed Mafia 2 remaster on PC. It works brilliant in ultrawide and I'd recommend it as a good game to play on PC ;)

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#35 DragonfireXZ95
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It was short, had an average story and average graphics, and the gameplay was extremely basic. It was an overall mediocre game.