• Mafia 2
82
Based on 37 scores, 52 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Free to play.
  • Lots of things to do.
  • Stunningly authentic city.

Cons:

  • Boring and repetitive.
  • Will likely irritate your friends.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

As you will have figured out by now, the purpose of this article is not to play the game and tell you guys how much we did or didn’t like it. Rather we aimed to provide a huge amount of data to show how well this game runs on a varied array of hardwar...

By GameSpy on 30

Pros: Free to play; Lots of things to do.

Cons: Boring and repetitive; Will likely irritate your friends; Feels more like a hustle than a game; Ugly visuals.

By Maximum PC on 70

It's Mafio-so-so Mafia II’s got a script that’s probably as thick as four phonebooks, but the phrase we uttered most while playing the game was, “So close.” Over and over, it’s all we could think as we watched the game grasp at greatness, only to...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 97

In my time as a gamer I have found very few titles that have captured a true sense of an actual time period. Unfortunately, I never had a chance to play the original Mafia when it came out. I had only heard about it many years later brought up in a...

By Atomic MPC on 90

An epic crime tale worth the...

By Gamers Daily News on 75

Everyone who is excited by the atmosphere of 1940s – 50s and remembers the first part of Mafia, lived to see publication of the continuation in Mafia II from 2K, developed in the Czech studios.The story starts with the move of Scaleta‘s family from...

By Overclockers Club on -

Despite the few shortcomings, Mafia II isn't a horrible game. The story is a large part of what makes it an alright game, despite being very predictable if you're familiar with movies like Goodfellas or The Godfather trilogy. It's an old, tried and...

By Computeractive on 80

With its historical setting and violent themes, Mafia II feels a little like what you might get if you put a Grand Theft Auto game into a cocktail mixer with a novel by Mario Puzo and then gave it to Martin Scorsese for a good shake.The game starts...

By GamePyre on -

What an incredible step up in game design, graphics, sound and game play. There are so many differences with Mafia II from the first inception they are almost like two completely different games. The voices are better and the overall feel of being...

By bjorn3d.com on 80

Mafia II is a great improvement over the original. It improves on every aspect of the original game, which puts it on par if not higher than its competitors. The combat is some of the best that we have seen in a free roaming game. The driving is...

By itreviews.com on -

Mafia II is one of the most atmospheric, most beautifully realised and most narratively absorbing games of the year but its heavy bias towards style over gameplay will leave many fans frustrated and begging for more good old-fashioned shootouts and...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 80

Set in the virtual world of ‘Empire Bay’, the clue is in the name in Mafia II: an action shooter game based on the exploits of immigrant Italian gangsters, Mafia II shares a lot in common with the seminal Grand Theft Auto series. The...

By Tech Olive on 70

I will admit, I never got around to playing the original Mafia all the way through, but this works in my favor when it comes to Mafia II because, unlike many other gamers, I’m not going into this review expecting some massive improvement on something...

By Strategy Informer on 90

The original Mafia is one of the only games I have ever played that genuinely shocked me. Without going into spoilers (for those crazy people who are yet to play it), there's a moment near the end which completely took me by surprise and...

By TechTree on 80

Expert Review One of the most anticipated games of 2010 is finally here. We were simply thrilled to have the sequel to one of the most impressionable games that simply wouldn't leave your memory if you've ever played it. Mafia wasn't like any other...

By New Game Network on 84

Immersion is a funny and illusive thing in the video game world, and really has little to do with polish and production values. Some high-quality, big budget titles with great production values and polish simply aren’t immersive in the least, while...

By GameZone on 80

by Steven Hopper, September 1, 2010 The original Mafia was a fine example from the fledging days of the sandbox genre. Releasing on the PC in 2002 (just a short year after Grand Theft Auto III literally invented the genre as we know it today), Mafia...

By OSNews on -

Whether you'll like Mafia 2 or not will mostly depend on one thing: your affinity for the time period. I absolutely love the style and class of the '40s and '50s in America, so I felt right at home. If you're like me, you'll enjoy the attention to...

By Hooked Gamers on 82

With Mafia II, the team at 2K Czech has a lot to live up to. The standards set by Mafia movies such as The Godfather, Scarface and Donnie Brasco as well as TV shows such as The Sopranos mean that the bar needs to be set high to keep up with the Mafia...

By Gaming Daily on -

Mafia II isn’t a thrill a minute. A lot of people wont like it and it has clear problems, but I love it. I love it because it doesn’t try to be a Mafia skinned action game, I love it because Empire Bay is such an interesting place to be in, and I love it because it...