Get ready because this is the ultimate mobster game on the PC. You will be stunned by the shootouts as you shoot into the bars while the bottles explode. In this game you will be killing people, stealing cars, and getting involved in the life of underground crime. It all takes place in the 1930's or 1940's which is pretty typical for any mobster game.
The story starts out as you are Vito Scaletta, a young Italian that has just returned from WW2. He arrives only to see his mother and sister are in some trouble. They are in hot water with a loan shark. Like any gangster game you are trying to make a better life for you and your family. Guess how you are going to make a better life; you guessed it, join the life of crime.
So you are going to be wreaking havoc in Empire Bay in New York. If you just see the screenshots on the Internet you might think it is an open based world where you are free to roam like Grand Theft Auto. However, it is not and everything is based around your main character, Vito. The world almost just reacts to you, which is really a nice change of pace. You are simply in the spotlight for everything you do.
The story is actually quite good and has loads of nice visuals and cut scenes. A lot of the game is going to be blasting your way through enemies while trying to stay covered from incoming shots. What I really like about this game is you are not limited to just a couple of guns; there are a lot of guns to choose from. The tommy gun is my favorite.
There are a lot of fun tidbits packed into this game that I really did like. For instance, lets say the cops have reported your license plate, it is up to you to make your way to chop shop. Also, they will report your description, so it will be up to you to change your clothes accordingly. One thing that was really fun about the game was the fact that when you dump a body in the lake you will find your friends singing their hearts out in the car.
Mafia II is a pretty good game, if you are looking to kill everyone. I found that is really the main mission on what seems to be kind of predictable. Except in the beginning of the game where you will be fighting with your hands. You are going to come in contact with a lot of enemies and the mission is clear; don't let them breathe for long. It does have an interesting story with excellent voice work.
This game will make rockers like me twitch to the maximum because most of our favorite rock songs are in. The graphics are lovely, as the rockers. I love the World Tour mode where I can customize the costumes and appearance of the rockers. I can make them look like somebody they are not or totally exaggerate their looks. You have a various selection of songs, I love Nirvana and Gun N’ Roses a lot. Aerosmith and The Police are next to my list. Sweet Child O’ Mine is my all time favorite.
The career mode which you will be spending most of your time is not that bad at all. Playing the career mode will help you earn cash points and unlock most of the songs in the game. The earned points will then be used to customize your guitar, costumes, your character and you can even buy songs.
Another feature of this game is the mode where you can choose whether you are right handed or left handed. The two forms of the multiplayer game are also amazing. The first is where you will have the chance to play with a pal while trading off sections of a song and the other is both you and your pal can play together for the whole song.
Even if the graphics is not that excellent, the game’s console and environment during World Tour is no doubt amazingly. Sometimes the sound of the crowd will over bear the sound of the instruments but it is forgivable. The online multiplayer mode also disappoints me. I need to get an expert to get all the achievements.