Mafia: Definitive Edition is a remake of the cult action adventure game by Illusion Softworks from 2002. The Hangar 13 team is responsible for the game. The game was published as a separate production and part of the Mafia: Trilogy set, which also includes remastered editions of the next two instalments of the series.
The basic plot assumptions remained unchanged in relation to the original. The action of the game takes place in the fictional American city of Lost Heaven in the last years of the interwar period (1930-1938). The main hero is Thomas Angelo, a young taxi driver looking to earn money even in the most suspicious districts. When his last course results in a confrontation with an influential family of mobsters, Thomas miraculously manages to reach a restaurant belonging to the competitive mafia with his clients. This is how the story of the protagonist's relationship with the Salieri family begins, which many years later will lead Thomas to police questioning as a crown witness. His memories are revealed in the form of flashbacks during the conversation with the detective.
Although the authors did not change the basic assumptions of the script, there were some modifications. The developers expanded the plot background of the characters and added cutscenes and dialogues absent from the original.
As with the story, so with the gameplay Mafia: Definitive Edition essentially remains true to the original game. So we have a vast city as if in a sandbox games like the Grand Theft Auto series, and the world is seen from the third person perspective. Here we have everything that we could expect: collecting a "protection" fees, trading stolen goods and skirmishes with rival gangs. In the meantime we get to know the story of Thomas Angelo, presented in the form of non-interactive scenes.
There is a high difficulty level combined with the need to respect road traffic regulations. Not stopping at lights or speeding may provoke the police to give us a mandate. More serious offences such as walking around with guns or acts of violence will result in more interest on the part of law enforcement officers, which may result in arrest or even shooting.
Novelties in the Mafia: Definitive Edition comes down to improving the gameplay in comparison to the original. However, the developers have also introduced a handful of additional sequences to add variety to the fun. However, we will not find any side activities during the main campaign. Several additional tasks are available in the separately selectable Free Ride Mode.
Unlike the remasters of the second and third part, Mafia: Definitive Edition was created from scratch on the Illusion Engine. Remake modernizes the locations and characters models, but does not change the overall design of the game. The same applies to the soundtrack - the authors have recorded again some of the compositions known from the original with the support of a professional orchestra.
When you buy a game you get a unique outfit and a car in the other games from the Mafia: Trilogy package.
Last updated on 14 May 2020
Game mode: single player
User score: 8 / 10 based on 1594 votes.
Pre-release expectations: 7.8 / 10 based on 525 votes.
PEGI rating Mafia: Definitive Edition
Mafia: Definitive Edition System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i5-2550K 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz
- 6 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or better
- 50 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
- 16 GB RAM
- graphic card 8 GB GeForce GTX 1080 / Radeon RX 5700 or better
- 50 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit