Mafia: Definitive Edition Is yet another Remastered game released in 2020
However, in this case Hangar 13 has rebuilt the game from ground up to 2020
graphics standards and the game has never looked this good.
For anyone who missed the game the first time around, Mafia casts you as taxi
driver-turned-mobster Thomas “Tommy” Angelo, who after finding himself in the
wrong place at the right time quickly falls in with the Salieri family, working his
way up the ranks from a wheelman to a capo and embracing a life of crime,
corruption, smuggling and theft. Being a remake this means that anyone who’s
played the game back in 2002 would know the story however they will appreciate
the massive visual overhaul to character models, cutscenes, and even the fictional
city of Lost Heaven itself, which has been completely remade from the ground up.
The story takes centre stage in Mafia. As open as the city is, the game is quite
linear as you find yourself one mission to the next. There is a Free Ride mode
option which lets you explore the open world, however there is barely any activity
there other than focusing on finding collectibles, there are no side missions at all.
Mafia is heavily focused on driving as well and many moments of the adventure
are spent in the car as you joined the Family as a wheelman.
The authenticity of Mafia: Definitive Edition extends to the driving simulation as
well. Being set in the 1930s, it would not be realistic to expect peak performance
and blazing speeds. The vehicles do drive with some heft, so you will need to get
used to it. The way the game directs you via GPS presented as in-game road signs
is a brilliant touch as well.
Mafia: Definitive Edition is a short but amazing single-player game. The remake
keeps the authenticity of the original game while updating everything needed to
make it a hit in 2020. Those who never played Mafia in 2002 will love this, and
those who did will be amazed by how the game has been truly remastered.