The first Mafia was a real treat for me back in 2002. It was the first “open world” game which I enjoyed and it was also my introduction to the mafia. Italian gangsters, Godfathers, 1930’s music and setting; these were things that were somewhat foreign to me before this game and I loved it all. So when Mafia II was announced, I was hoping for more of what made the original great. 2K Czech delivered, however, it turns out that I should have hoped for more.
My key takeaways from the original game were as follows:
- It was a great mob story
- It featured annoying driving physics