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Author Topic: Mafia 1 and Mafia 2 - Atmosphere done right - Travel back in time to the 1940s  (Read 12330 times)

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I have felt an urge to play a computer game lately, but none are doing it for me.

Then I picked up Mafia II -- it' set in the 40s and 50s;  the atmosphere is so damn beautiful and alluring..  Walking around I feel like I have traveled back in time, just looking at the buildings and landscape and listening to the music (think The Andrews Sisters).. It's enough to make you drool.. I just want to jump in my screen and live there.



If you ever wanted to travel back in time to the 40s+50s in a fictional gangster world, I can't recommend it enough.

(Mafia I was similarly enthralling and atmospheric and set in the 1920/1930s ?)
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Re: Mafia 1 and Mafia 2 - Atmosphere done right
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 09:41:30 PM »
And if you want to play detective in the 1940s, it looks like L.A.Noire has some good atmosphere too (can't speak for the gameplay):


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Both blocked here :(

here's one of Mafia II that's working here/now




edit/ I forgot to say :-[ - it looks great :up:
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Just finished Mafia 2 -- *LOVED* it.  Felt like living in a gangster film.  Definitely up there with my top 5 video game experiences.  I remember feeling similarly after playing Mafia 1.  It's the total atmosphere -- the music, the graphics, the story, the gameplay, everything.  It feels like you are living in a movie like the Godfather.
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Official Mafia 2 Trailers:


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A year later and i'm playing Mafia II again.. It continues to amaze me how much playing this game feels like living inside one of the Godfather movies.  Not played anything to equal it yet.

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L.A. Noire is good also as far as game play.  I can't compare it to Mafia as I haven't played it.  But it's on a level like Red Dead Redemption, but for a noire detective story.  It's definitely akin to a story in a lot of places, and less open world than others because of that (not sure if Mafia is open world sandbox type), but it makes a sort of sense.  The mini-games are a fun distraction also that add to the environment and diversify what you need for success (especially the interrogations).

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Mafia2, one of my favorite games of the last few years, is now heavily discounted on steam.

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Mafia 3 has been anounced! Yay!
Here's someone talking about how Mafia2 gets a bad reap and how he hopes they don't listen too hard to the people saying that the new one has to have big changes:
http://www.gamesrada...ts-brilliant-quirks/

This guy nails that game and talks about why Mafia2 was so special.  If you're on the fence I encourage you to read it.  Mafia 2 is one of my favorite games I've played.

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Mafia 3 has been anounced! Yay!
Here's someone talking about how Mafia2 gets a bad reap and how he hopes they don't listen too hard to the people saying that the new one has to have big changes:
http://www.gamesrada...ts-brilliant-quirks/

This guy nails that game and talks about why Mafia2 was so special.  If you're on the fence I encourage you to read it.  Mafia 2 is one of my favorite games I've played.

I loved Mafia II - The only thing that let it down for me, was the inability to go into "Free Roam" mode after completing it.  I wanted to be able to cruise the streets after everything ended and just have some fun in old cars, but it gave you no way to do it :(

Hopefully Mafia III will not do that!

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PC Gamer has a 12-minute Mafia 3 footage.


Source: http://www.pcgamer.c...-of-mafia-3-footage/