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  • Summary: In 1968, after years in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: Family isn't who you're born with, it's who you are willing to die for. Now back home, in a new New Orleans, Lincoln is dedicated to rebuilding his life, but established ties keep him from exiting the city. It'll take more thanIn 1968, after years in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: Family isn't who you're born with, it's who you are willing to die for. Now back home, in a new New Orleans, Lincoln is dedicated to rebuilding his life, but established ties keep him from exiting the city. It'll take more than a few friends to make it in this new world. Intense gun fights, hand-to-hand combat, white knuckle driving and street smarts will all be required. But with the right crew, tough decisions and some dirty hands, it's possible to ascend to the top of the city's underworld. It's about time to create a new family. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Oct 17, 2016
    80
    Mafia 3 is a title that should be tried to the end to be appreciated. The story of Lincoln Clay is worth to be played, because too often the narrative plot is put aside in favor of high resolution textures and stunning special effects.
  2. Oct 18, 2016
    78
    If anything, I think the game is worth checking out for the story alone. It’s unfortunate that the gameplay is so much of a slog that some players may not think the story is worth the trouble. However, if you have the time, the extra coin, and love mob stories, this tale has a satisfying end.
  3. Oct 24, 2016
    73
    Mafia III does most things right, though. It is an enjoyable game, one that has probably the best licensed soundtracks for a game outside of a music-based game. The combat and cover mechanics work really and the cut-scenes allow the story to progress smoothly in the wonderfully presented city of New Bordeaux.
  4. Oct 14, 2016
    60
    Mafia 3's goals are ambitious and even laudable, but to tell a serious story about race, especially within the form of an open-world action game, requires heavy lifting. For all of the writing's attempts to push the genre forward, its game design is trapped in the open-world conventions of five years ago. That stale foundation isn't strong enough to hold the weight of Mafia 3's words — even if they're words that are worth hearing.
  5. Feb 8, 2017
    60
    The story and characters are excellent and the game is enjoyable, but the open world detracts from the experience rather than adding to it.
  6. Nov 3, 2016
    58
    Hangar 13 has done a terrible job on the PC port. But even ignoring all those pesky technical issues, Mafia 3 suffers from lack of variety. The game’s open world is dead and artificial, while the great atmosphere and competent storytelling feel wasted.
  7. Oct 10, 2016
    40
    It tells its story well, with smart writing and some superb characterisation that elevate its simple revenge plot. Ultimately, however, it never capitalises on its open world potential, instead succumbing to an almost constant lull of tediously unimaginative repetition that makes for a boring and dated open-world shooter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 236
  1. Oct 7, 2016
    10
    game is fun and the story is good so far, only problem is that 30FPS lock and low textures.
    do yourself a favor wait for the patch don't skip
    game is fun and the story is good so far, only problem is that 30FPS lock and low textures.
    do yourself a favor wait for the patch don't skip on this game.
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  2. Oct 13, 2016
    8
    i should admit that mafia 2 was better than mafia 3 in every aspect(my score to II is 10/10) but mafia 3 isn't that bad a lot people arei should admit that mafia 2 was better than mafia 3 in every aspect(my score to II is 10/10) but mafia 3 isn't that bad a lot people are claiming it is. it has a very good story (not as good as mafia 2 but better than GTA V)
    good gameplay, and good musics but the missions are a little repetitive and graphics isn't good enough for a mafia game.
    i think this game could be the best game ever if they made it like mafia 2 but add some side missions and activities to do in the city (like racing,fighting,mini games, etc)

    verdict:
    + excellent story and characters
    + good musics
    + good car driving
    + nice city design

    - repetitive missions
    - pc optimization is extremely bad i can't get any frames more than 30 with gtx 970 and high settings.
    - bugs, bugs everywhere
    - a huge step back from mafia 2
    - no realism like mafia 1 and 2, no car customisation, no cloth store,no barbershop, no motorcycles

    *IF YOU HAVE PLAYED MAFIA 2, I SUGGEST YOU PLAY MAFIA 3 TOO IT'S NOT BAD.
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  3. Dec 20, 2016
    6
    I don't think this is a bad game visually or even story wise, but the gameplay is repetitive and that's what really killed it for me. BesidesI don't think this is a bad game visually or even story wise, but the gameplay is repetitive and that's what really killed it for me. Besides for the very beginning mission, every mission from then on was basically the same. A very, "rinse and repeat" kind of game. Expand
  4. Apr 12, 2017
    3
    Mafia III isn't only bad because the story itself is OK but the rest of the game is literally all the time exactly the same. Got to point AMafia III isn't only bad because the story itself is OK but the rest of the game is literally all the time exactly the same. Got to point A kill somebody or destroy something, than go to point B and do the same thing again. And do this like 50 times in the game. So DON'T buy this game for the gameplay, because that is horrible. If you are a really big fan of mafia and don't care about the gameplay, then you can think about buying this game on sale.
    So in conclusion: The game has a great soundtrack and an acceptable story. But the rest is seriously bad.
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  5. Oct 9, 2016
    1
    I think 2K has deceived us. They have sold a fraudulent product. That upset me a lot. The game is unfinished. That is why they have notI think 2K has deceived us. They have sold a fraudulent product. That upset me a lot. The game is unfinished. That is why they have not allowed the press to analyze it before release. Shameful.

    To put it directly: this game should not have gone on sale. Not yet. It is unfinished. The PC version is a bad port from console. Full of bugs, full of graphics problems ... but that could be fixed with patches.

    The real problem is all that can not be fixed. Artificial Intelligence is painful. Almost ridiculous. And worst of all, they are more than 20 hours to do the same. the same missions are always repeated, without changing any detail. Soon you're bored.

    I have not put a zero for how the story is told, but the game can not be recommended for anything. Quite the opposite.
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  6. Jan 29, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game has one of the most beautiful stories and soundtrack of the games, however, the repetitive missions, in addition to the existing bugs and glitches has killed the whole experience of the game. With more than 200hrs played on Steam, there are three trophies that have glitches, only one of those I managed to get is 'Dangers Close', but achievements 'Trap Game Strong' and 'Combat Specialist' even after numerous times playing the game and doing so is requested, the trophies do not appear, and when we report this to 2K and Hangar, they say they are solving the problems and close their request as resolved, almost 2 years have passed since the launch and nothing, and we thought this could be corrected by the DLC's.

    Do not buy more 2K games, unless it's on sale on Steam, PSN and Xbox Live sales, because of the disrespect with fans.
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  7. Oct 7, 2016
    0
    30 FPS lock, low textures, boring gameplay not to mention dumb story. Maybe the only good thing about this game is its music but you can hear30 FPS lock, low textures, boring gameplay not to mention dumb story. Maybe the only good thing about this game is its music but you can hear that on youtube.

    I was looking forward to this game and i am deeply disappointed.
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