Mafia III - Xbox One

  • Publisher: 2K
  • SKU: 4382400
  • Release Date: 10/07/2016
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Nudity, Strong language, Strong sexual content, Use of drugs
$29.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Collectible map of New Bordeaux
  • Mafia III

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1065 out of 1162)

Product Details


  • Publisher: 2K
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 10/07/2016
  • Edition: Standard Edition

Synopsis


Mafia III on Xbox One X supports full 4K resolution and features HDR rendering.
Collectible map of New Bordeaux Included.
1968. New Bordeaux.
After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. When his surrogate family, the black mob, is wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through the Mafioso responsible.

Features


NEW BORDEAUX, A REIMAGINED NEW ORLEANS: A vast open world ruled by the mob and detailed with the sights and sounds of the era.

A LETHAL ANTI-HERO: Be Lincoln Clay, orphan and Vietnam veteran hell bent on revenge for the deaths of his surrogate family.

REVENGE YOUR WAY: Choose your own play-style; brute force, blazing guns or stalk-and-kill tactics, to tear down the Italian Mafia.

A NEW FAMILY ON THE ASHES OF THE OLD: Build a new criminal empire your way by deciding which lieutenants you reward, and which you betray.

All new character outfits available for free. Use the brand new wardrobe to select the right outfit for your days and nights in New Bordeaux. 11 outfits are at your disposal, including the all new "Revolutionary", "Pro-Am", "Full Metal".



Customer rating

4.3
92%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent open-world crime story

    Posted
    goob
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Glad I played it. Nine crashes, a number of bugs. Maybe it should have had a few more months for polishing. What they did right: - The storytelling. From beginning to end, an excellent crime story with vivid and entertaining characters that provoked all kinds of emotional reactions. Great voice acting, impressive character rendering. I don't recall ever seeing that much attention paid to characters' complexion. - The atmosphere. A genuine sense of place and time. - The soundtrack. Well chosen, gave me chills a couple of times. Give me a choice and I'd pick Stones over Beatles as well. - The action. Good weapons, solid gunplay, good cover system. A high number of memorable setpiece fights. What they did poorly: - Seriously dumb AI - Too much repetition and grinding to get to the setpiece fights. Shortening the game by 5-10 hours would not have bothered me in the least. Repeating the same missions for all rackets depending on who controlled them didn't make much sense. How exactly does pot help you in construction? - The bosses below your underbosses had some interesting interactions with Lincoln that ended abruptly, would have liked to have seen more about them. - The graphics engine did some weird filtering thing with mid-distance light, made it look glitchy. - Unlcear when the optional missions were unlocked, when they would be unlocked, or became useless. Unclear what benefit resulted from the racket-building missions (max it out and do their quest chain to make your underbosses loyal). - Requiring more than 1 playthrough to get all of the achievements. Once through was plenty. Looking forward to the DLC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Open-World Game That Isn't So Open

    Posted
    FSparacino
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    I was excited to play the third game in this franchise, desperately hoping that they learned from the past and added stuff to do in the open world. However, Mafia III once again suffers from an open world that is void of anything outside of the story missions and Racket missions which get repetitive shortly after beginning the game. This is unfortunate because New Bordeaux is a beautiful place and it is a bit of a missed opportunity that they didn't fill it with more to do. The graphics are nothing short of terrible and the texture pop in/out is unbearable at times. There is no excuse for this in the current generation, especially when this game graphically reminds me of something that hit the shelves at the start of the Xbox 360's life cycle. The open world is huge, which leads to another issue, why is there no fast travel?!?! There is nothing more annoying that driving across the entire map after finishing a mission, just to talk to someone for 30 seconds, and then having to drive all the way back to where you started. Quite unacceptable if you ask me. It really is a shame that the game is lacking on so many levels, because the game truly shines during the main missions and the way the story is told truly makes you care about the main characters and the people in it. The cutscenes are superb and the voice acting is great as well. If this game was a 25-30 hour story without all the added on "side stuff" that feels uninventive and unnecessary, it would have been excellent, but as it stands now, save your money and pick this one up when it hits the bargain bin.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy 7 out of 10

    Posted
    Billy
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    I was stoked for Mafia III. One of the only games I can remember that truly embraces its time period, which is the late 60s, and all of the social drama in and around New Orleans. It's easy to say that the acting, and presentation is top-of-class. The story is compelling, and interesting, and deals with racism in America during 1968 in a fictional city called New Bordeaux. That's basically where the good stuff stops. Sure, the main character, Lincoln Clay, a half-black American is fun as heck to play as, but the shooting, the driving, and the missions are all very repetitive outside of the first five hours. Drive to this place, get this thing, and bring it back. Spend literally five or 10 minutes traveling from place to place, just to get a cutscene, and then drive all the way back to where you started. There's no fast travel, and that map is huge. Also, the console versions of this game are pretty buggy. I had the game crash three times during my 15 hours of play. If you're really into the subject matter, go ahead and pick up Mafia III, but if you want to wait a little bit, you can most likely get it when it goes on sale for $10 or $20 cheaper than it is now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    kind of a let down ( minor spoiler )

    Posted
    gomgomboy
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    mafia and mafia 2 were great , 2 being my favorite so as to be expected i was excited for this one, the major thing about this game is that it is not the open world it claimed to be , it does give us a world but it's more like free roam with minimal activities , u can rob store , hurt civilians and a few more things but don't expect anything like GTA V , u will be disappointed. as far as gameplay goes it's a typical cover shoot , stealth and teritory take over like Assassin Creed's series or even mad max but the mission are way too tedious , exp u have several bosses to kill but they will always be hiding and u need to lure then out. u can do that by kill their underlings , gather intels , rob their store , etc to cause certain amount of damage , once ur done they will tell u where to go but THAT IS ALL YOU DO! 80% of the game , must've been like 20 plus bosses with same routine so i suggest wait for a price drop. $ 40 with gamer's club unlock for additional 20% would be a sweet spot IMO. 3 stars because it's not a bad game but we are in 2016 now so open world really needs to be open world , not free roam open ended game

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well written game, time will tell.

    Posted
    Techdetective
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The story is rather well written, and the sound track is a great homage to the era as well. Future patches may correct some of the current issues the game suffers from on the Xbox. There are quite a few random crashes (fixable via patch). The resolution looks like interpolation down scaling, so the game can often look murky or washed out when compared to games that produce a solid 1080p resolution (may be able to append this when the Scorpio drops, due to additional resources?) or potentially it's just running at 900p or lower. Some random frame rate drops during driving and other crowded scenes (optimization patch). The game controls very well, and something to note, the hit and death animations of enemies are more natural to what you would see in an action film. Overall this is a good title, with a great story, it should run smoother as 2k pushes patches, but defiantly a title to pick up, when it reaches your personal price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A great narrative hindered by repetitive gameplay

    Posted
    Jonathan
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    I really want to like this game, I really do. The incredibly strong start gets you excited for a revenge story, only to completely hault any momentum by tasking you with repetitive missions pertaining to each district. You have to go through 3-5 task-based missions that repeat itself through each district in order for you to take control. It feels more like a grind which is unfortunate because the shooting and movement are pretty fun. The AI in this game is pretty bad too, you either have AI just standing idley by as you mow down their comrades or they hound on you like they've got nothing to lose. The world provides the illusion of liveliness but ultimately lacks depth once you realize that there really isn't anything to do. If they took their time to truly craft an engaging world and made the effort to create more unique story missions this game easily could have been a 5 star title, but the hiccups and grind really puts a damper on an otherwise great story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Story, Characters, Worn out narrative

    Posted
    MichaelGTDriver
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The story is great as well as the characters and their backgrounds. Character controls are tight although Ive died a few times with the sticky cover system. Vehicle controls are frustrating only because of the era. Everything mostly controls like a heavy wheeled brick. Graphics are good. Shadows and reflections are very muddy. Sometimes Cars..people..etc (except cutscenes) look like cut outs. Hair is also rendered pretty lousy in game. Rag doll physics from weapons is spot on. Animations vary. Lincoln is animated great and you feel his mass with every punch. lethal finishers are great and never get old. Game soundtrack is pretty good featuring ,Cream, Jefferson airplane, CCR, Rolling Stones, ETC. The Racism narrative is getting really old and i feel 2K wanted too cash in on this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Engaging story but glitchy and repetitive game

    Posted
    petertork
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    Mafia III had a lot of promise. First off Mafia II was a decent game to work off of, however it was extremely linear. Mafia III is an open-world shooter set in 1968 New Orleans. The game is extremely violent and extremely vulgar. There are jaw-dropping examples of racism (reflective of the 1960s south, I imagine.) The storyline is great, as you follow Lincoln Clay fighting his way through mafia gangs that killed his friends and almost him. Mafia III falls apart in two main ways: glitchiness and repetition. The game is so glitchy: crashes every few hours, terrible lighting effects, and impossible lines of sight by enemies. The repetition of the game is extreme. Every mission involves a little sneaking to kill some guards and then a shoot-out. There are some fun collectibles to gather along the way. I would only recommend renting this game or buying on extreme discount.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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