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Mafia III - Xbox One

Model: 49665SKU: 4382400

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 1206 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent open-world crime story

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    goob
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    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

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    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

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    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 )

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    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.

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    Techdetective
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    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

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    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

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    MichaelGTDriver
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    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

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    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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great setting, but repetitive

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    tlangley
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    Mafia 3 is a good game but can get repetitive after a while. The game is set in a fictional version of New Orleans in 1968 with era appropriate cars and clothing all around. You play as Lincoln Clay, an army vet who returns home and gets swept up in the mob. He end sup getting betrayed then must seek revenge to bring down the mafia in the city but taking down their operations one by one. This is handled well and the story is told in a very cool way, almost like a documentary style but the gameplay can get repetitive after awhile as there is really only a handful of mission types that you do in each area, before you take down the head boss of that spot and your guys take over. Fun in doses, but not for long play sessions. If you liked the others in this series you will enjoy this as well, just don't expect a GTA5 level open world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Open World Mobster Game

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    Morach
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    Open world game taking place during the late 60's with an engaging story line based during our civil rights unrest. The the story is everything you expect and more, with plenty of side missions that will keep you playing it for a long time. Fans of GTA will enjoy this game as it plays pretty much the same, with various type missions, vehicles to drive, main characters and I am sure add ons that you will want to play. The time period is great for those that grew up in that time period as it reflects accurately what the USA was like doing that time period, plus those after that period will give them a window into how America has changed some since then. After completing the game I expect to be doing additional play through with a very interesting story line. A must play for gamers that like open worlds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is what gaming is all about

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    JRod
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    Honestly, this game exceeded my expectations vastly. The game at times is repetitive when it comes to the grit and grunt of the game outside the glorious cinematics. The story is told in a way not done by games where there is a documentary feel and tone added for the gaming experience and fluidity to the game. Lincoln Clay is a strong protagonist with hubris and revenge filling his every action. The story missions are the best aspect of the game and it lasted me almost a good 60 hours (no joke). For that and the amazing storyline and graphically entertainign environment I highly recommend this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only for long time fans.

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    Pav941
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    I'm a long time fan of the mafia series so this was a must buy just for the continuation of the universe. The problem with the game is it is riddled with bugs. This is one of the worst cases of early release I've ever seen. I had multiple crashes while playing on the console. The graphics glitched to the point it looked like a ps2 game. Railroad tracks would launch my car into the air. It was a mess but, as a mafia fan, a fun mess. For anyone looking at this game for a first time entry into the series I'd say wait for a price drop and maybe they will patch this train wreck up. Once the game gets patched I'd say its worth it but as for now I can't recommend this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but has Problems

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    Turboed247
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    The story and cinematic sequences are the strong point. The action scenes are fun. There are some problems though: - Very stupid AI. You can stand in one place and silently kill one baddie after another without moving and just pile up the bodies. Every time you kill one, another comes looking in the same spot. They come one at a time, slowly. - No fast travel. The driving mechanic is good, but this is such a glaring omission. Can't even fast travel to safe houses. This is beyond irritating and makes finishing the game a grind. Not because it is challenging, but because it takes FOREVER to go where you need to go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great story but extremely repetitive gameplay

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    Easton2142
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    Mafia 3 is definitely worth a playthrough just for the story but is obnoxiously repetitive. From the second mission in the game to the next to last, you do the same things over and over again. The game did take me about 35 hours to finish and I rushed a bit so time wise it was worth the entertainment in my opinion. Contrary to that, the story really is great and its what kept me engaged and pushed me to finish the game. Lastly, the soundtrack is one of the greatest compilation of songs in the history of gaming. It has over 100 licensed tracks that are mostly considered classics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok open world, with a lot of repetitive misssions.

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    Brandon
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    Decent game for the price, I got it for 20$. It's very repetitive mission wise you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again, the graphics were really not the best but I'm sure when the new Xbox one X comes out it may get a patch for it overall. The open world portion is alright you can go to the swamps and feed people to alligators if thats right up your alley but nothing too special. A lot of people like this game some do not I really just didn't care for it and couldn't get into it. So I give it 3/5.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could have been so good

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    paparocket
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    The game has so much potential. But I have to say the quality of the controller is sooo bad. There's a lot of weird stare offs. A lot of conversations are so bad. The people's AI is just weird. The game needed at LEAST another year of polish. If gaming companies don't want to dig more money into their projects, then stop with the open worlds. Just tell us a great story! But if you see the game for $20 or less, if you wanna give it a shot, it's worth a shot. It just tries so hard to be GTA, and it misses so bad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buy the Soundtrack Instead

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    Unleashedhell
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    This game had so much potential; the opening act and atmosphere are excellent. That all ends once you start going on missions. The game is a glitch fest - one enemy I face fell in water and became frozen and invincible, another became the Predator and not only spotted me, and shot me through a wall. As it has been out over a year, I doubt a fix is coming. Positives: One X support, the story started off pretty cool and the soundtrack is awesome. That is about it. Unless it is $5, avoid.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a great game

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    Xeyark
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    I came into this one mostly blind and am really glad I did. I own Mafia 2 on PC, but I had never played it. So coming to this I didn't know much about the series or what to expect and it was a pleasant surprise. The game is so much fun and when I get started playing it is hard to come to a stopping point. So addicting and the action is addicting. Some of these characters make you WANT to take them out just from the way they treat your character and the characters around them. It feels kind of satisfying in a weird way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No a fan of the protagonist.

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    yelwarraef
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    I bought this game game mainly for the setting, since I live in the New Orleans area. They took a lot more liberties than I would have liked with the setting, but still it's a pretty decent representation. What I dont care for is the main character's moral ambiguity. Without spoilers, you play as a man committing heinous crimes right off the bat. This dulls the attachment to his journey. But what do I know, I'm in the 1% who dislikes GTA5, so take my opinion for what it's worth.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What a disappointment!

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    Blayz
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    I waited years for them to finally get this game together and after reading the reviews I figured I would give it a shot - what a disappointment. As most reviewers have said; the game can be monotonous but the storyline of the game makes up for it (the music is pretty cool too) but the ending .. and the fact that you cannot continue to roam after you've completed the game makes it a total dud - now I read they are releasing another 'game' as an upgrade to this so you can continue .. WHAT A JOKE!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend