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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: 39 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 28, 2016
    8
    I like the game. Good story with deep and political background. Story game is enjoyable. Is not a GTA V, but it should not be expected. II like the game. Good story with deep and political background. Story game is enjoyable. Is not a GTA V, but it should not be expected. I appreciate straightforward story rather than doing 200 missions and getting a short argument. Expand
  3. Jan 27, 2017
    6
    I rarely write comments about games but I will do this time.
    Story, atmosphere, characters are awesome. Even gameplay is good. But repetitive
    I rarely write comments about games but I will do this time.
    Story, atmosphere, characters are awesome. Even gameplay is good. But repetitive missions in the middle game are barely standing. OMG. It was horrible experience (I played them just to finish game). They better should make shorter game and it would totaly worked out.
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  4. Nov 26, 2016
    3
    This is so lame.. Some part of this game just like plague from GTA5.. I like MAFIA II better than MAFIA III. Some features in MAFIA II areThis is so lame.. Some part of this game just like plague from GTA5.. I like MAFIA II better than MAFIA III. Some features in MAFIA II are missing in MAFIA III and I did'nt like it.. This game consume too much space but the game is so lame..

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  5. Oct 8, 2016
    1
    It's ugly, it's locked at 30fps, and they dont want you playing this on PC. I don't understand how they could let this fly after all theIt's ugly, it's locked at 30fps, and they dont want you playing this on PC. I don't understand how they could let this fly after all the recent fiasco with batman and all the other **** ports. Expand
  6. Oct 2, 2017
    0
    this isthis is govno!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  7. Oct 7, 2016
    0
    30 fps poor console port. Bad graphics and bland gameplay. They coulnd't bother to port this properly so I don't see point in reviewing this properly.

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