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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: 41 out of 245
  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 10, 2016
    8
    I can't believe they fwcked up this game's series that bad. It's nothing that I can actually describe. The gameplay is fun, the storyline isI can't believe they fwcked up this game's series that bad. It's nothing that I can actually describe. The gameplay is fun, the storyline is alright, hell, even graphics ain't that bad. Now we'll move to the facts that really matter: bugs! there are too many bugs! I simply can't believe someone would sell a game in this Alpha stage. The optimization is 0. The only games that forced me to play it at lowest settings was Batman Arkham Knight and Mafia III. Those who describe it as a "demanding game" don't know what a demanding game actually is. Mafia III is practically an alpha stage release game, who eats resources like no other game out there, and delivers nothing back! A.C. Unity is a demaning game, yes, but at it's finest delivers a beautiful 1700's world. I simply loved that game! Mafia III fails to deliver anything besides bugs, errors and nonexistent optimization. Again, I really can't believe they screwed up this change of a good game. This is my biggest dissapointment in a very long time. Expand
  3. Mar 19, 2017
    6
    They did a good job on the city design, music, cars but NOT the most important thing... the story. The story was disconnected from Mafia 2 andThey did a good job on the city design, music, cars but NOT the most important thing... the story. The story was disconnected from Mafia 2 and kind of repetitive, sure they've added Vito and few other characters from Mafia 2, but it was nothing compared to Mafia 2 and Mafia 1 stories. In a nutshell they misunderstood word Mafia meaning and tried to make it more like GTA style game. If they wouldn't left loads of glitches, bugs and made the continuation of Mafia 2 story with less repetitiveness it would've been a much better game. Expand
  4. Oct 18, 2016
    3
    How many times do I have to do the same thing? This is crazy! Every single quest should be unique and different. The quests are repetetive.How many times do I have to do the same thing? This is crazy! Every single quest should be unique and different. The quests are repetetive. And the game is not about Mafia; this is about a black serial killer who wants to make a revenge. Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2016
    1
    I truly hope it's their last game

    This cant even be called a video game, the PC build is a massively consolized and poor console port,
    I truly hope it's their last game

    This cant even be called a video game, the PC build is a massively consolized and poor console port, aside from having massive performance issues, being a blurry mess and locked to "SOLID 30 FPS" as the devs said, the game is plagued by crashes and by the fact that it even exists, a pathetic attempt at creating a video game.

    this doesnt even deserve a review
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  6. Nov 8, 2017
    1
    After more than a year they still haven't fixed the performance issues this port has. That would be acceptable if the game looked half decentAfter more than a year they still haven't fixed the performance issues this port has. That would be acceptable if the game looked half decent graphics wise. The grapics looks low res and upscalled even at max settings.
    Gameplay and story are pretty repetitive.
    Mafia 1 was the best and 2 wasn't bad at all either but this one is just another money grab attempt from a AAA game publisher.
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  7. Aug 18, 2018
    0
    This doesn't even feel iike a Mafia game. Luckily I didn't end up getting this when it first came out and waited until playstation gave it outThis doesn't even feel iike a Mafia game. Luckily I didn't end up getting this when it first came out and waited until playstation gave it out for free as a 'free game of the month'. I could say this is the only way getting this game would be worth it. Very buggy, dated textures, boring and repetitive mission structure, also a lot more political in nature than i'd care for. Seems like more of a way 2k cashed in on a successful franchise for quick easy bucks than a true & honest 3rd installment of the franchise. Very disappointing. Expand

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