||(Win98/Me/2000/XP) (DVD Case) (MAFIAPR)
Publisher: illusion Softworks / Gathering of Developers
- Blood and violence
from Games Domain
from Four Fat Chicks
Join the Family!
Hey, paisan! Think you got what it takes to deliver the
goods for the capo? Mafia brings the 1930s underworld to life in this 3rd
person 3D action game. Rise from the lowly but well-dress Footsoldier to the
envied and feared Made Man in an era of big bands, zoot suits, and Model
Ts. Take on the role of a hitman, enforcer, getaway driver, and more in
your struggle for respect, money, and power with the Salieri Family
They Came for Freedom:
The freedom to practice their
own brand of iron-fisted street justice on the streets of American cities. It
was both the ending and beginning of an era; America lost its innocence as
organized crime families gripped urban centers and rose to heights of power -
power that would not be relinquished until decades later. Their world and their
freedom are now yours; a 1930's big-city world of violence, romance, classic
cars and hard-hitting weapons.
Mafia brings the 1930's underworld to life with a 3D,
3rd-person action interface. Rise from the lowly but well-dressed Footsoldier
to the envied and feared Made Man as you progress through a complex story
spanning dozens of missions and sub-quests in a large, living and breathing
city complete with surrounding countryside. Take on the role of hit man,
enforcer, getaway driver and more in your struggle for respect, money and power
within the Salieri family. Put on your zoot suit, strap yourself in to your
Cadillac V16 and enjoy the ride.
20 action-packed missions with subquests - Luxury and
riches are yours for the taking, if you do as Don Salieri has requested. From
mob hits and car chases to shootouts and more, complete the unsavory tasks the
Family needs done and you will be handsomely rewarded.
Explore over 12 square miles of the 1930s
American city, with simulated traffic, landmarks, and surrounding
environments pull you into the 1930s with their attention to detail and
style. From seedy bars and hotel rooms to train stations and airports
every location is rendered in fantastic detail by the 3D LS3D
engine, such as the Lost Heaven International Airport and Chinatown.
Gun down enemies with classic mob weapons including
machine guns, shotguns, and the famous molotov cocktail.
Drive over 60 vintage cars, roadsters and delivery
trucks using the most realistic car physics ever made for a game.
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Processor: 100% PC
compatible Operating System: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP with DirectX 8.1 installed
(Windows 95 not supported) CPU: Pentium III 500 MHz compatible processor or
higher, 1Ghz recommended RAM: 128 MB RAM CD-ROM: 8x or higher Hard Drive Space:
800 MB (minimal installation) Graphics: DirectX compatible 3D Accelerator with
16MB RAM, 64MB recommended Sound Card: DirectX compatible Keyboard & Mouse:
Games Domain by Steve Hildrew
"Mafia tells the story of disaffected mobster Tommy Angelo.
He's gone to the police to squeal and spills his guts (not literally) to a
detective in exchange for protection for him and his family. The game's action
takes place entirely in the past as he recollects past events, beginning with
his entry into the mob, and continuing as his rise to infamy and criminal
heights continues. Rather than the open-ended gameplay of GTA3, where you
largely direct your own course of action by mission choice, in its main game
Mafia directs you down a linear path, as befits its narrative nature. The story
is that most rare of gaming jewels - enticing and excellently told; helped
along by some of the most luxuriantly excellent facial rendering we've ever
seen in a videogame."
"The action is largely slower pace, fitting nicely
with the 30s setting, but that doesn't necessarily make it less exciting.
Roaring around the town at a maximum of about 60 miles per hour may not sound
breathtakingly exciting, but remember you're also leaning out of your window
taking pot-shots at the enemy with a tommy gun - now that's lots of fun. Also,
the missions are cleverly constructed to suit different styles of gameplay. The
ones that aren't entirely straightforward usually have multiple means to
completion where you can charge in gung-ho, or sneak around a different
entrance, using the environment to your advantage."
"It's pretty hard to find fault with Mafia if you're not
entirely turned off by its gangster heritage. Some might find issue with its
save system, providing waypoints at important points of missions rather than
the gimpy quick-save so many games opt for, but these are numerous and largely
well-placed, with only a couple of noticeable exceptions. In fact, it adds to
the challenge, which is already fairly large. Be sure about this: Mafia is not
an easy game. As missions progress, their difficulty increases exponentially,
but never enough to cause game-deleting rage, like some games we can think
"Mafia is for those who like a challenge, those who love a
bit of De Niro and Brando, and those who enjoy a simply excellent action game;
one that happens to have a fantastic storyline backing it up, mixed with what's
proving to be some of the most enjoyable gameplay to be seen this year. If you
enjoy sinking yourselves deeply into the mystique of a game, absorbing the
sights and sounds of a wonderfully rendered time and place, we can't recommend
Chicks by Mike Phillips
"Mafia defies explanation in the traditional sense. It's not
an adventure game, it's not a driving game, and it isn't a shooter.
"So what type of game is it? I have
serious trepidation even referring to Mafia as a game, as it's the closest
thing I've ever experienced to being completely immersed in another time,
another life, another place. Mafia is an alternative universe on three
seemingly harmless pieces of polycarbonate, a world beckoning one to take a
break from real life and slip back into that of Tommy Angelo's.
"Tom is an ordinary Joe, a young cab driver barely capable
of paying his bills. In a fortuitous moment, he happened to be in the
proverbial wrong place at the wrong time. Enter Paulie and Sam, associates of
one Don Salieri. I'm not talking about a nickname for Donald here; Don Salieri
is the boss of the Salieri syndicate in the 1930s. What follows is an
enthralling tale of betrayal, deception, intrigue, love, violenceyou name
it, Mafia has it all ... in spades."
"Time for a final summation. Is this game for you? A
driving, shooting, story-based game about a crime family in the 1930s US that
has no save feature and can be insanely difficult at times?...
" Yet Mafia oozes class, polish, and style like no other
game so far this year. To not "experience" Mafia is a far greater crime than
any in the Salieri family ever committed."
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