Mafia 2 is a Adventuring game available on the PC. It can be played in Thirdperson Singleplayer modes.
Mafia 2 is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.
Mafia 2 can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
Mafia 2 can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
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Mafia 2 is a sprawling epic: a tale of betrayal, revenge, the American Dream, friendship and family. The game plays a little like an interactive movie, taking cues from The Godfather and Goodfellas, but never reaches the same heights due to its hotchpotch of gameplay.
The tale centres on Vito Scaletta and Joe Barbaro. Vito is the son of Sicillian immigrants: his father was a dockworker and an alcoholic. After he passes away, he leaves his family nothing but debt. Determined not to suffer the same fate, Vito sets out to make something of himself - to accumulate some wealth, a comfortable place to live, and a nice car. It is, in essence, the American Dream. But in a time of poverty, there seems to be only one way to get there: organised crime.
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