Unofficial Mafia II Guide by Chris Boots-Faubert for SuperCheats.
Any gamer who played the original game, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, will instantly understand the great anticipation and the happiness that the sequel, Mafia II has received from the gaming public, but if you have not played the original, you are in for quite a treat!
There are other games in the mobster slash first-person-mobster-shooter genres, sure, and some of them are really good games, but the Mafia series of games stands head and shoulders above them all, mostly due to its fascinating story-line and the careful development of its plots, subplots, and characters. Mafia II picks up the banner and runs with it, leaving us hoping that there will be a Mafia III -- certainly there is room for it, right?
The original game covered the golden era of the gangster, the 1920's and 1930's, while Mafia II covers the Boom Era spanning from World War II in the 1940's through the 1950's. A third game in the series could make great work of the 1970's and 1980's and the era of the Dapper Don, and the Brinks Robbery... We can only hope.
As you prepare to play this game, there is nothing that I can say to you that will soften the shock of being sucked into this story and the vivid almost real world that was constructed to tell it. Perhaps the only perspective that I can offer you is this: Mafia II is the closest thing to Time Travel you are every going to experience.
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