With more time driving than shooting, and great cut scenes despite linear story, this game still presents good twists to the plot. Mafia 2 is set in 1940-1950 in a Empire City. Players assume the role of Vito who tries to climb his way to his clan's rank. The open world, which seem to be too big with so few things to do, doesn't look polished and the overall graphics and animation of the characters can be greatly improved. On the other hand, the voice acting and audio effects suits the overall drama well, and the car radio tracklist are way too cool.
There's not much to do in this game. Complete missions, do errands for bosses, and go to the next hideout for cutscenes. What's great about this game is your shooting and stealth abilities. You get discovered lurking around or eavesdropping, and you screw up your mission. Overall, this game received mixed reviews from both critics and gamers. Mafia 2 received 74 stars out of 100.