Monday, 31 October 2016

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Mafia 3 - Take 2

Release Date:  07/10/16
Publisher:  Take 2


After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn't who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. When his surrogate family, the black mob, is wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through the Mafioso responsible.

New Bordeaux, a reimagined new Orleans

A vast open world ruled by the mob and detailed with the sights and sounds of the era.

A lethal anti-hero

Be Lincoln Clay, orphan and Vietnam veteran hell bent on revenge for the deaths of his surrogate family

Revenge your way

Choose your own play-style; brute force, blazing guns or stalk-and-kill tactics, to tear down the Italian Mafia

A new family, in the ashes of the old

Build a new criminal empire your way by deciding which lieutenants you reward, and which you betray


This is a game that I've been looking forward to for quite some time. I loved the way the way that they built up the release through the adverts, brought good story telling to the fore and perhaps best of all, utilised cracking music from the time period.

What unfurled sadly was a game that was a bit half baked and whilst the storyline was compelling, it felt like the whole thing was a little too repetitive with very little options available for the gamer.

The vehicles were sluggish and whilst I do accept that this was a problem of the cars at the time, I would have bene fine with better control and being able to feel like i was Steve McQueen in Bullet flying round the corners and outrunning Police. What you got however was foot down, crash bang, wallop, followed by the gamer swearing as the Police plowed in and blew the living hell out of you. Thats no way for a game to behave.

Add to this an auto aim that was leff than helpful and huge losses to finances when you died (which was often) all round left the game feeling a little flat. A great shame as it was a title that I'd had high hopes for this year.

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