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If you're one of those people that like to give friends a lift in your car boot or try to haggle with Argos workers using an offer they can't refuse, then you will probably love playing Mafia II. The sequel to the award-winning Mafia, this game puts you in the dark and shady world of organised crime and family values of another nature entirely.
You assume the role of Vito, a downtrodden Italian American who is escaping a life of poverty by joining the Mafia. He soon learns that this is the only viable way for him to change his life around, attain wealth and get respect from others. With his childhood friend Joe, Vito follows the downward spiral that is organised crime and try to prove to the big bosses that they are worth getting 'made.'
Just like the game's predecessor, you work your way up the chain of command by taking on low-level jobs such as robbery and stealing cars. As the duo climb further up the ladder and deeper down the rabbit hole, they realise that life as a Mafia thug isn't all guns and roses.
Although the main gameplay mechanics remain the same as the original Mafia, in Mafia II 2K Czech has revamped a lot of control and detail, such as vehicular exploration and hand-to-hand combat. You'll be taking part in car chases, gunfights and all manner of other engrossing activities that will ensure that your eyes will be just as widened as Vito's when the story reaches its climax.