Mafia III Deluxe Edition includes Mafia III and the following DLCs: Mafia III: Family Kick Back Pack, Mafia III: Faster, Baby!, Mafia III: Sign of the Times, Mafia III: Stones Unturned, and Mafia III: Judge, Jury and Executioner Weapon Pack.
In Mafia 3, Family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. In 1968 New Bordeaux, you are Lincoln Clay, combat-hardened Vietnam vet and sole survivor of the city’s slaughtered black mob. Hell bent on revenge against the Italian Mafia responsible, you’ll build a new crime family on the ashes of the old and inflict military-grade retribution any way you choose to take down your enemies and own the city.
NEW BORDEAUX, A REIMAGINED 1968 NEW ORLEANS: A vast, diverse and seedy open world ruled by the mob and corrupt officials and richly detailed with the sights, sounds and emotionally-charged social atmosphere of the era.
AN UNINTENDED AND LETHAL ANTI-HERO: Be Lincoln Clay, an orphan and Vietnam veteran hell bent on revenge against the Italian Mafia for the brutal slaughter of the black mob, the closest thing to family he’s ever had.
REVENGE YOUR WAY: Choose your own personal play-style, from brute force and blazing guns to stalk-and-kill tactics as you use Lincoln’s military training and gathered intel to tear down the Italian Mafia.
Aestuo Staff Pick
Will: My own experience of the game has been overall positive; The only let down is that for some the gameplay can become a bit of a grind, personally I like games where you have to put something in to get something out but it’s not for everyone. The story is your classic mob story you’re a Vietnam veteran ready to avenge your family and Hangar 13 pull it off excellently. My favourite parts are definitely the driving, the parts where you have to take down a mob boss in a building and can go stealth or guns blazing(for me it’s stealth all the way) and the ‘escape unseen’ sections. To compare it to another game, think 1960s Watchdogs with some GTA San andreas thrown in there.
What the Press have said?
A varied selection of reviews to help you decide; handpicked by Aestuo staff!
“If you approach Mafia III as an interactive journey, then you probably won’t have any issue with it overall. If you’re looking for a fully fleshed out title akin to GTA, then Mafia III could come off as a shallow release…I’m somewhere in the middle, but leaning more toward the former. The story and visuals are easily the strength of the game, and the gameplay isn’t flawed or repetitive enough to kill the vibe.”
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“It’s refreshing to see a game tackle hard issues so earnestly, and I can honestly say this is a story which will stay with me long after playing.”
“Mafia’s return is a bittersweet one. On one hand, there are several visual issues that burden the game, and the feeling of being an errand boy completing repetitive missions is always there. On the other hand, Hangar 13 ha created a world with its own personality, a really interesting city and the soundtrack selection is superb. The adult, violent and vengeance-themed plot is another remarkable point.”
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“If anything, I think the game is worth checking out for the story alone. It’s unfortunate that the gameplay is so much of a slog that some players may not think the story is worth the trouble. However, if you have the time, the extra coin, and love mob stories, this tale has a satisfying end.”
About the Developer
“Hangar 13 is the internal 2K development studio behind the award-winning Mafia III. We are comprised of a diverse group of people, from industry veterans with experience working on big franchises, to talented former indie entrepreneurs and recent graduates. We pride ourselves on the creation of games with great narrative and unique player stories. We have a collective hunger to work with bleeding edge technology so we build our games using a powerful proprietary engine and toolset, created in-house. Hangar 13 is based in four vibrant locations: Novato (California), Brighton (UK), Brno and Prague (Czech Republic). We are currently hard at work on our next AAA titles.”
Their Slogan: “Every Player Story is Unique”
“Though we hail from all over the world, and our backgrounds are wildly different, one thing binds us all together – the belief that “Every Player’s Story is Unique.” We believe that a game should never be a fixed experience fed to the player, but something that is shaped by the game developers and the player together, every time the game is played. At Hangar 13, we want to make (and play) games that allow players the freedom to define everything from the moment-to-moment gameplay to the narrative, creating their own, unique player stories along the way. “