Hangar 13 Studios and 2K Games are re-releasing the original 2002 outing of Mafia, which was a real game made by real developers for real gamers. Illusion Softworks’ iconic title was way ahead of its time when it released, and was a far more immersive game than GTA 3. The Mafia: Definitive Edition remake is set to launch on August 28th this summer.
The game has been rebuilt from the ground-up, which should worry any purists because Hangar 13 Studios is converged.
Essentially they came out and said that they’re an activist studio for Left-wing agitprop.
So don’t be surprised if Mafia: Definitive Edition has certain parts reworked or outright removed if some rainbow-haired member Hangar 13 decides that the 18-year-old game is “problematic”.
The remake of the original will feature expanded story, new gameplay elements, and the original score from the 2002 outing.
In addition to this, both Mafia II and Mafia III have been re-released as definitive editions, too.
The entire trilogy is available for pre-purchase over on the Steam store page.
I might be interested in getting the original game, since it’s quite visually dated but I do worry about Hangar 13 bleeding their Liberal politics into the game via grotesque and unnecessary ways.
Sadly, before purchasing the remake it would be best to watch YouTube comparison videos to ensure that all of the content is intact first. If it’s right proper, then it might be worth purchasing.
As for Mafia II: Definitive Edition, it seems like a safe enough bet for anyone who owns the original or anyone who never played the 2008 sequel. It’s a really high-quality game with a fantastic story, great character development, and fun gameplay. It’s one of the rare games where you just can’t get enough of it. The same can’t be said for the politically charged, boring, BLM-themed trash-fire that is Mafia III.