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MrMarouka Jan 5, 2013 @ 3:58pm
compared to GTA IV?
i am thinking about buying this game, but can somebody tell me how it compares to GTA IV in respects to map size, and the time it takes to complete the entire game? are there side missions? other diversions while in free roam?

Thanks
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SNEEK Jan 5, 2013 @ 7:10pm 
I like Mafia 2 , it's an awesome game. But th e map size and lenght of the game is bigger in GTA IV, and free roaming is prohibited in Mafia 2
masterfoxxx7 || Don Jan 6, 2013 @ 12:40pm 
8 gamehrs without dlcs i think
Tricky Ninja Jan 7, 2013 @ 3:44pm 
I just picked up this game for 2.77$ which is bad a s s there were like 20 games included together for 24.99$ go check it out on AMAZON here is the link it's worth every penny
www.amazon.com/2K-Games-41092-Mega-Pack/dp/B008G607G and I know it says 9 game download but but all the DLC's included and other stand alone's it's like 20 games
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Slade Nygma Jan 8, 2013 @ 2:25am 
Game is badass. I would buy this over GTA IV for pc, if i were you.
<3krissy<3 Jan 9, 2013 @ 2:27am 
Gte gta iv man no way this bettter then that bro noo way
Bitch Tits Lebobski Jan 9, 2013 @ 11:50am 
I'll try to compare the games, instead of going all "bro this is the ♥♥♥♥" like everyone else has.

When it comes to story mafia 2 does a way better job IMO, you actually care about more characters than just one here(Unlike just Roman in GTA IV) and the missions are more innovative and not very repetitive.

Mafia 2 has better graphics unless you use the iCE enhancer for GTA IV. The gunplay is better in mafia 2, but has more restrictions and doesn't let you do things such as drive boats, fly helicopters, and parachute. Mafia 2 is a bit more realistic(which is both good and bad).

GTA IV has a strong multiplayer component and a lot of mods while Mafia 2 has no multiplayer, and not very many interesting mods at all.

In mafia 2 all you really got is a really good 12 hour story, but there's not much to do in the world besides that, but both games will still get your moneys worth.
Cego em Tiroteio Jan 10, 2013 @ 8:44pm 
I loved Mafia 2. The story, as Walrus said, is nice. But what really made me like it is the retro ambience. I just think the story is good in GTA IV too. If Roman is annoying, the protagonist is what I liked a lot. Just the DLC of Mafia 2 is not worth a nickle, opposite to GTA IV.

A good game, but very different, as already pointed. If you really want a GTA substitute, you should really consider Saints Row: The Third. This game is really similar to GTA IV (arcade-ish gameplay, freeeee roaming, even the map has 3 main islands...) Saints Row seems vulgar, but the acting (specialy female 2 with it's western european acent - probably a tribute to Nico Belic) make the characters more noble, likable and real than most sociopathic good boys in games like Far Cry 3 (terrible) and Driver.

Excuse my Engrish.
J-Gravina Jan 11, 2013 @ 2:08am 
Buy JUST CAUSE 2 FIRST LOL
Cat Nejc Jan 12, 2013 @ 3:21pm 
Originally posted by CheesyCharlie:
i am thinking about buying this game, but can somebody tell me how it compares to GTA IV in respects to map size, and the time it takes to complete the entire game? are there side missions? other diversions while in free roam?

Thanks

you get great fps
pfc13fox Jan 12, 2013 @ 10:01pm 
Mafia 2 has a smaller story line compared to GTA4 and no multiplayer options but isnt lacking in any other area compared. mafia 2 graphics are great. obviously the time frames are different so the back drop is very different. Both are free world but u cant activate side missions in mafia2 by wondering around due to none available. the missions will take u anywhere from a few hours to a few days pending ur skill and difficulty settings. you can take cars to the docks or car crusher for more money when ur low. police will try to pull u over for speeding and hit and runs in mafia 2. if u stop for speeding u will be issued a fine, if u run for it they will chase and increase ur wanted level. the map size is close to the large island in gta4 with similar gun shops, clothing stores, and garages spread out on the map. there is also a hunt for playboy magazines and wanted posters spread across the game. from owning all gta's and both mafia games you wont regret buying mafia 2.
Last edited by pfc13fox; Jan 12, 2013 @ 10:03pm
Cat Nejc Jan 13, 2013 @ 1:07am 
gta iv: bigger map, longer (drive, kill, drive) and boring story, huge frame drops (gta iv is the worst console port ever)
mafia ii: charpters system, small map, shorter (missions make more sense by my option), cant swim, cant even reach water, some OUTSIDE areas are unreachable once you finish misson
J-Gravina Jan 13, 2013 @ 3:14am 
wait till the sales and then buy them both for the price of one nuff said
Cat Nejc Jan 13, 2013 @ 3:15am 
Originally posted by James_g1995:
wait till the sales and then buy them both for the price of one nuff said

good idea

gta iv is not worth real price
mafia ii is short so i think it's not worth it
J-Gravina Jan 13, 2013 @ 3:34am 
never buy full price games on steam add the ones you like to your wishlist then play the waiting game
dopeman_80 Jan 13, 2013 @ 6:45pm 
It's not as big as GTA IV, but the time to complete is relatively the same...I wish there was more development/progression of NPCs other than your best friend, but the atmosphere, true mob like feel(no missions have an over the top, not realistic, feel, save for the final mission), and the cars are all spectacular. They outdid themselves on the graphics as well, and the end makes you want to join them in the making of a potential Mafia III...nuff said for me
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