Mafia: Definitive Edition – Everything you need to know

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Mafia Definitive Edition release

Mafia: Definitive Edition is an action-adventure video game where you play as a Prohibition-era gangster that has to rise in the ranks of the American Mafia.

It is a remake of the game that shares the same name and premise, and it pays tribute to the games of the early 2000s.

It is part of the Planned Mafia: Trilogy and 2 more games are to follow in the near future.

  • An excellent remake of a classic.
  • Experience a breathtaking cityscape.
  • Realistic recreation of Prohibition-era USA.
  • Plenty of Trophies and easter eggs to collect.
  • You need a beefy PC to run it

What’s new in Mafia: Definitive Edition?

The short answer would be that pretty much everything and nothing is new at the same time.

Following the trend of many gaming hits of the past that got remakes, Mafia: Definitive Edition is not just Mafia with new textures and better lighting, but rather a new game built from the ground up using the latest technologies.

The overall purpose of the game was to bring back what made the original so iconic and expand upon it. This includes recreating the 1930s cityscape, improving the musical score, and more.

You can see this for yourself from the announcement trailer below:

However, there are a few things that you can try in the game that weren’t in the 2002 original, and that is called Free Ride Mode.

This interesting new feature lets gamers explore Lost Heaven in a free-form sandbox mode where they can test drive the vehicles in their garage.

More so, easter eggs and collectibles have been hinted as well.


What consoles can I play Mafia: Definitive Edition on?

Mafia: Definitive Edition can run on Xbox, PS4, and Windows PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, but thanks to the backward compatibility it will also be playable on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, as well as the PlayStation 5.


Do I need a powerful PC to run Mafia: Definitive Edition?

Since for all intents and purposes Mafia: Definitive Edition can be considered a brand-new game, don’t expect a PC that ran the 2002 version smoothly to be anywhere near powerful enough to run this game.

That being said, here are the minimum specs for Mafia: Definitive Edition:

  • CPU: Intel Core-i5 2550K 3.4GHz / AMD FX 8120 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • Pixel Shader: 5.0
  • Vertex Shader: 5.0
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Free disk space: 50 GB
  • Dedicated Video RAM: 2048 MB

And here are the recommended system requirements, as per the System Requirements Lab:

  • CPU: Intel Core-i7 3770 3.4GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.2GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • Pixel Shader: 5.1
  • Vertex Shader: 5.1
  • Free disk space: 50 MB
  • Dedicated Video RAM: 8192 MB

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When will the game become available?

The game is set to be released tonight at around 4 PM PDT for US users, and players can then start downloading and playing the game immediately.

Let us know if you’re excited about the release of Mafia: Definitive Edition, and what’s your first impression about it by leaving us a message in the comments section below.