The Mafia series has recently been thrust into the light, thanks to the definitive editions of both Mafia 2 and Mafia 3. Those are both good in their own right, but nothing hits harder than the recent remake of Mafia 1. That game came out of the gate swinging, scoring immense critical acclaim and an 87% approval rating on Steam. I intend to play the game myself, once my PC can run it (my poor GTX 750 ti). With it being two weeks since launch though, 2K and Hangar 13 are bringing new features to the Mafia experience. Mafia: Definitive Edition released its first post-launch update today, showcasing new features and improvements to an already great game.
The biggest of the new additions for Mafia: Definitive Edition is the Noir Mode. This mode paints the game entirely in black and white visuals, giving you a feeling accurate to its time period. This, combined with grainy film effects, can make you feel like you’re playing a classic movie of the 1930s. Joining this new mode is fresh options for the game’s heads-up display, allowing you to immerse and challenge yourself further. You can disable objective markers, enemy mini-map locations, navigation features, and more! If you want to feel like you’re a part of Lost Heaven and Tommy’s story, these settings for Mafia: Definitive Edition should be a dream come true for you.
There are of course several bug fixes in this update, details of which you can find here. For readers unaware of Mafia: Definitive Edition, allow me to introduce you. The game follows the story of Tommy Angelo, a cab driver who’s thrust into the world of crime with the Salieri crime family. While initially reluctant to the idea, the rewards become too large to ignore, leading Tommy to question what he’s willing to do for his family. If you’re interested in that idea, you can purchase the game on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
What do you think of this latest update to Mafia: Definitive Edition? Anything you wish you see in terms of new features? Let me know in the comments below!