this game is brilliant,I dont know what the reviewers were drinking when they reviewed this game but I found it like the other 5 reviewers here fantastic!, it was riddled with depth, exciting gameplay and brilliant realistic retro 60's feel, not only that the game is set over 10 years meening the first 5 chapters of the game are set in the late 40's with very old fashoned cars then in the 50's everything starts to modernize and you actually feel as if you are in a living developing world, even if the cars look old to us now in the game you feel as if your driving the latest tech avalible,
this game is a masterpeice for any game fan to love, i havent played mafia 1 but why would you need too? this game is far superior in graphics and as far as my friends are concerned gameplay as well.
-graphics: 8/10, the graphics in this are amazing, sometimes i forget im playing a game and feel as if im playing a movie, expecially in a car, the reflections and ambient lighting are brilliant.
- sound 7/10 its very good but the audio when driving and walking down he street can seem a bit shallow and lacks the depth of a real city, sometimes my character is standing in the heart of the city and i can hear myself think!
-gameplay 9/10 this is one of the best storys i have played to date, its nothing like gta 4! its far superiour, in this you feel like you are in the mafia, not just a rambo wannabe like in gta 4, not only that you cant really compare a game made for teens and kids to a game like this...
overall its a must buy for any gaming fan, and looking at the games that will soon be relesed i say this is a good contender for your money for the next few months, the only negative I really have about this game is the length, its long but not long enough, I completed it in just over 3 days, it took me a week to complete other games in this genre such as gta.