Do not be fooled by the games map, this is far from an open ended world where you can roam around for hours completing side missions and interacting with anything and everything. You play a guy called Vito Scaletta and you can only complete the main missions, and unlike Fallout or GTA there isn't much to explore independently. In addition some of the missions are kind of boring like the unexpected prison level, practising your fighting skills over and over again seems to me to be some what rushed and lacking ideas. There are also pointless parts of missions like to finish one mission and go on to the next, you have to drive right across town just to "go to bed". Having said that it is a very fun game to play for the most part. The main missions are entertaining on the whole, the gameplay is great and the character's dialogue is funny and unique. It makes the characters believable. I completed the game on hard and it isn't that hard so if you are expecting a challenging game that will take over your life for a few weeks then this isn't it but this is a game which is solid and is fun for a small while. I would recommend getting it, playing it once, and you probably won't want to go back to it after that.