Right out of the gate “Mafia II” starts hitting you with surprises. The game opens with you in Italy during World War II fighting for the United States. While that may seem a bit removed from the overall concept of a “mafia” game, it’s woven quite well into the story, and introduces you to the game’s main character, Vito Scaletta. This opening chapter of the game is indicative of what players can expect as they work their way through the title; action, surprises, unexpected locations, and an interesting narrative.
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