If you haven’t bought 2k’s new game, Mafia 3, then here are four reasons you should consider diving into the dangerous world of Lincoln Clay.
1. 1960’s Louisiana
The retro world is simply beautiful. The team used old photos to re-create the city, but made significant alterations to suit the game better. Such as positioning the city and bay, you have been dropped in, closely together.
The game is set in 1968 and the developers really did pay close attention to detail. The landscape, old warehouses, diners and cityscape have all been thought out and executed beautifully. The swamps even have crocodiles that will attack you, if you spend too long in the water.
2. The Music
Mafia 3’s playlist is extensive. Every time you start up the game you will be greeted by “House of the rising sun”.
This isn’t the only track that will make you smile and your feet tapping. When you’re driving around Louisiana with Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” and “Sympathy for the Devil” you will find yourself taking the long way just to fit the entire song in.
The game’s official soundtrack is in on Spotify and has become one of my ‘go to’ playlists. “Fortunate Son” and Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” are also among the aforementioned classics.
3. The Cars
Ah, so what could make listening to “Ring of Fire” any better? Only driving Lincoln’s hopped up GTO charger, of course. The cars sound amazing and make driving around New Orleans even more enjoyable.
The exotic cars are also great fun to fly around the streets in. The game has a car service function where a selection of sports, civilian and exotic cars will be delivered to you wherever you are on the map.
There is also a modification option for the cars you have on call. This is more of a novelty, but it was generous of the 2k team to include it anyway.
The driving experience is almost worth buying the game for alone.
4. The Guns
Handguns, rifles, SMGs, sniper rifles, launchers and grenades are all easily accessible in 1968, according to Mafia 3’s economy.
Old classics like the M1 Grand, the Colt M1911A1 and fan (also personal) favourite the Tommy gun with the round drum clip. You are never far from violence in Lincoln’s world so make sure you have a good go of all the weapons at your disposal.
There is also a gun merchant on call who will come to you anywhere on the map. A little hippy van pulls up and you have one minute to make your purchases before it speeds off into the sunset.