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The chronicles of Vito Scalletta, a young Italian immigrant who joins the Italian mafia, but soon gets in over his head when illegal drug dealing and deception take place.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Pasqualone ... Vito Scaletta / Giuseppe / Gangsters (voice)
Robert Costanzo ... Joe Barbaro / Derek Papalardo (voice) (as Bobby Costanzo)
Ray Iannicelli ... Beat Cop / Gangsters (voice)
Roger Rose ... Corporal (voice)
Dale Inghram ... Williams (voice)
Joan Copeland ... Mamma (voice)
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Francesca (voice)
Brian Bloom ... Debt Collector / Eric Riley / Bones / Gangsters (voice)
Carol Ann Susi ... Cleaning Lady / Maria Agnello (voice)
John Mariano ... Mike Bruski / O.P.A. Guard 2 / El Greco (voice)
Mark Mintz Mark Mintz ... Steve / Rocco - Joe's Adventures DLC (voice)
Sonny Marinelli ... Henry Tomasino (voice)
Tom Virtue ... O.P.A. Guard 1 (voice)
Liam O'Brien ... Brian O'Neill (voice)
André Sogliuzzo ... Luca Gurino / Carlo Falcone (voice) (as Andre Sogliuzzo)
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Storyline

The storyline for Mafia II is a gritty drama and chronicles the rise of Vito Scaletta, the son of Sicilian immigrants. As the game progresses, Vito joins the Falcone crime family and becomes "a made man" along with his best friend Joe Barbaro. Written by Turki Mohammed

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Czech Republic | USA

Release Date:

24 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mafia II See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Illusion Softworks See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS (PlayStation 3 version)

Color:

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Trivia

Vito's voice actor, Rick Pasqualone, previously voiced another mafia-related game protagonist, Aldo Trapani, in the video game The Godfather II (2009). See more »

Goofs

In chapter 3, Vito gets mad that Derrek is only going to pay him $10 to load a box of crates. In 1945, when this mission takes place, minimum wage was only 40 cents an hour, so $10 to just to load some boxes into a truck would actually be very good pay. See more »

Quotes

[Joe and Vito are in a gunfight with the Chinese Triad]
Joe Barbaro: Where the fuck are they all coming from?
Vito Scaletta: Must be a tunnel to China around here somewhere...
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE
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Performed by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Written by Frankie Lymon and Morris Levy
Courtesy of Hasmick International Limited
Published by EMI Virgin Songs, Inc. d/b/a EMI Longitude Music (BMI)
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I wanted to enjoy it, but 2K ruined my experience.
2 March 2019 | by kaydentullettSee all my reviews

I genuinely wanted to enjoy this game. I'm a big fan of fictional narratives, as a whole, so because of that I really appreciate mafia-themed stories. I enjoyed playing the first mafia game, playing as the former protagonist, Tommy, but this sequel made me want to tear my hair out.

Don't be mistaken, though, I fell in love with the story. Playing as the new protagonist, Vito, you're deemed to rise to the top in the world of crime by catching onto jobs with your close friend 'Joe.' Along the way, you will unearth other compelling characters and build a sense of security with them. Mafia 2 is a solid mafia styled game, which may be intriguing to you if you pick it up.

Personally, I approved of Vito because he considered his own family a lot of the time, so even though he does corrupt things: he's not a bad person - similar relations to that of the compassion Tommy showed to others. If you appreciate a good protagonist in the world of crime, then you should like Vito, also. Additionally, Vito is experienced with firearms because he was in the army before his falsified exit.

Moreover, the characters themselves felt authentic and had a lot of mystery to them - certainly the character Henry. who you will meet earlier in the game. Of course, some characters never sprinkled my doughnut, but a fair amount of them did grasp my curiosity and had me considering, 'are they good people doing bad things or are they bad people who relish their jobs too much?' If you like diversity in characters, once again, this game will likely entertain you.

Now, after all those supportive points, why would I want to tear my hair out? Well, to be modest, this is 2K we're talking about, a company I recognise to cheat within their own game mechanics. I've seen gamers play their NBA games, so I've listed down multiple A.I circumstances during that time and have discovered that this company must seriously love to trick gamers out of what would be their 'fun' experiences.

Furthermore, even in this game, in particular, I felt cheated. When checkpoints saved I would be taken back multiple checkpoints just for quitting the game to take a break. The game saved, so why was I back at the beginning of the mission? Also, some missions were just plain ridiculous. In one mission, you literally have to spend time selling enough cars or rob enough stores until you endure the limited amount of money that 2K wants you to. What does this mean? They want you to waste time and grow tired on purpose. The thing is, they execute some montages to get you through some labour required missions, but they couldn't do the same deed on that boring mission? Stupid.

Another thing is that the A.I are embarrassingly pitiful. In cutscenes, most of them look armed and ready, but during gameplay, they convert into a unit of unintelligent monkeys. And the fact that the dialogue is always the same for them began to drive me mad. From my experience, I learned not only are 2K cheaters, but they also became lazy halfway through the game's growth.

If these negative points have put you off, and I assure you that they are included in the game, I wouldn't recommend that you pick it up. Maybe you have a stronger stomach for annoying but somewhat enjoyable experiences during a game, but I simply can't enjoy the story when I feel like I'm being discredited into submission.


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