One of my favorite games!
GTA just hasn't the same flavor and character and atmosphere of this game!
Mafia tells a story worthy of film with some of the best voice actors I've ever heard, the shooting and driving mechanics feel tight and each new scenario feels like a brand new set of experiences. The gameplay is tailored to be fun, fluid, and just realstic enough to avoid breaking the flow but also accomidating for potential frustrations (rebounding health, simplified escapes from police, ample ammo…etc) so it seems all over to be a labor of love designed by gamers for gamers to enjoy.
This version also comes with lots and lots of timed missions including another campaign in which you play the friend of the main character before, during, and after the original campaign. Very creative way to add replay value!