Mafia on Steam is free for a short while, developers 2K are giving the original open-world game to commemorate the original game’s 20th birthday. The game will be free to claim on Steam from 1-5 September, so make sure to mark it in your calendars lest you forget and miss out.
There was a time when Mafia and GTA went toe-to-toe on the gaming battlefield, with both crime games offering the player a chance to participate in organised crime in an open-world setting. While GTA has gone the online route for the past two million years, Mafia has been plugging away at releasing new single-player titles every few years. The third entry into the series was released to middling reviews, but the remake of the original was, admittedly, quite good.
2K created a hashtag on Twitter for people to add their own stories on what Mafia means to them. One player shares their deep connection to the series:
“I don’t think I would’ve gotten into history the way I did without the Mafia series,” they said. “Mafia II especially holds some of the greatest memories of all time for me and my friends in the last decade. After playing that demo in 2010, I was hooked for life.”
2K even got in on their own act, reminiscing about one of the more infuriating moments of the original game: “Be honest, what was your rage level at for the Race Mission?” Mine? Pretty high to be honest.
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