We now know when reviews for Mafia: Definitive Edition will start to pour in.
Mafia: Definitive Edition's review embargo will drop on September 24th, the day before the game releases. The embargo will drop at 8:00 a.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST.
Mafia: Definitive Edition was originally meant to release on August 28th. However, the game was delayed earlier this summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to 2K Games, the pandemic had made finalizing the game for an August release increasingly challenging, and they did not want to compromise the quality of the title. Thus they delayed the game to make sure that it was the very best that it could be for fans.
The upcoming Definitive Edition of Mafia will make a number of improvements to the original game that released in 2002. The game will be running on an all new engine, and will feature an expanded story. Players will be able to experience new cutscenes, additional gameplay sequences, and an original musical score. Those who pre-order Mafia: Definitive Edition will receive the Chicago Outfit pack. The pack grants players the Smith V12 limousine vehicle, Gold-Semi-Automatic Pistol weapon skin, and The Don outfit. Owning Mafia: Definitive Edition will unlock Tommy Angelo's suit and cab in the Definitive Editions of Mafia II and Mafia III.
Mafia: Definitive Edition has players rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era. Players control Tommy Angelo, a cab driver who is thrust into a deadly underworld after a run-in with the mob. While Tommy at first seems uneasy about falling into a life of crime, he soon finds that the rewards are too great to ignore.
Mafia: Definitive Edition will release for PC through Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 25th. The game will come to the Epic Games Store at a later date. Stay tuned to OpenCritic to see what critics think of the remake.