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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven comes to GOG, years after vanishing from Steam

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The first Mafia game has landed on GOG.com, after disappearing from Steam  just over five years ago. 2002's City of Lost Heaven was one of the first great open world games, arriving about a year after GTA III, and using its detailed period setting as more of an evocative movie set than a playground. Right now, it's a GOG exclusive.

 

Mafia was a favourite of mine at release, right when I was properly getting into PC gaming. Its sincere attempt to tell a cinematic story was very convincing at the time, and its shocking ending—which would cleverly tie into Mafia 2, eight years later—was among the best in gaming's history. It holds up reasonably well, too, although the driving is tough as hell. I last wrote about Mafia a couple of years ago. The smoke ring effects, which are basically in every cutscene, still look decent for a 15 year-old game. PC Gamer UK awarded it 91% back in the day—I remember reading that review in the magazine and being instantly sold on it.

 

If you're curious about the notoriously hard racing section from the original release, that was patched to be much easier back in the day, so that shouldn't be an issue now. The GOG version doesn't feature any of the game's licensed music, which I assume is the reason Mafia got pulled from Steam almost exactly ten years after release—although I don't recall licensed music being as important to The City of Lost Heaven's atmosphere as it was in Mafia 2. 

 

As a GOG representative points out to me, this is another of the games from our list of notable titles that are not available on digital platforms. Indeed, with SWAT 4, Full Throttle and now Mafia ticked off, we're getting closer to having them all available again. How about Westwood's Blade Runner next, eh? 

 

Source: PC Gamer

 

Buy: Mafia - 249 RUB (₹281)

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9 hours ago, prabs said:

Ummmm.... Where do you see 281 Rupees?

 

He made an RUB to INR conversion, which works out to that amount. GOG does not have INR listed as an official currency. 

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$14.99 and doesn't include any licensed music. 


There is already a tutorial on GOG on how to add the missing soundtracks and after that the game is as good as the original.

As from the pricing point $14.99 may seem a bit on the higher side and $9.99 would have been a sweet spot.

Hope the game makes it to steam soon, but currently being a GOG exclusive it doesn't seem that Mafia will be making itself onto Steam for quite some time though unless 2k games thinks it otherwise.

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There is already a tutorial on GOG on how to add the missing soundtracks and after that the game is as good as the original.

As from the pricing point $14.99 may seem a bit on the higher side and $9.99 would have been a sweet spot.

Hope the game makes it to steam soon, but currently being a GOG exclusive it doesn't seem that Mafia will be making itself onto Steam for quite some time though unless 2k games thinks it otherwise.
Yup saw that and downloaded the extracted folder.
@Ethan_Hunt - Understood. @OP - Can I transfer the 281 bucks to you and you add me on GOG and buy that game for me as a gift?

I haven't used GOG before except for that 1 game which was free via humble bundle.

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