A revered game designer once said that the plot in a video game is as necessary as the plot in a porn movie -- it serves only to set up the next action scene. That was certainly true in the early days of 2D graphics and one-button joysticks, but with today's technology, storytelling is serious business.
Mafia II (the original dropped in 2002) is a well made interactive exploration of the classic Hollywood mob movie. Set during the aftermath of WWII, with returning soldiers drawn to crime to survive, this epic isn't quite The Sopranos or The Godfather, but features what is easily the best video game script and voice acting of the year.
Compatible Systems: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
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