Mafia (2002) Is Free on Steam

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The original Mafia game is currently free on Steam for a limited time as part of the franchise’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Developed by Illusion Softworks (2K Czech) and described by many as one of the best mob games ever made, Mafia centers on a taxi-driver-turned-mobster named Tommy Angelo, who aligns himself with the Salieri crime family in the fictional city of Lost Heaven, Illinois. Steam users have until Monday, September 5 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) to claim the game, a full remake of which is additionally available in the form of Hangar 13’s Mafia: Definitive Edition. It features completely modernized graphics and other updates and is on sale for $13.99.

A description for Mafia:

It’s 1930. After an inadvertent brush with the mafia, cabdriver Tommy Angelo is reluctantly thrust into the world of organized crime. Initially, he is uneasy about falling in with the Salieri family, but soon the rewards become too big to ignore. As he rises through the ranks, the paydays keep getting bigger, but the jobs get even dirtier. Tommy may ultimately earn the respect of the Salieris, but becoming a Made Man will leave him more conflicted than ever with the new life he has chosen.

Mafia features:

  • Experience New Heaven
    • Explore more than 12 square miles of New Heaven, a quintessential 1930’s American city based on historic Depression-era architecture and culture.
  • Authentic Story and Action-packed Gameplay
    • Play more than 20 thrilling missions inspired by events from the 1930’s. Rise through the ranks of the Salieri family from foot-soldier to Made Man, taking on mob hits, car chases, bootlegging, shootouts, bank robberies and more.
  • Era-inspired Vehicles and Weapons
    • As a daring getaway driver, get behind the wheel of more than 60 historically-inspired cars featuring realistic physics and real-time damage.
    • Complete those grittier jobs with more than a dozen weapons at your disposal. Choose from baseball bats, sawed-off shotguns, magnums and the renowned Tommy gun to deal with any wise guy who dares to cross you.

Steam has clarified that this version of Mafia has an edited soundtrack, in that it does not include any licensed music.

Source: Steam

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