Counter-Strike? Unreal Tournament? SWAT? GTA? Ghost Recon? Comandos? Splinter Cell? Metal Gear Solid? Splinter Cell? All these are examples of shooter games on the PC platform. Basically, these shooter games can be devided into 2 types which are the First-Person Shooter (FPS) and Third-Person Shooter. I myself prefer the latter one.
Hereby, on tonight, I am gonna start introduce you shooters out there, whether you are a hardcore or just casual gamer, some of the great shooter games I have played so far. The very first one I would like to let you know is a game released in year 2004, a game named Mafia. This game is a third person shooter game which let you view your character from its behind so that you can see his every action up-close.
In Mafia, you play the role of a guy named Thomas "Tommy" Angelo. The game is set in the 1930s, between the autumn of 1930 to the end of 1938, during the Prohibition. You start of as a peaceful taxi driver who drives to make a living. One night, when Tommy is resting after a long day work, he heard a gun shot not far away. Suddenly, two guys (Paulie and Sam) pop up and one of them got shot in the chest. They point the gun on Tommy and asked him to give them a ride. The first mission of this game is a car chase where you have to lose the tail of the car chasing behind with people shooting at Paulie, Sam and Tommy like mad.
After the incident, Paulie and Sam thank Tommy for helping them and eventually Tommy finds out they are both working for Mr. Salieri, the Don (boss) from a local mafia family (gansters). Mr. Salieri is impressed with Tommy's speed driving and invited him to the family. Of course, Tommy wouldn't agree at first. However, one day when he is working, a few gangsters from another family called Morello damaged his taxi to give him a warning because of the incident happenned at the night where he saved Paul and Sam. So, he decided to work for Salieri and take revenge on this Morello family.
I like this game because of its gameplay and storyline. This game is cinematic thus you will feel like you are playing the game and watching movie at the same time. The cutscenes are meaningful and worth watching. The character's voices are superb and not to mention how real their faces look. When you play Mafia you will feel like you are in it, you feel feel like you are in the 1930s. There are many vehicles that existed during that time and you can drive them to travel from place to place in the game. Well, you may think that it is like GTA or The Godfather but hell, this game is a lot better and more fun than those two! Although there is no difficulty setting in this game, the missions aren't tough except maybe the last few ones.
So, have you ever imagine yourself as a Mafia in the 1930s where you can have the power and you can kill someone and easily slip away from the cops? Feel like running over the bad guys with a classic sport car? Do you like watching blood all over the place inside the lobby of a hotel after killing all the bad guys with a Tommy Gun? Like watching movie while playing game at the same time? Well, this game is just right for you! This game is not for the faint-hearted ones.
I rated this game 5 out of 5.
P.S. Mafia 2 is coming out. The release date is not announced yet.
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