German gaming site PC Games compares the graphics of Mafia 2 with Grand Theft Auto 4.
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but i think that the GTA screens are real time where the mafia screens arn't. i mean look at that mafia screen in the bar withthe guy with the trench coat, that look almost too good to be in game real time... anyone??
a laughingstock for gamer to compare a game that tend to focus on gameplay and the other focus on graphic this is like comparing crysis with GTAIV, if GTAIV have a grafic like crysis even 5 Blue ray discs cannot be fit so in other it like leaving 360 in dust
All I can say is that both games are going to be incredible. And I for one am getting both.
Both games will definitely be added to my game collection. The original Mafia was amazing on the PC, hopefully the second one lives up to the original.
Even IF Mafia looks better than GTA its not going to be as good unless they capture GTA's Masterful gameplay
why this is a screenshot comparison. Nobody said a thing about gameplay.
What drives Mafia though is the story......
Yes I will sum up both very quickly
GTA3: Superb (underrated) story, Great graphics, Superb gameplay.
Mafia: Superb Story, Superb graphics, Great gameplay
It's all about where your loyalties lay, because they are both great games in terms of their predecessors, we will just have to wait and see if one of them pull ahead in an unexpected area.
P.S GTA III, although humorous was a fantastic story. Unimaginably well written and directed. People just don't realise because they don't follow the story, which is what Mafia forced you to do (there wasn't any fun stuff to do outside of the story), which in Mafia's case isn't a bad thing. It lead the story through. GTA stuttered and it paid the price because it's story was equally as good as Mafia's, but they let people go off on tangents and lose the story.
GTA's next two installments were however lackluster. and got chronologically worse, so lets hope GTA 4 brings something fresh and that Mafia builds upon what it's got.
Mafia looks vastly superior.
Mafia 2 looks way better.
I won't downplay either of these games - they're both good. I'm more intrigued by the Mafia world, however. I'll buy Mafia 2. I may rent GTA4.
Mafia 2 may look better, but heres my question. Has anyone even heard of Mafia 1?
Yep. Great story. Better than any GTA game out there.
Both of you are ignorant.
Asurastrike : You clearly haven't played it and have no right to pass judgement on it. And it's a superb game (Mafia).
destroyah : If you think GTA has a bad story you clearly haven't played it. The story in GTA III is rich and riddled with superb satire and even without satire it's a fantastic piece of media, equally as well written as Mafia. Just executed badly because people get wrapped up in running over pedestrians, and lose the story.
Asura, try and find the first Mafia if you can. The game was just amazing. The story really pulls you in. Nopudding - If the story was that great, then most people would not have been distracted so easily. I played it, and I couldn't really get into the story. So I went back to my wild cop chases. That is just my opinion though. I am sure they both will be great games. I can't wait for both.
I loved Mafia - it kept my attention much longer than GTA ever did. I appreciated the cars and the atmosphere more than I did in any of the GTA games, with the exception (maybe) of Vice City.
If the story of GTA3 was all that, why did people lose interest of it?
Clearly the gameplay element on GTA3 was so much better than the actual story, that you spend more time just killing people, get that 6 stars of wanted level and survive for as long as you can.
Mafias graphics clearly pawn the crap out of GTA but... I can rebuild GTA graphics I can make it bigger, stronger, FASTER!!!!!!!!! I will buy you T2
If elected president I would prevent this from happening EA!
lol Six Million Dollar GTA!
Thats no doubt what the DLC will cost.
Anyone with an EA logo should not be taken seriously.
to do with gaming beside politic should not be in this site even it open zone
Obama, if you will be tough on illegal immigration, I'll vote for you!
You Can Thank 360 for that, Holding Back What this game, should and can be on PS3. thx xbots.
Mafia 1 has an 88 on metacritic while GTA San Andreas has a 95.
Take what you want from that.
Uh. He said story and it's true. Have you ever even played Mafia? The story is much deeper than any GTA game that's ever been released. I'm sorry but GTA games never had a good story. People play them for the mindless violence. GTA games = Repetitive garbage.
true, but u gotta remember that GTA set the bar and are originators of the genre
GTA really didn't do anything that Mafia would have tried to 'copy'.
It wasn't ever trying to be a GTA, this is one of the only free-roaming games I would not call a GTA-clone, out of utter respect. Infact if anything it took inspiration from the original Driver.
Here we go again. The atypical review score zombie trying to sound informed and profound because he looked at a NUMBER. Well tell us, Mr. Enlightened all-knowing gamer, what does that 88 tell you? What's the main characters name? What platforms are the game on? Story? Gameplay mechanics? Sound? Control? Environments? Run-time engine features? I'm glad that you can accurately gauge all of these factors from an arbitrary number. Boy...you score hounds are really something. You think those nondescript numbers can tell you all you need to know.
GTA IV wins the gameplay and the money that we spend. GTA IV worth 80$
Wow. I actually agree with the resident monkey. But too bad you're stuck with the PS3 version of GTA.... That version's only worth about 25 bucks LOL.
I really could care less how they look side to side both are going to be great. I was a fan of the first Mafia on the PC but not so much on the PS2 and Xbox. So I will be looking forward to see if the second can work this time on the consoles as for GTA there has been many games that have come out under the GTA name and they were all good so I have no doubt this one will be good too.
I looked at them, and I'd have to say Mafia 2 looks better. But why do we need a comparison for this? It's not like it's a close contest. The GTA games have never been about graphics anyway. Sorry, I don't see the point.
Hydrolex for president!! oh i mean... OBAMA.. yea him!
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But I totally disagree (i didn't actually press the disagree button, it's uncalled for).
Both games don't impress graphically, but Mafia looks better.. However, Mafia gamplay sucks..
Yay, it's like an advanced preview of all the PS3 vs. 360 graphical comparison videos of GTA4 we're certain to get swarmed with at the end of April/beginning of May.
It's going to be awful.
The site did a really good job on blending the images.
Mafia takes the graphics department..but it will never be as addictive as GTA...
Mafia 2 looks well better.
Both will be amazing games.
Yuk. Both must be PS3.
I never did like any game that was similar, or tried to have the same concept as GTA. I really hate the Mafia games, those old...slow ass cars, I really hate that crap. Gimmie a game with some fun, not some " I wanna be the Last Don. " rubbish.
imo Gta>The Getaway>Mafia
Since most of you haven't played Mafia so please do yourself a favor and STFU. Mafia's world will probably be smaller than GTA, there will be less vehicals and all that crazy stuff but that isn't what's Mafia about. Mafia is more story oriented and the gunplay is better than GTA. They're both very similar yet different game.
Yea, the gun battles are way better/more epic on Mafia. I don't mind the slow cars. They get faster eventually.
Yes the gameplay isn't the best; but the story is what drives the game. It was very immersive. It is what keeps me... and many other gamers alike, reminiscing about how great that game was. I'll pick up & play Mafia over GTA:SA,& VC anyday. IDK about GTA3 though, that one's too much of a classic. However, who knows if GTA4 will do the same or surpass what GTA3 did. Newayz, IMO, Mafia 2's gap between it and it's predecessor will be greater than GTA4's. Please prove me wrong R*...
There is no such thing as a game that is "about graphics". I'm getting sick of that excuse used as a crutch to give R* a free pass for mediocrity in the visual department. EVERY game is about gameplay, we all know that, so go preach to some other choir. EVERY game is about gameplay, hence the namesake GAME. G-A-M-E. Therefore, this ridiculous, pretentious little crutch that GTA has somehow discovered this "gameplay" thing that all other GAMES lack is not an excuse for average graphics. Nobody said the game will suck because of the graphics, people are simply saying that the graphics fail to impress. Big deal, excuses aren't necessary. I hear people say this all the time "GTA is about gameplay, not graphics" as if it's some profound revelation that they just discovered while the rest of us unenlightened, common-folk gamers have had on horse blinders. THERE IS NO SUCH THING as a game about graphics. You know what that would be? A comic book, a movie, a slideshow.
You obviously never played Crazy Frog Racer.
It's obvious gta was never anywhere near the quality of mafia, and mafia 2 makes the new gta look like a ps2 game. In all mafia has a story something gta series can only dream of having with unparalled visuals you just can't beat that combination.
I wonder if Mafia 2 is showing ingame graphics?
I saw the Mafia pics frm a few days ago, and Im considering buying it. I love the setting,and the era and cars etc. Like the Godfather game,loved that,and I never saw that as a GTA clone. Also, Saints Row2, that I see as a more 'immature' approach in comparison to GTA4, but I'l prolly pick it up,soo for me, it doesnt matter which screens look best, I'll buy it based on gameplay alone.but of the 3 games,even though GTA might not always look the part of next gen,the gameplay mechanics are next gen. I mean, things like resisting arrests, switching cars in a parking garage to lower heat etc. GTA4 seems to me to be a more complexly designed game
Mafia has the edge in graphics, but that doesn't mean it will be better. GTA's graphics aren't too shabby. Both will be great games. The only real losers here are the people who bought the Wii and only the Wii, since these two games (and let's face it...95% of all of the other awesome games) will only come out for the 360 and PS3.
Can't wait for both. Mafia2 screens I'm sure are from a PC version. GTA4 is probably near maxing both consoles for a big sandbox game.
Guess we'll wait for GTA 5 then? just like people said Vice City is as best a sandbox game can get on the ps2. With 32mb ram, in came GTA san andreas
... I don't even care about GTA4 and it's obviously the clear winner.
Don't really care which looks better, way more stoked for mafia 2. Played the first on pc and still remember it as one the best games i've ever played.
These two games are very alike, atleast previously. We are gonna have to wait and se how the gameplay is and the feature´s for both games. But without a doubt gta will sell more, it would sell even if it was a barbie riding a pony because of it´s name. I think we should be happy that we get two awsome games in the same spirit.
This comparison shows me that both games are going to be great and that now is a great time to be gaming.
Mafia 2 will be a better game because everyone wants to emulate italians from the way they dress to the organized crime to the whole sopranos godfellas godfather even black people try to act like italians look at Jay-z trying to act like a gangster at times.
In closing Mafia 2 will sell more than GTA mark my words
Mafia II could be the better game depending on how it plays, but it won't sell more than GTA. GTA was one of the biggest franchises in video games when they were exclusive to the PlayStation. Now that it will be on both PS3 and the 360, it has the potential to be even bigger.
all u xbots get is a couple of extra missions, its not like the ps3 version your not able 2 steel cars and kill people, i read that the ps3 will get dlc 2 http://onaxis.blogspot.com/... . Mafia 2 will look better and hav a more realistic feel 2 it but gtaiv, well its GTAIV people, even if the game was the worst in the world itll still go 2 no1 best seller in every shop and internet site, the games gonna total ROCK!!! although wid the xbox u can listen 2 your own music, id luv to listen 2 'angel of death by SLAYER' whilst runnin around kill all those innocent pedestrians, QUALITY
LOL, what a load of crap! Where did you read that you can only steal cars and kill people in the PS3 version? The game is called Grand Theft Auto for a reason! In the article that your hyperlink leads to, it says the PS3 will get DLC. However, at the end of the second paragraph it says "All other downloadable content released will be available through the PLAYSTATION Store as well." This implies that the 360 will get everything the PS3 is getting, plus the exclusive content made in their deal with Rockstar. It's funny how all of the PS3 fanboys brush off the extra content that's exclusive to the 360 as no big deal. YOU KNOW that if it were the other way around that you guys would be rubbing it in the faces of 360 fans.
I don't see the point of visually comparing GTA with ANY game. Since when has GTA EVER been about the graphics? Visually, I think it was only meant to be seen as a next generation GTA game. Not a benchmark of next gen graphics. A more worthy comparison (even better than those retarded PS3 / X360 comparisons) would be to compare CoD4 with some of the newer, similarly themed war shooters. Even the Japanese Pro Yakyuu Spirits 4 vs. MLB 08 would be a more worthy comparison (if you haven't seen, MLB looks like a PS2 game when I play it after Pro Yakyuu). But please, leave GTA alone...
A computer that can run Mafia II=3000$