VGChartz's Lee Mehr: "After Mafia III and Mafia II: Definitive Edition's rough launches, I don't think many would've wept if Hangar 13 caught two in the temple. Mafia: Definitive Edition changes that outlook entirely. This remake isn’t just a graphical, gameplay, & storytelling overhaul; this reassessment of the original's strengths and weaknesses is also a means for Hangar 13 to do the same for its design ethos. Its conscientious focus on reinterpreting a beloved classic promises a bright future. Despite the end result still having some notable missteps, this remake is among the best games of 2020."