Publisher 2K Developer Hangar 13 Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Origin US Release 2016
Mafia III swaps its predecessor’s faux-New York for sort-of-New Orleans, and a novel decade-spanning structure for a fixed time period. The year is 1968; the music comes from Hendrix, Creedence and The Stones; and the twist is that you’ll assume control of African-American Lincoln Clay and his three lieutenants, one of whom is Mafia II lead Vito Scaletta, on a revenge mission. You’ll assign each aide a different corner of the city to control, affecting the state of the world, but Clay’s the star. Raised in a Catholic orphanage and just back from a tour of Vietnam, he’s full of emotional potential for 2K’s new studio, Hangar 13, to explore.