10 Useful Tips of Mafia 2
1. When you first play Mafia 2, you may think it so difficulty to play with the difficulty setting changed to hardest. You may take less and the enemies will take more damage, but you will not only get several achievement or earn a couple of trophies after you finished the whole game, but also you cab take a meatier and more difficult experience with Mafia 2. The game can be finished in only 10 hours. why not take a length and difficulty adventure of Mafia 2.
2. If Mafia II does one thing extremely strangely, it's how it handles your weaponry and arsenal in the game. You'll often find yourself equipped with only a pistol or another weak weapon, and you'll need to do something about it. While it's true that you could pretty easily get through the entire game with only pistols, you can make your life a lot easier by attempting to stay strapped. Doing so doesn't always require you to visit an illicit weapon shop, either (though you could easily do that, too). Simply being aware of the weaponry your various enemies are using will do you just fine. Once you clobber an enemy with, say, a shotgun or tommy-gun in hand, why not cop it for your own? These are important things to consider as you move through Mafia II. And better yet, you can carry many weapons at once, so you're rarely-if-ever constrained by weapons already in your arsenal. Keep collecting!
3. Mafia II presents you with a pretty expansive sandbox to explore. And explore it you will, whether through the course of the main adventure or your own peripheral excursions (like when you're seeking out the game's many Wanted Posters). The best and most efficient (and obvious) way to get around is by using various cars. Different cars offer you different kinds of experiences. You can find cars that have a lot of speed, a lot of bulk, and everything in between. There are no doubt going to be a few cars in the game that you're extra keen of, but you'll only know by driving as many cars as you can. But what happens when you find a car that you really like? Well...
4. You store that car, of course. Mafia II allows gamers to store a limited number of automobiles in various garages strewn throughout Empire Bay. These garages should be utilized for multiple reasons. Not only does storing a car make it available on the fly later, but it also allows you to store cars that are great for very specific situations. For instance, you may want a couple of fast, light cars for getaways and the like, while bulkier cruisers will help you withstand mobile gun battles. Keep in mind that cars can be repaired and upgraded at your garages, as well, so no car's condition or statistics are ever static. Hang on to these cars, and they will no doubt end up serving you well.
5. If you don't like stories, then a game like Mafia II simply isn't for you. Mafia II, like many movies, television shows, books and games in the crime genre, revolve around a well-told story. It's true that Mafia II is already a pretty short experience compared to some of its contemporaries even when you watch all of the game's cutscenes. Thus, by skipping cutscenes, you'll end up making a brief experience even briefer. But beyond that, you'll cut the soul out of Mafia II. Pay attention to the cutscenes. Enjoy the awesome voice-acting and the interesting characters. And get a feel for why you're doing all of the things you're doing in the game in the first place. Keeping a careful eye on the story will increase your enjoyment with the game exponentially. Otherwise, it'll prove to be a hollow experience.
6. Even though the game glosses over this feature several times in early-game tutorials, it's still fairly easy to miss what the point of eating is in the game. After all, it seems that when you take damage, you eventually regenerate your health. And that's true to an extent, but there's a rather important caveat that can be easy to overlook. Eating food, whether in your fridge in your apartment or elsewhere, resets the maximum health available to Vito. When he loses his health, he regenerates some of it, but the maximum health meter is then reset to something lower. This continues as you take more and more damage. Only by eating a sandwich or a burger or whatever can you replenish your health fully. So while this isn't something you want to do constantly, it's a good idea to do so at the end of each chapter. After all, you will likely find yourself in your apartment at the end of each chapter anyway. So swipe a sandwich from the fridge before sleeping (and ending the chapter thereafter).
7. One of the interesting things Mafia II does is how it realistically pays attention to how those around you perceive your driving. In games like Grand Theft Auto IV, you could blow red lights and blast by a cop car at 125 miles-per-hour, and no one would look twice. Mafia II's cops actually pay attention to those kinds of infractions, so it's important that you keep an eye on how you're driving. Each car is equipped with a speed limiter, which is a great tool to use so that you don't break the speed limit when you don't have to. Keep in mind that cops may just pull you over to issue a ticket, and not actually bring you to jail, either. But still, drive carefully, and only speed and drive wantonly if the conditions at hand call for it. Otherwise, take it easy. Where's the fire!?
8. Mafia II has two types of collectibles. One type of collectible are issues of Playboy Magazine. Yes -- the real Playboy Magazine (there's a sponsorship deal here, clearly). There are fifty Playboys strewn around the game's missions, and it'll be up to you to find them (or you can simply use this very guide to find them all easily). These images contain nudity, so they are for adults only! But those who appreciate vintage Playboys will find a lot to... well... appreciate here. Just keep in mind that these items are relegated to specific chapters, so your best bet is to scour each chapter as you go to find them all.
9. The other type of collectible in the game are Wanted Posters. These are much more numerous than Playboy Magazines-- there are 159 of them -- and they are all found in the sandbox. Your best bet with these is to try to collect them once you get through the main game itself. Keep in mind that this very guide will prove to be a great asset to you in beginning your collection. But also keep in mind that Wanted Posters can be time period sensitive, so if you're not finding a poster where you think it should be, chances are you could be in the wrong time, and not the wrong place!