Mafia 2: Definitive Edition official PC system requirements

Written by Chad Norton on Wed, May 20, 2020 10:30 AM
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Vito Scaletta is back! After a long wait since that tantalizing teaser, we're finally able to get our hands on the Mafia 2: Definitive Edition, an ultra HD remaster of the original game with enhanced graphics, ultra-wide monitor support, and 4K resolution compatibility. The best part about the new definitive edition though, is that it's free for all existing owners of the base game! Mammia Mia, now that's an offer you can't refuse.

It certainly sounds like the ultimate version of the original classic, but what does that mean for the system requirements? What's changed and what's required now? Let's take a look at the official Mafia 2: Definitive Edition PC system requirements...

Interestingly, the below requirements are exactly the same as the Mafia 3: Definitive Edition, suggesting that the graphics quality are both the same. But even the system storage space is the same! So these requirements might be updated in the future to something more accurate, but let us know if you run into any problems or discover something worth mentioning!

Mafia 2: Definitive Edition Minimum System Requirements

Mafia 2: Definitive Edition Recommended System Requirements

So looking at the specs above, in order to run the Mafia 2 Definitive Edition PC minimum system requirements you will need an Intel i5-2500K or AMD FX-8120 processor, with a GTX 660 or Radeon HD7870 graphics card and 6GB of ram. These aren't the most demanding specs out there at the moment, so these minimum requirements should mean that most PCs within the last 4 or 5 years should be able to run the Mafia 2: Definitive Edition at it's minimum requirements.

If you want to run the Mafia II: Definitive Edition PC recommended system requirements then you'll need an Intel i7-3770 or AMD FX-8350 CPU and a GTX 780 or Radeon R9 290X GPU, coupled with 8GB of ram. Again, these aren't the most demanding requirements for a game at the moment, so any semi-decent PC within the last 4 years should be able to run Mafia 2 2020 at the best settings.

The PC system requirements for Mafia II Definitive Edition shown here aren't all that demanding for modern PC systems, however they've taken a significant leap from the previous game. Most notably the storage space has jumped from 8GB to 50GB, requiring many to download a massive 42GB update to their original game. The graphics also jumped up from requiring a GeForce 9800 GTX to a GeForce GTX 780, and from a 2.4GHz Quad Core processor to a 3.4GHz Quad Core processor. Finally, ram requirements quadrupled from 1.5GB minimum and 2GB recommended to 6GB minimum and 8GB recommended.

We're going to go out on a limb here and say that these requirements are a little bit overshot, and that the minimum and recommended specs will actually overperform slightly. But let us know in your experience if this isn't actually the case!

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Mafia 2: Definitive Edition System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Mafia 2: Definitive Edition GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Mafia 2: Definitive Edition Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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00:14 May-21-2020

what ups with the trailer? low fps and weird animations, not to mention there are barely any visual changes in the game.

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15:23 May-20-2020

Nice to see that the 8350 is still a recommended processor all these years later. Absolutely loved it when I had it.

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12:00 May-22-2020

Only because the game is old and nothing really changed. Otherwise that CPU is trash now.

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16:54 May-22-2020

Trash? That hurt... :'(


It actually does still hold up. I gave my previous rig to my sister for use with her schooling (and gaming). A 4 minute video, I believe was rendered at 4K, took about 6 minutes. And she can still play modern titles, coupled with the 970, granted at 1080p with lowered settings. That CPU was released in what...2012? Not too shabby.

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14:25 May-20-2020

Honestly disappointed with 2K, have seen better mods for Mafia 2 made by fans, which are free of charge and have taken several months to make. With their development capabilities they come up with this and expect people to pay for it...

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15:08 May-20-2020

They only expect people who don't already have Mafia II to pay. The rest of us got the game for free.
That being said - I don't know why the game ballooned from 8GB to 50GB in size - there's nothing notable that changed quality-wise!

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22:35 May-20-2020

Agreed, it is free for PC players who had thr original games, same as Mafia 3. Im just not happy about 2K not going for a full remake, rather than this.

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12:01 May-22-2020

Absolutely. I wanna see Vito in proper detail xD

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10:52 May-20-2020

ppl say that is garbage

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10:33 May-20-2020

They list 4gb vram and recommend a gpu that has 3gb (gtx780) ...

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11:47 May-20-2020

Actually, the GTX 780 was sold with either 3GB or 6GB VRAM, so some versions would be fine with that. Funnily enough, the stronger 780 Ti only came with 3GB. Still don't know what Nvidia were thinking...

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15:06 May-20-2020

At the time it was alright, that's what, since nobody else bothered to offer more.
Then it depends on your needs. SLI users may have wanted more VRAM, since they'd get to enjoy higher resolutions in supported games (just like I can run games at 5K, 8K and 10K res on my rig, but VRAM is limiting me in many cases, especially around 8K/10K mark). Other than that - there was no real point to it.

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00:16 May-21-2020

Holy crap you are living in 2023 already, 8 and 10k geeez and here i am using 4k res on a 1080p monitor

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12:03 May-22-2020

Haha, not quite! 5K in modern SLI titles (Witcher 3, GTA V, Far Cry 5, etc) and older/less demanding titles on single GPU (anything Source engine runs 5K 165Hz no problem, same for Age of Empires II DE and smaller games). 8K and 10K I run for screenshots or games old enough to run well, because of VRAM limitations. I'm hoping the next GPU generation will make it easier to achieve 5K on a single GPU to get a sharper image.

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| 60FPS, Low, 720p
APU A8-7410 Quad-Core Radeon R5 7410 8GB
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