14 Games Like Mafia

Games Like Mafia
This page features games like Mafia, Mafia 2 and Mafia 3 for fans of open world games centred on crime, mafia and being a gangster.

The Mafia game series follows the player and their adventures as part of the Mafia (which involves everything you would expect). The first game was released in 2002 with a sequel in 2007 and third title in 2016. With the games spanning the period between 1930 and 1970, when the American Mafia was at its peak.

While the Mafia titles feature large open world environments for players to explore they also have a very realistic and strong storyline for players to follow.

Both the games in the Mafia series have an emphasis on realism and are less over the top experiences compared to other games in the genre. This realism encompasses the weapons, cars and even scenarios that the player is presented with. Because of this fact it is often preferred by gamers wanting a more realistic experience.

The games like Mafia (and Mafia 2) here focus on games that let the player become part of the Mafia or similar crime organisations. This list also focuses on games that provide a realistic real world experience.

Games Like Mafia

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The Saboteur

The Saboteur mixes up the standard setting that most open world action adventures flock to by using a World War II theme instead. It’s a setting that the genre hasn’t touched before and for the most part it pulls off an impressive and unique experience. The game is available on Windows, Xbox 36... Read More »

User Score
9.4
(38 votes)
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L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire takes the open world genre into a more serious and slow paced direction compared to other games in the genre but there is still plenty to love if you give it the time and respect that it deserves. The game takes place in the city of Los Angeles during the 1940s and has players assumi... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(29 votes)
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Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV pushes the series into new insane heights and is packed full of strange, comedic and simply wacky moments. The game again follows the story of the Third Street Saints and was released in 2013. The fourth game in the series takes place half a decade after the third Saintrs Row game... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(20 votes)
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The Godfather II

The Godfather II continues with the Godfather series of video games with another Mafia based open world experience for players. In this sequel you’ll have to make more strategic decisions about how to undermine the other Mafia families. The second game in the series takes place between th... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(20 votes)
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Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row: The Third offers a massive open world and a similar game experience to the Grand Theft Auto series. The game was released in November 2011 for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Just like in previous games from the Saints Row series players take control of the Third Street Saints ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(15 votes)
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Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs was released in August 2012 and was developed by Square Enix, the game was originally going to be published as True Crime: Hong Kong but was renamed before release. Sleeping Dogs takes place in the city of Hong Kong with players taking on the role of an undercover cop on a mission... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(48 votes)
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Saints Row 2

Saints Row 2 is the second game in the popular (and often wacky) Saints Row series of open world crime adventures. The game released in 2008 for consoles with a Windows release in 2009 and again follows the story of the Third Street Saints gang. In Saints Row 2 you’ll wake up several years afte... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(16 votes)
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Scarface: The World Is Yours

Scarface: The World Is Yours is heavily based on the popular Scarface film and offers a great adventure for fans of crime based video games. Gamers who have seen the film will definitely get most from the experience though. The plot for the video game picks up right after the film ends and has ... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(15 votes)
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The Godfather: The Game

The Godfather: The Game is based in the Godfather universe and is available across a several platforms making it the perfect Mafia based action adventure game to meet your needs. Fans of the movies will instantly recognise many of the characters from the movie and the game even includes voice a... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(11 votes)
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True Crime: Streets of LA

True Crime: Streets of LA tells the story from the other side of the tracks with players playing the game as a police officer rather than the many crime based GTA clones out there. The game is the first in the True Crime series and released in November 2003. As you might expect Streets of LA is... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(15 votes)
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Mercenaries 2: World In Flames

Mercenaries 2: World In Flames is all about huge explosions and the open world environment. The game was released in 2008 and is available for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows. In the game you’ll take on the role of a mercenary (in case you hadn’t gathered that from the name) and battle against a... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(12 votes)
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Saints Row

Saints Row offers a similar setting to the Grand Theft Auto series and has plenty of open world action gameplay for fans of GTA to enjoy. The game is the first in the successful Saints Row series and was released in 2006 for Xbox 360 only. The game takes place in a fictional city known as Stilw... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(14 votes)
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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V continues the popular open world series and takes it into the next level with plenty of innovation. The game is one of the most fully fledged games in the genre and feels like an actual living game world. One of the most notable innovations is the introduction of three main c... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(21 votes)
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Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV is the 2008 release in Rockstar’s popular series of open world adventures that let players experience a life of crime. Like many of the games before it Grand Theft Auto IV launched for consoles first with a Windows release a few months later. This time around players will ge... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(9 votes)