11 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 as you rise through the ranks of underground worlds.

The Mafia game series follows the player and their adventures as part of the Mafia in fictional American style cities. First released in 2002 the series has expanded to a number of games, story expansion packs and remasters across PC, PlayStation and Xbox platforms. While the core gameplay has remained relatively unchanged each addition to the franchise has explored a new era with the games spanning the period between 1930 and 1970 that reflects when the American Mafia was at its peak historically.

Each of the Mafia titles feature large open world environments for players to explore by foot and car that blend familiar and fictional landmarks to create a cohesive city of eras past. This is just one aspect of the realism approach that the Mafia series adopts and also encompasses the weapons, cars and even scenarios or quests that the player is presented with as you seek to reach the top of the organised crime group.

The games like Mafia (and Mafia 2 or Mafia 3) here focus on games that let the player become part of the Mafia or similar crime organisations with a focus on titles that seek to provide a realistic open world experience.
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The Saboteur

The Saboteur explores a different setting to most open world action adventure titles with a World War II theme that has players trying to sabotage everything within reach to help the war effort. With a setting that the genre hasn’t touched before you’re guaranteed a unique adventure as you play on Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game focuses on Paris during its Nazi occupation with players taking on the role of Sean Devlin as he attempts to sabotage the Nazi’s from within as...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (47 votes)
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The Godfather II

The Godfather II continues with the Godfather series of video games with another crime based open world experience for players to dive into. Retaining the core blend of action, adventure, story, combat and crime players will also find an enhanced array of strategic pathways to help you undermine the other crime families that you compete against for control. The second game in the Godfather video game series and starts in 1958 with some loose ties to the Godfather film franchise. Once again you&#...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (26 votes)
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Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs has players taking on the role of Wei Shen an undercover cop and martial artist specialist that decides to tackle the Triad organisation across Hong Kong. Released in August 2012 by Square Enix Sleeping Dogs joins the ranks of other high profile open world action adventures with a crime theme. With a large Hong Kong setting as your backdrop players are free to design their own story as you freely roam the city taking part in fights, driving, crime and anti-criminal activities. Spli...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (53 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 across a familiar open world structure of the past adventures in the franchise. First released in 2013 the game follows the story of the third Saints Row title and has subsequently seen a number of ports from original release platforms. Your single player story in Saints Row IV is set half a decade after the third game and features the same player created character from your pa...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (25 votes)
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L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire delivers a detective themed open world action title with fantastic realism and world design which gives players the sense of being a real detective throughout the story. Inspired by historical films the game also features an era appropriate soundtrack and the option to play in black and white to simulate a film noir adventure. Originally released on 2011 for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 L.A. Noire was revived with an enhanced edition for modern platforms in 2017. Set in the cit...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (33 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 while adding elements of over the top fiction that the series is known for. Originally released for Windows, Nintendo Switch Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 a remastered edition expanded the availability to the next generation of platforms. With familiar game elements from the past Saints Row series titles players take control of a member within the Third Street Saints in the fictional world...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (19 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 to expand on the strong and familiar foundation of open world adventures to date. As a result this fifth main title in the GTA series is one of the most fully fledged games in the genre and once again pushes towards feeling like an actual living game world. On top of the single player gameplay a vast world of GTA V Online also exists expanding potential gameplay even further with...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (26 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 open world crime based video games. While gamers who have seen the film will definitely get most from the experience it is not a requirement to stepping into this world and claiming it for your own profit and revenge. Released in 2006 this action adventure was made available on PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows with an enhanced graphical port for the Nintendo Wii a year later. The pl...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (20 votes)
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The Godfather: The Game

The Godfather: The Game is a 2006 release based in the Godfather universe that allows players to live out a life of crime in an open world environment. Leading the Mafia in this action based adventure game players will find a number of references to the Godfather films as they build and maintain their profitable crime empire. This means that fans of the respective Godfather films will instantly recognise many of the characters from the movie and the game even includes voice acting from a number ...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (13 votes)
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Gangstar Vegas

The streets of Vegas awaits players in Gangstar Vegas which serves as yet another exciting addition to the Gangstar series of open world mobile games that are available across iOS and Android. Comparisons to the GTA franchise aside Gangstar Vegas (and the other Gangstar titles) are well ahead of other open world mobile experiences with strong core fundamental gameplay and plenty of content to explore. Playing as Jason Malone a boxer who fails to take a critical dive in a fight for a mob boss to ...[Read Review]

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6.9 User Avg (18 votes)
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Gangstar New Orleans

The Gangstar series continues it’s mobile domination of the open world genre with New Orleans, a game that continues to build on the Gangstar games of the past to bring open world gameplay to the mobile market. With some solid experience in the market this iteration of the Gangstar franchise opts to focus on refining the mechanics utilised so far by the series and at the same time scale down some game elements which does open the door for devices on the edge of hardware capability. For those tha...[Read Review]

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6 User Avg (13 votes)