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Mafia III is a third-person shooter video game and the third installment in the Mafia Series, being a sequel to Mafia and Mafia II. The game was developed by Hangar 13 and published by 2K Games. It was released on October 7, 2016 for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One, and May 11, 2017 for Mac. Mafia III was officially announced in July 2015, with the first trailer unveiled on August 5, 2015. The game takes place in 1968 in New Bordeaux, with the player assuming the role of Lincoln Clay.


It's 1968 and the rules have changed. After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: Family isn't who you're born with, it's who you die for. Now back home in New Bordeaux, Lincoln is set on escaping a criminal past. But when his surrogate family, the Black Mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln blazes a path of revenge and redemption through the Mafioso responsible. It will take more than a few friends to make it in this new world. Intense gun fights, visceral hand-to-hand combat, white knuckle driving, and street smarts will all be needed. But with the right crew, tough decisions, and some dirty hands, it's possible to make it to the top of the city's underworld. It's time to create a new family on the ashes of the old. Joining him are his underbosses Cassandra, Thomas Burke, and Vito Scaletta.


Take 2's Strauss Zelnick revealed in late December 2010 that Mafia III was currently in the making and would be released sometime within the next few years. As of Spring 2012, no further information had been released but a rumor quoted that "2K Czech's next game, Mafia III, has apparently just gone into full development after a year of thorough pre-production, in which the game's concepts and tech were stripped back to basics and rebuilt." In January 2015, Vito Scaletta's voice actor, Rick Pasqualone, hinted at the possible reveal of Mafia III when asked by fans, saying that he "might have some exciting Mafia news very soon."

Mafia III was officially announced in July 2015, with an announcement trailer released on August 5, 2015. A story trailer was released on April 19, 2016, with many more trailers, interviews, and behind-the-scenes videos to follow.

Downloadable Content

Main article: Downloadable Content in Mafia III

Game Editions

All three editions of Mafia III are available October 7, 2016 for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Standard Edition

The Mafia III standard edition includes the base game.

  • Pre-ordering included the Family Kick-Back pack.

Deluxe Edition

The Mafia III Deluxe Edition includes the full game and season pass.

  • Season pass comes with all future Mafia III DLC.
  • Pre-ordering included the Family Kick-Back pack.

Collector's Edition

The Mafia III Collector's Edition is packed with physical and digital items, providing a window into the sights and sounds of a turbulent 1968 New Bordeaux, Louisiana, the vast, diverse and seedy criminal underworld of Mafia III.

  • Includes full game and all bonus digital content found in the Mafia III: Deluxe Edition.
  • The Art of Mafia III Collectible Art Book by Insight Edition.
  • Lincoln Clay Replica Dog Tags.
  • Faux Leather Establishment Drink Coasters.
  • Exclusive Collectible Art Prints.
  • Mafia III: Original Game Score - 180 gram audiophile pressing!
  • Mafia III: Official Soundtrack of New Bordeaux - 180 gram audiophile pressing!
  • Pre-ordering included the Family Kick-Back pack.

Definitive Edition

The Mafia III: Definitive Edition was released on 19 May 2020 on its own and a part of the Mafia: Trilogy. It contains the main game, all story DLC (Faster, Baby!, Stones Unturned, Sign of the Times) and Bonus Packs (Family Kick-Back Pack and Judge, Jury & Executioner Weapons Pack) bundled in one place for the first time.

System Requirements


Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 7 64-bit
  • INTEL CPU: I5-2500K
  • AMD CPU: AMD FX-8120
  • RAM: 6GB
  • AMD GPU: Radeon HD7870
  • NVIDIA GPU: GeForce GTX 660
  • Video memory: 2GB
  • HD: 50GB (free space)

Recommended system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 7 64-bit
  • INTEL CPU: I7-3770
  • AMD CPU: AMD FX 8350 4.0 Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB AMD
  • AMD GPU: Radeon R9 290X
  • NVIDIA GPU: GeForce GTX 780 or GeForce GTX 1060
  • Video memory: 4GB
  • HD: 50GB (free space)


  • OS: MacOS 10.12.4
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 Cores) 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2GB VRAM
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: NOTICE: NVIDIA and INTEL video cards are NOT SUPPORTED to run Mafia III Mac
  • NOTICE: The game requires a minimum 2GB AMD video card. These are the ONLY supported Mac models: AMD FirePro D300, dual AMD FirePro D500, or dual AMD FirePro D700 (late 2013 MacPro) AMD Radeon R9 M290X or Radeon R9 M295X (late 2014 iMac) AMD Radeon R9 M380, M390, M395, or M395X (late 2015 iMac) AMD Radeon R9 M370X (mid 2015 and 2016 MBP) AMD Radeon Pro 450, 455, or 460 (late 2016 MBP)
  • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (CaseSensitive)


Main article: Gameplay Mechanics in Mafia III

Discover a reimagined New Orleans in 1968

  • Immerse yourself in a vast, diverse and seedy open world ruled by the mob and corrupt officials and richly detailed with the sights, sounds and emotionally charged social atmosphere of one of the most turbulent years in American history.

An unintended and lethal anti-hero.

  • Be Lincoln Clay, an orphan and Vietnam veteran hell bent on revenge against the Italian Mafia after the brutal slaughter of the black mob, the closest thing to family he's ever had.

Choose your own path to revenge and build your own criminal empire.

  • Choose your own personal play-style, from brute force and blazing guns to stalk-and-kill tactics as you use Lincoln's military training and gathered intel to tear down the Mafia. Rebuild a new criminal empire in your own unique way by deciding which of your lieutenants you reward, and which you betray...


  • This is the first Mafia game in which the protagonist doesn't narrate the storyline.
  • The previous two installments of the Mafia series do not mention real-life US cities and states, whereas Mafia III does.
  • Unlike the first two Mafia games, Mafia III does not follow the traditional Italian mob theme, instead incorporating a wide array of ethnic groups.


See Also

Promotional Images


Main article: Mafia III Videos

Mafia III Definitive Edition - Official Launch Trailer