Mafia 2's Empire Bay 1/3rd the size of GTA 4's Liberty City

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While it may come as a disappointment to some, according to the most recent issue of Xbox World Magazine Mafia 2‘s city will be smaller than expected. The preview pegs the size of the city, Empire Bay, at about one third the size of Grand Theft Auto 4‘s Liberty City, arguably the current next gen standard for open-world cities. Here’s what the preview has to say:

"Calling up a waypoint, it’s immediately noticeable that Mafia II doesn’t boast the biggest of maps – certainly not in comparison to GTA IV (we estimate that the game world must be less than a third of the size of Liberty City)."

"Yet size doesn’t always matter and it’s obviously allowed 2K Czech to furnish Empire Bay with a startling level of polish that even genre masters Rockstar would grudgingly admire."

Will smaller and tighter be better, or will the drastically decreased scope of the game prove a detriment to gameplay? To find out, pick up Mafia 2 for Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 27th.





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One Comment on "Mafia 2's Empire Bay 1/3rd the size of GTA 4's Liberty City"

  1. AlDente's July 28, 2012 at 11:14 pm -

    I’m sorry, but even Liberty City is heavily detailed and every single block is different, so I have to say LC is better. Plus it’s bigger, but it’s detail that matters, yet LC does have detail.

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