'

The Original Mafia has arrived on GOG, years after being removed from Steam

This new version lacks any of the game's licensed music.

The Original Mafia has arrived on GOG, years after being removed from Steam

The Original Mafia has arrived on GOG, years after being removed from Steam

Back in 2012, the original Mafia game, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, was removed from Steam, with the game's publisher releasing no details regarding why the game was removed or whether or not the game will ever return to the storefront.   

Now, this gaming classic has returned to sale on GOG, offering compatibility with modern Windows Operating systems, compatibility with GOG's cloud save technology and without the original version's licensed soundtrack. 

This rerelease somewhat confirms rumours that the game was removed from Steam due to the game's soundtrack, as it was removed from sale 10 years after the game's release, exactly when one would expect such a licensing contract to expire. 

  

The Original Mafia has arrived on GOG, years after being removed from Steam

 
While this new version of Mafia is not the same as the original, lacking the game's original soundtrack and coming with an easier "patched" racing section, this is a great move for digital game preservation, as Mafia is now available in a DRM free form that can be purchased legitimately. 

Below are Mafia's PC system requirements, which are stupidly low by today's standards. though this game was originally released in 2002. 

 

Minimum system requirements 

Windows: XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.4 GHz or faster
Memory: 2GB RAM
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0
Mouse, Keyboard.


You can join the discussion on Mafia's return to sale on GOG on the OC3D Forums

 

«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

20-10-2017, 07:52:27

AlienALX
Original was awesome. Still got mine Quote

20-10-2017, 09:32:42

ImprovizoR
One of those games that truly deserve a graphical remaster.Quote

20-10-2017, 11:20:57

Korreborg
HAHA remember the graphics being a LOT better Quote

20-10-2017, 15:12:28

ImprovizoR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Korreborg View Post
HAHA remember the graphics being a LOT better
It was one of the best looking games back in the day. My PC at the time could barely run it. But I felt like the happiest kid in the world because I could play it.Quote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.