In 2002, the Czech developer Gathering of Developers created an open-world title. Called Mafia, it featured a mature storyline about a man’s rise from simple life, through the ladders of a New York crime family. The game featured a simulated driving feature, a gripping tale, and an open sandbox.
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The series gave birth to two sequels over the years, and one recent in 2021. Many also consider the original 2002 game to be one of the greatest games ever. With this year being the 20th anniversary of the series, 2K will be celebrating the legacy of the title in the Mafia style.
Starting September 1 to September 5, the original Mafia game will go free on Steam. Starting at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, users can relive the game and go back to the roots of the series.
In honor of #Mafia20 let's go back to where it all started 🏙
Get the original Mafia (digital) for FREE on @Steam from Sept. 1 – 5 pic.twitter.com/ZdxSFZrLwh
— 2K (@2K) August 29, 2022
2K hasn’t confirmed whether the game will be free-to-claim or only free-to-play for the duration. We’ll get to know that when the time comes.
In other Mafia-related news, Hangar 13, the current developer, confirmed a new title in the development for the series.