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Mafia II (Video Game 2010) Poster

(2010 Video Game)

Trivia

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When you're sneaking around past goons, at one point you can hear two of them referring to inventing computer games:
  • "I was watching cartoons on the television and I was thinking, it would be great it you could control the cartoon, make him run around, drive a car and even shoot a gun"
  • "Just how would you do that then wise guy?"
  • "I dunno, I supposed you'd have a box with buttons on it you'd have to push"
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In the mission "Buzzsaw", Joe made a comment about Vito being able to heal so quickly while they were on their way to bring Henry to El Greco. This is a clear reference to the game's regenerating health system, which restores a player's health back to normal despite being hit by bullets several times.
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Whilst you are driving in game, you hear multiple references from the radio about the "new" amazing product coming out, the tape recorder. They comment on how "you can record moving pictures and watch them later."
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In The Mission where your are taking henry to your boss, Vito mentions that being apart of a family beats being a taxi driver. Tom the character of the first game was a taxi driver before joining a family.
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Throughout the in-game radio broadcasts you hear humorous references to new products and ideas which we take for granted nowadays. These include "credit cards", "atomic energy" and "portable telephones".
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While looking for Leo Galante in the jail courtyard, you can listen in on other inmates' conversations. If you listen in on a group of Chinese inmates they will say lines from the popular internet meme "All your base are belong to us" like: "Somebody set up us the bomb".
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Mafia 2 broke the Guiness World Record for the most number of times a video game uses the "f-word". The "f-word" is used over 200 times by many characters in the game. The YouTube channel "Rooster Teeth" posted a video displaying proof that the game really did break the record.
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The most popular Mafia based game
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Final voice acting project of Bob Hastings.
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Every car the character Joe owns shares the same model of the Empire Bay police cars.
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Vito's voice actor, Rick Pasqualone, previously voiced another mafia-related game protagonist, Aldo Trapani, in the video game The Godfather II (2009).
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The game originally included a choice where the player can shoot at the police, show them your gun licence, or just run away. This part was cut during the final version.
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The F-bomb is used over 200 times.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Joe and Vito are sent to kill a man in witness protection for testifying against his family. This man is Thomas Angelo, the main character from the first title, and the scene where Vito says 'Mr. Salieri sends his regards' and Joe shoots him is the epilogue to the first game.
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The Orignal finale was going to be a choice between saving Joe or Or taking out Leo.
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When you are on the hotel rooftop on the mission where Vito and Joe are sent to kill Clemente, there is a large ship which can be spotted in the distance. This Easter egg is likely to be a reference to the boat named Titanic, which was meant to travel to New York but never made it.
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If the player goes to the shore not far from where Derek's office is, there is a ship in the distance that looks exactly like the Titanic. If you pay close attention the ship will go back and forth. It should be noticed that the Titanic had sink in 1911 and this game take place in the 1940s-50s. The ship is most likely a Easter egg.
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