By Tore Andersen


This mod and ReShade is for the original version of Mafia. (LINK) - It has become obsolete with the official 2020 release of Mafia: Definitive Edition (LINK)

Mafia: City of Lost Heaven, epic 3rd-person semi-open-world gangster action/adventure game from Illusion Softworks. Released in 2002 by Gathering of Developers, and still a great game today. The story and atmosphere is amazing, but technically the game falls behind on the graphical side. Fortunately, the modding community has put together a collection-package that will greatly improve almost every aspect of the game. In addition, this custom HDR ReShade will give the game a more natural look with better colors, AA and image clarity.




Mafia Remastered (LINK)
Unpack to a temporary folder, then run the installer. Select all mods, except the ReShade.

After the installation has finished, open the game-folder and run "dgVoodooCpl.exe". I recommend the settings shown in the images below.


HDR ReShade (LINK)
Unpack into the game-folder.


Mafia is ready for launch



   ReShade                                           Original                                                 ReShade                                             Original
























Mafia is a semi-open-world action-adventure, developed by Illusion Softworks and published by Gathering of Developers in 2002. The game follows the story of Tommy Angelo, a fictional character and his involvement with the Mafia. The events in the game takes place in the 1930, within the fictional American city of Lost Heaven. A coastal city that incorporates architectural styles, public transportation and landmarks from the real-world cities of New York and Chicago. - and the surrounding countryside around the city, encompassing around 12 square kilometers. Tommy Angelo starts out as a local taxi driver, who gets involed with the Mafia by helping two mobsters escape from an ambush. The next day, Tommy helps them once again, and is recruited as an associate and assigned to work alongside Paulie and Sam. Paulie is a "made man". Years go by and Tommy rises in the ranks of the family until the day where things go south.

Mafia: City of Lost Heaven, developed by Illusion Softworks and published by Gathering of Developers, is an action-adventure video game that was released in 2002 for Microsoft Windows and later for Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. The game is set in the fictional city of Lost Heaven, Illinois, during the prohibition era of the 1930s. It follows the story of Tommy Angelo, a taxi driver who is pulled into the world of organized crime after a chance encounter with the Salieri crime family.

One of the main draws of Mafia: City of Lost Heaven is its immersive open-world gameplay. Players can explore the city of Lost Heaven, complete with bustling streets, lively jazz clubs, and period-accurate vehicles. The game features a wide range of mission types, from stealthy infiltration to high-speed car chases. Players can also take on side missions such as race challenges and delivery tasks, to earn extra cash and unlock new vehicles.

The story of Mafia: City of Lost Heaven is well-written and engaging, with a cast of memorable characters that are expertly voice-acted. Tommy Angelo's rise through the ranks of the Salieri crime family is filled with twists and turns, and the game's cutscenes are expertly directed and shot. The game also features a range of historical figures, such as Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, that add to the game's authentic 1930s setting.

The graphics in Mafia: City of Lost Heaven are impressive for a game of its time, with detailed character models and a wide range of period-accurate vehicles and weapons. The game's environments are richly detailed and atmospheric, with a range of weather effects and day-night cycles. The game's soundtrack is also noteworthy, with a range of jazz and big band music that perfectly captures the game's prohibition-era setting.

Mafia: City of Lost Heaven was well-received upon release, with critics praising the game's immersive open-world gameplay, engaging story, and impressive graphics. The game has since gained a dedicated fanbase, and has been recognized as one of the greatest video games of all time. A sequel, Mafia II, was released in 2010, and a third installment in the series, Mafia III, was released in 2016.

Overall, Mafia: City of Lost Heaven is an immersive and engaging open-world action-adventure game that transports players back to the prohibition era of the 1930s. Its well-written story, memorable characters, and impressive graphics make it a must-play for fans of the genre. The game's legacy lives on with the latest release in the series, Mafia: Definitive Edition, which was released in 2020, and offers an updated version of the classic game with improved graphics, gameplay, and additional content.