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18 compared games (78 comparisons) + 51 honorable mentions = 69 games

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Honorable Mentions Honorable Mentions

Honorable mentions are games with features I feel are worth mentioning, I haven't had time to put into the comparison table, and/or will eventually make it there. Use the 3-frame comparison to compare up to 3 games at a time.
4x4 Evolution
Aliens vs Predator 2
Arx Fatalis
Assassin's Creed
Black & White
Carmageddon TDR 2000
Carnivores 2
Deadly Dozen 2: Pacific Theater
Dead Man's Hand
Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair
Dungeon Keeper 2
Dungeon Siege
Grand Theft Auto III Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Hard Truck 2
Hitman: Codename 47
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
Knight Rider: The Game
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
Magic Carpet
Max Payne
Microsoft Train Simulator
Motocross Madness 2
Need for Speed V: Porsche Unlimited/2000
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
The Operative: No One Lives Forever
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.'s Way
Project: I'm Going In
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Second Life
Severance: Blade of Darkness
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix
The Sims 2
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven vs. Grand Theft Auto III vs. Max Payne

Mafia is very much like GTA3 and Max Payne. Note that these are mainly similarities but there are of course differences as well.

Mafia and Max Payne
  • A level takes place entirely in a parking lot (GTA3 also has a garage mission but it doesn't restrict the player from going out of it at anytime, unlike Mafia and Max Payne).
  • Same sounds for loading a shotgun and opening a health kit and taking medicine.
  • Player character can roll only left/right.
Mafia and GTA3
  • Driving and the player can get in/out of the vehicle (not just cars--but only cars and trucks in Mafia) at will.
  • Player can shoot from the vehicle.
  • Player can get "wanted" levels (stars in GTA3, tickets/handcuffs/etc in Mafia)--and the police will chase and ram and arrest you.
  • Allow riding 2 kinds of public transportation: elevated train and subway (GTA3) while trolly (Mafia, before subways were invented, I guess); Max Payne also has a subway and elevated train but Max can't choose to ride them.
  • crowbar weapon
  • Mafia gangsters
  • A mission ("Free Ride Extreme" in Mafia) based on getting to phones in time.
  • sniper mission
All 3 Games
  • 3D ;)
  • third-person view as main view
  • gangsters (no Mafia in Max Payne but the bad guys sure sound Mafiaesque)
  • urban setting
  • baseball bat weapon
  • molotov cocktails (other weapons like shotgun, grenades, handguns, sniper rifles, etc are fairly common in many action games)

These 3 games are very similar but Mafia is like a combination of GTA3 and Max Payne. It's not a bad thing but it is something to note and I'm sure these games influenced Mafia's developers.

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