Mafia II: The Betrayal of Jimmy DLC Impressions


Mafia II was released August 24th on all platforms (except Wii) and owners of the PS3 version received an exclusive DLC pack titled, The Betrayal of Jimmy.

This time around you’re an older bald man named Jimmy (pictured below). Jimmy is a hardened veteran on the mob scene and the pacing matches his status. While the main game introduces the player to the city slowly, The Betrayal of Jimmy throws you right into the action and is surprisingly challenging right from the beginning.

The story begins with Jimmy (you) standing outside in an alley. You’re immediately attacked by a few gun wielding Asians. Here is where you’re introduced to the unique scoring system.

Unlike the main game, The Betrayal of Jimmy awards points for various things you do during a mission. Killing enemies and driving being your main ways to rack up points. When you finish a mission, your points are detailed and you receive a ranking.

Returning to the story…You fight your way to a car and drive to an upscale house. You finish your mission by approaching and selecting a floating icon in front of the house. Here you will experience one of the only two cinematic cut scenes in this DLC pack. The story is what made the main game so enjoyable so this is a definite flaw. From here you will embark on Jimmy’s story.

Basically, Jimmy is a hired gun. You do jobs for two bosses, Tom and Sal. Tom has a problem with the Asians (Tongs) and Sal is troubled by the Blacks (Bombers). You’re hired by Tom and Sal to do various tasks, usually involving a lot of shooting.

On the other hand, you are also employed by a car salesman to steal certain cars around Empire Bay. These missions are fairly easy and involve driving to a spot on the map, stealing the car and driving it to another spot on the map.

The missions are set up in a very open world fashion. There will be a few missions scattered around the city at any given time. You drive to those points on the map, walk to a floating icon and select. A screen pops up with a picture of the people involved and a paragraph of text. The text sets up the mission and gives you your objective. There are 25 missions in all, and completing them all will take only a few hours.

One thing I must bring up is the most enjoyable difference from the main game. The Betrayal of Jimmy gives you the ability to further customize vehicles and most excitingly…supercharge your cars. This packs a lot of power into any car and makes driving all the more enjoyable.

Overall, The Betrayal of Jimmy is a decent addition. The missions are fun and stay true to the core of Mafia II but the lack of cut scenes is a major let down. Also there is no trophy support which could be good or bad depending on the player. If you enjoyed the driving and shooting aspects of Mafia II, it’s safe to say you will enjoy this DLC pack.


Written by: LOKO117 - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Madagasca on August 31st, 2010 [ 6529 Points ]

    What is this game actually like??

    Been wondering whether to cough up some cash on it but haven’t been completely sold on it.

    Any opinions from fellow gamers. I’ve still gotta complete RDR hence the hesitation on purchasing it.

  2. #2 by Nemmy on August 31st, 2010

    Its a good Game just a bit short it could be completed in a day good Game tho

  3. #3 by EdEN on August 31st, 2010 [ 139651 Points ]

    Do you get new trophies with the DLC?

  4. #4 by dave on August 31st, 2010

    Madagasca,

    Yeah the game is fun and great,its not as open or as big as RDR or Just Cause 2 or even GTA 3 for the PS2, its very small, if you want to do open world playing, and not play the game, but its lots of fun.

  5. #5 by LOKO117 on August 31st, 2010 [ 2940 Points ]

    @Madagasca, I’d wait for a price drop if I were you. The game is fun but it’s too short to warrant full price. It took me only 2 days of off and on play to complete.

    @EdEN There are no trophies in The Betrayal of Jimmy

  6. #6 by dave on August 31st, 2010

    yeah, cool I was wondering if you get trophies on the betrayal of jimmy may question was answered. but what I dont like is that mafia 2, my Ps3 game says its a free download on the cover, well its not its for $9.99 so I dont know if it was a free download for the first day or two when it came out, I should call sony or 2k and say what the heck lol.

  7. #7 by LOKO117 on August 31st, 2010 [ 2940 Points ]

    If you bought a new copy it should’ve come with a voucher inside for the download.

  8. #8 by dave on August 31st, 2010

    yeah ok I have it,lol wow and I even looked at it when I first got the game lol what a brain fart.

  9. #9 by cody on September 2nd, 2010

    how much is it to download on xbox and how much space do i need

  10. #10 by LOKO117 on September 2nd, 2010 [ 2940 Points ]

    @cody This DLC is exclusive to the PS3. So you can’t get it on xbox

  11. #11 by tusitc on September 8th, 2010

    i pre ordered this game on PS3, and for some reason i cant find the DLC for it, is it only a US thing, im like WTF atm

  12. #12 by the_realX on September 14th, 2010

    @tustic, yeah man me to, i bought it and got the Renegade Pack but was told no returns because of Jimmy’s betrayal DLC, but where the fk is it!? I didn’t get another code, and is says says the DLC is included both sides of the cover…someone please help us!

  13. #13 by Thad on November 8th, 2010

    I bought Mafia II, Ihave the Vouchure code. is there a way to load on to a flash drive. I dont have a DSL line. I onyl have an anyware card. I dont play on line. I would like to get the betrayal extention without connecting the PS3 to network and without seting up a network account?

  14. #14 by Thad on November 8th, 2010

    I bought Mafia II, Ihave the Vouchure code. is there a way to load on to a flash drive. I dont have a DSL line. I onyl have an anyware card. I dont play on line. I would like to get the betrayal extention without connecting the PS3 to network and without seting up a network account?

    ^

  15. #15 by Lekan on February 15th, 2011

    I have downloaded the game but its asking me to download the latest patch, does anyone know how i can get this?

  16. #16 by pedro on February 15th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I haven’t played this game yet.

    But the custom cars seem a lot of fun!


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