Mafia for Xbox fails to deliver unlike its highly acclaimed PC counterpart, the developers who ported Mafia to the Xbox obviously haven't taken their time in perfecting the game for the Xbox console. You will find minimal graphical differences between the PS2 port and the Xbox. There are two main problems that have been improved with the Xbox port and that is the framerate dips and the jagginess which showed on the PS2 port and this was because of the PS2s restricted hardware. You will find that the Xbox port will be stutter free and jaggie free, and with dolby surround sound it enhances aspects of the gameplay.
Mafia does have its advantages, the storyline is unique and you feel you are playing out an epic episode of The Godfather. Gameplay is fun and like a 1930s style Grand Theft Auto.If you dont have a big rigged PC, Xbox is the way to go. If you feel the urge to buy this game rent it first.