Mafia II's game world is estimated to be "less than a third" of the size of GTA IV's Liberty City, claims Xbox World 360's latest preview.
In its latest issue, the mag states than the smaller real estate size of the 2K Czech sandbox has allowed it to polish the game to "startling" proportions.
It says: "Calling up a waypoint, it's immediately noticeable that Mafia II doesn't boast the biggest of maps - certainly not in comparison to GTA IV (we estimate that the game world must be less than a third of the size of Liberty City).
"Yet size doesn't always matter and it's obviously allowed 2K Czech to furnish Empire Bay with a startling level of polish that even genre masters Rockstar would grudgingly admire."
We've still got quite a wait for the promising crime spree, as the Mafia II release date has finally been confirmed for August 27.