This is a full achievement guide for Mafia 2 Definitive Edition! Please let me know if you need help with anything!
Welcome to my Mafia II Definitive Edition guide! Most of the achievements for the main game are unmissable, there a few chapter specific missable achievements, however at the end of the game you can go back and reload chapters, so any achievements you miss you can easily reload the chapter and go back and get it!
There are 2 different types of collectibles in Mafia II, Playboy Magazines and Wanted Posters, Playboy Magazines are locked to specific chapters, whereas Wanted Posters are found all throughout the city and can be collected during any chapter or throughout multiple chapters.
There are 2 different DLC for Mafia II, Jimmy’s Vendetta and Joe’s Adventures, both of these come with their own achievements and they will be required to 100% the game, luckily enough this version of the game gave us the DLC for free! There are 47 achievements for the main game, 9 achievements for Joe’s Adventures and 11 achievements for Jimmy’s Vendetta.
For this section I have just listed achievements you’ll get for each chapter, most are unmissable and so they have no extra information.
Chapter 1 – The Old Country, 1 Achievement:
Viva la Resistenza!
Complete Chapter 1.
Chapter 2 – Home Sweet Home, 3 Achievements:
A Real Gentleman
Help the woman fix her car in Home Sweet Home.
You can get this achievement right at the start of Chapter 2, after beating up the guy outside you’ll need to run to Joe’s place, on the way on the right hand side of the road there is a man and a woman talking beside a broken down car, just wait for the dialogue to finish and offer to help the woman to get this achievement.
Back in Business
Do your first job for Mike Bruski
Home Sweet Home
Complete Chapter 2.
Chapter 3 – Enemy of the State, 4 Achievements:
He Who Pays the Barber
Improve the dockworkers’ hair cuts.
Obtain the ration stamps without raising the alarm.
To get this achievement, when you break into the Office of Price Administration building you’ll need to get some keys and break into a safe, however this will set off a silent alarm. To get the achievement and stop the alarm from going off you need to go through a blue door found on the ground floor, then head down the stairs into the basement, in one of the rooms in the basement is the switch to turn off the safe alarm, now just unlock the safe as usual and the achievement is yours once you leave the building and jump the fence.
Sell all the gas stamps before the time runs out.
The Price of Oil
Complete Chapter 3.
Chapter 4 – Murphy’s Law, 1 Achievement:
Complete Chapter 4.
Chapter 5 – The Buzzsaw, 2 Achievements:
A Lesson in Manners
Show that you know how to treat a lady
At the very start of Chapter 5 when you leave Joe’s apartment you’ll get a short cutscene and a little side quest marker to find out what’s going on, go over to them and you’ll have to fight the guy to get this achievement.
Complete Chapter 5.
Chapter 6 – Time Well Spent, 1 Achievement:
Time Well Spent
Complete Chapter 6.
Chapter 7 – In Loving Memory of Francesco Potzena, 1 Achievement:
Complete Chapter 7.
Chapter 8 – The Wild Ones, 1 Achievement:
The Wild Ones
Complete Chapter 8.
Chapter 9 – Balls and Beans, 1 Achievement:
Man of Honor
Complete Chapter 9.
Chapter 10 – Room Service, 2 Achievements:
Clean up after Joe.
Complete Chapter 10.
Chapter 11 – A Friend of Ours, 3 Achievements:
Wake Up Call
Help Leo out of a tricky situation without getting caught.
A bit after the start of chapter 11 you need to warn Leo, when you get to his house you need to keep going through the doors until you get to a room with a basket of sheets to your left, when you interact with these you’ll save Leo and get the achievement. Video below if you’re lost!
End of the Rainbow
Settle the score with Irish once and for all.
At the end of chapter 11 you storm a bar with Joe, after killing all the guys inside the bar make sure you pick up the grease gun off of the guy you kill in the hallway, when you go outside a car will take off out of the parking lot, to get the achievement you’ll need to kill the driver, use the grease gun to spray the car and hopefully kill him, if it doesn’t kill him you can get in a car and chase him but I’d recommend just restarting from the checkpoint and trying again.
Our Good Friend
Complete Chapter 11.
Chapter 12 – Sea Gift, 1 Achievement:
Chasing the Dragon
Complete Chapter 12.
Chapter 13 – Exit the Dragon, 1 Achievement:
Complete Chapter 13
Chapter 14 – Stairway to Heaven, 3 Achievements:
The Mafia Never Forgets
Pay a visit to an old friend.
Out for Justice
Learn what it means to be a Scaletta.
Men at Work
Complete Chapter 14.
Chapter 15 – Per Aspera Ad Astra, 1 Achievement:
Finish what you started.
Find at least one collectible in the game.
Find all of the Playboy magazines.I used the wiki to find all the Playboy Magazines. Don’t worry if you miss any, when you finish the game you can replay any chapter and collect any magazines you missed!
Find all of the Wanted postersThere were a total of 159 wanted posters however, for this version of Mafia 2 they’ve added 30 new wanted posters!
On the left are the original 159 and on the right the new 30 posters.
Finish the story on Medium difficulty level or higher.
Finish the story on Hard difficulty level.Hard difficulty isn’t too bad, just make sure you are using cover as much as possible and you should be able to finish the game without too much trouble.
Get Rich or Die Flyin’
Get all wheels of your car in the air for atleast 20 meters and then touch the ground againThis achievement is quite easy, I got it from driving fast over this little decline into the tunnel.⠀
Pedal to the Metal
Travel at 125 mph.The best car to get this achievement with is the Ascot Bailey, you get one in chapter 11, after helping Leo. I’d recommend taking it to a body shop and tuning it to max (which will also get you the dream handling achievement) then taking it on a long stretch of highway and driving as fast as you can.
One Careful Owner
Travel a total of 50 miles in one vehicle.
Self explanatory, just drive one car for the whole game and you should get it. (When in the garage menu you can see how far you’ve travelled in a car)
Sell 5 vehicles to Mike Bruski at the scrapyard.
At Bruski’s scrapyard you can find a car crusher, to get this achievement just drive a car inside the crusher and press the button at the top of the stairs 5 different times.
Sell 5 vehicles to Derek at the dock.
This achievement is a little bit harder, during chapter 8 you’ll need to sell a car to Derek at the dock, after this you can sell him any high quality cars you find by driving them on top of the lift the same way you did in chapter 8, you can no longer sell cars to Derek after chapter 12. Here is a list of the types of cars he will accept:
Ascot Bailey S200 – $2497.50
Berkley Kingfisher – $2500
ISW 508 – $4500
Lassiter Series 75 Hollywood – $2585
Lassiter Series 69 – $1750
Shubert Frigate – $1750
Jefferson Provincial – $1600
Smith Thunderbolt – $1350
A good place to find nice cars, mostly Jefferson Provincials is the observatory parking lot.
Keep any vehicle at 30mph or over for 5 or more minutes.
For this achievement I started where the icon is and drove along the highway at just under 40mph. Make sure you drive slowly so you get as much time as possible on the highway since it’s the easiest place to get the achievement.
Upgrade one of your cars one level.
You can get this achievement at a body shop, I think DLC cars don’t let you upgrade them so you’ll need to bring in a car found in the world to do it, you’ll need to upgrade a car for the Pedal to the Metal achievement anyway so you won’t need to worry to much about this achievement.
Upgrade one of your cars to the maximum level.
Same as the achievement above.
Drive at least 30 different vehicles.
Not very fun or exciting but for this achievement I just ran around breaking into cars then driving them around for a few seconds, getting out and finding a new car until the achievement popped. (It needs to be 30 different types of cars not just 30 separate cars) You can check your progress on the statistics page.
Kill 5 enemies in rapid succession with a headshot.Achievement is self explanatory, I got it during chapter 8.
Kill a total of 30 enemies using melee attacks.For this achievement I would recommend going to the docks and starting fights with the workers there, if you do this in the city your fight will most likely be broken up by a police officer. Just walk up to them and press mouse 1 with your fists out and it should start a fight.
Kill 50 enemies.
You should get this achievement just from playing through the whole game. (Civilians and Police Officers don’t count)
**I think this achievement is currently bugged, hopefully they’ll release a patch soon.
Rob 5 stores in under 5 minutes.These are the stores that I chose to rob, diners and gun stores are quite difficult so I avoided those, after robbing these stores I still had 1:30 left over, the gas stations are easy, just point your gun at the clerk then run past him loot the register and leave, clothing stores are a bit harder, I’d recommend shooting any men in the store then robbing the register and leaving.
Buy your first luxury suit.To get this achievement you need to buy a suit from Vangel’s, an upscale clothing store found in midtown near Lincoln Park. It shows up as “Vangel’s” on the map.
Hard to Kill
The police want you dead. Survive for 10 minutes!
This achievement is actually quite easy, you’ll need to find an armoured truck, You’ll see them pretty often (they only spawn during the second half of the game) once you get a hold of one, run people over or shoot them until you have 4 stars (3 won’t count you need 4) Then park your truck in a corner and wait for 10 minutes! Sorry the pictures are a bit awkward it was hard to take a good screenshot in the corner.
DLC: Joe’s Adventures
Push the chief witness into the ice lake in “Joe’s Adventures.”This achievement is a little bit difficult, during the very first mission, “Witness” you will chase a witness across an iced over lake, to get the achievement you need to get the witness into the water, the easiest way to get this is to try and get your car in front of his so that he has to stop, then pulling him out and pushing him into the water. You can also just push his whole car into the water but I find that method is a lot trickier.
Finish the Witness level in “Joe’s Adventures.”Story Mission.
Finish the Connection level in “Joe’s Adventures.”
Five Finger Discount
Finish the Supermarket level in “Joe’s Adventures.”
Mind the Goods
Finish the Cathouse level in “Joe’s Adventures.”
Reach 2000 points for one velocity run in “Joe’s Adventures.”
After you finish the supermarket mission a mission will pop up called Bet on That. When you kill the guy in the Bet on That mission you can take his car, a Delizia Grandamerica. Take the car and finish the mission, then upgrade it to max and start a new mission near a highway, drive your car down the highway as fast as you can. If you mess up you can restart the mission and your car will be fixed again!
Reach 200 points for one Jump in “Joe’s Adventures.”
There are a few different spots where you can get this achievement, however I think the best and easiest place to get it is on a ramp in Hunters Point, video below showing where. Make sure you start a mission before going for the jump as it will only count during a mission.
Jack of all Trades
Reach 10 different score actions in one mission in “Joe’s Adventures.”
This achievement seems like a lot but isn’t too hard, you need to get all of these in one mission:
– Vehicular Kill
– Explosion Kill
– Burning Kill
– Regular Kill
– Melee Kill
You can get all of these in the mission Going Out of Business pretty easily, video below of me getting the achievement if you need help. Just make sure you go and buy molotovs and grenades from Harry’s and Giuseppe’s before starting the mission!
Reach 200 points for one Drift in “Joe’s Adventures.”
For this achievement I went near where Derek’s office is, started the mission there then drove to the car park as fast as I could and swung my car left and right until I got up to 200 points. It took me a few goes and was a bit tricky, but not too hard.
Same Shirt Different Day
Finish Joe’s Adventures on any difficulty.
DLC: Jimmy’s Vendetta
Complete your first mission in “Jimmy’s Vendetta.”Self Explanatory.
Faster than Light
Achieve a 10x point multiplier in “Jimmy’s Vendetta.”This achievement is quite easy and you should get it just from playing, all you need to do is achieve a 10x multiplier, whether they be kills, explosions, whatever. You can easily get this achievement by starting a mission, getting a shotgun and running around shooting the fuel tanks of cars parked in the street. Killing civilians, police & police cars won’t count for the multiplier.
Kill your enemies in “Jimmy’s Vendetta” with every weapon available in the game.
Here is a list of every type of gun you’ll need to get a kill with:
I’ve listed where you can buy the guns next to their names. The only gun you need to get a kill with that you can’t buy is the Thompson M1A1, one of the soldiers in the GAI Truck car jacking mission holds one and also 4 star wanted level police will hold them too.
H = Harry
G = Giuseppe
S = Gun Shop
– Magnum (H) (G) (S)
– 1911 Special (G)
– 1911 Semi (S)
– C96 Pistol (H)
– .38 Revolver (S)
– Thompson 1928 (H)
– MP40 (H)
– Grease Gun (H)
– .38 SMG (H)
– Shotgun (H) (S)
– M1 Garand (H) (S)
– Kar98 Rifle (H)
– Grenade (H)
– Molotovs (G)
**Make sure it’s the grenade blast itself that kills them and not another explosion caused by the grenade.
Destroy 100 vehicles in “Jimmy’s Vendetta.”
Self explanatory, just shoot the fuel cap and they should explode.
Kill 100 enemies by headshots in “Jimmy’s Vendetta.”
Finish all Car Dealer missions in “Jimmy’s Vendetta.”
Kill 1,000 enemies in “Jimmy’s Vendetta.”
For this achievement, I kept doing the mission called “The Don” over and over again, letting the enemies at the end of the mission kill me so it would restart and I could kill them all over again.
Earn 1,000,000 points in “Jimmy’s Vendetta.”
This achievement is a bit of a pain and the best way to get it is to use an old glitch then leave the game running for a few hours and eventually it will unlock! However if you’re not into glitches, you should play the game at hard difficulty as all of your points during missions are doubled at the end. Without using the glitch the achievement will take a lot of time and you’ll probably need to replay lots of missions to get the highest possible score you can while stringing together combos.
Drive a total of 1,000 miles in vehicles in “Jimmy’s Vendetta.”
You can use the same strategy as in the video above for this achievement, however you’ll need to stop your car from falling at around 990 miles and drive the rest of the way otherwise it won’t count. If you don’t want to use that method unfortunately you’ll just have to drive around until you reach 1000 miles! I did this the proper way in the classic version and it took me days and days of driving, and around 100 hours.
Finish “Jimmy’s Vendetta” on any difficulty level.
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