Mafia III's torture scene looks tamer than one in Grand Theft Auto V

Mafia III has a torture scene. It’s the cool thing in open-world games, it seems. Grand Theft Auto V had it and so did Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In both of those games, the violence came with controversy. In Grand Theft Auto V’s case, the in-your-face requirement of being the torturer upset some players and made them recoil. In Metal Gear Solid V’s scene, the violence was slightly removed since it was in a cut-scene, but the victim was an important focal point of some people’s negative opinion.

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