Mafia II is a open world action-adventure video game.The game is played from a third-person perspective and its world is navigated on-foot or by vehicle.There are 30–40 vehicles in the game as well as licensed music from the era. Depending on the weather during the course of the game, vehicles are handled differently. Is it amazing?
This guide will explain in detail how you can make a lot of money in Mafia II in both the easiest and the fastest way possible.
You don’t have to read the entire guide if you don’t want to. The “Background Information / Question” and “How Is This Way The Best Way” sections were thrown in for people who might want to know more than just the method. Also, there are a lot of spoilers I put in this guide that I correctly censored if you didn’t beat the game yet. With that said, I hope you found this guide useful!
How do I make a ton of money in this game?
How Is This Way The BEST Way Of Getting Money?
Bruski’s crusher provides the overall fastest and easiest way to make a lot of money in Mafia II compared to every other way you get money in the game:
The Crusher- Put a car in the crusher, go up the stairs, and use it to get $400-$450 in about 30 seconds. Can be repeated an extremely high amount of times, I’ve farmed crushing cars for like 30 minutes and got $15,000.
NO Stores can be robbed twice in a chapter, meaning if you rob a store in chapter 4, you can’t rob it until chapter 5. This means you are limited to how much money you get from stores a chapter.
Since you can only rob a store once a chapter, you have to travel across the map to reach other stores you might have interest in robbing.
Gas Stations- Push the cashier and take $50-100 for like 5 seconds after walking in a gas station. There aren’t that many gas stations in the map, and most are far apart. While very easy, they are not fast if you are trying to rob all of them, nor good on money.
Clothing Stores- Like gas stations, push the cashier and take the $100-300 in the register. While this is still fast if you rob one of them, there is a chance there are gangsters in the store that will fight, or even shoot you up upon threatening the cashier, meaning if you want to be safe, you have to shoot people in there that could be a gangster (while experienced players will easily know which people are gangster characters, they still have to take time to address them.) This way is still less rewarding than the crusher, and can be harder since gangsters can end up shooting you up if you’re not aware.
Gun Stores- Running in and shooting the old man in the face with any weapon is easy and fast enough, and can give just as much, maybe even more, than the crusher. However, just like gas stations, there are a limited amount of stores, and farming all of them will be slower than crushing cars. This method can be more rewarding than the crusher IF you only want a few hundred dollars and a gun store is close by.
Importing Cars To Derek- While I haven’t really imported cars to Derek, Derek doesn’t take any car like Bruski’s crusher, and farming imported cars can easily become way slower than the crusher. However, like the Gun Store, if you only want a smaller amount of money, and you have a car you know Derek will take, importing it is a good idea.
How To Crush Cars @ An Efficient Rate
Since you’re grabbing cars to crush for Bruski, you need to actually FIND cars. Located right next to the crusher (at least 90% of the time), there will be a random car you can smash or pick open to crush.
HOWEVER, after that vehicle is gone, you have to find another vehicle to continue crushing for money. The space a car would spawn next to the crusher respawns a car when you go far enough away from the Junkyard. To farm Bruski’s crusher the RIGHT way, after getting in the car next to the crusher, you drive the car straight and out of the Junkyard until you reach the wood pole located in this picture, then turn around and go back in.
If you try to respawn a car and it doesn’t work, there are two possible reasons:
A. You didn’t go far enough away from the Junkyard (get to the first wood pole and U-turn back in)
B. If you were grinding the crusher for a long time, you’ll reach the point that cars won’t respawn next to the crusher anymore. it doesn’t stop after a certain amount of cars were crushed or money was reached, but if you were using the crusher a lot, the cars will eventually stop spawning in.
If you read “Problems & Solutions” before reading this, you would know there’s a chance that cars will stop spawning after a long run of crushing cars. If you still aren’t satisfied with the money you have after the cars stop spawning, come back the next checkpoint. The cars will go back to spawning after you complete a mission in the story. EXAMPLE: In chapter 3, you can use the crusher right after you wake up and get dressed until cars don’t spawn anymore, go see Derek, go back to the crusher and use it until cars can’t spawn anymore again.
I HIGHLY suggest you limit what chapters you farm to these 3:
Chapter 2: The money you farm by the end of Chapter 2 will be with you when you start Chapters 3, 4, and 5 . This means you won’t have to farm money for those chapters if you already stockpiled a ton in that one.
Chapter 7: The money you farm by the end of Chapter 7 will be with you when you start Chapters 8, 9, 10. and 11 .
in Chapter 11: Since Vito lost all of his money in the second half of Chapter 11, the money you farm after that point in time will be with you for the rest of the game.