It’s hard to imagine a less dignified or mobster-like activity than continually dropping everything to search every inch of every room for pornography, but that’s exactly what Mafia II asks you to do – assuming, of course, that you’re trying to collect all 50 issues of Playboy scattered throughout the game and net the Ladies’ Man Achievement/Trophy. Stop. Don’t waste time and/or ruin the tension of every action scene by scrounging for naked pictures of women now old enough to be your great-grandmother. We already did it for you, and now we’ll save you the guesswork by pointing out where to find every last one.
Above: Just think – your grandpa may have once kept this very centerfold hidden under his mattress. Now you can bond!
Bear in mind that, unlike the wanted posters (which we’ll have a guide on very soon), issues of Playboy are tied to their particular chapters – just because something’s in a freely accessible location doesn’t mean you can go back and find it later. If you miss them, you’ll need to reload the appropriate chapter to find them again – and we recommend holding off until you’ve finished the game (or at least finished whatever chapter you’re currently playing so that your last save isn't overwritten) before you do that.
Playmate 3: When Joe takes you to meet Mike Bruski, look across the yard from where Bruski’s office and the giant car crusher are. You’ll see a building with garage doors and one normal-sized door. Head on in.
Once inside, look to your right. You’ll see the next issue on a shelf.
Above: Ew, it's still warm
... where you’ll find a set of double doors on the left. Open them and head through the next hallway until you reach a blue door. Open it and go down the stairs.
You’ll enter a circular hallway (this is also where you’ll find the alarm system, if you’d like to shut it off). Head around to the far side, where you’ll find this solitary door:
Go inside and walk to your left. You’ll see the next issue laying in this well-lit alcove.
Once you’re in the door, the next issue will be on a windowsill immediately to your right.
Next page: Chapters 4, 5 and 6