Mafia features over 20 unique missions, and many other side missions set by other mobsters. The bulk of your missions will be set by Don Salieri, head of the Salieri family. If you perform well and successfully complete the missions, Mr Salieri will reward you handsomely.
The range of missions is enormous, sometimes you will have to be the getaway driver others you'll be the main hit man. Your first mission is a classic car chase, which introduces you to valued members of the Salieri family. In another mission you will need to team up with a professional safe-cracker, whom both of you must break entry into a heavily guarded Villa. Once entry has been made you must escort the safe-cracker out of the Villa with the important documents he has stolen.