Max Payne II: The Fall of Max Payne
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"The visuals are excellent, the voice work is superior to what we usually get dealt in the action genre, and I only wish the game was a bit longer." - Gamespot.com
"The action in Max Payne 2 is as adrenaline-pumping as anything you'd see on the silver screen, and you're in control." - IGN.com
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is a violent, film-noir love story. Dark, tragic and intense, the in-depth story is a thrill-ride of shocking twists and revelations. Love hurts.
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne delivers the most intense gameplay experience imaginable. The fierce, yet stylish action sequences and slow-motion gunplay that has become synonymous with Max Payne is back and better than ever. New and enhanced moves and options provide breathtaking cinematic game play. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne raises the bar on action games all over again.
Ballistic ballettaigatsu | Feb. 8, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »
A sequel ought to improve on the original, and Max Payne 2 manages to do this in every conceivable way. From the beginning to the end, this is a game that has refined everything that made the first one stand out.
While the level design tends to be bland, composed mostly of warehouses and derelict buildings, the gunplay is tightly tuned and never gets old. Bullet time is a fantastic mechanic that still provides hours of enjoyment. The physics are fairly exaggerated, but the amount of debris that is sent flying during a firefight helps create the feel of an action movie. What is also remarkable is how well the graphics and sound design hold up even a decade later.
The plot can be a bit melodramatic at times, however, it also has moments where it truly shines, blending maudlin lamentation with a determined conviction. Max's penchant for overwrought metaphors is part of the charm, and the game is littered with all sorts of offbeat details that draw you in.
Out of all three games, this is the most consistent and well rounded. The original feels somewhat janky and outdated, while the third makes some changes that will disappoint some. Max Payne 2 manages to hit the sweet spot, and offers just as much adrenaline inducing action as it did upon release.
So Sadchataolauj | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
This was a great sequel to the first Max Payne. This game has great action scenes from beginning to end. The quality of this game is something that can't be missed. The action and gun fights are pretty fun. The story is what really captures you into the game though. There's so many twists and turns in this game.
The thing I liked most was the bullet time. Bullet time makes it feel like the matrix movie, where you slow down and get to aim better at your enemies. Great sequel and a must have.
Max Payne, with more pain than ever!Nova4 | Nov. 6, 2013 | See all Nova4's reviews »
Max Payne 2 is a strong sequel of one of my favorites games of all time, the storyline is awesome, rockstar improved the bullet time mechanics and it looks beatifull ar full graphics, but... some times the game feels full or pointless pools of enemiges and the game sometimes try to be funny without reason. Is a great game, a must buy, but beaware this is not max payne 1 with all the awesomes of it.
Second verse, same as the firstasbath | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all asbath's reviews »
While this game is fantastic on its own, it's really just more of the same of Max Payne 1, but with better technology driving it. The voice acting is still top notch, the graphics are wonderful, and the technical gameplay (shooting, dodging) is also great. But it's not that much of an improvement over the first game, it's more like a perfect sequel instead. The story is equally as enthralling and full of twists, but it doesn't really add that much more to it - which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Adding the romantic character, and being able to use her too, was a great mechanic to the overall narration.
I want to give a full 100, but because it doesn't really do anything new from the first game, I just don't feel like I can give it a perfect score. I understand that this is a heavily story driven game, but I felt that Remedy could have introduced some more new mechanics and features to really take this game to the next level.
Even better than the originalHighlander9782 | Oct. 27, 2013 | See all Highlander9782's reviews »
Hard to outdo the original classic but this adds better graphics that are still great today, better gunplay and a equally great story. They refined nad polished everything that made the first one so good and added lethal love interest for Max named Mona. The gritty atmosphere, great narration and comic book style visuals are back here as well. You can't go wrong with this game, definite buy.