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.
Better, but not perfectmorzsolt | May 4, 2014 | See all morzsolt's reviews »
The Max Payne games are like gems in the gaming community (except MP 3, what was, shall I say, "not so well recieved"), almost everybody that played with one of them found something fetching: the story, the game mechanics, the characters or simply the fast paced shooting parts. While Max Payne 1 was a totally new gaming experience, people knew what will be in the second game, still when it came out everybody was astonished by the sheer epicness it represented. The story was a bit dull here and there, but Max's new love interest was a refreshing element in the game. The film noir-y feeling that the first MP lacked was pumped into the second installment of the series, and it did good for the story. Also, the new dream segments make sense in The Fall of Max Payne, not like in the first game. The only problem was that the gameplay is a bit boring after a time, but if you get over that, the game will repay you with a great big plot twist, or an epic shooutout. All in all: Max Payne II: The Fall of Max Payne is a must buy game, and you will love it to bits, even after all of these years.
Just amazing.EDGE1812 | May 2, 2014 | See all EDGE1812's reviews »
Max Payne 2 is the sequel to the first Max Payne game (One of the best PC games of it's time).
Max Payne 2 is truly an improvment over the first one.Max is back as the titular character and so are the voices.This time he is working for the NYPD and investigating murders where Mona Sax (read fatal attraction) makes an appearence and all hell breaks loose which isn't surprising for our guy Max, after all he has a knack for finding trouble.The iconic bullet time is back with elan, it is done with much more panache and feels tight as ever.The gameplay is just top notch, gunfights feel solid and and nails the definite thumping sound for each weapon.
Max Payne 2 is the successor to one of the best PC games of it's decade and it improves on it.You cant ask for much more, grab 1 and 2 instead of 3 for the real Max Payne experience.
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.