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Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose in the violent, cold urban night. A fugitive undercover cop framed for murder and now hunted by cops and the mob. Max is a man with his back against the wall, fighting a battle he cannot hope to win. Prepare for a new breed of deep action game. Prepare for pain...
Developed by Remedy Entertainment and produced by 3D Realms, Max Payne is a relentless story-driven game about a man on the edge, fighting for his justice while uncovering plot-twists and twisted thugs in the gritty bowels of New York during the century's worst blizzard. Max Payne is an original third-person 3D game based on the MAX-FX engine and uses photo-digitized textures and radiosity lighting, resulting in one of the most realistic looking games ever seen on the PC.
The fall of a good guy and the rise of an anti-heroPatofilio | Nov. 16, 2013 | See all Patofilio's reviews »
Max Payne is an interesting game, in it you play as a detective by the same name whose family was murdered by group of drug addicts, sending the interesting character of Max into deep depression, making him quit his position as a detective and joining the DEA. The problems start when a new drug by the name of Valkary starts popping around and Max is stuck in the middle of an ordeal of gangsters, drug lords and corrupt corporations.
Story: Max Payne features a very well written storyline with an amazing protagonist. Players getting into the shoes of the washed out cop will instantly identify themselves with him, understanding his pain and also his apathy. The story is narrated beautifully in comic sequences between each chapter, mixed with an episodic style of narration which is strange at first but it becomes intriguing as the game goes one. Other than Max the other interesting character is Mona, a mysterious woman who seems to always end up bumping into Max, what secrets she holds and what you are to find is definitely one of the best parts of the game, with some pretty intense moments and good plot twists.
Gameplay: This is a the classic third person shooter, Max has a wide arsenal of weapons at his disposal and each of them is pretty fun to use. Max can also enter bullet time mode, slowing time around and setting up the stage for some wicked flips and action movie style take downs. The game is also pretty difficult, so don't expect to be running straight into a bullet storm all the time. Enemies are truly deadly and administrating your pain killers is vital to your survival.
In conclusion this is an incredible classic game, a must lay for any gamer out there that is looking for some action. With an amazing story and bloody fun gameplay Max Payne is a classic that must played.
Story telling like no otherasbath | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all asbath's reviews »
This isn't your usual shooter game, and it helped re-define the genre. Between the story narration and the introduction of bullettime, this game introduced more significant changes to the shooter style game than anything else in the past decade. This may have been the first game in a long while for the protagonist to realize that they are in a video game, and that was a really fun way to break that 4th wall.
Technically the game had some really tight shooting, but it was really on rails that meant that players couldn't really explore that much in the game. It's a really fast paced game, however, so I guess there isn't that much to explore anyways. Graphically this game really lags behind current games, but at the time of release it was something completely new and beautiful: explosions, falling objects, the bullet time effect while dodging, it was all really beautiful to be in the middle of.
The voice acting is fantastic, likely one of the best up until that time, and the sound effects were just as great. It was relatively environmental too: melting snow drips, traffic and the like.
As cliche as it is to say, this game was truly the Matrix of video games. Without a doubt, this title will be remembered as a milestone in the history of video games.
The beginning of a suburb TrilogyGoldenSaint | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all GoldenSaint's reviews »
I don't know if Rockstar knew at the time what they were doing and that this game would go on to make one of the most successful franchise in history. Max Payne is like a fusion between A FPS and a story that you would not find in a FPS but rather in an RPG or an adventure game. The story is not unique per say, it is the typical Vengeance against all odds story. What is most fascinating is the way the story is told through a series of comic book style sequences and a few live action scenes. This works becuase the story is so good and the voice acting is incredible. Now you might be thinking why would I play a 12 year old game. This gam,e was so innovative at the time that the graphics and mechanics of the game are so good that you wont even think about it trust me. Overall I highly recommend this game!
Old school gaming at its bestMousE0910 | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all MousE0910's reviews »
Max Payne is a classic game that, although looking dated, can still be amazing fun to play over and over again. And when you get bored with that, a myriad of mods await. The game nails the shooting mechanics down perfectly, having a very natural feel to it and the shootouts are great fun. Coupled with a gripping and mature story, we have the recipe for success. There's not really anything flawed I can find on Max Payne and if you haven't played it yet, shame on you. This is a classic that's a must-play for any self-respecting gamer.
Great GameEXOTRACE | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all EXOTRACE's reviews »
I remember playing this game for HOURS on end and just absolutely loving the gameplay. My Dad and I would play this every weekend, hours on end, beating it several times, while, watching the movie. The movie was also great, it had one of my favorite actors in it and it was about Max Payne! What could go wrong! I loved the game, great work on the action and storyline! I love this game sooo much! Please buy this game! Also im trying to get money from this so refer, review and play guys! Have a great day sir, a great day,,,,