Experience the adrenaline-fuelled danger and heart-pounding excitement in the war on organised drug syndicates. When standard procedures fail, the hardliners are brought in.
Become El Matador, a DEA special agent tasked with taking down the drug barons. A new narcotics cartel is rising across Central and South America, sharpening its claws and extending its reach. Locate the encampments, infiltrate the headquarters, and put an end to the cartel's influence. In a tale of corruption, revenge and morality, the mission brief is simple: Eliminate the threat - Ultimate justice, El Matador style.
The Matadorkalil | June 20, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
El Matador isn't as good as Max Payne, but this game gives a fun. Can not recommend to everyone, but for sure for people who do not require more than a decent shooting.I found it a lot of fun to play and absolutely beautiful to look at, its quite simply one of the best looking games released.
Not really a good actionpanz3r88 | March 1, 2013 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
El Matador looks like a clone of Max Payne 2 with a bad story and level design. The AI of the enemies is really not good and the enemies look really stupid. The game is very linear and simple and usually at the end of a mission you will have to kill a drug lord in a simple fight. If you've never played Max Payne 2, and are looking for some (otherwise) unique 3rd person action, with a lame story and decent controls, then give El Matador a try
Not that good, but fairly decentCooberstooge | Sept. 6, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
Despite this having an interesting premise, El Matador falls pretty flat when compared to other titles in the same genre. It may share some things with Rockstar's fabled Max Payne series, but that doesn't help it rise above its own mediocrity.
Gameplay-wise, enemies often seem to have x-ray vision, being able to see where you are often far off. Completing a level can be reduced to memorizing each person's location, but the sense of satisfaction you get upon finishing a level due to this is pretty cool. The guns all sound and look great, and enemy deaths are particularly gory and well-detailed.
The graphics of El Matador have aged, but not overly well. I always figured, even though I bought this not long after release, that the game looked far older than its actual age. The environment in particular has an overall rather blocky feel to it, but the game runs all the better for it - you're really not much focusing on bad texture jobs during battle anyways, so I've never much minded this.
The soundtrack is good, but some of the voice acting could use a little work. There's too much emphasis on making certain characters sound South American, and it tends to simply come off as rather cheesy.
Ugly and useless gameArthan | June 21, 2011 | See all Arthan's reviews »
It's not worth it, seems from the 90's and it has a rude gameplay. There are much better options at this price and if you wanna use bullet time go for the orginal Max Payne or Wanted if you have already played Max's games.
Hard life in DEAnurz | April 7, 2011 | See all nurz's reviews »
Life of DEA agent is propably really tough, especially in this game. Although it looks ok, playing this one is quite annoying - you will die numerous times, despite of having Max Payne's bulletime. It ends in remembering positions of your enemies as you trying to proceed through the game. You can try it but there are better options.