You are a security guard who accompanied a group of space colonists on their trip on the huge space ship, the Marathon. Suddenly, aliens who call themselves Pfhor attack the ship and massacre the colonists. What's worse, the aliens damage the omniscient super-computers on Marathon. One of them is heavily damaged, and the other becomes insane! Caught in the midst of the battle between the two AIs, trying to stay alive in the onslaught of the Pfhor, you begin the desperate fight for survival...

In this first-person shooter, you have a variety of weapons that serve you in your battle against your enemies. Different types of enemies (organic or mechanical) take different amounts of damage depending on the weapon. You can also fire from two weapons (such as pistols) simultaneously. Shooting enemies is not the only thing you will do in "Marathon". It is possible to communicate with the damaged AIs of the ship by looking at messages they send you via computers. The story is unraveled primarily through those messages.

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0 comments by eayockey on Jul 3rd, 2009

After about 6 combined months of development, Marathon//Max is ready for a first release. 1.0 has been pared down to deathmatch arenas only, but offers 5 arenas, each with 5 difficulties to choose from.

NOTE: Please do read the readme. It goes over common crashes and other issues and how you can fix them.

This is not a traditional Max Payne 2 mod file release, since the Max Payne 2 mod system doesn't allow for all the weapons and other goodies packed into Marathon//Max. As such, the game has its own installer, which checks for retail or Steam installations of Max Payne 2 before releasing its hot sticky goodness into your PC.

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RangerC Jan 23 2011 buried:


Epic Doom Rip-Off.
Nothing against Bungie, but:
Marathon < Doom

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TheMic609 Sep 11 2012 replied:

The 90s was full of doom ripoffs

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gmterminater Jun 23 2011 replied:

Ive realized that all of the doom fans attack marathon and the marathon fans (like me) like doom. does that mean we have more of an opinion than you? yes i think it does

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Lawlsome Mar 5 2011 replied:

Im not sure how this is a doom rip-off. I meen, theres no key hunting or demons. I love DOOM, and I love Marathon. But theyre completly different.

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JCDenton2000 Feb 7 2013 replied:

I agree

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freakmean16 Dec 9 2008 says:

Wohoooooo, some great Marathon games, wohooo, I knew Marathon would be almost inmortal....But one question, when are you gonna release it????, and if you need any help with the models just ask, im doin a lot of the chars from Marathon too...

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-=BINGO-BANGO=- Aug 4 2007 says:

before ther was halo, there was marathon...

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RollerBoy Aug 4 2007 says:

Tau introduced in Warhammer 40k in 2001.
First Marathon game introduced in 1994.
Tau is awesome.

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RollerBoy Aug 3 2007 says:

The symbol for marathon is too similar to that of the Tau race from Warhammer 40k.

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pvt.Johnson Jul 29 2007 says:

there are many fantastic marathon mods/addons found here:

also check out aleph one, allows marathon(1,2, and 3) to run under OS X and the other newer versions of other OS's. also updates the game to look a lot prettier and all that goodness(you can now play online, and yes many still play this classic online):

you can also download all three marathons for free(yes legally) at the web site right above and the main total conversions mods for them.

marathon still has a community of people who play =>

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TheUnbeholden Dec 10 2013 replied: +2 votes     reply to comment
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