His life in ruins, Max Payne finds himself back in the NYPD. During a routine murder investigation he runs into Mona Sax, a woman he thought dead, a femme fatale murder suspect. She holds the keys to the questions that haunt him. But nothing is simple in the dark and tragic night of New York City. An army of underworld thugs stands between Max and the answers he seeks. His journey deep into his own personal hell continues.
This is a fantastic game. The story is deep and has heavy noire roots, though that does tend to clash with the John Woo-y gameplay. The ability to slow down time and leap through the air guns blazing is an experience to behold, and it has not been done better by a single game outside of the series yet. Not even Stranglehold could beat this.