Katana description


  • Deep Katana combat system: designed for brutally fast and exhilarating melee combat.

  • Decimate opponents: with the mod's stylised gibbing system and watch your destruction in glorious Bullet-Time

  • Cinematic, story-driven gameplay: set in an exciting futuristic world with compelling heroes and sinister bad guys.

  • 4 LARGE levels: plus another 4 bonus levels; packed with hidden secrets and easter eggs to find.

Other mods by Maddieman:

The Real World - Max Payne's most faithful 'Matrix' Total Conversion

Polar Paradise - A Psychotic Action Parody

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Max Payne 3 has just blown into town like an old lover so why not reminisce about the old days by replaying the original two games.... Modified!

Max Payne

The Real World
It wouldn't be a Max Payne 1 mod if we didn't have some high flying kungfu and bullet dodging now would it? The most recent of all the MP mods to be released, however it is only a demo. Lets see where they go with this!

Neo Trinity

It seems you got anime in my angsty. Katana draws you into the violent and chaotic world of an Assassin on the run: - from his Order; from the shattered remains of his past; and from the haunting screams of the countless people he's murdered.

Godlike Ass kicking

Max Payne@University
This mod was acutally modeled after a real university and a story played around it! It makes use of a few other mods like Kung Fu 3 Deluxe Engine (by Kenneth Yeung, MrUniq) and the Enemy Kung Fu (by Ghasp) engine to round (house kick) out the mod.

No safe place Stewie died for a reason

The Family
The Family is a truly unique modding experience, as it follows the story of the young gangster Tony in an entire black and white film noir-ish world of the 1930's mafia era.

In-game In-game

Max Payne 2

Payne Effects 3
It wouldn't be a modding guide without one overhaul mod, and this one is really good. With new spectacular unique effects and with lot of key features that will drammatically change the original gameplay. Everything is created to improve the original feel of the game without loosing the Max Payne signature.

Payne Effects 3 Features Payne Effects 3 Features

7th Serpent: Crossfire and 7th Serpent: Genesis
Thrusting players into a world of corruption, secrecy and vengeance. Two different chapters within the same universe. Made by ModDB's ye'old editor Stenchy and his team, so you know it is good!

Train Wreck Gameplay

Mona: The Assassin
Mona Sax is a contract-killer, a job at which she excels. When a Mafia boss sends his army of mobsters after her, assaulting her hideout and forcing her to flee through the city streets, it gets personal and real nasty. Play through a fan story of Mona Sax!

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You can find many more gems right here on ModDB! Max Payne's new story can wait a little longer can't it?

Thanks everyone!

8 years ago News 0 comments

I'd just like to to quickly say thanks for everyone who voted for us at the 2006 mod of the year contest. We didn't qualify, but we *did* get...

Download Links & Support/FAQ

11 years ago News 0 comments

DOWNLOAD Now that Katana is finally out, here is a list of all of the major download mirrors. FileFront Gamers Hell FilePlanet File Shack Max Payne Zone...

Katana Mod Released

11 years ago News 5 comments

The hugely anticipated Katana modification for Max Payne 1 has been released. You may have heard about this mod from recent issues of PC Gamer (both UK...

Katana Site Update

11 years ago News 3 comments

Sorry about the delay folks, Katana is nearly done -- just a few animations and last minute checks and I think we're there. We're looking at a week, maybe...

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9 years ago Full Version 14 comments

If we were to choose one mod to convince you to reinstall Max it would be this one. - PC GAMER UK Developed by modding veterans Maddieman and StratonAce...

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wraithguard12 May 19 2015 says:

Still again, the best mod I ever played. Some other mods pushed hard for this title, but nah... It still smells nostalgia. Thanks for that creator!

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Razor96 Feb 20 2015 says:

great mod but... like the regular kung fu mod melee controls are ****** up i mean why you have to stand there waiting to get brutally murdered by 5 guys while you're desperatly trying to do one of the 4 combos i mean coulnd't be 2 separeted buttons for running kicks and normal katana combos? also why the 1st hit of every combo MUST effectly hit to trigger the full combo half the time i died miserably because i stop trying to do a combo thinking that i've hitted the enemy and that the combo it's triggerd while it's not

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Catwearhat Aug 13 2014 says:

Awesome mod but ****** voice acting

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stoyko Jul 25 2014 says:

Hello, sorry for that silly question (and for my basci english XD ) can you say me which is the music of the final boss fight? i know the music of the mod is mainly of Akira but i don't know what is the music of the end fight. thanks

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pileboy2704 Aug 19 2014 replied:

what is the music from main menu?

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pileboy2704 Aug 19 2014 replied:

found it Youtube.com :D

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stoyko Aug 19 2014 replied:

thanks man but that is not the music what i want. I want the music of the fight with marco (or the final boss) Can you say me (if you know) what is that music?
Thanks for help.

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orang3dragon612 Jul 5 2013 says:

Also, is there a guide out there for all the secrets? I never knew about the chainsaw until I saw your video, and just found the room challenging us model that anime girl.

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orang3dragon612 Jun 28 2013 says:

Maddieman, I realize that this subject has been touched on before, but what is that Final Boss song? If still don't know,do you know a tool or debug mode that would allow me to see the name of the song as it's "activated" in the mod, or view the mod files?

Also, great mod, and do you have any other projects? Matrix? Indie Company? Not really into modding/gaming any more? Thanks.

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orang3dragon612 Jun 28 2013 replied:

*If you still don't know, as Ace was the one who picked it.

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