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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17 comments by INtense! on Jun 3rd, 2012

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.

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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.

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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?

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Nov 13, 2006 Full Version 13 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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reece44 Aug 30 2009, 11:38pm says:

This mod does look good!
Although... how long has max payne 1 been out??
Atleast I still have a copy :)

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Maddieman Dec 8 2009, 8:41pm replied:

Max Payne has been around for about 7-8 years, but you can get it on Steam now.

I'm told it works fine on Vista/Win7 too, if you get a patch.

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maxrockpro Jul 23 2009, 12:34pm says:

I cant find the download button or option/ link

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deprez2000 Sep 25 2009, 10:25pm replied:

its in "latest downloadst" dumb ***

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rafaelclana47 Feb 21 2009, 1:13pm says:


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AdamOver Feb 8 2009, 5:58pm says:

I am also getting an error reported in Nov 06 -

Exeption in engineInit: X_sharedDB:Music "data\database\music\noise\eerie junkie atmosphere.wav" File not found

I have max payne v1.05 build 171

I've searched for the solution to no avail, can anyone help ?

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NoFinka Apr 19 2009, 7:44am replied:

Hmm only solution I can think of is try reinstalling Max Payne.. maybe

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HaMTaRoXCrOsS Nov 29 2008, 1:14am says:


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Midnightmare Oct 23 2008, 10:31pm says:

This mod is INCREDIBLE! I can't belive that this mod could be greater than the original game! ...INCREDIBLE

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NoFinka Apr 19 2009, 7:49am replied:

Gah, if you read the storyline manual and consider that there was plans for Katana 2 or Rogue Ops for Max Payne 2 then the story line is relevant, of course judging on how Rogue Ops was going to be it would have seemed there may of been possibility for a 3rd Katana installment... I would of liked to of seen what Shiva was and where that was going to go. As for cutscenes Midnightmare, I thought they were pretty good. Although when playing again and again they get boring except for the condom joke and Gammo decimating some puny soldiers. That's cool gibbing right there. Oh my god replies don't want to work for me lol, you will understand.

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