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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Midnightmare Oct 23 2008 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 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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pancamo_xxl Oct 5 2008 says:

this is to much for the max payne engine...and the story is so irelevant...

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Midnightmare Oct 25 2008 replied:

My only concern are the video scenes; they 'r so long 'n unexiciting, 'n wors of all, they can't be skipped :( .
Otherwise, I gave it a ten ;)

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igchy Sep 30 2008 says:

i've played it.it's rock.

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Maddieman Creator
Maddieman Sep 24 2008 says:

Thanks guys. :) Nice to see this mod can still impress, despite its age.

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Berserkr Sep 18 2008 says:

Which prick gave this mod something less than a 10 on Community Rating? I'd give a 12 or anything else, if possible.

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davidhalo Sep 18 2008 says:

Best Game Trailer on MODDB so far in my opinion. Well done mod and properly executed. Great job, you guys deserve plenty of credit

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lawlhat Jul 1 2008 says:


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stevealmighty Jun 16 2008 says:

that trailer looks amazing....if only i knew how to install max payne mods...

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Maddieman Creator
Maddieman Jul 21 2008 replied:

The mod comes with instructions on how to install and it. It's really simple - just copy the mpm file to your max payne directory (where your max payne.exe file is), and then choose the mod from the launcher screen.

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