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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spongebobj7 Feb 18 2008 says:

you have to keep wracking him and the ninga will die!

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porschedode007 Jan 28 2008 says:

I need help in the level where we fight that ninja boss who has some blue eyes. How do I kill him??????????????

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Maddieman Creator
Maddieman Jan 29 2008 replied:

There's two ways:

Either go head-to-head with him, and if you're skilled enough, eventually he'll die.


Keep fighting until he starts to destroy the level. There are two mainframe computers on the far right of the level -- at one point, part of the ceiling comes down, and is barely supported by them. If you attack the one that is about the fall over, while Marko is underneath the ceiling, it'll fall down and crush him. Of course, try not to get killed as well. :)

In either case, the music will change and become more dramatic -- that's your cue to deliver the finishing blow!

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Lucífer Dec 17 2007 says:

http://isonews.myminicity.com/ <--- Post this everywhere you can and help build its populous, Thanks in advance. ^^
Nice looking mod btw, hope you guys do well. :D

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stroggoff Dec 9 2007 says:

Another vote, for a very exciting and complete total conversion.

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Maddieman Creator
Maddieman Dec 10 2007 replied:

Once again, thanks for voting. :)

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lordrace Jun 25 2007 says:

When I playing with katana weapon usually frezze the animation and i cant move the character
someone help !
i download the patch 1.05

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Maddieman Creator
Maddieman Dec 10 2007 replied:

This is a known issue with the mod - we fixed it for TRW, but sadly not Katana. If you get stuck, you can type 'go' into the console, and that ususally fixes it, but tbh, it's quicker just to quick-load.

The best way to minimise the bug, is to try to avoid 'button mashing'. With practise, you can still peform moves very quickly and precisely without hammering the keyboard and mouse (which appears to be what causes the character to get 'stuck').

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Maddieman Creator
Maddieman May 2 2007 says:

I don't really have time to write a comprehensive walkthrough for this mod, but there are some good tips over at the paynereactor forum:


Otherwise, if you could just post where you are stuck at, and I'll try my best to help.

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0nn3nmyyI24 Mar 1 2007 says:

I need some kind of walkthru/FAQ to this mod because I'm stuck in this #¤#!%!

Very nice mod and keep going doing more :)

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Maddieman Creator
Maddieman Dec 10 2007 replied:

If someone wants to write a walk through, I'd gladly post it somewhere. Otherwise, I can answer quick 'what do I next?' questions for specific levels.

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