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.

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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.

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...

"If we were to choose one mod to convince you to reinstall Max it would be this one." - PC GAMER. 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...
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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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gamshobny Dec 13 2005 says:

baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh cooooooooooooooooooooollest mod ever dunno wot to say help me stop me neeeeeeeeed to play it nooooooooooooo stop me noooooooooooooooooooo (I don't know where I got the time to type this ******** oh wait need to play again c u later or never or so)

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ss8923 Dec 4 2005 says:


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stroggoff Nov 22 2006 says:

I voted for this mod.

I remember playing this mod a while ago. Lots of content, really slick Katana engine, lots of gore, excellent level design, intelligent and difficult bosses and a nice script.
Definately play it, or you don't know what you're missing

P.S. Max Payne modding for ever!

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Maddieman Jul 7 2007 says:


Unfortunately it's a problem that was never resolved perfectly. Generally it happens more when you mash the controls or hold the buttons down, but sometimes you can get unlucky. Try using bullet-time when you attack and see if that helps.

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Snake700 Jan 26 2005 says:

Finllay the best mod to Max Payne 1 has comed download it now

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cheeecheee Nov 27 2004 says:

this mod kicks major ***

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maximan Oct 3 2004 says:

Spectacular gameplay compliment the great sound and graphics.

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ADoomedMarine Oct 2 2004 says:

That link posted doesn't work, you can download it from here:


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Gunjack Oct 2 2004 says:

Neaty McNeat. :D

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shorti_is Oct 1 2004 says:

donload at


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