The purpose of the mod is to make Max Payne 2 more realistic and tactical, but at the same time to give a dramatic and cinematographic feel to the shootouts.
This is one of the greatest mods for any game I have ever played. Right from the main menu with the fantastic choice of music I knew this was going to be great. The cover system is fantastic and the weapons are a great addition without being annoying or over powerful. You have re kindled my love for this great game. Thank you.
This is one heck of a mod, its the best way to play Max Payne 2, even for a beginner. I used this mod to start the game, without the non-mod version, and I loved every bit of it. Thank you.
I love the music, the atmosphere, the effects and just the feel of Max Payne. You really feel his emotions better with this mod. I guess you really can say; "I am Max Payne".
Whats the point of doing one sentece reviews? You are better off putting whatever you written in comments section.
-needs more resources, older machines can get lag and increased loading times
+revolutionary systems: m&e (mark and execute), slide and cover move
+rebalanced and added weapons
+/- new deep BT (known as rage mode) makes whole screen become red at some moments when important NPCs die or when Max gets totally ****** off, there are those who like it as well those that hate it.
Verdict: Payne Effect mod makes Max Payne to like it should originally be. Everything has been enhanced and extended (visuals, audio, gameplay). But on other hand it also requires more resources from our PC's. If your PC isn't more than 5 years old you should be able to run it pretty smoothly and be pretty satisfied by what it adds to MP2 gameplay.
I give it 9/10
At least until i finish putting my new PC together then it will be revised to 9+/10.
Why not 10/10? Because nothing and no one is perfect. Theres always something that can be fixed, added or enhanced.