Journey into the gritty and not particularly pleasant world of Max Payne. This third person action game features a strong storyline and an altogether interesting antihero. Max Payne is a gritty journey to the present day New York City during the worst winter blizzard in a century. The thriller pulp story keeps the players guessing right on till the end. The game shoots from the lowest slum pits to the greatest skyscraper heights, leaving behind a trail of corpses, splatters of blood, and empty brass rolling on the floor.

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9

They were all dead. The final cutscene was an exclaimation mark to all that led up to this point. I released my finger from the mouse and then it was all over.
To make any sense of it I need to go back 6 months - back to the night I installed Max Payne.
OK, enough quoting, this is one of the best games ever. It has a great, emotional, engaging story, about despair and revenge, with a lil' bit of conspiracy, great dialogues and monologues, sometimes some humour here and there, and a lot of athmosphere. Blizzard-torn New York, with it's darkest places, a great noir story. And the music, holly crap, it's beautiful!
But it's still a game, so what about gameplay? It's one of the most action-packed games I've played, shootouts remind me of Matrix trilogy. Bullet time, dual wielding, etc.
I don't know what else to tell, I already rated it, so I might aswell stop here. So yeah, the end.

A classic, epic game. Great storyline, great graphics (for its time) great gameplay, great everything in general. Everything is still awesome even after all this time. I have it installed, and play it almost every day. Definitively a must have.

Oh, COOL!

The one of the best games of my childhood!

10

From the tight action to the riveting story, Max Payne is a must play in my opinion. The story may be a simple revenge tale on the surface but there's so many nuanced details that go over the player's head the first time around. The game is also quite difficult but balanced meaning that in order to succeed you'll have to actually improve and on the higher difficulties you will really be forced to master the game's timing oriented combat. When to reload, how many shots you can get in before the getting up animation plays, bullet spread, bullet velocity, and so much more will be whizzing through your head just like the bullets will be death after death. But as I mentioned eventually you will overcome these obstacles and finally set things right for Max.

The soundtrack is brilliant, the graphics contain a ton of detail and a lot of these you still won't find in games today. As an example in one room a newspaper can be zoomed in on and the comic strip present in a comic book panel (what the game uses instead of cut scenes) earlier will be visible. In that same room you'll find crates that have hidden ammo and painkillers and a sewer grate that is for shadowing the sewer area two levels later. In fact the building your in doesn't seem very far away from said level so it's pretty safe to assume there connected. The dialog is both well written yet just light enough when it needs to be to relieve some tension. That coupled with the character models give such a fun vibe to an otherwise serious game. Each weapon has its place and play style like the less accurate but more lethal sawed off shotgun or the faster firing Beretta that's easier to find ammo for as apposed to the slower more powerful desert eagle. The line delivering is excellent, the controls are tight, levels are paced amazingly well and the notorious dream sequences in my opinion help break up the game nicely along with being an extremely memorable part of the game. They also help show how much Max is going through psychologically. I want to go into so much more of the game's meta and I know I'm only scratching the surface of the game but at the end of the day Max Payne is an achievement in interactive story telling and the pinnacle of video games as a whole. Well either that or Doom.

Adoro questo gioco!
Una delle cose che preferisco
è il Bullet Time: va tutto a rallentatore!
La grafica del gioco è buona e gira bene sul mio computer.
Anche la storia è bellissima.
Mi piace il finale!

I LOV IT

10
10

Max Payne is hat kind of game that just isn't made anymore, there is amazing story, innovative gameplay and cold dark atmosphere that many games have tried to copy and failed.

10

TEN