Max Payne

Max Payne

Shoot your way to justice in Max Payne

Max Payne is a third-person shooter that sees you taking on the role of the eponymous rogue cop in a gritty, noir-styled crime drama. Released in 2001, the game pioneered the use of a slow-motion 'bullet-time' mode that would go on to be used in many later games. The violent neo-noir story concerns Max's attempts both to avenge the murders of his wife and child and to get to the bottom of a mysterious drug ring. View full description

PROS

  • Exciting shooter gameplay with bullet-time mechanic
  • Engaging story and atmosphere

CONS

  • Graphics look somewhat dated compared to modern games
  • Voice-over and writing a little over the top

Max Payne is a third-person shooter that sees you taking on the role of the eponymous rogue cop in a gritty, noir-styled crime drama. Released in 2001, the game pioneered the use of a slow-motion 'bullet-time' mode that would go on to be used in many later games. The violent neo-noir story concerns Max's attempts both to avenge the murders of his wife and child and to get to the bottom of a mysterious drug ring.

Grit, guns and shades of grey

Gameplay in Max Payne is pretty simple -- if you've played other third-person shooters, you'll be familiar with the basics. Using your bullet-time ability is key to winning the gunfights; although your movements are slowed, having the time to think is valuable. Most of the time you'll be using pistols, but as the game progresses there will be more weapons to choose from. There are some platforming and puzzle-solving elements, but they're minor. As the story develops, Max is plunged deeper into psychedelic horror. Max's hard-boiled narration can sometimes feel a little over the top, but this, together with the comic-strip panels that appear in the cutscenes, creates an appropriately noir atmosphere.

Set out on your quest for vengeance

If you like third-person shooters and enjoy the grey, grimy neo-noir aesthetic, Max Payne is a classic game well worth revisiting.

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User reviews about Max Payne

  • jai pal   98076

    by jai pal 98076

    "wanted"

    max payne is nice game and i am not paly full game and lost the game then i want to thi game right now . More.

    reviewed on September 14, 2016

  • Kannappar Kanna

    by Kannappar Kanna

    "waste of download"

    i think its demo version dont waste ur 130mb of data spending a such waste time . More.

    reviewed on September 4, 2016

  • akashanand875911234

    by akashanand875911234

    "Immortal"

    This is the best action game that i have ever seen. Cool graphics . All i want to say is max payne is brtter than it's 2... More.

    reviewed on June 16, 2016

  • "it is an awesome game"

    i think that this is the 2nd game that i like it is an awesome game . More.

    reviewed on June 15, 2016

  • kartickkanakadandi

    by kartickkanakadandi

    "guys its a demo version with two levels to play"

    guys its a demo version with two levels to play..graphics are not that good..though the overall game is ok. More.

    reviewed on April 29, 2016

  • Jewel.9

    by Jewel.9

    "this game made my childhood...:)"

    just love this game... one of the best game, love this game. More.

    reviewed on February 17, 2015