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Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose in the violent, cold urban night. A fugitive undercover cop framed for murder and now hunted by cops and the mob. Max is a man with his back against the wall, fighting a battle he cannot hope to win. Prepare for a new breed of deep action game. Prepare for pain...
Developed by Remedy Entertainment and produced by 3D Realms, Max Payne is a relentless story-driven game about a man on the edge, fighting for his justice while uncovering plot-twists and twisted thugs in the gritty bowels of New York during the century's worst blizzard. Max Payne is an original third-person 3D game based on the MAX-FX engine and uses photo-digitized textures and radiosity lighting, resulting in one of the most realistic looking games ever seen on the PC.

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Remedy Entertainment
Rockstar Games
War Drum Studios
NEO Software
Möbius Entertainment
Westlake Interactive
Rockstar Canada
1C-SoftClub, 3D Realms, Rockstar Games, Gathering of Developers, MacSoft, Feral Interactive, Microsoft Studios
Age rating
17+ Mature
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP (only)
  • Processor: 450MHz AMD / Intel Processor
  • Memory: 96 MB RAM (128 MB RAM or greater recommended)
  • Graphics: 16MB Direct3D Compatible Graphics Card
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 8.0
  • Hard Drive: 830 MB Hard Drive Space for full install, 530 MB for minimum install
  • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible sound card
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        Max Payne reviews and comments

        Gameplay 7/10. Graphics 8/10. Soundtrack 9/10. Storyline 9/10. OVERALL 8.25/10.0 (A : 8.5)
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        "Mem 1 COP in kindergarten, c better now Ke Max Payne" you know, I played a lot of games when I was little. Like, on my father's lap or even a little alone, and among all the games I could do in my young age (genre more than my current 16 years), Max Payne is surely one of the games that will have premeditated my loves: action , GST and cinema. Because Yes, Max Payne is all that at the same time Max Payne, what does that cause? Max, must know that he is a tough, one of the best cops in New York, he even has a post at the DEA (the American narcotics Brigade) proposed to him, he has a woman he loves more than anything and a little girl still in her cradle , until the day when... Until the day when 6 junkies stoned to the V landed at his house, kill his daughter, rape and murder his wife and there, this is the moment when Max withdraws and becomes undercover COP in the various squats and other networks of drugs, in order to avenge and purge the new Jerse y of this, I quote, & quot ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥-♥ ♥ ♥ What is the hard drug "Flash forward 3 years: Max Payne is no longer a COP so infiltrated that he is forgotten about the NYPD and the DEA with the exception of a man, with whom Max has appointment and who... Gets shot in front of his eyes and that's where the game actually starts good, Max Payne does not really shine by his screenplay, which is a pure film script of hard-boiled (I'll really advise you one: hard boiled by John Woo, or any proof in VF) , but where it stands out, it is really by its staging: very few cutscenes, or so very brief when they are present, the gist of the narration rests in comics of a very nice effect (who personally, make me think of the comics Arkham Asylum that I strongly advise you), and everything is extremely logical in these two nights of nightmares that will constitute the timeline of the title at the level of the gameplay, it's too good, it's MEGA NERVOUS it fights all the time and then you can SLOW time by making Piou Piou Piou with two BERRETAS (summary of a discussion with a person who will know to recognize, I love you strong, thank you for supporting me) even if level accuracy is not necessarily that and especially the AI of his dead becomes UNBEARABLE in the last third of the game the real problem of this game is that I. A is completely abused on some parts of the game, transforming some passages into brutal die & retry, each door open plugging on a full headshot that can make you swing your keyboard through your room on your sleepy cat at 4H of morning apart it Crakez this game the steam version being optimized for Windows XP, you can not even switch to the second level of the game (and it ends later also), as well as bugs of sounds, engine, cutscenes etc... Damage In the end, Yes, Max Payne is an excellent game all the same, a good defouloir, with a basic scenario but taking, graphics a little dated but passable, a gameplay with small onions and a really crazy heavy atmosphere.
        Max Payne's default face looks like he's constipated.
        A classic TPS and a game that everybody played that time. Quality gameplay, interesting story, aaaaaaand probably the first great use of slo-mo in games.
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