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games.1c.ru (Publisher's website):
    Новое издание культового шутера, по праву вошедшего в золотой фонд интерактивных развлечений.

    Бывший полицейский Макс Пейн в одночасье потерял все. Его семья погибла от рук наркоманов, затем его обвинили в убийстве его друга и начальника, вдобавок ко всему на него обозлилась мафия, которой кто-то сообщил, что Макс был внедрен в одну из банд и собирал информацию для полиции...

    Все против него, и Пейну остается только одно – продолжать мстить всем, кто приложил руку к его несчастьям. Ему уже нечего терять, он агрессивен, резок и не оставляет за спиной врагов.

    • Криминальная драма. Шутер с детально продуманным детективным сюжетом, главная роль в котором принадлежит игроку.

    • Игра в реальность. Первая видеоигра, в которой был использован кинематографический эффект замедления времени - bullet time, а также представлено интерактивное окружающее пространство, что обеспечило невиданную прежде реалистичность происходящего.

    • Индивидуальный подход. Уровень сложности игры определяется автоматически; поведение виртуальных противников зависит от возможностей игрока.


    АНТИГЕРОЙ В АНТИМИРЕ

    Как выглядит новый антигерой? Внешне он ничем не примечателен - носит кожаную куртку поверх футболки, темные брюки и кожаные туфли - так одеваются тысячи американских парней. Один из первых самых реалистично выглядящих и детализированных персонажей трехмерных шутеров практически не отличим от сотен своих живых прототипов в цветной нью-йоркской толпе. Макс прекрасно анимирован и "умеет" выполнять массу различных движений. При разработке его облика была использована технология "скелетной анимации", предполагающая создание "скелета" модели, который затем анимируется и обтягивается текстурами. При этом во время игры текстуры персонажей меняются вместе с изменением положения каркаса, создавая складки на одежде и другие похожие эффекты, оживляющие картинку. Не меньше внимания разработчики потратили на освещение, красочные спецэффекты, тени и отражения. Многие обозреватели назвали среду этой игры самым стильным и мрачным миром, который когда-либо появлялся на экране компьютера. Тем не менее, это настоящий Нью-Йорк без прикрас, старательно отснятый дизайнерами из Remedy Entertainment во время недельной поездки в США. Из 5 тысяч снимков и 10 часов видеопленки получился мрачный и гнетущий мир нью-йоркского дна.

    3D ШУТЕР ПО-НОВОМУ

    Max Payne вдохнул новую жизнь в само понятие "трехмерный шутер". Герой может прыгнуть в непредсказуемом для противника направлении и высадить во врага одновременно две обоймы из прославленных скорострельных "Ингрэмов". Одновременно Макс может и слегка "сжульничать" и в режиме замедленного времени увернуться от пары пуль, игрок же при этом будет наблюдать, как его очереди косят врагов. Одна из основных особенностей Max Payne, вызвавшая множество восторженных откликов журналистов - кинематографичность. Вставки с замедленной съемкой позволили привнести еще больше драматизма в и без того более чем напряженные сцены. Что касается игрового мира, то здесь наконец-то можно делать все, что заблагорассудится. Хотите обрушить на голову противнику колонну? Нет проблем. Желаете взорвать балкон, который раздражает ваше эстетическое чувство? Пожалуйста - только достаньте гранатомет. Стоит помнить и о том, что искусственный интеллект, контролирующий поведение врагов, автоматически подстраивается под индивидуальный стиль игры, так, чтобы постоянно обеспечивать максимальную напряженность действа. Для опытного игрока Max Payne будет настоящим адом, где для выживания потребуется задействовать все рефлексы и навыки, тогда как игрок, впервые севший за компьютер, встретит более слабых противников, но и даже они будут достаят ему немало хлопот.

    СЮЖЕТ

    Max Payne создавался для зрелой аудитории, которая любит лихо закрученный, интересный и продуманный сюжет, поэтому ему уделялось особое внимание при разработке. Сценарий дает ответы на все вопросы: "Что?" "Где?" "Когда?" "Почему?" Действие разворачивается на улицах современного Нью-Йорка, в который через неизвестные каналы поступает новый очень опасный наркотик. Макса в числе других секретных агентов полиции внедряют в местную мафиозную группировку для сбора данных о поставщиках наркотиков. Он как нельзя лучше подходит для выполнения задания - знает город как свои пять пальцев, всегда уйдет от преследования и обезвредит противника, он прекрасно владеет оружием и очень спортивен. Эти качества не раз пригодятся Максу, особенно после сфабрикованного дела об убийстве шефа. Оказавшись вне закона, он будет пробиваться сквозь темные грязные улицы, которые, кажется, не имеют ничего общего с сияющим городом зеркальных небоскребов. Несмотря на то, что игра является шутером, каждый эпизод ее наполнен смыслом: игрок точно знает, за что и какому мерзавцу стоит прострелить голову.

    Создатели предусмотрели желание многих пофантазировать и создать собственные сцены, поэтому в игру был включен полнофункциональный редактор, благодаря которому можно менять всё - дизайн уровня, анимации моделей и любые спецэффекты.


    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58064) on Dec 05, 2010.

www.xbox.com:
    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.

    • Lead Max through plot twists, twisted bad guys, and stunning revelations
    • Painstaking attention to detail – even the bullets are modeled accurately
    • Self adjusting difficulty keeps you in the sweet spot of gameplay bliss
    • Bullet Time lets the player use slow motion gameplay to bring down the enemies

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15373) on Jun 27, 2010.

www.taketwo.fr - Windows:
    Désormais, Max Payne n’a plus rien à perdre dans cette ville inhospitalière et sans merci. Un flic fugitif accusé à tort de meurtre et traqué par la police et la Mafia. Max est un homme au pied du mur, qui mène un combat perdu d'avance. Préparez-vous à une nouvelle génération de jeu d’action pure et dure. Préparez-vous à souffrir...

    Développé par Remedy Entertainment et produit par 3D Realms, Max Payne est un jeu dans lequel un homme à cran combat pour sa propre justice tout en découvrant des intrigues et des criminels impitoyables dans les entrailles de New York, au cours de la plus violente tempête de neige du siècle.

    Max Payne est un jeu original en 3D à la 3e personne, tirant parti du moteur MAX-FX et utilisant des textures photo-numériques et des éclairages radiosity qui donnent l'un des jeux à l'apparence la plus réaliste, jamais conçus sur PC.

    Developpeur
    Remedy Entertainment

    Classification
    Public Adulte DÉCONSEILLÉ aux moins de 16 ANS

    Disponible
    de Gathering sur PC
    Distribution Mondiale.

    Aussi disponible:
  • PlayStation®2
  • Xbox

    Équipement requis

    Configuration Minimale:
  • Processeur 450MHz AMD ou Intel
  • 96Mo de RAM
  • Carte graphique 16Mo Direct3D

    Config. Recommandée:
  • Processeur 700 MHz AMD ou Intel
  • 128Mo de RAM
  • Carte graphique 32Mo Direct3D

    "High intensity, two-fisted gunplay with Hong Kong-style cinematography, complete with playable slo-mo and bullet-time. This game just rocks."
    - Next Gen, July 2001

    "Max Payne is great. Truth be told, third person shooters don't come any better. The plot - a grim, compelling noir-style cop tale - is as gripping as the stunning action sequences...(Bullet Time) is the best-looking effect since the invention of the polygon."
    - PC Gamer, October 2001

    "(Max Payne) is a non-stop thrill-ride the whole way through. The high-res textures in the game are some of the best I've ever seen, and make the game environments look super-realistic. [Max] is a title you absolutely must not miss if you're an action gamer."
    - IGN.com

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Feb 26, 2005.

3D Realms website: "What people are saying":
    The game is out, and the vast majority of players seem to really like it. So, because we're not above self-promotion, here's a few comments we copied off various gaming message boards today:

    "I give the game a MAJOR A+ . . it rocks. Period."

    "The game flat out rocks. No if's and's or but's. I've been following it since it was first announced and I am happy to say that it definitely lives up to it's hype."

    "Jeez this game is amazing.. I played the game straight for 5 hours last night...I am NOT disappointed. :)"

    "The story it quite atmospheric, the bullet time stuff isn't gimmicky and is very necessary if you want to survive at all. Player models are beautiful, the game just oozes class :)"

    "I'm really enjoying it... good stuff. The story is quite engaging, too."

    "Whoa, this game rocks. I haven't finished the first 'episode..?' I guess and I have played about 4-5 hours of game play. Really solid game play, the bullet-time is satisfying and addictive."

    "Max Payne is a surefire winner of Best Action Game 2001"

    "This game is so f**king cool."

    "Just bought Max Payne and to my delight (I haven't even played the game yet) when I opened the box, out slides a DVD "snapper" case, ala PS2 games! The front and back of the snapper case exactly resembles the front and back of the retail box. Ultra Cool! The instructions are inside the DVD case just as they are in the PS2 cases. I can only hope that this is the first of many games/companies that utilize the DVD snapper cases. Let's do away with the HUGE retail boxes that take up tons of wall space and just end up in landfills! Looking forward to Duke Forever in a snapper case as well! Kudos!!"

    "Guess what, the game is BADASS!!"

    "This game is living up to the hype from the 2 hours I've played."

    "As for the game, well, I don't usually play 3D shooters at all, but this time I fell for the hype and patriotism and bought it. And it is good. It's just so great to jump through a door in slow motion and blast everyone in the room. Bullet time and shootdodging work very well and the cinematic bad guy death sequences are nice, too."

    "Anyway, wow! I am really early on in this game, but I am really glad I took the chance and bought it. I was quite hesitant when it was third person only, but man its cool. The bullet movement, shootdodging etc are really NOT gimmicks. they are extremely well implemented tools that are needed to take down groups of baddies. I expect imitators to start rolling out any second now. Its got a good story line, so far, and great graphics, and sound. Controls are bueno. Anyway, if this game continues to the end with this caliber of quality, it will enter into an elite cadre of titles, like Half Life, Deus Ex and NOLF."

    "While I'm stuck on the 4th Chapter, the game is literally awesome. The whole control system is solid, and the game play varies. It's fun, the story, script and plot is pretty well done, and the comic cut scenes really add to the entirety of the game."

    "This game is a definite must buy."

    "The game is awesome, it brings back the single player memories of Half-Life. The matrix effects were implemented very well."

    "It F**KING ROCKS. this is more fun than ...well, lots of things. oh, and at 1:30, best buy had only 2 left on the shelf. out of 86 ordered. the controls are mostly intuitive and easy to use. the bullet time is freaking awesome."

    "I'm really enjoying it ... the slow mo rocks, and the story has been cool."

    "Wow. I repeat. Wow. I'm impressed. I've only played for a short period, but damn. There's just something immensely satisfying about shootdodging to the left, and spraying a host of enemies with the Ingram in the tutorial level. Rock. Thank you, Remedy. Thank you, 3D Realms."

    "Finally got to play Max, and damn, it's slick. The photorealism of everything is very refreshing."

    "Best shooter in a long time. Very polished. Good UI...GREAT quit screen...fun cut scenes...good load time...and I have learned not to smash some items with a pipe because I'm trying to save ammo. Ok gotta go...must inflict some Hong Kong ass beating Payne."

    "If anyone who hasn't picked it up yet has any interest in the game, GO GET IT. Very polished, fun as hell, and no bugs so far."

    "Bullet time is really awesome. I don't generally like 3rd person shooters, but done right...and max payne has everything right...its awesome. good job remedy and good job 3d realms for doing whatever you guys did for them, and the mouse pad and DVD case are great additions."

    "Guys this is the game of the year no doubt. I have played for a few hours now and just got to level 10 (for those who got that far its last level before chapter 2) level 10 was the freakiest experience for me ever in any game. I wont spoil it but ones you get there you ll see what I mean. sound effects and camera angles in that level will just fuck you up and spit you out. (I still cant close my mouth all the way) anyways I am not sure how other games will do this year but at this point, GAME OF THE YEAR"

    "I think the game lived up to all the hype, easily. The visuals, sound, atmosphere, story, and game play are all top notch. The feeling of walking into a room full of thugs and deftly gunning them all down while dodging about in action movie style, all without taking a single scratch, is unparalleled. The voice acting is pretty damn good for a game, the only games I've heard with better are some RPGs and Giants. Bullet time has to be seen to appreciated."

    "I love the game. Very easy learning curve. I'm only about an hour into, but so far so good."

    "I've been playing the game for about 6-8 hours now and its got an AWESOME story line. Its very in-depth and the textures just look amazing. Overall this game rocks."

    "Hell this game is AMAZING! I have to say its better than I first thought. The graphics are a DREAM. The game controls are soooo easy, plus at first when I was reading about the game I thought 'third person!!!! no way that sux', but hell I would not want to play this game in first person. You wouldn't be able to see as much. the developers have created this masterpiece."

    "OH MY F**KING GOD! I just played through a hour of this game. AWESOME."

    "This game rocks, being a big fan of Matrix and John Woo movies, the bullet time feature is a gift from god."

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Jun 13, 2004.

3D Realms website - Windows:
    Three years back a young NYPD cop, Max Payne, came home one night to find his family senselessly slaughtered by a gang of drug-crazed junkies, high on a previously unknown synthetic drug. Now that same drug, Valkyr, has spread through the whole New York City like a nightmare plague, and Max Payne’s on a crusade for revenge, out to get even. To Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, this new drug was evil incarnate, to be stopped at any cost. Max's boss and best friend, the only one who knew his true identity, has been murdered, and Max's been framed for the slaying. Everything ripped apart in a New York minute... 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 features:

  • FEEL THE PAIN -- "Story is the bedrock of Max Payne. Yeah, it's chock full of mind-blowing gunplay. But at every turn, a new and clever piece of noir storytelling will motivate you forward and illuminate the action." -- PC Gamer
  • REALISM TO THE MAX -- A first in gaming. The first PC game with photo-digitized textures, radiosity lighting and hardware T&L combined. All this tech talk just means game play never looked this real, nor frightening!
  • BULLET-TIME GAME PLAY -- A first in gaming. "Slo-mo gives you an inventive advantage over your opposition...[and] also happens to be the most frickin' cool device ever employed in an action game." -- PC Gamer
  • PLAY IT YOUR WAY -- Auto-adjusting game play, another first in gaming. You want the action will be challenging and intense, but not unfair and frustrating--the game's self-adjusting difficulty keeps you in the sweet spot of game play bliss.
  • MAKE YOUR OWN LEVELS -- The most powerful, easiest-to-use game editor ever released is in your creative hands, with WYSIWYG-style editing. Even recreate your house or workplace!
  • MORE REALISM -- Painstaking attention to detail, bullets even modeled accurately resulting in realistic and cinematic game play unlike anything you've seen. "Everything is destructible, and comes apart realistically. You've never played action sequences with this level of demolition." -- PC Gamer

    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.

    Max Payne is also available for the Xbox & Sony Playstation II console systems as well as the Macintosh OS.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Jun 13, 2004.

From uk.playstation.com:
    Framed for a murder he didn't commit, Max Payne is an undercover agent on the run - and out for revenge! In a relentless fight for what's right, Max goes up against the mob, the cops, professional assassins, corrupt politicians and anyone else that gets in his way, in the violent urban jungle of New York. Max has over a dozen deadly weapons at his disposal, each with its own set of incredibly realistic effects like muzzle flash and ricochets; and all the action takes place in amazingly detailed lifelike locations, where you can almost smell the garbage-strewn streets and feel the fear of his opponents in the stunning combat sequences.

    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Jan 01, 2002.

Inside Flap of Box:
    More Realism - painstaking attention to detail, bullets even modeled accurately, results in realistic and cinematic gameplay unlike anything you've seen.

    Auto-adjusting Gameplay - another first in gaming. You want the action to be challenging and intense, but not unfair and frustrating. The game's adaptive difficulty keeps you in the sweet spot of gameplay bliss.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9146) on Aug 02, 2001.

Back of Box:
    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.

    Make your own levels - the most powerful, easiest-to-use game editor ever released is in your creative hands, with what-you-see-is-what-you-get-style editing. Even recreate your house or workplace!

    Bullet-time Gameplay - a first in gaming. Slo-mo gives you an inventive advantage over your opposition "(AND) also happens to be the mot frickin' cool device ever emplyed in an action game." - PC Gamer

    Contributed by JPaterson (9146) on Aug 02, 2001.