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Style over substance Unicorn Lynx (181446) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
[v1.2] Maximize the Payne! Indra was here (20862) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Max Payne is one of the greatest action titles of our time. Kaddy B. (796) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
Ages Well and Still Fun! Scott Monster (1009) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Payne To The Max! Classic Nigel (150) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Revolutionary John Woo meets the Matrix Film Noir shooter vulture (17) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
A fun but short game with too much of the same in it. Zovni (10627) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Great game? Yes. Innovate? Yes. Blockbuster? No. JPaterson (9541) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
One of the greatest disappointments I've ever experienced. Tomer Gabel (4634) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
Max Payne Is More Fun Than Television MasterMegid (902) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.2
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.3
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.3
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Overall User Score (287 votes) 4.2

Critic Reviews

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Clubic (Aug 01, 2001)
Ce test dithyrambique vous aura, je pense, fait comprendre à quel point Max Payne a su m'accrocher. Les nombreuses trouvailles et l'atmosphère générale qui s'en dégage le propulsent immédiatement au panthéon des Jeux Vidéo. Il marquera à n'en pas douter nombre de joueurs et on peut raisonnablement dire qu'il y aura un avant et un après Max Payne. Si les Finlandais de Remedy nous ont concocté un jeu riche et prenant comme bien peu ont réussi à le faire, il ne faut toutefois pas s'y tromper et Max Payne reste un jeu d'action pur et dur !
GameGenie (2001)
All right. The graphics are really cool, Bullet Time is really cool, but the rest is standard shooter fare. With just a short single player mode, the fun runs out too quickly, and I, for one, want more Payne! Even with its shortcomings, somehow (by buying it), get your hands on Max Payne and enjoy the melted goodness. No doubt, user created mods and levels will be out soon enough to extend Max to greater heights. Just make sure you enjoy what you have, instead of wrangling with what was left out.
Withingames (Aug 09, 2001)
Mit Max Payne zeigt Remedy wie ein Actionspiel auszusehen hat: Hart, Kompromisslos und mit einer tollen Story ist dieses Spiel ein muss für jeden der Actionspiele mag. Kein vergleichbarer Titel hat bisher das Actionfilm-Feeling so perfekt auf den PC Monitor übertragen. Kein Wunder, daß die Filmrechte zu Max Payne schon vergeben sind. Sicherlich ist Max Payne etwas kurz, aber ich werde lieber 10 Stunden perfekt unterhalten als mich von 30 Stunden 15 zu langweilen. Ich kann nur sagen: Zugreifen solange es noch (uncut) im Regal liegt.
Gamer's Pulse (Jul 31, 2001)
Max Payne is not a perfect game(no game really is) but is easily one of the best games to come out in recent memory. If you are even remotely interested in the genre or game style pick this game up and settle in for a good long gaming session, because once Max Payne has you in his sights, it is damn hard to shake him.
On it's own, bullet time would simply be a very cool gimmick. However, it is wrapped up in a game with incredible graphics, a compelling storyline, and an immersive experience. All of these features are expertly combined in Max Payne, creating a candidate for game of the year. A note of caution, though, Max Payne's system requirements are steep, so be sure that you have the hardware to run the game before you buy it.
GamingExcellence (Oct 22, 2001)
In conclusion, Max Payne is an all around exceptional game. The graphics, sound, gameplay, and the addicting and unique Bullet-Time affect all set Max Payne apart from most games on the shelves. If you have enjoyed any other type of shooter in the past, Max Payne comes highly recommended. As many people say, "they don't get much better than this."
GameZone (Aug 07, 2001)
This is a game that belongs on the shelf of any action/shooter game fan. The only reason it wasn’t given a 10 is because room has to be saved at the top for a game that comes along that is better. And given that Max Payne has set a new standard, you can count on game developers working harder to out-do it. That will be some trick.
PC Gamer Brasil (Sep, 2001)
Este novo título merece todo o louvor, não apenas pelos bons momentos que o jogo lhe prorporcionará, mas pelo fato de ser o mais significante game no aspecto de encurtar uma grande distância entre o que esperamos de um filme moderno e um game moderno.
games xtreme (Aug 14, 2001)
Max Payne is a groundbreaking game; it takes the 3rd Person shooter to new levels. From the slickly presented and gorgeous graphics to the Max FX engine, that handles high amounts of detail, and clever scripting with a great degree of success. Bullet holes stick around, so does the blood, though no bullet holes or damage to the textures of the characters has been included in the game, but this isn't a detriment. Max himself is well animated and thanks to the innovative movement and control system never feels clunky or sluggish. The inclusion of bullet time and camera to the game adds the icing to an already fairly layered cake. Max Payne some have said is far too short, of this I do agree but if you let this new slice of gaming action slip you by on that fact, you're doing yourself and Remedy a grave injustice.
Any action fan worth their salt would be foolish not to pick up Max Payne. The gorgeous setting, the excellent graphics, and the solid gameplay all conspire to make the best action game I've played in a long, long time. While the violence inherent in the game may turn some people off, they're missing out on one of the most exciting game releases this year. You owe it to yourself to get a little Payne; it's one game people will be talking about for a while.
It isn’t very often that I have to pry myself away from a game I’m reviewing nowadays. Usually I’m able to let good enough alone, but not with Max Payne. Mr. Payne took one look at me and said, "your time is mine, young man." Who am I to argue? This is the type of game I find myself thinking about in the wee hours of the morning as I’m trying to get to sleep. There are so many incredible ways to put bullets into baddies it’ll make your head spin.
95 (Aug 04, 2001)
Over all, Max Payne is a great game, and I am very much looking forward to the next one in the series. A little less corny dialogue and a longer game would make any sequel a hit, though I doubt that this first one will fail. Its just too much fun to play not to be a success!
95 PC Gaming (May 13, 2005)
The gameplay alone makes this a must-own, but there's much more to this game. While the plot arc itself is not really that great (there's never any huge shocking revelation) and perhaps a bit clichéd (at least in terms of the film noir form), the way it's presented is top-notch. I much prefer an impressive telling of a reasonable story than an amazing telling of a really convoluted jumbled mess of a story (read: Metal Gear Solid 2). But what makes me give this a final score of 9.5/10 is just the overall atmosphere of the game. It's a mature-themed, bloody story, and the graphic novel and voiceovers, well interspersed into the action, treat it like one.
GamePro (SE) (Sep 16, 2001)
Till det negativa hör att spelet är ganska kort, linjärt, att det inte finns möjlighet till multiplayer och att spelet kräver en saftig dator för att alla effekterna ska synas (PIII 700 MHz!). Jag kan förstå svårigheten att implementera bullet cam med 16 spelare som springer omkring. Men med tanke på vilket nytänkande spelet bjuder är det här bara detaljer.
Gamezilla (Aug 08, 2001)
At times Max Payne is more movie than game, with stunning camera angles, jarring replays and an involved plot that not only moves the storyline along, it sets the tone for a hardcore action experience. If it weren’t for the minimal graphic bugs and occasional chunky backgrounds, this game would hit a near perfect score. Payne is one of the most robust, innovative and intense shooters to hit the market since the original Tomb Raider. Look out Lara, I see a Payne coming to theaters near you.
94 (Nov 22, 2001)
To conclude then, Max Payne is nothing short of sheer cinematic glory, with a tension and atmosphere easily on a par with any of the top action movies of recent years. Max Payne really does mark a step in a new and exciting direction; and is a game that must be played at all costs. An essential edition to your games collection, providing you've got at least 4-500 Mhz worth of CPU to take advantage of it. So go and buy a copy, and join me in the New York underworld…
HardGamers (Aug 16, 2001)
En terminant, Max Payne est une aventure incroyablement intéressante à jouer. Pendant les quelques heures où j'y ai joué j'ai été totalement accroché. Absolument tout a été fait, dans les moindres détails, pour en mettre plein la vue et les oreilles du joueur. Ajouté à cela la superbe qualité du scénario et du gameplay donne un jeu d’action à la troisième personne presque parfait. Max Payne vient de devenir selon moi la référence dans le domaine des jeux d’action. Si je pouvais apposer un logo de Méga-Hit ou d’Etitor Choice à côté de ma critique je le ferais sans hésiter, j'irais même jusqu'à le proclamer jeu de l'année. Je conseil ce jeu à tout les gamers et tous devraient y jouer. Bravo à Remedy Entertainment d’avoir développer un jeu si riche et complet comme peu ont été réalisé à ce jour.
93 (Jul 27, 2001)
Bin ich im Film oder was? Mit Max Payne ist das intensivste und packendste Spielerlebnis des Jahres. Es ist einfach unglaublich, wie schnell man von der dichten Atmosphäre gefangen wird und wie sauber die Steuerung trotz der scheinbar komplizierten, aber angenehm innovativen Zeitlupenfunktion von der Hand geht. Max' Rachefeldzug lässt technisch die gesamte Konkurrenz alt aussehen, glänzt mit spektakulären Ballerorgien und abwechslungsreichem Leveldesign. Die finnischen Entwickler haben ein Action-Feuerwerk abgeliefert, das dem Shooter-Genre eine gehörige Portion Innovation verpasst und eindrucksvoll unter Beweis stellt, dass die Verschmelzung von Filmdramatik und Spielspaß äußerst fruchtbar sein kann.
Gameguru Mania (Jul 30, 2001)
It's really COOL! Because Max Payne is single player only, most gamers will want know how long gameplay is. Max Payne contains three acts, each with several chapters (9, 5 and 8) that starts at the same point and leading you to a predetermined cut scene. Overall Max Payne offers about 10-15 hours of gameplay. Certainly you can finish the game even faster if you will use cheats or walktrough :) Max Payne is definitely an excellent game, if you like 3D shooters and John Woo movies you must have it!
93 (Sep 18, 2002)
If you don't already have it, then you should go out and buy Max Payne right now !
IGN (Jul 27, 2001)
You know Max've been hearing about it for years now. Originally slated for a Spring 2000 release, Max Payne has been in development for a while, and has gotten a lot of media attention -- but I can honestly say that, after playing it, Max Payne lives up to the hype.
Suspending time, then going into a room flying sideways, unloading round after round, is a great experience, and a necessity for getting through some tricky spots. Add to the great gameplay a gangland epic delivered in a comic book graphic novel style, and Max Payne is a winner through and through.
92 (Jul 27, 2001)
Vaikka olenkin ehkä ylikriittinen, kaiken nähnyt ja parkkiintunut peliarvostelija ja löysin Max Paynesta muutamia heikkouksia, on se silti ehdottomasti paras peli pitkään aikaan. En todellakaan muista koska viimeksi olisin jäänyt näin totaalisesti koukkuun johonkin peliin. (Edes Operation Flashpointiin) Kun pelin aloitti, ei sitä pystynyt lopettamaan ennen kuin lopputekstit pyörivät ruudulla. Vaikka lyhytkestoinen hupi olikin, se enemmän kuin tyydytti toiminnannälkäni pitkäksi aikaa.
GameSpot (Jul 27, 2001)
When a game has been in development for an inordinate length of time, you never can tell how it will finally turn out. Oftentimes, such games end up overwrought, incomplete, or behind the times. But once in a while, the extra time and effort paid by the developers is plainly apparent in the finished product. That's the case with Max Payne. Don't worry about what it doesn't have--you'll relish this highly polished, tightly focused, graphically stunning shooter for what it is. The game's incredible technical accomplishments and its original play mechanics all combine to make it one of the very finest shooters ever made.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Aug 31, 2001)
Max Payne is zo'n typische classic die iedereen met verstomming slaat en nog lang als referentie zal gelden in het genre.
GameSpot UK (Jul 28, 2001)
It's an outstanding and original action game that's not just different from all other shooters to date, but also in many ways superior.
Max Payne will surely spawn a number of clones. It’s slick, entertaining, and fun to watch – just like any good action movie. I recommend it, especially for John Woo, Matrix fans, and those that want a mouse pad that comes with a game!
Atomic Gamer (Jul 30, 2001)
Max Payne is still an excellent game that brings new life to the "realistic"-type games that are starting to clutter the game industry. But Max Payne is definitely more like a good action movie with plenty of highly technical and satisfactory gunplay - I'd recommend it to anyone who loves action games.
Pelit (Aug, 2001)
Pelini on pelattu. Neljä vuotta odotettu kotimaisen peliteollisuuden graalinmalja lojuu kumottuna edessäni. Max Payne, peli, joka tekee muut pelit turhiksi, on enää tuomiotani vailla.
Gry OnLine (Aug 24, 2001)
Max Payne’a trzeba zobaczyć. Max Payne’a trzeba poczuć. Maxa Payne’a po prostu wypada mieć w swojej kolekcji. Będzie to gra, która przejdzie do kanonu tego gatunku. Dla fanów trójwymiarowych gier akcji to pozycja obowiązkowa. Tak jak „Rejs” czy „Pulp Fiction” na półce szanującego się kinomana. Osobiście, gdy zakończyłem grę wiedziałem, że niedługo do niej powrócę. Bo tak naprawdę Max Payne jest przede wszystkim rozrywką – i to na najwyższym poziomie. A czy nie o to właśnie w grach chodzi..?
Just Games Retro (Jun 12, 2012)
Surprisingly, Max Payne still holds up. In some ways, it’s even better than the recent third title. Its photo-based graphics manage to look gritty and sharp even without any advanced engine effects, and the particle system is so impressive that it drove those 3DMark video card benchmarks for a time. However, shooting enemies in slow motion actually does get old, mostly due to a lack of variety. Max Payne 2 addresses this somewhat. The sequel doesn’t have the first game’s same self-aware tone though, and while the plot here unravels a bit toward the end, this is still the best of Max Payne’s tales. Great graphics, great shooting, great presentation, all make a great choice for an action game to play if you haven’t already.
Max Payne is one of those memorable titles that people will be talking about for years to come. Its impressive graphics, gripping storyline, and fun use of Bullet-Time action elevates the game to the current standard that most others should aspire to. While it would have been great to see a multiplayer component to accompany the single-player action, the single-player is handled nicely, with no sacrifices made that would lower the overall quality. As one of the last products to come out of the respected Gathering of Developers, Max Payne is a quality release that marks the end of an era, and serves as a benchmark for great games to come.
Because MAX PAYNE strives to offer a cinematic experience, it’s only fair to judge it by the same standards I would judge a movie. Whenever I see a movie, I ask myself: Would I see it again? Would I recommend it to friends? Did I waste my money? The answers are yes, yes, and no. MAX PAYNE is no Citizen Kane, but then again I’ve watched Death Wish 4: The Crackdown more times than any of Orson Welles’ movies combined. What can I say, I like guilty pleasures.
PC Zone Benelux (Oct, 2001)
Persoonlijk vind ik het een belangrijker aspect dat Remedy Entertainment er in geslaagd is om de speler 'emotioneel' bij de game te betrekken. Dit is iets waar veel ontwikkelaars nog een puntje aan kunnen zuigen. Max Payne is een mooie game, erg mooi zelfs. Maar binnen zes maanden brengen nieuwe technieken ons grafisch gezien nog realistischere games. De vraag is of deze nieuwe games ons emotioneel net zoveel zullen raken als deze einzelganger. Tot die tijd petje af voor de heren van Remedy. Chapeau!
Playing Max Payne is like stepping into an action movie, and most first-person shooter fans will be instantly hooked. The pace is maintained throughout the game and nearly compels you to finish in one sitting, with the occasional awe-inspiring moment driving you to continue. Although the weapons are standard fare, they're effective and made more interesting through the use of Bullet Time effects. If action-packed stories and expending entire clips of ammo from dual Mac-10s in slow motion appeals to you, Max Payne is a sure-fire hit.
GamersMark (Dec 10, 2001)
If feeling this good is sooo wrong, then I don’t want to be right. If your into the action, get this game, if your into guns and fun, get this game, if your into intense high paced gaming, get this game…. If you’re into wearing pink bunny outfits, then for heaven sakes, get this game! Nuff’ said.
Gameplanet (Aug 10, 2001)
All in all, while it has it's faults (some early problems with Geforce 3 cards, lack of animation in the facial textures) these are far and away outweighed by the incredible presentation and sheer playability of this stylish contender for the coveted title of "action game of the year" - Halflife won that once before and until Max, we had not enjoyed a game nearly as much. Now, that crown has been passed on - yes, it's different to Halflife, but with the focus firmly on the experience for the gamer, Remedy have hit the nail firmly on the head: This is the game of the year.
GameSpy (Aug, 2001)
Even if Max Payne is a little short, it is still one of the best PC games released this year. When you stack up the excellent storyline, awesome visuals, stellar special effects, and pulse-pounding gunfights, Max Payne is simply one of the most fun action games on the market today. You owe it to yourself to enter the gritty noir world of Max Payne. Just be sure you take an extra clip!
GamePro (US) (Aug 08, 2001)
Even without the Bullet Time gimmick, Max Payne would be a first-rate title. The gritty New York City environments are among the most detailed and realistic ever created. Shoot a tile floor and a chunk of tile blows apart. Turn on the shower and water flows. Coolest of all is when you're diving across a room, spraying bullets at your enemies, sending sparks and blood flying, all in dramatic slow motion. While it only takes about ten hours to complete Max Payne, it will be ten of the best hours you've spent on a computer in a long time.
Gamekult (Jul 30, 2001)
Ambiance de tonnerre, action intense, gameplay jouissif, excellente réalisation et bullet time implanté de façon magistrale... ce jeu ne déçoit pas les espoirs qu'on plaçait en lui. Un meilleur travail des niveaux de difficulté aurait sans doute encore amélioré une durée de vie déjà plus que correcte, mais ne faisons pas la fine bouche : Max Payne est LE nouveau standard en matière de jeu d'action... et il n'est pas prêt d'être détrôné.
Playback (Jun, 2006)
niezła grafika - ciekawa fabuła - genialny dźwięk - dużo realistycznych broni - bullet time - można się zrelaksować - krótki czas gry
Game Over Online (Jul 29, 2001)
It is unfortunate that Max Payne is so short, but for me, it was worth playing it. I absolutely enjoyed this game, and I would recommend it to anybody looking for a good action game with plenty of entertaining dialogue and story twists. The noir theme is not to miss, as well – while not quite as intricate and involved as Discworld Noir, it still is worthy of notice, just as are the easter eggs.
90 (Jul 31, 2001)
Au final, Max Payne ne déçoit pas et devrait rapidement faire figure de titre anthologique. On lui reprochera une durée de vie assez réduite mais que l'on aurait facilement tendance à oublier tant le gameplay et l'aventure qu'il propose sont jouissifs et intensifs.
PC Games (Germany) (Aug, 2001)
Da sage noch einer, es gäbe keine Innovationen mehr: In Zeitlupe habe ich noch nie geschossen! Und wie wunderbar das aussieht: Grafisch lässt Max Payne die Unreal- oder Quake 3-Engine hinter sich. So fantastische Animationen und Texturen habe ich bisher in keinem anderen Spiel gesehen. Klar, dass Sie einen entsprechend schnellen Rechner brauchen, wenn sich das Ganze auch noch flüssig bewegen soll. Trotz der optischen Pracht ist Max Payne aber keine Grafikdemo, es gibt immer noch genug zu tun: Wenn von allen Seiten Kugelhagel naht, brauchen Sie gutes Koordinationsvermögen und etwas Glück. Einsteiger werden tausend Tode sterben - und es trotzdem lieben: Dank blitzschneller Quicksave-Funktion laden Sie kurzerhand den alten Spielstand, um die Situation besser zu meistern. Freilich ist die Versuchung groß, nach jedem Gegner abzuspeichern - das hemmt den Spielfluss, fällt aber spätestens dann weg, wenn die härteren Spielmodi die Anzahl der Speicherstände limitieren.
PC Gamer (Oct, 2001)
Your ticket to the longest, best-directed action movie you've ever played.
GameStar (Germany) (Aug, 2001)
Der Adrenalinspiegel erreicht ungeahnte Höhen: In Max Payne sorgt der Zeitlupen-Modus für Action vom Feinsten. Mit Karacho in einen Raum voller Polygon-Gangster springen und sie dann, künstlich verlangsamt, mit tödlicher Präzision nacheinander wegputzen – irgend so ein makabrer Matrix-Held in mir findet das richtig toll. Den Jungs von Remedy ist damit etwas gelungen, das wir hoffentlich noch in weiteren Titeln finden. Auch die Story funktioniert mitsamt den ungewöhnlichen, aber gut gemachten Comics erstklassig und bietet Höchstspannung. Enttäuscht bin ich von den tristen Umgebungen. Graue Wände, matte Böden und fahle Decken ohne Ende. Mag ja sein, dass es so realistischer wirkt, ich hätte mir dennoch mehr Farb- und Schatteneffekte gewünscht. Einige Echtwelt-Spiele auf Basis der id- und Epic-Engines wirken deutlich lebendiger. Letztlich gibt’s hier aber vor allem dank der spektakulären Kämpfe immer noch genug Grafik-Bombast. Mein Rat an Action-Fans: Greifen Sie zu.
Het enige dat je stoort aan Max Payne is dat je het spel af en toe moet stopzetten om te eten, slapen en meer van dat storends.
ActionTrip (Jul 31, 2001)
The guys from Remedy announced that they will soon publish the first mods for the game, and they also included all the original development tools they used to design the game, including the level editor, particle editor, skinning editor and the 3DStudioMAX export plug-ins. It is unfortunately clear that there can be no multiplayer mode thanks to the slow-motion feature. We can only wait and see how this will influence Mr. Payne's replay value. As it stands though, Max Payne is a stunning techincal (gameplay) achievement that may be lacking a decent script to truly lead the way into the era of interactive PC movies.
Oldies Rising (May 16, 2012)
Oui Max Payne souffre de quelques défauts pouvant paraître frustrants, mais qu'importe! Son ambiance délicieusement glauque, son gameplay rendu jouissif par un bullet time mille fois mieux exploité que dans Enter the Matrix sorti deux ans plus tard, et sa réalisation somptueuse permettent aisément de passer outre pour profiter au maximum du plaisir éprouvé en progressant au fil des niveaux, au travers d'une aventure courte mais intense. Et puis, à l'époque, Max Payne était le seul jeu permettant de « faire comme Neo au cinoche »... Un jeu à essayer...sur PC, l'immonde version PS2 donnant lieu à des textures baveuses à la limite du supportable pour celui s'étant déjà essayé à la magnifique mouture micro, au même titre qu'un effet d'escalier à faire pâlir d'envie le plus haut phare de Bretagne...
Game Revolution (Aug 01, 2001)
While not without its flaws, Max Payne is a must-have for any PC action gamer. It looks simply unbelievable, the gameplay and control is easy and intuitive, and the bullet time makes it the premier action game on the PC. We've entered a new realm here, people, and I can see the spoon.
GamezGeneration (May 16, 2012)
Wäre da nicht die schwache Umgebungsgrafik und die Steuerungsprobleme mit den Konsolen Versionen, wäre Max Payne auch heute noch eine volle Kaufempfehlung. So grenzt sich das Spiel selbst ein wenig ein, denn während die technische Seite spürbar veraltet ist, so kann sich die Stimmung, die Geschichte und die Aufmachung jener auch heute noch sehen lassen. Die Xbox Version läuft für Interessierte übrigens auch auf der Xbox 360 und so kann heute wirklich jeder noch einmal in den Genuss dieser Perle kommen. Apple Nutzer können sich die iOS Version einmal anschauen, müssen aber mit noch ausgeprägteren Steuerungsdefiziten rechnen. Ich hatte auch in der heutigen Zeit eine Menge Spaß, aber auch Frust und Spannung mit dem Titel und bin froh ihn mir noch einmal gegeben zu haben. Bleibt mir nur noch eines zu sagen: Sein Name ist Max Payne. Und sein Name ist Programm.
Det som gör Max Payne bra är den intensiva actionsidan samt en stor portion story, välberättad och intressant. Det är bara att konstatera att det här är en riktig fest för alla som gillade The Matrix eller estetisk action överhuvudtaget. Tummen upp för min del.
Thunderbolt Games (Apr 01, 2008)
And so, perhaps the best, simplest thing I can say about Max Payne is that it is still fun. Busting goons in the face with a shotgun or the various other tools of death that Max walks around with is satisfying and entertaining. While there are a few trouble spots and the game is definitely aging, it's showing few signs of wear. If you've never taken the time to check out Max Payne, you owe it to yourself to don his trench coat and take a trip into one of the worst nights of his life.
If the objectionable material is something you don't mind , then you will most likely find the game worth every penny you paid for it. When you get finished with the game, you will feel like you just starred in a big budget Hollywood action flick. The game includes one of the most compelling stories, you will find in a video game. It also features one of the best endings, I've ever seen.
Game Critics (Feb 13, 2002)
Like Woos Mission: Impossible 2, Max Paynes style may be well presented, but the substance itself is a bit thin. Hopefully, if there is a follow-up to Max Payne, well see something more akin to the great works of Scorsese: gritty and rough but also graceful, well-paced and meaningful throughout. What editing techniques work in film and television may not be the best devices to use in a game. Bullet Time seems to create additional hurdles in the games design that will need to be conquered. Max Payne is a decent experience, but it isnt the awesome shooter that many people are claiming it to be.
75 (Nov 10, 2001)
Une petite révolution qui bouleversa à jamais le petit monde des shoots 3D. Noir, intense, hollywoodien et terriblement fun, Max Payne est un vrai petit bijou. En dehors du « bullet-time », son gameplay reste malgré tout basique et sa durée de vie est bien courte. Cela dit, il sera dommage de bouder le plaisir évident que procure ce très bon jeu.
Just RPG (2001)
But as I said at the very outset, all these niggles strike one well after the game has been played. Max Payne is a spectacular experience, not an intellectual one. Do not search for subtleties here or in-depth plots here – this is not a game that will win awards for its storyline or richness of character.

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