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Max is still worth a play through.

posted by Longshot (STATE CENTER, IA) Jan 22, 2008

Member since Dec 2006

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Well it’s been like 7 or so years since the world got its first taste of Max Payne. So how’s the old boy doing these days? Well some things about the game are just as good as ever, and some haven’t aged well at all.
Lets start with the bad. The graphics a horrible by today’s standards, the controls are starting to feel outdated, the IA is dumber then a doorknob. But it isn’t all bad, the story is still one of the best to be seen in a shooter or game for that matter, the voice acting is still top notch., the overall game play is still fun and bullet time is still as kick a%% as ever. If you can forgive the bad graphics, the starting to show their age controls and the rest of the things that haven’t aged so well with this game, I think you will find that this game is still a fun third person shooter with a great story to tell. This game did a lot for shooters back not so many years ago so if you want to see a real shooter classic in action, and you think you can put aside your need for top notch graphics, give this game a try I think you maybe surprised at how good it still is.

Be safe all and happy gaming.

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Max Payne

posted by SCjames (COLUMBIA, SC) Sep 2, 2007

Member since Sep 2007

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I played Max Payne when it was first released and it blew me away, I loved every minute and played it over and over. Until just recently I hadn't played it in around 2 years. I figured it'd bring good memories but it wouldn't have the same effect. Man was I wrong. It's fast paced third person shooter action, with a comical twist her or there. The story is one of the most engaging in gaming history, you can't help but be sucked in. The gameplay is just as engaging. It'll provide hours of fun just finding different ways to kill the same guy. The only thing I find wrong are the graphics, not up to date with games even a year after it came out but who cares. Everything about this game still amazes me. You'd be stupid to turn this one down!

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stepping stone

posted by infanaz (SAN DIEGO, CA) Apr 16, 2007

Member since Nov 2005

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

max payne was the stepping stone in videogames using the "slo-mo" effect, every since this game released every game has tried to use it, most suck, but a few do it right, like the path of neo, the sequal to max payne and a few others. In max payne you assume the role of new york detective payne, who on his way to his wife and child, comes home to find hisa house broken into, on his way up the stairs, he hears the blood curdling screams of his family, then the gun shots. then silence,killed by junkies hooked on the drug called valkyr. Gone mad, max gets revenge on those responsible, during the game you will get a wide variety of weapons, from baseball bats to the 12 gauge pump action, the cutscenes in max payne are some of the finest games ever produced, it really grabs your attention and the voice of max payne actually makes you feel like your him. The game is gritty, its violent, and not for those who prefer "T" rated games, unlike upsetgamer, this game commands talent and skill, and its easy to enjoy, so if your interested, pick it up!

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