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7.1 out of 10

Max Payne

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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
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Sound 10
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Max Payne

Portable Review
23 October 2005
  • Excerpt: Rockstar is most known for its over-the-top shock factor games. Last year, they developed a console game that brought bullet-time into the lime light. They followed it up this year with a sequel and a GBA port of the original. This port is as good of an adaptation as I could imagine them doing on the small screen.
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Overall 5
5.5

Max Payne

Into Liquid Sky
23 September 2005
  • Excerpt: Gritty. Violent. Intense. Max Payne 's story is ripped out of your average cop/detective crime novel and then pumped full with gunplay, seedy underlife and a slopping amount of ambiance. Max is a cop who, after his family is killed by drugged out punks, goes undercover to bust the crime family that is linked to the drugs that led to his family's murder.
  • Pros: Bullet Time and Shoot Dodge are both fun, Story and voice acting are well done, Lots of voicework, Sound effects are pulled straight from original game, Bullet time action makes shootouts pretty fun
  • Cons: Way too much loading, Graphically substandard, Gameplay is limited outside of the special features, Getting shot at from off-screen, Drab color palette
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
3 March 2005
  • Excerpt: Max Payne: the game synonymous with Bullet Time arrives on the GBA surprising intact. Alas, the nightmare levels are missing (and, as the Monty Python troupe would say: There was much rejoicing), the view is now isometric, but the graphic novel look along with the voice acting (now highly compressed) manage to make it “feel” like Max Payne.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
3 March 2005
  • Excerpt: Max Payne: the game synonymous with Bullet Time arrives on the GBA surprising intact. Alas, the nightmare levels are missing (and, as the Monty Python troupe would say: There was much rejoicing), the view is now isometric, but the graphic novel look along with the voice acting (now highly compressed) manage to make it “feel” like Max Payne.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
3 March 2005
  • Excerpt: Max Payne: the game synonymous with Bullet Time arrives on the GBA surprising intact. Alas, the nightmare levels are missing (and, as the Monty Python troupe would say: There was much rejoicing), the view is now isometric, but the graphic novel look along with the voice acting (now highly compressed) manage to make it “feel” like Max Payne.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamesFirst!
21 April 2004
  • Excerpt: GBA players have reason to smile: Max Payne is that rare sort of GBA game that manages to deliver the fun, style, and feel of its console counterpart. The action is there, the bullet time is there”somehow even 20+ minutes of narration is there. It's all quite an accomplishment on a handheld. Click here for the full review.
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Overall 7
7.1
Features 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 7
6.5
Lifespan 6
6.0

Max Payne

Gaming Target
25 February 2004
  • Summary: The only Payne you'll be enjoying in this one is the headache you get from the camera work.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 10
9.5
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 5
5.0

Max Payne

Nintendo World Report
14 February 2004
  • Summary: They say time slows down when you’re looking down the barrel of a gun. Not only that, but the action heats up.
  • Pros: All the cut-scenes remain, complete with voice acting, An intense handheld shooter, The story is every bit as good
  • Cons: Background music is repetitive., Some minor slowdown, The adventure is short.
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Overall 8
8.0

Max Payne (GameBoy Advance)

Gamecell
11 January 2011
  • Conclusion: This is a graphically impressive GBA game, with clear, crisp sprites, and nicely detailed levels. The sound is good, with decent samples and clear speech during the cut scenes in the game. If you’re into the Max Payne and own a GBA, You’ll love this version of the game. Definitely an essential bathroom time killer (or possibly for whilst on the way to, or at work). Recommended.
  • Pros: Good, fun gameplay., Great selection of weapons., Isometric view works well.
  • Cons: Doesn’t really offer anything new.
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Overall 8
8.0

Max Payne (GameBoy Advance)

Gamecell
11 January 2011
  • Conclusion: This is a graphically impressive GBA game, with clear, crisp sprites, and nicely detailed levels. The sound is good, with decent samples and clear speech during the cut scenes in the game. If you’re into the Max Payne and own a GBA, You’ll love this version of the game. Definitely an essential bathroom time killer (or possibly for whilst on the way to, or at work). Recommended.
  • Pros: Good, fun gameplay., Great selection of weapons., Isometric view works well.
  • Cons: Doesn’t really offer anything new.
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