Summary: Hell yeah man, Max Payne 2. The original was ingenious in a simplistic way and Maxy Payne 2 brings back all of the good things, fixes the bad, and brings more things to the table. This game is awesome, definitely worth the $5 it cost buying it used from Amazon. It's been 2 years since the events of the first game, Max has cleared his name and is now working as a detective for the NYPD.
Summary: I have an xbox 360 and I have been buying older used titles to play. While the titles are older, they're new to me and heck if you buy them used through amazon they're cheaper than renting. I got both max payne and max payne 2 used and both worked beautifully. As to the games, both were great fun and very entertaining, the story pulls you along, and the action is non stop. While it is true that technically they are dated, they still have the goods..
Summary: Max Payne on the PC was one of the craziest games I've ever played. I still play it once in a while for nothing more than its all out gunning madness. It truely was a visceral experience from front to finish, which came all too soon. That is probaly my biggest gripe with Max Payne 2 is that it is also somewhat short. Though, there is greatness to be found in this game. The is depth to be found in it's simplicity.
Max Payne is great and doesn't limit you to reality.
Hobbes "Calvin" "calramirez", Amazon
10 April 2005
Summary: Max Payne is great. Although is face is sort of... graphically challenged, the game is spectacular. This game has a really good rep and its not just one of those games you look at and say "I've never heard of that game so it must not be that important,", the game is great and has 10 out of 10 violence and has alot to do with the mafia and the NYPD. It took me 12 and 3/5 hours to beat straight through. MP gives you the chance to zoom into the game and be Max yourself.
Summary: This game is spectacular! It has no flaws. The first game limited you, and, no offense to the designers, had the most hideous facial graphics ever! In Max Payne 2, he has great facial graphics. The game is more like a movie, it has calm scenes that may be in the NYPD offices and apartments to The Cleaners (Hence the name) and The Fun House (Hence the name again).
Summary: The innovative Grand Theft series gets all the press, but for me, Max Payne is tops. As far as 3rd-person action/shooters go, it can't be matched. The graphic novel cut-scenes are compelling and, along with the moody orchestral score ( think the Angel theme ), really draw the player into Max's noir state-of-mind. Yeah it's short, but a game this fully imagined and atmospheric is a rare thing. If only all M-rated games were as sophisticated and intelligent.