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Max Payne

Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose. A fugitive, undercover Read more

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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.4
Sound 9
9.0
Lifespan 7
7.0

Max Payne Review

IGN Entertainment
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: This is pretty simple. If you have played the PC version, the Xbox version would be like playing the second time through. If you are a newcomer to the Max Payne world, get this game for the Xbox. I like the feel of the Xbox version, I never liked shooters on a PC, call me crazy. Fans of games like Syphon Filter will love Max Payne, and everyone should enjoy venting some frustrations in a game like this.
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Overall 8
8.0

Max Payne

Thunderbolt Games
1 April 2008
  • Excerpt: You remember back in the late eighties and early nineties when Steven Segal and Jan Clude Van Damme ruled the day in action movies that no one can remember anymore? Fortunately, their limited careers are over at this point and no longer does the world need to suffer through 90 minutes of over-written dialogue and over-the-top action sequences that cost more money than most small studios make in a year.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
15 January 2004
  • Excerpt: First published by Gathering of Developers (GOD) on the PC, Max Payne deals with touching subjects like graphic violence, explicit drug use, and demonology. Nothing is handled with any tact, either, instead opting to throw everything in the player’s face. However, the creator’s aren’t doing it to be shocking.
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Max Payne

The Armchair Empire
9 December 2003
  • Excerpt: The whole bullet time eye candy ambiance of the Max Payne series has been wowing gamers for a few years, and if that wasn’t enough the franchise has had some pretty good gameplay to back it up. Now the game is making its way to the GBA by way of Mobius and Remedy. Sporting a three quarter overhead view players will travel through 12 levels as this Gameboy rendition tries to recreate the experiences of the original Max Payne in a pocket-sized smaller package.
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Expert Review

CVG
5 March 2002
  • Excerpt: So many games are being rehashed these days, and so few of them actually offer anything beyond what the original incarnation of the game offered. In fact, a good percentage of those titles being ported over to NextGEN systems are actually inferior to the original! For examples of this you need look no further then Grandia 2, Star Trek: Elite Force, Giants: Citizen Kabuto or Crazy Taxi.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0

Max Payne

The Next Level
27 February 2002
  • Excerpt: The game of course, gained fame for two reasons: Bullet-time, and for refining the process of in-game story-telling to a level of detail never seen before. Now I don't mean that in a, "Oh my God, look at those cinemas!" manner, or anything like that. I mean immersive story-telling that doesn‘t take you out of the game. Things go on around you that are usually reserved for pre-rendered cinemas.
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Overall 9
9.0
Features 5
5.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 10
9.5
Sound 10
9.5
Lifespan 7
6.5

Max Payne

Gaming Target
21 December 2001
  • Summary: No doubt about it, Xbox owners are ready for the Payne!
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Overall 9
9.3

Expert Review

Game Over Online
29 July 2001
  • Excerpt: The premise of the title puts you in the shoes of a police detective aptly named Max Payne. During a seemingly random break-in, drug addicts manage to murder Payne's infant child and his wife. With nothing to lose, Payne quickly transfers to do deep undercover work in tracking down the drug that resulted, indirectly, in the death of his family: Valkyr. A few years pass and Payne works his way up a local faction of the New York Mafia doing undercover work for the DEA.
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 6
6.1
Graphics 8
8.2
Sound 7
7.3
Lastability 3
2.8
Originality 6
5.8

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Review

TVG
3 November 2010
  • Summary: The Force Unleashed II ascertains that the second chapter isn’t always the best in a Star Wars trilogy...
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Overall 9
8.5

Max Payne

Active Network
23 October 2003
  • Summary: "I guess I have become spoiled on the Xbox thanks to Halo and its great fun gameplay, superb graphics and sound and while Max certainly some good graphics it doesn't have the gameplay" "Graphically Max Payne looks just like it did on a GeForce 3 powered PC running in high quality mode.
  • Pros: Good graphics, Great bullet time, Solid frame rate, Fun action
  • Cons: Repetitive
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