A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

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Max Payne (voice)
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Michelle Payne (voice)
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DEA Agent Alex Balder / Mercenary / Killer Suit (voice)
Jane Gennaro ...
Nicole Horne / Valhalla Project Computer (voice)
Adam Grupper ...
BB / Policeman / Mercenary (voice)
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Joey Finito / Virgilio Finito / Mobster (voice) (as Tye Reign)
Joe Dalo ...
Vinnie Gognitti / Pilot / Chemist (voice) (as Joe Dallo)
Chelsea Altman ...
Kyra Silver (voice)
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Angelo Punchinello / Mobster (voice) (as Joe Ragno)
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Candy Dawn (voice)
Ricky Ashley ...
Captain Baseballbat-Boy (voice)
Victoria Pontecorvo ...
Bicycle Helmet-Girl (voice)
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Rico Muerte / Transit / Joe Salem (voice)
John Randolph Jones ...
Alfred Woden / Butler (voice)
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Storyline

Max Payne, a cop in the NYPD, returns home one day to find his wife and baby daughter murdered at the hands of drug addicts, high on a designer drug called Valkyr. After 3 years of working on the case, Max and his best friend Alex go undercover to bust a V-deal. However, things go wrong: Alex is suddenly killed, and Max is framed for his murder. Hunted by the cops and driven by determination to avenge his family, Max Payne sets out to uncover the truths behind his family's murder. Written by Kerwin Tsang

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murder | framed | nypd | death | new york | See All (53) »

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Something wicked this way comes... Max Payne at large. See more »


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M | See all certifications »

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24 July 2001 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Finish the game on the Dead On Arrival difficulty level to reach The Last Challenge ("End Combat" on Playstation 2) stage right after the end cinematic. Complete this stage to open up the Remedy "Art Gallery" room in the back. See more »

Goofs

A .50 AE caliber Desert Eagle holds 8 rounds (7 in the magazine 1 in the chamber), not 12. See more »

Quotes

Max Payne: And now I was going to kill her - the queen of the underworld who had tried to lift herself a bit closer to heaven with her drug money. No begging, no bribes. She knew better. Honor among killers, "we who are about to die." Both of us knew how this would end: in pain and suffering.
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Graphic Novel Models - Candy Dawn (as herself) See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Not just a good game, but a great story
28 September 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Games don't usually get this good. I mean, this is an absolutely amazing game. From the involving story, the terrific direction, and awesome action and game-play this one has it all.

Max Payne is a cop infiltrating a drug ring and just about everything goes wrong. Everything. It is up to his guts and guns to solve the problem.

While this is a shooter a gritty and realistic feeling pervades the game making it more of a movie. The bad guys are punks, security guards and such. They talk, run, scream, and are afraid to die. They are placed in realistic locations. And speaking of locations...You actually feel like you are in the city. The graphics and story just place you in the moment and you push through the gauntlet of pain and bad guys with sympathies for the character.

There are a few limitations, this is a game after all, like the bad guys have basically one tactic, and some of the action scenes are way over the top, but hey... if this is based off of an action movie, it's perfect.

Basically YOU GOTTA PLAY IT! 9/10

Rated MATURE: unrelenting violence


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