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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Payne (voice)
Michelle Payne (voice)
Alex Balder / Mercenary / Killer Suit (voice)
Jane Gennaro ...
Nicole Horne / Valhalla Project Computer (voice)
Adam Grupper ...
B.B. / Policeman / Mercenary (voice)
Jim Bravura / Boris Dime / Announcer (voice)
Joey Finito / Virgilio Finito / Mobster (voice) (as Tye Reign)
Joe Dalo ...
Vinnie Gognitti / Pilot / Chemist (voice) (as Joe Dallo)
Chelsea Altman ...
Kyra Silver (voice)
Angelo Punchinello / Mobster (voice) (as Joe Ragno)
Candy Dawn (voice)
Ricky Ashley ...
Captain Baseballbat-Boy (voice)
Victoria Pontecorvo ...
Bicycle Helmet-Girl (voice)
Rico Muerte / Transit / Joe Salem (voice)
John Randolph Jones ...
Alfred Woden / Butler (voice)


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 (54) »


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Release Date:

24 July 2001 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Max Payne was modeled after the writer of the game, Sam Lake. Lake also dressed up and played the part of Max Payne for the graphic novel cut scenes that are shown through out the game. See more »


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


B.B.: You have no idea how big this is Max, It's huge... You have no idea!
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Graphic Novel Models - Candy Dawn (as herself) See more »


Spin-off Max Payne (2008) See more »

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User Reviews

One of the best action games for PS2.
3 November 2002 | by (Aryshie, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is a great shooter made by Rockstar. If you love games like James Bond: Agent Under Fire, Metal Gear Solid one and two or Dead to Rights this will definitely suit your bill. It has great gameplay, long replay value, nice graphics, and everything else a gamer who likes a shooting game or even if you have played a shooting game in your life you will love this game. It is definitely a must buy and a great game to add to your video game collection because it quite simply one of the best third person shooting games of all time.

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