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
Max Payne. A man with nothing to lose.
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Did You Know?
Work on the game had been going on for more than 3 years before it was finally released. The first video of game-play was featured at the E3 exhibition in 1998. See more
A .50 AE caliber Desert Eagle holds 8 rounds (7 in the magazine 1 in the chamber), not 12. See more
[Max has forcibly overdosed on Valkyr, and is not thinking at all straight
There was something disturbingly familiar about the note on the desk. The handwriting was all pretty curves.
[the note reads
You're in a graphic novel.
The green light washed the lies away. My whole life was just frames, words hanging in the air like bubbles. I was in a graphic novel. Funny as Hell, it was the most horrible thing I could think of.
After the credits, when you complete the game, the following text appears on the screen: Max Payne has only started his journey through the night. The pain has only just begun. More will follow. See more