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
Something wicked this way comes... Max Payne at large.
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The video game is influenced by the classic 1979 film "Mad Max". Max Payne is a policeman, whose wife Michelle and his baby daughter Rose are murdered and his best friend Alex is killed. See more
The entire game takes place in the US, yet at least twice in the game we can see safety signs that say "no unauthorised persons beyond this point" (the common UK spelling of "unauthorized"). See more
I have tasted the flesh of fallen angels... I've tasted the Devil's green blood. It runs in my veins. I have seen beyond the world of skin, the architecture of blood and bone marrow... Death is coming...
She is coming, and Hell follows with her. this is the twilight winter. I am ready to be her son! Her time is now, and all who stand in her way must die!
You'll die, you'll die, now, all die.
[He howls again
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
Referenced in Max Payne: Hero