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.
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In Part 1, Chapter 3 ("A Few Hundred Bullets Back" Playstation 2 level): If you walk past Rico Muerte's room (Room 313) to the end of the hall, you can shoot away a boarded-up door. From this room you can walk across the ledge and shoot away a boarded up window to find a dead body with a stake in it lying next to the word "Buff" in blood (as in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1996)), as well as some ammunition. 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
An urban legend come true. You complete the jigsaw puzzle to discover it is a picture of yourself, finishing that same puzzle. A mad, green-eyed killer behind you.
Graphic Novel Models - Candy Dawn (as herself) See more
The Xbox version differs even from PS2.
- Auto saves and quick saves are still present from PC.
- Red brackets were added around the highlighted menu options.
- An even different graphic novel font is used than PS2.
- The graphic novel panel for Backstabbing Bastard uses the same image as PC, just with the towers removed.
- Different menu backgrounds are used.
Referenced in Max Payne: Hero