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.
"You play, you pay, you're bastard" (Max Payne)
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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
Max Payne, this is futile. A waste of time. The deaths of your wife and daughter were necessary, inevitable. It is done. You cannot bring them back. Nothing you do will make it any better.
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
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.
References Licence to Kill