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Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003)

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The brooding cop has left the DEA and returned to the NYPD. When his latest case ends up involving the thought-dead femme fatale Mona Sax, he finds that his journey through the night is far from over.

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Sam Lake
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McCaffrey ... Max Payne (voice)
Wendy Hoopes ... Mona Sax / Answering Machine (voice)
Jonathan Davis Jonathan Davis ... Vladimir Lem / Witness (voice)
Vince Viverito Vince Viverito ... Jim Bravura (voice)
Jennifer Server Jennifer Server ... Valerie Winterson (voice)
John Braden John Braden ... Alfred Woden / Security Guard / Male Sales Voice (voice)
Fred Berman ... Vinnie Gognitti / Junkie / Mental Patient (voice)
David O'Brien David O'Brien ... Cartoon Host / Return to Sender Announcer / Male Sales Voice (voice)
Michael Mags Michael Mags ... Captain BaseballBat-Boy (voice)
Victoria Pontecorvo Victoria Pontecorvo ... BicycleHelmet-Girl (voice)
John Zurhellen ... Demon / Zombie (voice)
Ann Scobie ... Lady Amelia / Doctor / Kyra Silver (voice)
Chris Durham Chris Durham ... Lord Valentine / Cleaner / Security Guard (voice)
Kevin Conroy ... Lord Jack / Cleaner / Commando (voice)
Marge Redmond ... Mama / Neighbor (voice)
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Storyline

His journey into the night continues as Max Payne returns to his old job with the NYPD, and finds that old friends have turned to new enemies and old enemies to new friends, while at the same time, falling for a woman that he knows he should not. Written by Max Hall

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A Film Noir Love Story


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Finland | USA | Austria

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English | German | Italian | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

14 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

In the third dream sequence (Part 3, Chapter 6) there is an easel in Max's office. In the real world (Part 2, Prologue) it details the plot points of his case, but in the dream it says, "Wake up! You are in a computer game!" The "wake up" message can also be seen fleetingly in an earlier dream (Part 3, Prologue), but you need to see it quickly before the dream ends. It is also a reference to the first game, where Max received the same message in a dream sequence. See more »

Goofs

A .50 AE caliber Desert Eagle holds 8 rounds (7 in the magazine 1 in the chamber), not 10. See more »

Quotes

Max Payne: [narrating] One last thing left to do. I was compelled to give Vlad his gun back... one bullet at a time.
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Crazy Credits

Max Payne's journey through the night will continue See more »

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References Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Late Goodbye
Performed by Poets of the Fall
Written by Marko Saaresto, lyrics based on a poem by Sam Lake
Produced by Markus Kaarlonen (as Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen)
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A brilliant sequel to one of my favorite games
7 March 2004 | by action-6See all my reviews

COMMENT TO THE PC-VERSION:

"Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne" is the sequel the brilliant "Max Payne", and is one of the best titles available. The gameplay remains largely the same, but more refined and the graphics have been vastly improved. The look of the main character Max Payne has also been changed, and he has been given a more mature look this time around. In the game you will play Max Payne for most of the time, but sometimes you will need to take control of a female character named Mona Sax. The brilliant bullet-time mode is also improved in this game, and Max Payne has a new set of stylish movements that he is only able to perform in bullet-time mode. These new moves have little to no effect on the gameplay, but they look extremely cool. In the game you will play through a film-noir story, told using the in-game graphics engine and the graphic novel like in the previous game, that I think is brilliant. Playing this game is like having the lead-role in one of John Woo`s movies, as you take on hundreds of mobsters using a great variety of weapons. Playing this game on PC using a keyboard + a mouse for moving and aiming works incredibly well. The only possibly drawback in this game is that you need a very powerful computer for the game to play like it was meant to be played. All in all, this is one of the finest action-titles available now, that all fans of "Max Payne" should welcome with open arms.

10/10


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