Max Payne Mobile iOS

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
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  1. Apr 18, 2012
    60
    For a game that defined itself by making you feel like a cold-blooded killer thanks to its accurate controls and great bullet time mechanic, Max Payne's iOS port is disappointing. The wealth of control options is impressive, but they don't do enough to combat the inherent clumsiness of the virtual sticks and buttons.
  2. Apr 16, 2012
    70
    The controls make me question the future of such extraordinary titles on iOS devices. Rockstar Games has clearly done everything possible to make them work but there's still that sense that this would all be so much easier with a physical controller.
  3. Apr 13, 2012
    60
    Max Payne Mobile's repetitive gameplay and irksome controls definitely won't impress newcomers. But for gamers who enjoyed the original, this iOS edition is a strong enough port to bring back good memories.
  4. Apr 16, 2012
    70
    Max Payne Mobile is a perfect port... gone wrong. The game is the same as the original PC version, but the touch controls and the low difficulty make it less enjoyable than what it should have been.
  5. Apr 30, 2012
    66
    Sure, the mobile version is a third of the PC price at only $3, but with variable performance issues and clunky controls, you probably won't play more than a third of the game before moving on.
  6. Apr 13, 2012
    60
    Good old Max shares his problems with the mobile version of GTA 3: It just doesn't suit the platform.
  7. Apr 12, 2012
    70
    Bullet Time is almost useless due to awkward controls.
  8. Apr 20, 2012
    70
    A good port of the first Max Payne game is spoiled by the only thing - its controls. Even though the control system is adjustable, it is not as impressive as it should be, and it can be annoying from time to time. That's the reason why the gunfights are not entertaining enough as they used to be. However, there is no reason to turn your back on this port because the rest of the game is exactly the same as we've remembered - stylish, rough, funny, and above all of good quality.
  9. Apr 17, 2012
    60
    A good port if you only look at the graphics, but the controls aren't there.
  10. May 14, 2012
    70
    Max Payne Mobile pays tribute to the original, and if you have never played the original you owe it to yourself to give it a go. It is by no means a perfect game, and you will get annoyed with Max spastically drying to jump, or getting stuck on something. Still it is an important piece of gaming history, and despite the flaws it is highly enjoyable due to a great story, amazing voice acting and relentless action.
  11. 70
    A piece of gaming history that, despite a few blemishes, still deserves a playthrough in this day and age.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 15, 2012
    9
    Beautiful PC port of Max Payne! The story is 100% the same as the original PC version! Though the auto-aim and touch screen controls were aBeautiful PC port of Max Payne! The story is 100% the same as the original PC version! Though the auto-aim and touch screen controls were a bit annoying...
    -the-epikninja
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  2. Jun 2, 2012
    10
    An expertly made port of one of the best shooter games ever. Max looks and plays great on the iPhone 4S, maybe losing to some games in termsAn expertly made port of one of the best shooter games ever. Max looks and plays great on the iPhone 4S, maybe losing to some games in terms of graphics, but totally not in terms of gameplay. The nearest example, 9mm, another Gameloft's piece of **** ripoff, is nothing compared to this game. The controls are highly customisable, and ive had the best shooting experience on the iPhone with Max. (Here's a scheme that worked very well for me: move the shooting button to the left, set the auto-aim to "Soft lock" and turn on the "Tap to shoot" option. Now you can run and gun by tapping the right side of the screen and fire precisely, aiming with your right finger and shooting with the left.) To sum up, Max Payne is one of my favorite games of all time, and this is a great opportunity to get nostalgic and experience the noir story again. And for some people, just to get to know the classics for a reasonable price. Full Review »
  3. May 6, 2012
    9
    Max Payne was great back on the PC and consoles in 2001 and it still is today after being released on iOS. Everything about the original gameMax Payne was great back on the PC and consoles in 2001 and it still is today after being released on iOS. Everything about the original game is here and while I loved the control set-up of the game, I did find the game a bit too easy when you have auto-aim on in combat. But, this does not make the game unplayable and it does make bullet-time more than possible in this game. This game is a great blast from the past and it will prepare you for Max Payne 3 out on 5/15/2012! Full Review »