Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. 30
    In the style of PC Gamer's David Manningesque vocabulary, Max Payne is the most forgettable action game in history. (I exaggerate, of course. It's only the most forgettable action game of the year.)
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 702 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 98
  2. Negative: 5 out of 98
  1. MichaelS
    Jul 24, 2008
    I will stand by this forever as the best game I've ever played! An astonishing masterpiece that is frequently ripped off but will never be topped. Full Review »
  2. SomeUser
    Oct 5, 2009
    Many hours of fast-paced action and great story. Unique noir movie-like setting and heart-touching events. Comic-screens are awesome and just better than videos in other games. A masterpiece. Full Review »
  3. DaveD.
    Jul 27, 2006
    One of the best Games in Computer History.