Max Payne PC

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9.1

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  1. MaximumPain
    Apr 18, 2002
    7
    After you realize you shelled out 40$ for this overrated POS, this has to be the most hyped up game in a long time that, without the Bullet Time feature, is just a sleazy version of Syphon Filter, the story, hah, the music could definitely use some variety, the graphics are good but that doesnt make up for all the other sub par elements, id definitely just borrow this game from a friend After you realize you shelled out 40$ for this overrated POS, this has to be the most hyped up game in a long time that, without the Bullet Time feature, is just a sleazy version of Syphon Filter, the story, hah, the music could definitely use some variety, the graphics are good but that doesnt make up for all the other sub par elements, id definitely just borrow this game from a friend or whatever, don't waste your money on it there's better available for less. Expand
  2. Apr 28, 2011
    7
    As a 2011 gamer who had just bought this game for around $2 on Steam, i'd have to say it's really a masterpiece of it's day. Though I've seen much better graphics in recent days, you can forgive Max Payne's bland and flat surrounding, given the period of development. The story is top notch, a perfect noir setting combined with a gripping tale of a man avenging the death of his family. NotAs a 2011 gamer who had just bought this game for around $2 on Steam, i'd have to say it's really a masterpiece of it's day. Though I've seen much better graphics in recent days, you can forgive Max Payne's bland and flat surrounding, given the period of development. The story is top notch, a perfect noir setting combined with a gripping tale of a man avenging the death of his family. Not to mention 100x better than the crap film adaptation. As with other Rockstar games, MP's voice acting is also spectacular. You can actually hear Max's thirst for revenge, the Mafia boss's psychotic mind and not forgetting the Cuban mafia slang. As for the bullet-time, it's more than just a gimmick. You actually need to use the bullet-time properly to kill your many enemies, because one bullet can actually decrease a quarter of your health, even in easy difficulty. Thanks to this, it's more challenging and not just another GTA or run-and-gun TPS. Overall, it's a great game to play. Expand
  3. Feb 29, 2012
    7
    When I review game - I review them vs the current gaming climate. Rather than what I thought when I first played them, thereby eliminating "nostalgia factor". When I first played max payne - it was a 10/10. Just thought I would clear that up first. Ok, now onto the actual game. Max payne was fresh on so many levels, it had it's own individual method of storytelling, the -then- inventiveWhen I review game - I review them vs the current gaming climate. Rather than what I thought when I first played them, thereby eliminating "nostalgia factor". When I first played max payne - it was a 10/10. Just thought I would clear that up first. Ok, now onto the actual game. Max payne was fresh on so many levels, it had it's own individual method of storytelling, the -then- inventive and HUGELY satisfying bullettime effect - and a really dark noir tone. It still holds up reasonably, although I now notice the seams a little more. The comic sections hold up incredibly well - however the blocky models and some clunky moments stand out a little more. Max payne 2 definitely refined this with some grace - however this game - for the most part holds up really well. On the PC. Expand
  4. TarikT.
    Oct 22, 2001
    6
    The fun is awesome but the story is such a take off of a very original and classic game that started the whole framing thang, you play as max payne who is a cop accused as a murder, now the police want him as well as the mob. Hmmmmmmmm where have I heard that story before... oh yeah just popped into my head...."Syphon Filter," play it. Over all Max Payne is extremely fun with all the John The fun is awesome but the story is such a take off of a very original and classic game that started the whole framing thang, you play as max payne who is a cop accused as a murder, now the police want him as well as the mob. Hmmmmmmmm where have I heard that story before... oh yeah just popped into my head...."Syphon Filter," play it. Over all Max Payne is extremely fun with all the John Woo action and crap, but the story jes pisses me off. Expand
  5. Jul 7, 2012
    7
    Max Payne is a good game. The bullet time is awesome. Sounds, storyline are okay. The graphics was good when the game released in 2001. The only problem is not enough 1 bullet in to the enemies head to die.
  6. Jan 2, 2015
    7
    Max Payne según muchos es un clásico... Para su época seguro... Pero no es algo que pase bien la prueba del tiempo...

    Empecemos: La historia es el cliche de venganza. No muy original, pero al menos para su época no estaba tan usado, al menos eso creo, por lo que lo paso. Pero en lo que brilla es su jugabilidad. Puedes usar un buen arsenal de armas, junto con el "Modo Bala", la razón por
    Max Payne según muchos es un clásico... Para su época seguro... Pero no es algo que pase bien la prueba del tiempo...

    Empecemos: La historia es el cliche de venganza. No muy original, pero al menos para su época no estaba tan usado, al menos eso creo, por lo que lo paso. Pero en lo que brilla es su jugabilidad. Puedes usar un buen arsenal de armas, junto con el "Modo Bala", la razón por la que este juego se volvió popular. Seguro lo sacaron de Matrix, y menos mal, por que a quien no le gusta saltar y disparar a la ves mientras acaba con los enemigos de un headshot? Si quieres eso, ve a Max Payne 3. Aquí los controles no están refinados. Es una de las primeras veces que veo algo así en un video-juego, y con la edad que tiene no me salen dudas de por que esta así. Es jugable, y divertido, pero no iguala a un shooter moderno ni de lejos. Aunque por los 5 dolares que vale en steam no esta mal. Pero el port es horrible. Usa esto si lo compras en steam: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848215 Arregla el sonido que esta roto en la versión de steam. También tengo que hablar de la música, casi no ahí. Es muy poco frecuente, tiene tonadas bajas y notas altas para momentos de acción. Pero la música de acción no dura. Solo sale en los ultimos niveles y solo dura hasta que matas a los enemigos, y solo manda 3 que matas en 4 segundos. Y los niveles no son muy buenos, son algo aburridos, no tienen muchos diseños únicos y al final es algo genérico. Es algo lineal, pero tiene acertijos. Son algo difíciles si no tomas al juego como "real", pero tampoco los veo injustos. Excepto por 1. Al final para su época debió ser innovador y demás, pero no dura mucho en la prueba del tiempo. Además que la historia termina bruscamente sin explicarnos nada, y los personajes no son muy interesantes. Si sacaran un juego así hoy en día no tendría notas altas, así que si lo vas a comprar mantente preparado para eso. Por su precio de 5 dolares le doy un 07/10, no ahí mucho que te de ganas de re-jugarlo por que no tiene logros y todo se repite, yo te digo que lo juegues si tienes curiosidad y cuando lo termines vayas de inmediato a Max Payne 2 si quieres seguir con el "Modo Bala". Le doy un 7 por que es viejo y un gamer de nueva generación no estará muy comodo. Ademas que los gráficos son malos, solo 2 años después sacaron la secuela que es mucho mejor visualmente.
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  7. Jul 27, 2016
    7
    Игра, которая совершенно не нуждается в представлений и пояснений, однако это игра и в самом деле потрясала умы людей на то время, когда она вышла, каждый желал поиграть в неё, потому, что там по истине была отличная атмосфера, которая пугала своим бесстрашием, ведь, персонаж Макса Пейна не из робкого десятка, он может показать кузькину мать, и этот главный герой по истине своей неИгра, которая совершенно не нуждается в представлений и пояснений, однако это игра и в самом деле потрясала умы людей на то время, когда она вышла, каждый желал поиграть в неё, потому, что там по истине была отличная атмосфера, которая пугала своим бесстрашием, ведь, персонаж Макса Пейна не из робкого десятка, он может показать кузькину мать, и этот главный герой по истине своей не уступает другим героям из различных видео-игр, этот персонаж был не просто куклой, мы вживались в него и это ощущение безнадеги не покидало до конца игры, сюжет был необычен на то время, ведь, все игры пытались ударить в сторону геймплея, нежели сюжета, и благодаря этому, чувство страха не умертвляло, а воскрешало из мертвых, да, конечно в данный момент новое поколение скажет, что графика не та, вы куски говна, однако это и есть так, я подразумеваю, графику, который на данный момент на нова и в ней нет ничего по истине удивительного, но на тот момент, графика был чёткая и клёвая, физика, тоже устарела в некотором плане, но вот, на искусственный интеллект никто даже и говорить ничего не смеет, потому, что в игре Макса убивали часто, и даже, если вы задрот 100 уровня, то у вас особо ни получится пройти игру без смертей, я полагаю, что по истине игра клёвая, который не будет забыт, да в нём есть косяки, несомненно, игрушку хорошей тоже назвать нельзя, но все же игра удалась на славу поклонникам этой серий игрушек. Expand
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. A great FPS. The most serious problem we have with the game is stability – we lost all of our save games at one point, and experienced random freezes fairly frequently.
  2. 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.)
  3. 80
    Its predominant flaw is that it whets our appetite for something unimaginably amazing but only fulfills half of that unveiled promise.