Max Payne

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Game name Max Payne
First released on
Monday 23rd of July 2001
Genres Shooter
Age ratings ESRB M (Blood, Violence) · PEGI Eighteen (Violence) · PEGI Sixteen (Violence)
Game modes Single player
Publisher(s) 1C Company, Gathering of Developers, MacSoft Games, Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive, 3D Realms, Feral Interactive
Developer(s) Remedy Entertainment
Platform(s) PC, PS2, XBOX, Mac, GBA, X360, iOS, Android, PS4, psn
Views 365 times
Rating 9.5/10 (2 votes) Submit your rating to get +1 XP

In December 2001, as New York City is enduring the tail end of the worst snow blizzard in the history of the city, Max Payne, a renegade DEA agent and former NYPD detective, is standing at the top of a skyscraper with a sniper rifle in his hands, smiling, as police units arrive on the scene to arrest him. He then experiences flashbacks from three years ago and the last two days he experienced. Three years earlier, on August 22nd 1998, Max was working as a regular NYPD detective, having just finished his day's work. His longtime friend and DEA agent, Alex Balder, invites him to transfer into the DEA, but Max declines the offer, wanting to focus on his full-time life with his wife, Michelle, and their newborn daughter, Rose. As he returns to his house in New Jersey, he finds that a trio of junkies had broken into his house, all addicted on a brand new designer drug, Valkyr. Max receives a call from a mysterious woman who seems pleased at the trouble in the house and refuses to call for help. Max rushes to aid his family and kill the junkies, but is too late as he finds his wife shot dead, and his daughter slaughtered. After his family's funeral, Payne accepts Alex's offer, and transfers to the DEA at his own request to stop the spreading of the drugs.

Max Payne Summary

Max Payne, gritty ex-cop and titular hero of this third-person shooter, sets out on his own to take revenge on those who murdered his wife and child, only for the plot he's involved in to get deeper and deeper. As his guilt and trauma build, Payne finds himself in more and more impossibly unfavourable and astounding situations, which challenge his methods, his worldview, and even his existence.

Max Payne releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag North America Monday 23rd of July 2001 PC (Microsoft Windows)
Flag Europe Friday 27th of July 2001 PC (Microsoft Windows)
Flag North America Thursday 6th of December 2001 PlayStation 2
Flag North America Wednesday 12th of December 2001 Xbox
Flag Europe Friday 11th of January 2002 PlayStation 2
Flag Europe Thursday 14th of March 2002 Xbox
Flag Worldwide Tuesday 16th of July 2002 Mac
Flag Japan Thursday 22nd of May 2003 PlayStation 2
Flag North America Thursday 18th of December 2003 Game Boy Advance
Flag Europe Friday 19th of March 2004 Game Boy Advance
Flag North America Monday 27th of April 2009 Xbox 360
Flag Worldwide Thursday 12th of April 2012 iOS
Flag Worldwide Thursday 14th of June 2012 Android
Flag Worldwide Friday 22nd of April 2016 PlayStation 4
Flag Worldwide Friday 22nd of April 2016 PlayStation Network
Flag North America Friday 22nd of April 2016 PlayStation Network
Flag Europe Friday 22nd of April 2016 PlayStation Network

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