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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and gameplay are generally positive. The action and graphics are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the single player gameplay and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 119 user reviews of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (PC) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games on

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This summary is based on the product: Max Payne (PC CD)

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Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne


The bullet-riddled, hyper-noir fun is as engrossing as ever in this sequel to the original third-person shooter. Ingenious level design is the game's hallmark: You'll be diving, dodging, and shooting with even more intensity than in the first game. Too...

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


Though the game is short-lived, Max Payne 2 made quite a splash when it was released on the PC some weeks ago, thanks to its excellent action and presentation. Now the game is available on the PS2, but, unfortunately, it's suffered severely in...


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


Short but sweet" is a good way to describe 2001's Max Payne, as well as its newly released sequel, now available for the Xbox just weeks after the PC version debuted. As far as the quality of the translation is concerned, this new Xbox version features...

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


Short but sweet" is a good way to describe 2001's Max Payne, as well as its newly released sequel. Actually, the main difference between Max Payne 2 and its predecessor involves more of the circumstances under which the games arrived than anything...

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Max Payne (PlayStation 2)


Created by Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment, Max Payne was in production for a very long time. It's a gritty third-person shooter that's clearly inspired by the stylish cinematography and choreography of the Hong Kong action movie genre,...

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Max Payne 3


With most Rockstar games these days, it's pretty easy to know what you're getting into beforehand. Mature storyline? Check. Violence? Check.

I find it difficult to be overly critical about Max Payne 3. While it has a few missteps and lacks the semi tongue in cheek humor of the original games, I found that the experience of Max’s journey to be far more engrossing than I initially expected....

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Max Payne 3 PC Review


There was a time when we thought a third Max Payne game was never going to happen. The original developers, Remedy Entertainment, had sold off the franchise rights, and the new owners, Take Two, didn't seem to be interested in making a sequel. And...

Max Payne 3 contains a lot of wonderful, pretty moments and there is often a good chunk of substance there, but a few relatively small mistakes and technical issues have dragged it down a bit. There are times when I wished my crosshair wasn't a...

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Max Payne 3 PC Review


It's a very different beast, but true to Max's spirit in the ways that count.

Gorgeous graphics and stunning sound; spectacular gunfights with tactical depth; the Max Payne mood

Multiplayer instability; bad boss battles and worse checkpointing; turret sequences awful as usual

I missed you, Max! There really is something about his signature brand of slow-motion gunplay that few other games can come close to. Shame about the multiplayer glitches, but I'd have wanted to play MP3 even if that didn't exist. Does broken or...

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Max Payne 3 Review


God Damn It!

Beautiful; Violent; And everything in between; Gang Wars & Payne Killer; Tons of unlocks and weapons

An 8-hour campaign that took 12 hours; ...that take forever to unlock

Payne Killer is a juggernaut-esque mode that puts two players in the shoes of single-player characters Max and Raul as agents of death. The remaining players will have to team up to take them down, but once an attacker takes Max or Raul out, they will...

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Max Payne 3 Review


After nine years, the troubled New York City cop returns. But has it been worth the wait?

There are plenty of games which are celebrated for their gameplay but lack anything in way of story or character. Max Payne 3 is a different type of proposition. The gameplay is simple yet satisfying, but it’s entirely in the service of a...

Product Specifications

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is a violent, film-noir love story for mature audiences. Dark, tragic and intense, the in-depth story is a thrill-ride of shocking twists and revelations. Love hurts. The fans of Max Payne won't be disappointed. Working together with the Rockstar Games New York-based production team, Remedy has now been able to take the game to new heights with extremely high production values. Professional talent for voice acting and graphic novels, motion capture and access to authentic digital source material from NYC help to ensure that Max Payne 2 provides the quality performances that fans have come to expect from Remedy and Rockstar. The fierce, yet stylish action sequences and slow-motion gunplay that has become synonymous with Max Payne is back and better than ever. New and enhanced moves and options provide breathtaking cinematic game play. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is set to raise the bar on action games all over again.


Elements:Action - third person shooter


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Take-Two Interactive Software
Model:2: The Fall of Max Payne
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Max Payne


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action