Max Payne (2001)

Video Game   |  Action, Adventure, Crime

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A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.




  • Max Payne (2001)
  • Max Payne (2001)
  • Max Payne (2001)
  • Max Payne (2001)
  • Max Payne (2001)
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Cast & Crew

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Sam Lake (story), Sam Lake (screenplay)

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18 August 2002 | MovieAddict2016
| A very good game with an interesting plot to follow, shown through graphic novels
Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose. He has been framed for murder, and lost his wife a child. Now, you must take control and lead Max to the ultimate revenge against the killers of his family, and the people who set him up. With a great plot to follow, shown with comic graphic novels, realistic gritty surroundings, bullet time-a slow-mo matrix kind of effect- and weapons, revenge and more, MAX PAYNE delivers to the hard core gamers out there. I think it's one of the most under rated video games ever. If you like games such as Grand Theft Auto 3, you'll love Max Payne . Also, get the game on XBOX. It has the best graphics out of all the systems. 4/5 stars.


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Did You Know?


In Part 3, Chapter 4 ("Backstabbing Bastard" Playstation 2 level): At the entrance ramp to the car park (from where you start), there is a stack of barrels and an air conditioning unit that you can jump on to reach the roof of the garage. Shoot the off-color panel of the shed there and it will fall away. Inside, you can jump on a grate to fall into a room with the graffiti "R* Thanks", a radio you can "use" to hear audio from the production team, and a sniper rifle with ammo.


DEA Agent Alex Balder: Hold it... Max! Jesus, you almost gave me a heart attack! I nearly shot you!
Max Payne: Alex... am I glad to see you.
DEA Agent Alex Balder: What the hell's going on? There are more corpses here than at the City Morgue!
Max Payne: It's an armed robbery. A tunnel job straight through the Roscoe ...


A .50 AE caliber Desert Eagle holds 8 rounds (7 in the magazine 1 in the chamber), not 12.

Crazy Credits

Graphic Novel Models - Candy Dawn (as herself)

Alternate Versions

Aside from the controls, the PlayStation 2 version alternates from the PC version.

  • There are no quick saves on PS2 and the chapters are divided into several sub-chapters with different names for each.
  • The World Trade Center towers are also removed from the intro on PS2 and the graphic novel panel showing them at the beginning of the chapter "Backstabbing Bastard" is replaced with a different image.
  • The Roman numerals for the "Part" description of the loading screens were replaced with just normal numbers.
  • The graphic novel scenes use a different font than PC.
  • An additional credits movie was added with new music in the main menu. The PS4 release also adds 1080p support and trophies.


Plot Summary

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Action | Adventure | Crime | Mystery | Thriller


Release Date:

23 July 2001


English, Latin, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Country of Origin

Finland, USA, UK, Canada, Austria

Filming Locations

New York City, New York, USA

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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