Playing Max Payne

#1 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -

So I got that Max Payne bundle that was on sale a week ago on Steam and I started to play the first one yesterday.


And yeah, it's still one my favorite games of all time. It will make 10 years this July and it is as playable as it was 10 years ago. What an amazing and timeless game. That goes for Max Payne 2 as well.
#2 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -

Max Payne is the shit. It's amazing how well both games hold up. I know people seem to be down on it, but I still have faith that the third one is going to kick ass. 

#3 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -
@Malakhii: Recent news suggest that Max will have hair so it's already better than I thought it would.
#4 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Max Payne...more like Max PANTS!

I love those games to death. They really have aged quite well.

#5 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -
@Winternet: And it will have nothing to do with that horrid movie. They even announced they're actually getting the original voice actor to voice Max and do mo-cap, initially they said it was going to be someone new and "older." We'll see when it gets here but I'm cautiously optimistic about it. 
#6 Edited by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@Winternet: I've only ever played Max Payne 2 (many, many times), so attempted to play the first in the series a few weeks back.

Man, that thing is not engineered for 7 at all (obviously). There was no sound and cutscenes didn't play. Shame, because I really want to get into it :(
#7 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4690 posts) -

I need to give Max payne another try. I played it on Xbox last year and found it horribly dated. Nothing about it was any good.
#8 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3819 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan said:
" I need to give Max payne another try. I played it on Xbox last year and found it horribly dated. Nothing about it was any good. "
If you can't go back to Max Payne 1, 2 holds up really well. Give it a shot.
#9 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan: Hmm. Of course the graphics are old, but gameplay wise I can't see how it can be bad. Maybe, if you're only used to recent 3rd person shooters the controls may feel a bit loose. And you're playing with a controller which I have no clue how it fits. PC is always the way to go.

@GetEveryone said:

" @Winternet: I've only ever played Max Payne 2 (many, many times), so attempted to play the first in the series a few weeks back. Man, that thing is not engineered for 7 at all (obviously). There was no sound and cutscenes didn't play. Shame, because I really want to get into it :( "

Thankfully, I've got you covered. Well, technically isn't me, but whatever. I also ran to those problems when I started playing and went to the Steam forums and voilá:


Follow the steps and all should be fine. I'm playing it with no problems.


And yay for people posting on the Max Payne forums. (previous post was like 3 months ago or something)
#10 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

Both are great games but Max Payne 1 goes on a bit longer than it really should. Max Payne 2 however is Remedy's masterpiece and it is one of the best games out there. Max Payne 2 also still looks great on PC.

#11 Posted by Winternet (8025 posts) -

And I've just finished it. Great, great game.


Max Payne 2 next?

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