9 years later...I can safely say.

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#1 Posted by Unilad (717 posts) -

That Max Payne is the most fun I've ever had with a video game. Period.

Anyone else agree.

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#2 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1548 posts) -

Not the most fun, somewhat up there though.

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#3 Posted by Bell_End (1234 posts) -

no, i enjoyed it. but the best game i ever played... no.

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#4 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
"Collecting evidence had gotten old a few hundred bullets back. I was already so far past the point-of-no-return I couldn't even remember what it had looked like when I had passed it." 
Max Payne to me is the perfect single player game. It doesn't focus on telling me a story by giving me generic cover gameplay, nor does it focus on giving me gameplay by sacrificing the story with Bolo Santosi. It delivers story on a highly intelligent film-caliber emotional level, gives you some of the best most dynamic and challenging (and moddable) third person shooting action including jumping puzzles and stealth moments, very sexy and unique noir visual style, and an overall lengthy experience. 
God bless this game!
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#5 Posted by BuckNakd (10 posts) -

I just recently played through the first two games, I had a lot of fun with the story and gameplay. Their is something about the bullet time mechanic that makes it awesome even today.

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#6 Posted by avidwriter (704 posts) -

I liked both of them. Sometimes I'd be dying at a hard spot and realize I'm not using my bullet time. Then it'd be too easy, the game really is about tactically using your bullet time. 10x so on hard, I remember going through Max Payne 2 on the hardest setting. I got up to the last fight but never finished, I just went for a "I'll come back later" and never did.

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#7 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

The ONE gripe I have about Max Payne 1 and 2 is that there is no checkpoint system.

I get way into the games that I forget about quicksaving and then end up dying near the end of a level. Rage does the same thing and it instantly makes me turn off the game.

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#8 Posted by mandude (2827 posts) -

Can't even count how many times I've completed this, and I don't even bother to replay other games.

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#9 Posted by mosespippy (4751 posts) -

@Bell_End said:

no, i enjoyed it. but the best game i ever played... no.

Who said anything about it being the best game? We're talking most fun, not best.

I got this game 4 days before I got my first PS3 game. I stopped shortly after the dream sequence. I don't think I was using bullet time enough and I couldn't find enough pain killers. The PS2 version wasn't the good version to begin with so that probably didn't help. It hasn't aged particularly well either. I did get drunk and laugh at how bad it is once about a year and half ago. That was fun.

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#10 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

Gognitti ran out of steam in a dead end valley with steam boiling out of the sewer grates, like all the fires of hell were burning high beneath us.

It was shakedown time.

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#11 Posted by mordukai (8482 posts) -

Never played a Max Payne game so I can't really say I had fun with them.

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#12 Posted by foggel (2779 posts) -

It's up there. But I have other titles that gives this one tough competition.

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#13 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

I can't say that. It's not even close to being the most fun I've had with a game. In fact, it might have been the most dreary and boring time I've had with a game.

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#14 Posted by JCTango (1500 posts) -

I liked it even more after I installed that Kung Fu mod for it :)

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#15 Posted by DeF (5360 posts) -

@mordukai said:

Never played a Max Payne game so I can't really say I had fun with them.

but what can you almost really say about them? :)

what I can say is that Max Payne 1 and 2 are still just as fun when I replay them as they were when they came out. Story holds up, gameplay does, too. But: what was bad before still sucks (=> dream sequences).

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#16 Posted by Pibo47 (3238 posts) -

Honestly, the max payne series is one of the greatest series ever. Story telling, gameplay, sound, visuals. A work of art in my opinion.

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#17 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

Its pretty good.

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#18 Posted by duggshammer (161 posts) -

I used to play parts of Max Payne over and over again with unlimited ammo/bullettime and unleash hell... good times. New one looks siiiieeck!

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