User reviews for Max Payne
8.5 / 10Combined Score
a little hard to control at times
enemies off screen can be hard to spot, but i have learned to take this to my advantage
I got this game out of curiosity, as many of my friends had raved about the PC versions in the past and I had never really given it a shot. I saw that it was by Rockstar so I figured it must be pretty good and have found it close to impossible to put down.
I cannot really compare it to the other versions of the series as I have not played them, but I'm sure I will soon because I liked this one so much.
The levels have not been too hard, a few I had to start over several times but it wasn't too annoying. After just 2 days of playing it in my free time I'm already up to the last level and almost beat it... But lost. I decided to check it out on neoseeker before I was done with the game. I wi...
Far too difficult in parts
Bang! Max Payne's slow-mo bloodshed and stark story line have come to GBA. The world-weary cop narrates his grisly tale with voiceover as flat as roadkill. Nearly every character is a murderer, murdered,or both. By the time Max leaves a room, bad guys' guts decorate its walls like grim, wet tapestries. Pokemon it ain't.
It ain't easy, either. Foes frequently fire from offscreen, so you'll need to spend bullet time(your only advantage) just to live long enough to locate them. Instant-death hazards such as pitfalls and flame jets are annoying and unthematic--if you can't shoot it, does it belong in Max Payne? But you can retry a level from its beggining any number of times, so tenacious players will prevail...eventually.
Despite these flaws, this game offers an atmoshpheric experience unlike any other Game Boy Advance title. I welcome a portable game with a moody, cinematic story devoid of preconciou...