An Excellent Sequal!
I'll never forget when I heard that they were making Max Payne 2! The first game was so fun to play and the gameplay and plot was so consuming, that I just couldn't wait for the second one. Well, lets just say that I was not disappointed in the least. Max Payne 2 has all the gameplay and "Stop-Action" motion (known from The Matrix) as in the first. My only complaint was that it was a much shorter game, or at least it seemed that way. I don't know if the levels were less difficult (but you can change the difficulty levels) or if the game was just shorter. I think it was shorter. The hardest level was definitely with the end boss. Not using a strategy guide, it took me a while to figure out how to finally take this guy out. But that is not a complaint, it is actually a very tricky level if you're not using a strategy guide. Overall the game was extremely fun with the usuall Max Payne gameplay. Enjoy!
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When Max Payne debuted in July 2001 as an award-winning, best-selling PC game, it revolutionized the action genre with its cinematic combat sequences fueled by the groundbreaking use of slow motion and compulsive narrative-driven gameplay. Now, Remedy is working closely with Rockstar Games on the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne delivers the most intense gameplay experience imaginable.
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.Read full review