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Score Breakdown Based on 13514 ratings
  1. 10 (4576)
  2. 9 (6153)
  3. 8 (2049)
  4. 7 (441)
  5. 6 (123)
  6. 5 (45)
  7. 4 (16)
  8. 3 (22)
  9. 2 (16)
  10. 1 (73)

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  • User Rating 8.2

    Much better on the PC, but this is a great port.

    Rated on December 25, 2005 by Unorthodox1978

    The game that introduced us to "Bullet Time," and redefined a whole genre. The third person action genre was never the same after Max Payne was released. This game is highly intense and full of action...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    Max Payne 1

    Rated on December 26, 2005 by renegade300

    The game came out for both systems so close together that there was bound to be some comparisons. First off both systems are said to be equal as far as graphical power according to the Sony fanboys co...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.6

    Rated on August 24, 2003 by sauce

    Why do people like this? I know iknow everybody's got different tastes but c'mon. let's start with the first reason this game is bad...graphics. rectangle heads were gone on the first playstation righ...

    3 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    A fun game with some major flaws

    Rated on February 27, 2012 by J-Man2244

    It may be worth noting right off the bat that I have not played the PC version of Max Payne - the PS2 port was my first experience with this game, so I will be entirely basing this review off of this ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6

    Rated on February 21, 2004 by Spawn_Devil

    Max Payne in my opinion has gotta be one of the best shoot em up games ever made. Even though the graphics to Max Payne 1 was crappy, the gameplay was really good and the sound was awsome. Some scenes...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Good cop goes mad, Max Payne is a classic mafia action game. Matrix style bullet-time makes combat very entertaining.

    Rated on April 16, 2008 by WonderBread88

    Story/Gamplay: 9.5/10 - Great story and its all laid out in comic book style windows. You play as an EX-NYPD officer who gets caught up in a drug and mafia war, things get personal and he goes out af...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5

    Max payne was a great success on the pc but for some reason rockstar down graded this great game to a lame game

    Rated on April 17, 2008 by sohail1234

    Max Payne was a great success on the pc but for some reason rockstar down graded this great game to a lame game. 2002 saw the success of halo and other great games but on the pc rockstar made a game c...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    this game is very good and hard too so this game is a great choice and a classic for my ps2.............................

    Rated on September 17, 2009 by gamenerd64x

    this game is very hard and fustrating sometimes but that is just some s**t in this game. i love it. it have great chalenge great gameplay great weapens. it is a classic and deservets the game of the y...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Solid game with a good story to go with it.

    Rated on September 27, 2004 by the_GUNN_man

    Seeing that this game was released close to 3 years ago you should be able to pick it up for around $15. It is a solid game that I recommend you play on the XBOX if possible because of the save issues...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    This is the weakest port of Max Payne yet, but that doesn't mean its bad.

    Rated on July 25, 2006 by madman608

    Max Payne has some flaws, but I could care less. Bullet time takes care of everything, thus making a great game; with flaws. Some people complain that its graphics are not as good as the PC or Xbox ve...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.