July 26, 2002

Max is a year old!

One year ago yesterday, Max Payne hit the streets. The hit game (3 million copies & climbing) from Remedy & 3D Realms has been out there a year now. It's garnered many many awards, spawned two console ports (to the Xbox & PS2), and continues to be appeciated by gamers worldwide! (Max Payne is even used in the opening credits for the TechTV game show Extended Play!) Don't know what Max Payne is? Here's a bit from the story of the game..

Three years back a young NYPD cop, Max Payne, came home one night to find his family senselessly slaughtered by a gang of drug-crazed junkies, high on a previously unknown synthetic drug. Now that same drug, Valkyr, has spread through the whole New York City like a nightmare plague, and Max Payne�s on a crusade for revenge, out to get even. To Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, this new drug was evil incarnate, to be stopped at any cost. Max's boss and best friend, the only one who knew his true identity, has been murdered, and Max's been framed for the slaying. Everything ripped apart in a New York minute... Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose in the violent, cold urban night. A fugitive undercover cop framed for murder, and now hunted by cops and the mob. Max is a man with his back against the wall, fighting a battle he cannot hope to win. Prepare for a new breed of deep action game. Prepare for pain...

Featuring the award winning Bullet-Time feature, which allows you to slow down the game action on the fly while you play, Max is sure to please any gamer. It certainly has over the year it's been out. If you haven't played it before, you can grab it a few ways:

* Download the free PC demo game
* Buy the full PC game from 3D Realms
* Order the Xbox version from Amazon.com
* Order the PS2 version from Amazon.com
* Order the MACINTOSH version from Amazon.com

If you want more information on Max Payne, visit our Max Payne page on this site, or you can visit the Official Max Payne site (requires Flash). Both have screenshots, downloads, and other cool stuff to check out!

If you already have Max Payne, how about grabbing your copy and giving a spin!

Posted by Joe Siegler on July 26, 2002 at 3:15 PM | Permalink
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