Max Payne

Max Payne
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About Max Payne

About this game

Developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Rockstar Games.

Enjoy a classic title that revolutionised the action-shooter genre with its bullet time implementation in the original entry into the Max Payne franchise! Take control of the titular character as you embark on a journey to clear your name after being framed for murder.

A Revolutionary Title

Initially released in 2001, Max Payne revolutionised the action-shooter genre by implementing a bullet-time mechanic that would become a famous addition to other titles!

The Original Entry

Take control of Max Payne in his origins as you'll jump into the dark streets of New York in the century's worst blizzard and seek vengeance for the murder of your family and retribution after being framed for the murder of your NYPD partner, Alex Balder.

Game Details

Release Date:
July 24, 2001
Remedy Entertainment
Rockstar Games
PEGI rating of 18
Supported Languages:
Steam Deck Support:
Max Payne

Product Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP, Windows 2000
  • Processor: 450-700MHz AMD, Intel Processor
  • Memory: 0.096 GB
  • Graphics: 16 MB, 32MB
  • Hard Drive: 0.83 GB


  • OS: Windows XP, Windows 2000
  • Processor: AMD 0.700GHz, Intel 0.700GHz
  • Memory: 0.128 GB
  • Graphics: 32MB
  • Hard Drive: 0.83 GB


Critic Reviews

90 / 100
"A great FPS. The most serious problem we have with the game is stability – we lost all of our save games at one point, and experienced random freezes fairly frequently."
30 / 100
"In the style of PC Gamer's David Manningesque vocabulary, Max Payne is the most forgettable action game in history. (I exaggerate, of course. It's only the most forgettable...
80 / 100
"Its predominant flaw is that it whets our appetite for something unimaginably amazing but only fulfills half of that unveiled promise."
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