The inclusion of what is described as "bullet time" can be seen as a cliche'd, trite addition made to drum up sales. This wasn't always the case, though. Not even 10 years ago, most games did not have bullet time or some analog thereof. It took one game to both coin the term and give rise to its inclusion in virtually every game under the sun.
That game is Max Payne, and despite some flaws, it is a dark, bloody masterpiece that any action fan must play. It also helps that - despite being released quite some time ago - it is available through Steam. So let's take a grim look at this noir-inspired massacre of the underworld.