Hooked Gamers writes: "…the final gunshot was an exclamation mark to everything that had led to this point. I released my finger from the trigger, and then it was over.
Those words first opened Max Payne on PC in July 2001. 11 years later they are still as melodramatic as the modern day tale of Norse mythology that followed. Featuring a head-scratching plot and the opportunity to enjoy ballistic bullet-time gun-play, Max Payne was satisfying every gamer’s urge to recreate The Matrix’s classic lobby scene two long years before Enter The Matrix would try and fail."