A look back at the memorable successes (and failures) of the first two Max Payne games.
You can learn an awful lot about the first Max Payne title from nothing more than his name. Max Payne introduces himself as Max Payne, and then asks you to take him seriously. That’s the premise the player is faced with from the Max’s first utterances, and this same attitude continues throughout the entire game. Every word, pixel, and panel of Max Payne is ridiculous. And yet it is impossible not to love him for it.