Max Payne Games

Max Payne is a series of third-person shooter videogames that were developed by the Finnish computer game developer Remedy Entertainment, and, currently, by Rockstar Vancouver and other studios owned by Rockstar Games, the main publisher of the series. The series is named after the main protagonist, Max Payne, introduced as a troubled DEA agent-NYPD detective waging a revenge-fueled one-man-war against various criminal organizations. The first two scripts of the games were written by Sam Lake.

The first title in the series, Max Payne, was first released in 2001 for the PC, and later for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2002. A sequel entitled Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne came out in 2003 for PC, Xbox and PlayStation 2.

In 2008, a film based on the series was released. In 2009, Rockstar Games announced Max Payne 3. The game was fully released in May 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Max Payne

Max Payne was in development at Remedy Entertainment from 1996 to 2001. Remedy, a game studio based in Espoo, Finland consisted of just two dozen people around that time. According to writer and face of the game its titular character Sam Lake – it was the story of a man imploding. The starting point was …

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Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

After the gigantic success of Max Payne, a sequel was unavoidable. On December 5, 2001 Take-Two Interactive issued a press release that announced its acquisition of the Max Payne franchise from Remedy Entertainment and its plans to release a sequel. The game was set for release on October 15, 2003 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2 …

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Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 was developed and published by Rockstar Games. It was first released on 15 May 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, followed by a release on 31 May 2012 on Microsoft Windows and on 20 June 2013 on OS X. It is the third title in the Max Payne series, …

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