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Due Fall 2001 for PS2 and Xbox.

Check out our review of the PC version here.


Rockstar has kicked us down a whole set of new screens for Max Payne on Xbox and PS2. As far as we can tell, there won't be much difference between the two versions, which is fine with us. We gave Max Payne a perfect score on the PC, and we'd be surprised if the console versions of this game didn't do as well. So without any further delay, let's take a look at what we can expect to see in Max Payne on PS2 and Xbox.

PS2 Screens:

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As you can see, Max Payne is looking really sweet on the PlayStation -- at least as good as the PC version.

Xbox Screens:

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The Xbox version is also looking incredible. Even in these small images you can see the quality of texture that the Xbox is becoming known for. And, of course, these screens illustrate plenty of action, which is central to Max Payne. But you might be asking yourself, "What weapons will I use to wreak havoc on the world of Max Payne?" Allow us to show you in these screens, also from the Xbox version of Max Payne.

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That's one bad, bad baseball bat. Gruesome.

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Your trusty Beretta has a certain class to it.

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Your Colt Commando.

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A little Desert Eagle action never hurts.

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What's better than one Beretta? Two.

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Used alone or as a pair, the Ingram is sure to please.

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Of course, explosives are necessary and possible with these grenades.

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Massive destruction at your fingertips with the Jackhammer.

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When all else fails, beat 'em with a lead pipe. Gratifying.

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Flame-tastic with the M-79.

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Get that protester chic going on with some Molotov Cocktails.

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Shotguns are available in Pump Action or Sawed-Off varieties, and thank the gods for that.

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Everything looks so much closer through your Sniper Rifle.

That's it for this batch of new screens. As you can see, Max Payne is an action-packed, cinematic, beautiful game. Keep an eye out for it in the near future on your Xbox and PS2.

Shawn Rider (12/06/01)

The old preview:

Max_Payne_2001_Shot_03-01.jpg (3304 bytes)NEW YORK, NY – April 19, 2001-- Rockstar Games, Take Two Interactive Software, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TTWO) high end video game publishing division, is pleased to announce that Max Payne, the highly-anticipated PC action game is now in development for the PlayStationŇ 2 computer entertainment system. Currently in development for PC with Remedy Entertainment Ltd. and 3D Realms Entertainment, Max Payne for PlayStationŇ2 is now being developed by Rockstar Games Canada and is set for release in 2001.

Max_Payne_2001_Shot_06-01.jpg (2165 bytes)"As one of the first film noir inspired action games, Max Payne is an innovative and incredible new gameplay experience never seen before on the PlayStation®2," stated Sam Houser, president of Rockstar Games. "The line between special effects in movies and videogames is narrowing. The technology behind PlayStation®2 allows us to take action to a level not yet achieved in videogames. With Max Payne, you will see the evolution of gameplay."

Max_Payne_2001_Shot_11-01.jpg (3492 bytes)Max Payne is a stylish, urban, revenge driven action game based in New York City’s grimy underground. A groundbreaking rendering engine allows for heart-stopping, photo-realistic visuals and breath taking movie quality effects as Max Payne fights his way to uncover the truth. Max Payne is a dark, searing tale of corruption and murder which combines the most popular elements from today’s biggest box office action thrillers with the latest in videogame technology to deliver what promises to be one of the most original gameplay experiences this year.

Max_Payne_2001_Shot_12-01.jpg (3137 bytes)The May 2001 issue of PC Gamer (just hitting newsstands), in an exclusive preview of the nearly finished PC version, had this to say: "Defiantly original, soaked in style, fiendishly well-written, and sporting one sequence of jaw-dropping action after another, Max Payne will be the most talked-about action game since Half-Life. Max Payne: The next great anti-hero."



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