Max Payne 2, in my opinion, is one of the most complete, polished games
I have ever played. Everything from the game's packaging to the gameplay is of
such high quality, you can't help but be impressed.
Technically this game is of very high quality all across the board – and
you won't need a beast of a PC to enjoy it. The engine is a supercharged version
of that of the original title – but make no mistake, this is cutting edge
stuff. Both the graphics and game engine have had a major face lift and look
excellent in all areas – creating awesomely realistic envrionments
The inclusion of a full physics engine (Havoc) has added realism and the
ability to enjoy the coolest gunfights ever. The integration of the physics has
been implemented so flawlessly into the game – it is the best-feeling physics
I have seen yet.
The game world is highly interactive (especially with the aforementioned
physics) and you will find yourself fiddling around within the various
environments you encounter. Toilets flush, showers work, TVs are watchable
(watch soaps, advertisements etc), vending machines spit out cans which you can
kick around, furniture can be pushed around etc.
The gameplay is similar to the original but it is also taken up a notch too.
All I can say is that it is very fun and the improved bullet time simply needs
to seen to be believed – very entertaining.
Voice acting is surprisingly good and the storyline, while somewhat
convoluted at times, still plays a central role in the game and is nicely
written, told through a combination of in-game graphics and the same noir comic
book method from the original.
Max Payne 2 is a very worthy successor and oozes style and quality from