With the anticipation building for Max Payne 3, Rockstar has released the original Max Payne for Apple’s touch devices. The game is now available in the App Store for $2.99, a good price for such a classic game.
When the original Max Payne was released over a decade ago, its dark story and creative gameplay made it an instant favorite among fans and critics. The game was the first to feature a “bullet time” mechanic, allowing players to slow down gameplay and recreate the visual style exhibited in the movie The Matrix. The game’s story was like something out of a Scorsese movie: Max Payne is an undercover cop on the run, trying to avenge his murdered family and clear his name of a crime he was framed for.
Max Payne for iOS devices is supported on iPhones 3GS and above, the iPod Touch 4, and all generations of iPad. The game does, unfortunately, feature controls that requires players to have their fingers all over the on-screen action, though Rockstar does list “highly customizable controls” in the App Store feature list. Other features of the mobile version include HD quality resolution and textures, multiple aiming modes, and integration with the “Rockstar Social Club,” which allows users to track stats and unlock cheats for the game.
Take a look at the game in action below. Unfortunately, the game’s graphics probably won’t match up to the way you remember them: