As previously announced, Rockstar Games' hit Max Payne has launched on iPhone and iPad for $2.99. [Direct Link]

The game, originally published in 2001, is a third-person shooter focused on fugitive DEA agent Max Payne. Payne becomes a one-man vigilante, going after the mob, drug dealers and many others after his wife and daughter are murdered. The game uses graphic novels with voiceovers as cutscenes and was the first game to feature bullet time effects from The Matrix.

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Rockstar Games is proud to announce that Max Payne Mobile is now available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. As the first game to feature Bullet Time®, Max Payne is universally acclaimed for delivering addictive run-and-gun gameplay with gripping noir storytelling.

"Max Payne was the original cinematic action-shooter," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "We're really proud to bring its intense gunplay and dark story to mobile devices. Remedy did an amazing job with this game and it still feels fresh today.”

The full classic Max Payne experience, Max Payne Mobile has been optimized for iOS devices, featuring HD graphics, high-resolution textures, Social Club connectivity and user-customizable controls.

Max Payne Mobile is available for $2.99 on the App Store. [Direct Link]

Supported devices on iOS include the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 4, iPad 1, iPad 2 and the new iPad.

Top Rated Comments

Gasu E. Avatar
137 months ago
Theverge says not so good

So here's what The Verge says:

"Max Payne Mobile is an impressive recreation of one of the best action games ever made and offers a nice prelude to the release of Max Payne 3 next month. That it's just 3 bucks for a Universal app is icing on the cake."

I wouldn't have equated that to "not so good."

They do say there is an intrinsic problem with shooters on a touchscreen. But they also say that Rockstar dealt with that by providing a multiplicity of ways to manipulate things, so that each user can find his own technique; which apparently worked for the reviewer.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Les Kern Avatar
136 months ago
I dont understand why people play games like these on their phones. It can be difficult to play without proper dedicated controls and you really dont get a fun enough experience. I tried playing a couple of 3d games like the GTA 3 port and HALO copy from gameloft but was really disappointed. I prefer casual yet challenging games with simpler gameplay mechanics more suited to a touch screen device.

All those FPS for iOS are the same except for different graphics. I refuse to buy any more.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serenity64 Avatar
137 months ago
Enjoying this game 100%

Just wanted to let anyone interested know that I am really enjoying this game 100%. The controls are very good and customizable. Even though it is just a port it runs fluently without lag and is just as fun to play as the pc version was.

My only complaint is that once the game got stuck in a loop at a cutscene resulting in the savefile being damaged so it reverted to my previous savegame. The level was fun though so I wasn't to annoyed.

This game really brings loads of memories back and being able to play it anywhere anytime just adds to the fun. Nowadays one does not have the time to game for more than an hour at a time so I find that casual gaming on iOS is the way to go. If they bring more old games in this way to iOS I'm sold.

I would buy this again and again and again.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blue43fan Avatar
137 months ago
Does anyone know how to enter cheats? I'm trying to skip Part II prologue when he's in his house. I keep falling off the "blood" maze. This is when the sensitivity of the touch controls sucks.

Once you fail, they allow you to skip it without cheating. On the death screen, it should have a button that allows you to do so.

Personally, I persevered and did it without skipping. I guess I'm a masochist. :)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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