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Max Payne

Windows - 2001

Alt names 英雄本色, Dark Justice, Max Heat, Max Payne Mobile, Yingxiong Bense
Year 2001
Platform Windows
Released in Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, United Kingdom, United States (2001)
India (2002)
United States (2004)
Worldwide (2008)
Russia (2009)
Russia (2011)
Genre Action
Theme Contemporary, Editor / Construction Set, Law enforcement, Narcotics, North America, Regional differences, Shooter, Thriller
Publisher 1C Company, 1C-SoftClub, Gathering of Developers, Inc., Rockstar Games, Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Developer Remedy Entertainment Oy
Perspective Behind view
4.34 / 5 - 125 votes

Description of Max Payne

Max Payne is a video game published in 2001 on Windows by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Gathering of Developers, Inc., Rockstar Games, Inc., 1C Company, 1C-SoftClub. It's an action game, set in a shooter, thriller, contemporary, north america, narcotics, law enforcement, editor / construction set and regional differences themes.

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Comments and reviews

``~Scre@m~`` 2024-04-20 3 points

The game is not available in Europe anymore, can you please bring back the downloads ?

lucas0100 2024-02-23 3 points

This game is abandonware already. Doesn't exist official digital stores that sell it.

Nez 2024-02-10 0 point

Just to confirm - in Mexico it is also not available for purchase. Just MP2 and MP3. I wonder whats the reasoning behind it...

goodkid 2023-08-22 6 points

Game is not available on steam in germany, only Max Payne 2&3. Link to rockstar doesnt work(404 site not found)

Ryzo 2023-05-15 1 point

Still avaible in UK steam store for 2.99 pound

jotaromo 2023-03-13 5 points

Can't be bought, officially abandoware now, where's download link?

Mungo 2023-02-01 1 point

Max Payne is not available on Steam in Germany and also not on the index, therefore probably abandonware.

Kaos Nova 2023-01-05 1 point

Unfortunately, there should be a fix to make the game playable since for some odd reason, Windows 10 and above isn't allowing the game to play on Steam without Direct X 8, but even if you install Direct X8 it still doesn't work. Such a bummer

Bannanno 2022-09-27 8 points

cant buy on steam anymore, at least in my country, so it is abandonware again i guess?

Rexcor 2022-05-07 3 points

Bummed that I missed out on getting these originally from here, but now's the time to bring them back. They're not available directly from Rockstar, but they are on Steam... for a limited time. Telling from R-star's treatment of the GTA trilogy remakes recently, they are planning to publish a remake of Max Payne 1 soon and will most likely delist the original version from Steam. Since it's already down from their main website, it's best to have Max Payne up in it's original glory. This game is a piece of history, for gameplay and storytelling, and I don't trust whatever R-star is gonna do in regards to remaking it, no matter how much "polish" there might be.

ANON 2022-01-07 13 points

Can Max Payne be uploaded already? They just removed it from Steam, and there's no way to buy them now.

plumbc007 2021-11-05 1 point

follow this guide if u have a 3rd gen ryzen or later or the game wont work,,,,

Patch so simple I'll put it here like this, although I can't test on a real AMD Ryzen 3rd gen, but tested in different methods the behaviour with other test patches on mine.

The lazy patch mode:
1. Open rlmfc.dll on and hex editor
2. Go to offset 0x269A0
3. Replace the bytes starting from here with "B8 11 00 00 00 90"
- Note, replace, not insert! Whatever hex editor you use, be sure it's in overwrite mode!

This lies to the program, despite detection, it has MMX and TSC present.
If for, some odd reason TSC is not present, replace with "B8 01 00 00 00 90" instead.
It's still fresh this patch, and I'd like feedback if that's sufficient to overcome the issue.

n-gne 2020-08-23 9 points

Confirmed! It's working on my win 10 Pro 64bit, OS build (19041.450).

How to do it, how to fix sound issue?

Go to and download file called "";

Unzip it, copy and replace three files into your Max Payne directory in my case "E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Max Payne\"

Enjoy the game!


This method works fine on all of the versions of Max Payne - CD, ISO, Steam...etc.

Good luck Playa'

Kirby Lester 2018-11-11 1 point

Here's a working solution for windows 10 pro --
1. mount the ISO using daemon tools
2. go to the DVD drive / open the BIN folder and run demo32.exe
3. copy the cracked maxpayne.exe file and overwrite the original one in the install directory
4. set the properties to run as admin and compatibility for windows 98.

It works!! yaaaayyyyyyy

bossu 2018-10-23 0 point

acest joc este incredibil actiune curaj nai ce comenta cat de frumos este

Fyehx 2018-10-20 0 point

I am not able to open the game even after the extraction of all files

xianscum 2018-08-31 0 point

If you are having trouble playing this on Windows 10, follow the directions in this video

I previously had it working on Windows 7 with the method using a bat file ( "start/affinity 1 MaxPayne.exe" ) but that doesn't seem to work in Windows 10.

Geo909 2018-08-24 1 point


To install MP1in Windows 10 i had to change the compatibility option (windows 98). Now i can launch the setup but the game crashed (come back to desktop) when he load the the game (about 50% loading). Someone have the same problem ?

phrozen 2018-07-12 1 point

Playing Max Payne back then at nights in a quiet room with SoundBlaster on, gave me the thrill. The story, gameplay and the matrix effect made me addicted to Payne.

acbraddie 2018-07-02 1 point

Not running on my Windows 10 even after setting compatibility to windows 7 and mounting via virtual clone drive !

Sheol83 2018-06-26 23 points

You're complaining over 1 mb per second for a free game from a website which doesn't earn any money from offering it? Also: That's a little over 10 minutes. Back in the year 2000 it took me 6 to 7 hours to download Counter-Strike 1.0 (90 mb) at a maximum speed of 4 kb/s while blocking the telephone line. So please stop whining.

Ali 2018-06-25 -14 points

good game but an insaneley long download
760mb download and im getting 1mb per second
I'm not in the middle of nowhere and I have a great internet connection so, sorry if i'm wrong, but I am pretty sure that it's a problem with the website

SuprisedGasp 2018-06-06 2 points

Please tell me that we're going to get a rip version as well. I have so much trouble getting the ISO versions running.

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