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Max Payne Blasts its Way to Android Platform

Posted June 17, 2012 by Paul Samuel in Apps

The much awaited Max Payne for Android has finally arrived at the Google Play Store. Despite the delays of the anticipated “matrix-style” inspired shooter, the game still retains the old elements that made it successful way back in 2001. It seems that Max Payne’s slated release for Android pretty much ties in with Rockstar Game’s other title Max Payne 3 that is available in consoles.

Max Payne’s arrival for the Android platform is a new release of the classic game brining a host of new elements and surprises that will surely entice old school gamers relive the experience once again. Max Payne is not just a reboot of the old game but rather the game is fully optimized to run on Android devices, it also has customizable controls for touch screens and can support a wide variety of phones and tablets. Due to its increasing popularity, Rockstar has collaborated with NVIDIA and their Tegra 3 quad-core devices, as the game even looks better with HD quality graphics.

For those of you who still don’t know about the game here is a quick introduction to get you started with the genre. Max Payne is a third person shooter, in which players controls Max, a fugitive undercover cop framed that is framed for the murder of his wife and daughter. Hunted by the authorities and underground mobs, Max will be up against a wall, fighting a war that he cannot hope to win.

Max Payne for Android still has that solid foundation with an interesting storyline monologue, with complete perfectly drawn cut-scene novels, giving players the sense of how dark and gritty the story can be as the game progresses along. Another thing that makes Max Payne a well classic shooter is the gameplay that players can experience. Set in a third person point of view, players will have the ability to slow time down and blast their way out in sticky situations.

The controls are brilliantly laid out and players won’t have a hard time in controlling Max throughout the game. There are tons of camera angles to choose from and aiming preferences making the game highly customizable on finding your comfort zones.

Here are some of the features that you could expect form Max Payne.

  • Max Payne’s signature slow motion gunplay, Bullet Time®
  • Stunningly sharp, HD quality resolution and textures
  • Gameplay tailored for touch screen devices
  • Highly customizable controls
  • Multiple aiming modes
  • Compatible with the GameStop Wireless Game Controller and select USB
  • Integrated with Immersion Haptic Vibration Feedback
  • Tailor your visual experience with adjustable graphic settings
  • Unlock cheats, track your stats and more with full Rockstar Games
    Social Club integration

At first, I was a bit worried about the aiming and controls as most first person games are likely hard to control on a touchscreen phone. But Rockstar has managed to do an excellent job with Max Payne. The auto-aim assist and other various options makes the game easy as well as appealing to non-hard core gamers.

In a nutshell, the game is gorgeous and still rekindles the old flame and new. Max Payne for Android is available to download at the Google Play Store pegged at $2.99. Or you can head to the NVIDIA Tegra Zone to get your copy.

What do you think of the new Max Payne port to Android?


About the Author

Paul Samuel
Paul Samuel

Paul Samuel is an Android enthusiast and programmer. Driven by his passion of technology, he wants to share his knowledge to other people. He himself is an avid reader, a gamer, and socially active person that wants to share his new found discoveries to other tech-savvy readers such as himself.