Max Payne 3 may have strayed too far from the series' roots for some fans' liking, but at least one thought it introduced a few cool new tricks. A new Max Payne 2 mod named Payne Evolution, released yesterday, adds in bits and pieces lifted from MP3, some of which you may be happier to see than others.
Changes in the mod include splicing bits of player-controlled action into cutscenes, adding the 'Last Stand' chance for Max to be revitalised when he's dying, arming Max with close-range execution kills, and cutting his inventory down to three weapon slots.
"The aim of this mod is to combine some of the best features of Max Payne 3 with the unique style and feeling of Max Payne 2," creator 'The Silver' explains on the mod's Mod DB page. "With new models, weapons, animations, graphic effects, sounds, particles, and so on this mod will improve your good old Max Payne 2 to make it shine again in the next generation gaming."
Some of those art assets are lifted from the third game, mind. Naughty naughty.
Hit the site for more details on what exactly it changes, and to download it. Look, a trailer: