Max Payne 2 mod makes it more like Max Payne 3

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 adds in bits and pieces lifted from MP3, some of which you may be happier to see than others, including splicing bits of player-controlled action into cutscenes, adding the 'Last Stand' chance, arming Max with close-range execution kills, and cutting his inventory down to three weapon slots.

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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:

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    January 2, 2014 7:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Max Payne 2 mod makes it more like Max Payne 3.

    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 adds in bits and pieces lifted from MP3, some of which you may be happier to see than others, including splicing bits of player-controlled action into cutscenes, adding the 'Last Stand' chance, arming Max with close-range execution kills, and cutting his inventory down to three weapon slots.

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      January 2, 2014 7:02 AM

      One thing I don't need more of, it's Max Payne 3.

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        January 2, 2014 7:06 AM

        Is it shitty? I got it on one of the sales for peanuts

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          January 2, 2014 7:09 AM

          It's worth exactly one playthrough, it's short and the gfx are pretty great. The gunplay is ho-hum, but I liked the way Max's body twisted with the direction he was shooting at and his body movement.

          Story is terrible and it feels like GTA in the MP universe, with all the crappy R* tropes.

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            January 5, 2014 5:19 AM

            As much as I disagree with you about the value of the game, everything you're stating here is true.

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          January 2, 2014 7:09 AM

          And the weapon limit suckedddd.

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          January 2, 2014 7:40 AM

          They could have replaced the character wit anyone else and people would not noticed it wasn't a Max Payne game.

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          January 2, 2014 7:51 AM

          I couldn't bring myself to finish it. Everything about it was aggressively mediocre except for the production values, which were obviously very expensive but end up being quite annoying as a whole.

          Graphics are...OK. Technically they are quite great, but the whole thing seems to lack any kind of soul. It gave me a creepy uncanny valley vibe at times, and that coupled with the downright unlikable characters/story made it really ugly at times.

          I thought the gameplay was mostly bad. Story was bad. Characters, bad. There is really nothing about it that I would recommend, especially to a Max Payne fan.

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            January 2, 2014 5:24 PM

            Bill Crystals speaks the truth.

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            January 6, 2014 6:16 AM

            Killing south-american scum was an absolute pleasure. Blasting Jersey shore boys in some bar was beyond satisfying. This was the most pleasurable game I played in a long time.

            Jumping around like some drug fueled maniac laying waste to screen after screen of baddies? Munching bottle after bottle of pills? Max unable to contain his satisfaction when you procure more of these prescription meds? Yeah, it's all there.

            Throw in some great sound effects and weighty feeling guns and this will never get old. Round the corner headshots? Best damn ragdolls? Bodies bleeding as we survey the destruction? Max is god.

            I love how it delves into the pill-munching miscreant that Max is and the mess he has become.

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          January 2, 2014 8:01 AM

          I had fun with it. The graphics were stunning and the animation is fantastic. The problem is that the animations get in the way sometimes and slows everything down. When it's firing at all cylinders though, it's a sight to be hold. Sequences straight out of a John Woo movie.

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          January 2, 2014 10:24 AM

          I really enjoyed it.

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          January 2, 2014 10:40 AM

          I really liked it. great voice acting and animations

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          January 2, 2014 10:49 AM

          i liked it quite a bit

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          January 2, 2014 11:09 AM

          Oh shit, Valve is accepting foodstuffs for games now?

          I've been going about this all wrong...

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          January 2, 2014 12:30 PM

          Shitty Max Payne game, semi-decent Man on Fire: The Video Game.

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          January 2, 2014 12:50 PM

          I enjoyed it quite a bit but have no huge connection to the first two so make of that what you will

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          January 2, 2014 1:23 PM

          [cutscene] Max [cutscene] Payne [cutscene] 3 [cutscene]

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            January 2, 2014 4:51 PM

            I hated that so much. The gun fights are pretty fun but fuck the constant cutscene shit.

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          January 2, 2014 4:53 PM

          It's a great game but it's a little bit different from the first two so people hate it.

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          January 2, 2014 5:13 PM

          I loved it.

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          January 2, 2014 5:42 PM

          I enjoyed it throughout. Easily worth $20.

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          January 3, 2014 2:56 AM

          I really enjoyed it.

          Though I didn't play the previous games.

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      January 2, 2014 7:51 AM

      Does it make the game wide screen correctly? I want to replay MP2, but I can't get the aspect ratio right. Sucks.

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        January 2, 2014 8:04 AM

        I don't think it can be fixed; it's built into the renderer iirc.

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      January 2, 2014 8:04 AM

      Max Payne was pretty much the pinnacle of the arcade games. Bullet time 2.0 really opened it up to kill as many mother fuckers as fast as possible.


      Wish someone would put max Payne one maps in the two engine.

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      January 2, 2014 8:12 AM

      Inverse that and I'm game.

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        January 2, 2014 8:14 AM

        word

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        January 2, 2014 11:19 AM

        For realz. Why the fuck would I want the real Max Payne game to be more like that MP3 bullcrap?

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        January 2, 2014 5:08 PM

        This right here.

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      January 2, 2014 8:16 AM

      Is Max still fat in this mod?

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      January 2, 2014 12:56 PM

      Why didn't they put out a Max Payne 3 mod to make it more like Max Payne 2?

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