"Max Payne is a video game series developed by Remedy Entertainment and recently, Rockstar Vancouver. The series is named after its protagonist, Max Payne, a New York City police officer. The first game in the series, Max Payne was released in 2001 for Microsoft Windows and 2002 for Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Apple Macintosh. A sequel entitled Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne was released in 2003. A version of Max Payne was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. In 2008, a movie adaption of the original game entitled Max Payne was released. In 2009, Rockstar announced Max Payne 3, developed by Rockstar Vancouver, would be coming Winter 2009 to the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. However, the release date was later changed to 2010.
The franchise is notable for its use of "bullet time" in action sequences. The series has achieved varying levels of success. Both Max Payne and Max Payne 2 were well received by critics, although the sequel's sales were considered underwhelming. The film rendition, which featured Mark Wahlberg as Payne, received criticism and was given negative reviews."
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