The first installment in the Max Payne series, Max Payne 1 Free Download Game Setup, is a third person shooter video game and was released on 23 July 2001. Max Payne 1 is the development of Remedy Entertainment and the publication of Gathering of Developers. Max Payne 1 was at first exclusively released for Microsoft Windows. Later the game was ported by Rockstar Games to PlayStation 2 and Xbox in December 2001 and in December 2003 to Game boy Advance. Other than these platforms Max Payne is also available on MAC OS, Android and iOS.
Upon release the game accumulated much deserved praises and positive reviews, with making it to the list one of the greatest games ever made. The game also won many awards and accolades, such as BAFTA Award for best PC game of 2001. Max Payne is followed by it’s two sequels, Max Payne 2: The fall of Max Payne and Max Payne 3. In the recent year of 2022, Rockstar Games and Remedy Entertainment joined hands and was announced that the duo is planning to develop the remakes of Max Payne and it’s sequels.
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Max Payne Story Line
The game revolves around an NYPD detective Max Payne, who is on the mission to investigate a drug trafficking case and solving his family’s murder. While chasing the murderer of his family and a new drug “Valkyr”, Max Payne entwines in a huge conspiracy. Max Payne starts working as an undercover agent in the Punchinello Mafia. Punchinello Mafia family are the main distribution and production source for the Valkyr.
The conspiracy started when Max’s colleague B.B arranged a meeting between his colleague and Alex Balder. While waiting for Alex, Punchinello sue boss Jack Lupino, who was planning a bank robbery through the abandoned part of the subway, gets in a shoot out with Max. When Alex shows up he gets killed and Max becomes a prime suspect for his murder.
After that Max gets in deep waters with both the police and his former gang. Now Max is on the hunt to find Lupino, through Gognitti, Lupino’s right hand. Max find out that Lupino is in the night club through a Russian mobster, Vladimir Lem, who is also in war with the Punchinello family. Max Kills Lupino and run into the Mona Sax, sister in law of Don Angelo Punchinello. Mona is also on the hunt to avenge his sister. As Max try to stop her, she slip a Valkyr dose in Max’s drinks and knock him out. The mobster gets to him and take him away to torture him, but likely Max escapes.
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BB on the Horne’s Payroll
After escaping, Max partners up with Lem, who give Max a tip about his cargo ship carrying heavy firearms for Punchinello. After seizing the ship, Max plans to trap Don on one of his restaurants, only find himself ambushed by Don’s men. Max somehow escapes the double cross and Max storm Punchinello’s manor and confronts the Don, but after interrogation Max find that he is only a tip of ice berg in this huge conspiracy.
The Manor is overrun by mercenaries who kill Punchinello with an overdose of Valkyr leaves Max for dead.
Max wondering and in search for the mercenaries discovers a secret military research facility. The facility was experimenting with a drug that would increase the soldier’s power in various aspect to perform better in the Gulf era war. The experimentation was halted due poor outcomes, but it was picked up again by Nicole Horne through her pharmaceutical company Aesir. After Max’s discovery the Horne initiates a self destruct in Aesir to eliminate all the evidences. Later Max come to the realization that BB DEA colleague was working for Horne.
Max assures BB his trust to meet him, only to kill BB and his men. Max was then approached by the inner circle led by Alfred Woden. The meet up is then ambushed by Horne’s men, but Max and Woden escapes. Our hero then hunts Horne to the Aeir’s headquarter, but she try to escape in her helicopter. After chasing her Max makes her helicopter to crash that kills her. Max is then arrested by NYPD, outside in the crowd, there is Woden smiling at Max assuring him his release.
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Max Payne 1 Free Download Game Setup, Gameplay
Player takes on the role of NYPD detective Max Payne. The use of ultra slow motion in the gameplay can be frequently seen. Players can also slow down reaction time of Max Payne, this allow players to react to and plan against their enemies’ attack. The gameplay use classic progression of weapons. Players will initially start with a 9 mm pistol and will slowly progress to high firepower weapons. Player health can deplete with taking damages, but it can be replenish by taking painkillers. Painkillers can be found in the the medical cabinets or with the corps of the enemies.
The level changing in the game is linear and includes some platform and puzzle solving elements. The story line follows Max internal dialogue. These dialogue will decide the player’s next move. The game also has a standard difficulty level “Fugitive” and “Hard Boiled”. The Hard boiled requires high skills from the players to survive. In this skill level, player will get huge effect from damages specially when they are on low health or ammo.
“New York Minute” is the game mode in which players have to compete each chapter in certain amount of time. Clearing the Dead on Arrival mode of the game unlocks “the last challenge”.
Dead on Arrival
This mode of the game is designed in a way which limit players to only 7 saves per chapter. As players save the game, the in game notification on the lower right corner inform players how many saves they utilized and how many remains. If players are out of saves they can always go back one previous chapter or initiate the auto save feature. This will give player a certain amount of medicine and painkillers, ammo, and weapons.
How to install and download Max Payne 1 For Free on Windows?
Follow the following steps and you will be able to download and install Max Payne 1 on pc.
- Open Your Browser & go to netpcgames.com.
- Netpcgames.com home page will appear.
- Search for “Max Payne 1” in the search box..
- The game will appear, click on the Cover image of the game.
- Go through the game article, if you want to gain some pre knowledge about the game.
- At the end of of the article, there will be a “Download Link”. Just click on the link.
- Your download will start automatically, wait a while, and then install the game and enjoy.
System Requirements for Max Payne 1 Free Download Game Setup
Minimum system requirements:
- CPU: 450 MHz AMD / Intel Processor (or compatible)
- RAM: 96 MB RAM
- GPU: 16 MB Direct3D Compatible Graphics Card
- DX: DirectX 8.0 or newer
- OS: Windows 95 (OSR2 or later), Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000