Max Payne Wiki

Yaujj75 Yaujj75 4 December 2019

Wiki Update and Manpower Needed

Hello to all readers if anyone is reading this, the wiki now is doing decently but it is fill with faults to fix and room to improve on. I need people instead of reading, help me to improve the wiki in anyway I can. If you don't know what to improve, you can ask me in my message wall.

I started to become a fan of Max Payne when I start to dig the past games that was mentioned as I am a historical person. I like all the Max Payne games I play with possibly Max Payne 2 my favourite on gameplay. I have played all 3 games and liked the possible 4th game but it is okay not to come out not just Max Payne sake but also the wiki since it is left abandoned by the former admins.

When I came to the wiki, I only came as a reader as I never care to impro…

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Tephra Tephra 5 July 2019

Fandom Discord

Hey everyone, there is now an official Discord server for Fandom/Gamepedia!

This is an additional point of contact for Fandom staff and other editors who you can ask for assistance with editing or other wiki-related subjects.

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This server is for registered editors, admins, Wiki Team, and Staff. Users without registered accounts on Fandom or Gamepedia are not allowed here.

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Tephra Tephra 9 May 2019

New Wiki Manager

Hi! My name is Tephra, and I'm the Fandom Wiki Manager for the Max Payne Wiki. I am here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., please contact me on my talk page.

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Maxheat7 Maxheat7 26 May 2017

A Brief Update

I just wanted to provide a few updates as admin; first of all, I have to thank everyone that has been editing and adding content to wikia. It's great to see that people are adding and updating content while removing any vandalism that they see. For me, I've had several things happen since I've last been active, such as school becoming priority number one, as well as my PC dying, which caused me to lose my ability to play Max Payne and also prevented me from accessing hundreds of screenshots and other stuff that I was going to put to use on here. I haven't given up on this wiki at all, and buying a hard drive enclosure for my old PC's hard drive (which will hopefully allow me to retrieve my lost data), getting my hands on another Windows com…

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Maxheat7 Maxheat7 21 October 2016

15 Years of Payne

Fifteen years ago, on July 23rd, 2001, the world got to first experience the critically-acclaimed game, Max Payne, and since then we've enjoyed Max's journey through the night on a wide variety of consoles, a handheld system, and iOS and Android-supported devices (with the newest version of the game being released this last April for the PlayStation 4). Two sequels, a film, and a comic series later, we're all still celebrating Max and the world that Remedy and Rockstar Games have created, with fans contributing to the franchise's legacy by making short films, countless pieces of art, and an impressive novelization of the first game's story. It's been fifteen years of Payne, and I think it's safe to say that the violent but darkly comedic se…

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Maxheat7 Maxheat7 20 September 2016


Hello, fellow Max Payne wiki editors! I am making a post about my intent to adopt this wiki. I don't want to discourage any editors (especially any possible future editors) from continuing to make this wiki even better, but articles marked for deletion and other outdated aspects of the wiki (such as a few links on the main page) need a more active staff to tend to them, and I think that could be me. If anyone wants to comment here, they are more than welcome to, and anyone can check out my page to see the 500+ edits, image and video additions, and created pages that I have contributed to the wiki. I love the Max Payne series and I feel like I can continue the amazing work that the editors and staff have done so far.

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RedDeadKiller99 RedDeadKiller99 24 October 2012

Max Payne 3 Title Update - October 24

Max Payne 3 has received a third update on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. This update is preparation for Hostage Negotiation DLC.

The update addresses a number of issues and new/improved features, the information is courtesy of Rockstar Newswire:

  • General improvements to multiplayer, improving overall stability and matchmaking efficiency.
  • Added the option to copy one of your Loadouts into an empty custom slot.
  • Fixed an issue where wins and losses were reported incorrectly on leaderboards.
  • Fixed an issue where explosive kills were not working as intended in Arcade Mode.
  • Fixed an issue where newly created Crews and Emblems would not always appear in-game.
  • Fixed an issue where dual wielding the PT92 and .38 Revolver and firing until the ammunition ru…

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RedDeadKiller99 RedDeadKiller99 25 August 2012

Max Payne 3 Title Update - August 25

Max Payne 3 has received a second update on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The update addresses a number of issues and new/improved features, the information is courtesy of Rockstar Newswire:

  • The new Multiplayer Card, which allows you and your friends to track multiplayer stats including current amount of XP, total kills, favourite weapon and more.
  • New Automated cheat protection and lag protection measures.
  • Improvements to multiplayer load times.
  • Players can now spawn with dual wield if they have two sidearms and no two-handed weapon equipped.
  • Polish language support has been added.
  • Party leader now has an option of taking the entire party with him/her when he/she backs out of a match.
  • Weapon rank in the Arsenal is now visible on the left side of the s…

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Raziel Reaper Raziel Reaper 5 August 2012

Max Payne 3 review by Admin Ilan xd (a bit late, I know)

So, after more than two months after Max Payne 3 release, I finally got the power to write a review.

  • 1 Story
  • 2 Graphics
  • 3 Sound
  • 4 Gameplay
  • 5 Lasting Appeal
  • 6 Score

Max Payne 3 continues the Max Payne saga, nine long years since Max Payne 2. Painkillers-addicted, fatman, retired, Max is everything but his former self. He lives the same day, everyday, getting drunk at a bar.

I really liked the game's story, a true maserpiece from Rockstar Games, who contiues writing interesting plots for the best series franchises such as GTA and Red Dead. Personally, I like the first game's story better, but Max Payne 3 still has a touchy story.


One of the best good-looking games of the year. Characters and locations feel so alive and react to the player's actions. …

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Kate.moon Kate.moon 30 July 2012

Related video module coming soon


Over the past couple of months we have been developing and testing a related videos module on some wikis like Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Halo. During these tests we have been tracking the number of video plays as well as collecting community feedback. We are now ready to expand the rollout to the rest of the site, and we are starting with wikis that there are the most videos for - which includes your wiki!

The videos we have are fully licensed from video partners we have developed relationships with. They include videos such as trailers, famous movie/TV clips, walkthroughs and behind the scenes interviews. We currently have video content from Screenplay and are working to create partnerships with other vendors, including Hulu, soon. …

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RedDeadKiller99 RedDeadKiller99 23 July 2012

Multiplayer: Latest Weapon Tuning Update - July 23rd

  • 1 Information
  • 2 Changes
    • 2.1 RPG
    • 2.2 .38 Revolver
    • 2.3 DE .50
    • 2.4 608 Bull
    • 2.5 Mini-30
    • 2.6 Sawed-Off Shotgun
    • 2.7 Super Sport
    • 2.8 Two-Handed Shotguns
    • 2.9 Suppressor Attachments
  • 3 External Links
  • 4 References

Rockstar pays close attention to the feedback given by the Max Payne 3 community, therefore they take action in order to make the game better and more equal. This latest update (download not required) fixes some problems with a few weapons. If you have any feedback on the game, feel free to submit it to any feedback or suggestions are welcome.

  • Starting ammunition reduced
  • Projectile will no longer ricochet or skim off smooth surfaces

  • Effective range increased

  • Accuracy and effective range slightly increased
  • Starting ammunition increased
  • Resolved a…

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RedDeadKiller99 RedDeadKiller99 13 July 2012

Max Payne 3 "Fight and Flight" comic now available!

The third and final Max Payne 3 comic issue, "Fight and Flight", is now available for download and reading online at Marvel from the official Max Payne 3 website. This issue picks up where "Hoboken Blues" issue left off and concludes the bridge between Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne and Max Payne 3.

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RedDeadKiller99 RedDeadKiller99 10 July 2012

Max Payne 3 Cheater Pool is Live

has officially been cordoned off in a dedicated cheater pool, confined to wallow with other unscrupulous reprobates.

If you have any questions about how the cheater pool works, check out Rockstar's support article here.

To report any potential violators, just fire off an email to including:

  • Platform (PC, PS3 or Xbox 360)
  • Cheater’s Gamertag / ID
  • Description of the violation
  • If possible, please include concrete evidence, such as a video or a screenshot.

If you feel you've been placed into the cheater pool in error, please email and be sure to provide your Social Club Nickname, Gamertag, or PSN ID along with a detailed explanation for why you think you might have been placed in th…

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RedDeadKiller99 RedDeadKiller99 26 June 2012

Max Payne 3 Title Update 1.03 Available Now - June 26

Max Payne 3 has received an automatic update on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (PC version to be update later on in the day).

The update addresses a number of issues, the information is courtesy of Rockstar Newswire:

  • Multiplayer tuning, including spawn point tweaking, improvements to stability/load times and weapon balancing.
  • Reduce Hardcore Playlist requirement from 5,000 to 1,000
  • Fix for gold textures not unlocking on DLC weapons
  • Fix for XP display not incrementing between Rank 49 and Rank 50
  • Fix for issue where game could autosave immediately before a death screen
  • Fix for Rank 50 trophy not unlocking
  • Fix for Unlimited Bullet Time cheat not unlocking
  • Fix for scope weapons incorrectly becoming southpaw (wrong stick) for users playing with inverted vert…
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Raziel Reaper Raziel Reaper 23 June 2012

One year of XD

So, how are you, people of Wikia,

Today is a special day (to me, atleast), it marks a year sionce I joined Wikia.

It all started on June 23rd, 2011 (duh!), after months of being annon, I made an account and began to travel through the wikis.

Until the start July 1st, I didn't make nothing, only some minor edits on some wikis. In that date, I found a 'new home' (nah, not really) in the form of the GTA Wiki, and by August, I've became a Patroller there. I was promoted to an admion in April 2012. I met many people there, some friendly, some vandals, but I had a really good time on that Wiki.

My second (major) stop was the Gangstar Wiki, founded by a good friend of mine, and former admin of GTA Wiki, GTANiKo. By November, I've already became a Bur…

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TheBearPaw TheBearPaw 12 June 2012

Go get "Hoboken Blues"!

The second Max Payne 3 comic issue in the trilogy is titled "Hoboken Blues" and has now been made available for download from the official Max Payne 3 website. This release follows "After the Fall", which came out back in May.

Source: "Download “Hoboken Blues”: Issue #2 of the Max Payne 3 Original Comic Produced by Marvel" at the Rockstar Newswire

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Omnicube1 Omnicube1 23 May 2012

Release Date for Max Payne 3 PC Version Delayed

The release date for Max Payne 3, the PC version, has been delayed from May 29 to June 1. Rockstar's excuse for this delay is: "Our community has always preferred a single worldwide launch date, and while we couldn't make it happen for the console versions, we decided to work toward a global release for Max Payne 3 on PC.” As an avid PC gamer, Rockstar fan, and "pre-purchaser" of the PC version of Max Payne 3, I am angered by this considering that, in the past few years, the PC versions of Rockstar's games have been delayed and what they release are practically ports.

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Soldierscuzzy Soldierscuzzy 17 May 2012

Max Payne 3 DNA

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TheBearPaw TheBearPaw 15 May 2012

"Max Payne 3" has been released: Max Payne's journey through the night continues

Max Payne 2 ended with the line "Max Payne's journey through the night will continue". And ever since 2003 the sequel has been eagerly anticipated.

The winter of 2009, as originally promised, did not bring us Max Payne 3, but, today, May 15th, 2012, after an epic nine-year-long wait for the Max Payne fans, the game is finally being released to the world. First, in North America and for the consoles only but, by the 1st of June, it will have come out worldwide and for the PC system as well.

There is a lot to be cautious about when anticipating the way the game'll turn out to be: the developers and the writers are completely new, the protagonist's appearance will change radically, the setting (both place and day time) will be changed dramatically. T…

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Soldierscuzzy Soldierscuzzy 14 May 2012

Max Payne 3 Review Roundup

With the release of Max Payne 3 tomorrow, the critics have voiced their opinions, and the consensus is overwhelmingly positive! Here are a few snippets from publications on both the Internet and print. Make sure to voice your opinions on the matter below!

  • 1 Loved it
    • 1.1 G4
    • 1.2 Game Informer
    • 1.3 Eurogamer Italy
    • 1.4 Joystiq
    • 1.5 IGN
    • 1.6 1UP
    • 1.7 Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 1.8 Giant Bomb
  • 2 Liked it
    • 2.1 Edge
  • 3 Hated it
  • 4 Wikian Review

Score: 5/5
"Max Payne 3 is a technological tour de force that will have you screaming "Dear lord!" more times than midnight mass. The performances are top notch, the action plays out with unrivaled fluidity, and the multiplayer is deep and rewarding. Silly distractions aside, Max Payne 3 is an action lover’s wet dream that also happens to em…

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Raziel Reaper Raziel Reaper 11 May 2012

Max Payne 3 Launch trailer

Okay guys, only a few days left for the release of Max Payne 3, and I have really awesome news: the launch trailer was released!

So, what do you think about the game? Is it going to be a success, or will it fail? (The former is the better and most likely result)

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JoePlay JoePlay 7 May 2012

Where In The World Is Max Payne


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TheBearPaw TheBearPaw 4 May 2012

"After the Fall" is out!

If you are reading this news message and have not yet read the first issue of Max Payne 3's special comic "After the Fall", released a short while ago (May 4th, 2012), then drop everything and head to Rockstar's Max Payne 3 comic section to download it for free.

This is the very first Max Payne comic for the franchise.

P.S. Don't forget to imagine James McCaffrey voicing it in your head! ;)

Source: "Download Issue #1 of the Max Payne 3 Original Comic Produced by Marvel: “After the Fall”" at the official Max Payne 3 website

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Soldierscuzzy Soldierscuzzy 2 May 2012

Max Payne 3 Starters Guide

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Raziel Reaper Raziel Reaper 27 April 2012

Max Payne 3 weapons: the M1911

Update (April 27, 2012): The weapon's description has been revised and the error mentioning it being Payne's sidearm "since early days" has been removed:

An American classic, the 1911 semi-automatic pistol is one of the most versatile weapons in Max Payne's arsenal. Max is able to dual wield this reliable and hard-hitting .45 handgun, keeping him as lethal and agile as possible.

Below is the original news post:

It's been a while since the weapons part of Max Payne 3 was updated (with shotguns), and now, Rockstar revealed to us a new weapon, the M1911, the most known, popular and used handgun in the world. Its ingame name is 1911.

According to the website, the M1911 is:

A compact and reliable semi-automatic pistol that’s been part of Max Payne’s ars…

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JAlbor JAlbor 23 April 2012

Max Payne 3 System Specs Announced

For those of you eager to play Max Payne 3 on the PC, Rockstar has announced the recommended system specs for the game on PC:

Operating System:

  • Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3


  • Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ - i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ - FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ


  • 2GB - 16GB

Video Card:

  • NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM – NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM - Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM

Sound Card:

  • 100% Direct X 9.0 compatible – Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live

HDD Space:

  • 35 GB

While I'm sure the game will look fantastic on PC, 35 gigs of space is immense. Anyone opting to play the PC instead of the console version?

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TheBearPaw TheBearPaw 17 April 2012

"Max Payne" enters the comic medium with real-life "Max Payne 3" comics

In breaking and completely unexpected news, Rockstar announced a real-life 3-part Max Payne 3 comics project, a collaboration between Rockstar, Marvel and even Remedy's own Sam Lake.

The story of the comic books will cover some events of Max Payne's life, ranging from those even before the original Max Payne to those of Max Payne 3, and will be co-written by Rockstar Games' own scribe Dan Houser and Sam Lake, while the art will be handled by the Marvel Comics' artists. Marvel is, of course, a very well known American comic publisher, most famous for its superhero comics (Spider-Man, X-Men, etc.).

The Max Payne 3 comics project will see the return of the father of Max Payne, Sam Lake, to the Max Payne franchise after all. After its 2004 sale from Reme…

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Raziel Reaper Raziel Reaper 7 April 2012

Max Payne 3 Shotguns!

So, Rockstar revealed other weapons that will be featured in Max Payne 3. This time, they are the shotguns!

The only shotgun that will return from former games is the Sawed-Off Shotgun, though the new shotguns seem to be far more cooler and stronger from the ones shown in Max Payne 1 and Max Payne 2.

  • M4 Super 90 - semi-auto combat shotgun that will smush your faces!
  • M500 - a pump action that all gangs in Brazil love.
  • Super Sport - super fast, super wicked, super light, and super deadly!
  • SPAS-15 - this shotgun will leave you speechless, and lifeless XD
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TheBearPaw TheBearPaw 7 April 2012

Max Payne Mobile release date announced

Max Payne Mobile, the release of the 2001 classic Max Payne for mobile devices received an official launch date. The game is coming to iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4, iPad 1, iPad 2 and the new iPad on April 12th, 2012, and to select (not yet named) Android devices on April 26th.

The game will contain "HD graphics, high-resolution textures, Social Club connectivity and user-customizable controls."

This is not the first time Max Payne becomes handheld, however. A special version of the game was created by Mobius Entertainment for the Game Boy Advance console in 2003. The game was an isometric, much simplified version of the original Remedy title, having 12 converted original chapters of 25, but retaining James McCaffrey's narratio…

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Raziel Reaper Raziel Reaper 17 March 2012

Fabiana Branco is revealed!

So, a few days ago, the Max Payne 3 website was updated with new information about one of the central characters of the game - Fabiana Branco.

The new "police page" reveals many things about the woman:

  • Born in 1985
  • Maiden Name is Taveres
  • Married Rodrigo Branco in 2009.
  • She was already kidnapped once before the game's events. And one more attempt to do so failed.
  • Fashion model, or something similar :P
  • For more, check the website.

So, which character do you want to appear next in the features?

~Ilan xd~

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TheBearPaw TheBearPaw 26 February 2012

Mini-30 rifle revealed

The News section of the Max Payne wiki debuts. Anyone can report any Max Payne news by creating a blog post with stamped on it.

With Rockstar being well known for their tight lips and strict upcoming game information control, the majority of news most likely will be any highlights reposted from the Rockstar Newswire, but our impartial look at them could add some flavor, or, of course, someone out there could uncover other type of news once in a while.

And so, the freshest bit of news in the Max Payne universe is the unveiling of the new weapon, the Mini-30 rifle for Max Payne 3.

In the video clip, the rifle is seen with and without the detachable sniper scope. A rifle without it is a novelty in the Max Payne series, although, of course, the sniper…

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Soldierscuzzy Soldierscuzzy 17 January 2012

Official Max Payne 3 Release Date

Rockstar, in a press release today, announced that Max Payne 3 is expected to be launched on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 15, 2012 in North America and May 18, 2012 internationally.

The game is expected to be released for PC on May 29, 2012 in North America and June 1, 2012 internationally.

With the release date now official, are you more excited to know when the game comes out, or frustrated that you have to wait all the way until May? Let us know in the comments!

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TheBearPaw TheBearPaw 17 October 2011

Security situation in Sao Paulo

Another interesting Reuters article about Brazil, this time concentrating on the safety of its cities: more research homework for us to do before Max Payne 3 lets us visit the place:

"Epic bank heist exposes Brazil's security flaws" by Guillermo Parra-Bernal, Brian Winter and Bruno Marfinati - Reuters, 13 October, 2011

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TheBearPaw TheBearPaw 24 September 2011

"Painting a favela" on Reuters

Whilst nowadays new Max Payne 3 info is finally starting to flow in a steady surge, coincidentally, a lil' photography article recently appeared on Reuters containing pictures of a Sao Paulo favela, offering us a small glimpse at the vibe of the neighborhoods:

"Painting a favela" by Nacho Doce - Reuters 14 September, 2011

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RedDeadKiller99 RedDeadKiller99 8 September 2011

Max Payne 3 release date announced!!

Today, 8th Sep. 2011, Rockstar has officialy announced that Max Payne 3 will be released in March, 2012.

More info is at the Rockstar newswire. No exact date of what day in March the game will be released but more info will be revealed in time as we are nearing March in 2012. Leave a comment below on what you think of Max Payne 3 or anything to do with it below!

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