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The '''Desert Eagle''' is a large-framed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas-operated_reloading gas-operated] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-automatic_pistol semi-automatic handgun], first created in Israel in 1982. It is a very powerful and popular pistol, wielded by various people.
 
The '''Desert Eagle''' is a large-framed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas-operated_reloading gas-operated] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-automatic_pistol semi-automatic handgun], first created in Israel in 1982. It is a very powerful and popular pistol, wielded by various people.
   
In 2001-2003, that weapon was the personal handgun of the assassin [[Mona Sax]]. In these years, the NYPD detective [[Max Payne]] also used that weapon, and by 2012, it becomes one Payne's main weapons. Other known wielders were [[Vladimir Lem]], [[Vinnie Gognitti]], and [[B.B. Hensley]]
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In [[2001]] -[[2003]] , this weapon was the personal handgun of the assassin [[Mona Sax]]. The DEA agent, later NYPD detective [[Max Payne]] also used this pistol in these years. He used it in [[2012 ]] as well. Other known wielders were [[Vladimir Lem]], [[Vinnie Gognitti]], and [[B.B.]]
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
The handgun is basically a ramped up [[9mm pistol]]. It can be held in either single or dual mode. It has a greater damage ratio, but this is compensated with a slower firing rate.
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The handgun is basically a ramped up [[Beretta]]. It has a greater damage ratio, but this is compensated with a slower firing rate. It also cannot be used in dual mode. The Desert Eagle is one of the most powerful weapons in the [[Max Payne (game)|first game]]. It is useful for scoring headshots due to it's decent accuracy. One thing to note is that the bullet always travels lower than where it is aimed, so when going for a headshot, aim around an inch above the head depending on distance. Headshots aside, it is a powerful weapon that can down any enemy fairly quickly.
   
The Desert Eagle is one of the more powerful weapons in the Max Payne's story. In 2001, it is useful for its headshots although a small number of body shots can easily down any enemy in the game. One thing to note is that the bullet always travels lower than where it is aimed, so when going for the headshot, aim around an inch above the head depending on distance. Headshots aside, it is a powerful weapon that can down any enemy fairly quickly.
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In [[Max Payne 2]], the Desert Eagle becomes dramatically more useful, boasting pinpoint accuracy even along extreme distances, making it a good substitute for a sniper rifle should neither the sniper rifle nor the [[MP5]] be present. In fact in many circumstances the Desert Eagle is preferable over the MP5 due to its higher damage. The Desert Eagle is dual-wieldable in ''Max Payne 2''. Dual-wielded Desert Eagles have one of the highest damage per second ratings in the game along with dual [[Ingram]]s and the [[Striker]]; however, it comes at the price of some loss in accuracy. Desert Eagles are more suitable for clean headshots over a medium to long distance. The weapon can kill an unarmored opponent with two shots.
   
In 2003, the Desert Eagle becomes dramatically more useful, boasting pinpoint accuracy even along extreme distances, making it a good substitute for a sniper rifle should neither the sniper rifle nor the [[MP5]] be present. In fact in many circumstances the desert eagle is preferable over the MP5 due to its higher damage.
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The Desert Eagle also appears in [[Max Payne 3]], as the '''DE .50'''. It is very powerful, capable of killing unarmored opponents with just one bullet. It's major downside is it's scarce ammunition.
 
The Desert Eagle is dual-wieldable in ''Max Payne 2''. Dual-wielded Desert Eagles have one of the highest damage per second ratings in the game along with dual [[Ingram]]s and the [[striker]]; however, it comes at the price of some loss in accuracy. Desert Eagles are more suitable for clean headshots over a medium to long distance.
 
 
The weapon usually kills in two or three hits.
 
   
 
== Behind the scenes ==
 
== Behind the scenes ==

Revision as of 17:05, June 3, 2012

Template:ItemInfobox The Desert Eagle is a large-framed gas-operated semi-automatic handgun, first created in Israel in 1982. It is a very powerful and popular pistol, wielded by various people.

In 2001 -2003 , this weapon was the personal handgun of the assassin Mona Sax. The DEA agent, later NYPD detective Max Payne also used this pistol in these years. He used it in 2012 as well. Other known wielders were Vladimir Lem, Vinnie Gognitti, and B.B.

Overview

The handgun is basically a ramped up Beretta. It has a greater damage ratio, but this is compensated with a slower firing rate. It also cannot be used in dual mode. The Desert Eagle is one of the most powerful weapons in the first game. It is useful for scoring headshots due to it's decent accuracy. One thing to note is that the bullet always travels lower than where it is aimed, so when going for a headshot, aim around an inch above the head depending on distance. Headshots aside, it is a powerful weapon that can down any enemy fairly quickly.

In Max Payne 2, the Desert Eagle becomes dramatically more useful, boasting pinpoint accuracy even along extreme distances, making it a good substitute for a sniper rifle should neither the sniper rifle nor the MP5 be present. In fact in many circumstances the Desert Eagle is preferable over the MP5 due to its higher damage. The Desert Eagle is dual-wieldable in Max Payne 2. Dual-wielded Desert Eagles have one of the highest damage per second ratings in the game along with dual Ingrams and the Striker; however, it comes at the price of some loss in accuracy. Desert Eagles are more suitable for clean headshots over a medium to long distance. The weapon can kill an unarmored opponent with two shots.

The Desert Eagle also appears in Max Payne 3, as the DE .50. It is very powerful, capable of killing unarmored opponents with just one bullet. It's major downside is it's scarce ammunition.

Behind the scenes

  • The Desert Eagle is the signature weapon of Mona Sax and Vladimir Lem.
  • Although the gun is shown in many screenshots and trailers of Max Payne 3, it only appears a few times in the game.
  • It can be seen when zoomed in that the gun is a Desert Eagle Mark XIX .50AE. However, the .50AE Desert Eagle only holds 7 rounds per magazine. It's capacity is correct in Max Payne 3.

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Appearances

See also

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