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.
Deadlier than a 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 a weaker enemy with two shots.
The Desert Eagle also appears in Max Payne 3, as the DE .50. It is very powerful, capable of killing an unarmored opponent with just one bullet. It's major downside is it's scarce ammunition. This weapon can dual wielded once rank 9 is gained.
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.
- Max Payne
- Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
- Max Payne 3 (as DE .50)
- Max Payne 3 comics