Award of Excellence - 95%

"Max Payne 2 is a cinematic game that plays like an interactive movie, a stylish film noir experience that no gamer should miss."

-Gamers' Temple Review

Editor's Choice - 9.2 out of 10

"Not only has the bullet-time system been refined, the audio-visual presentation is flawless and the addition of a second playable character and tightly integrated story makes this one of the best action games of the year."

-Game Chronicles Magazine Review

Quality Award - 91 out of 100

"Max Payne 2 is definitely one of the best games on the Xbox thus far and if you're a fan of the third person shooter genre a must own."

-3DAvenue.com Review

Gold Medal Award - 90%

"Max Payne 2 is a fun game, definitely one that has occupied my nights for the last few days."

-Gaming-Media.com Review

Choice Award - 92%

"Mature in its theme and more confident in their execution this time around, Remedy has made a refined graceful action title that is part of what's giving gaming a good name to the rest of the entertainment industry today."

-Game-Over.net Review

Best Character 2003

"Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is a game that shouldn't be overlooked by any gamer."

-Extreme Gamer Review

First Place Trophy - 5 out of 5

"Max Payne 2 is a an absolutely killer title that any action gamer should play."

-GamesFirst! Review

Editors' Choice Award - 4.5 out of 5

"In bullet time, you can see every individual bullet trailing superheated wakes as they fly in slow motion toward you, and you can hear every slowed, muted shot. Sound design and visual appearance have rarely worked this well together before."

-GamePRO Review, Issue #184

Top Ten PC Game of the Year 2003

"Great level design, a great story arc, superb action -- this game is polished all around, worthy of a mention among our favorites for this year.."

-Gamespy Game of the Year Awards

Seal of Excellence - 46 out of 50

"The gritty, film noir storytelling, intense bullet time action sequences and painstaking attention to detail in every area make Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne a must-have for every action fan."

-GamersPulse Review

Seal of Approval - 93%

"This is one fantastic game, full of artistic expression and insanely entertaining gameplay."

-Alloutgames.com Review

Editor's Choice - 96%

"The whole effect is spectacular and often while in Bullet Time, Max will pull off some trade mark manoeuvres that can only be seen to be believed. It's fluid and exciting."

-Icrontic Games Review

Editors' Choice Award - 9.4 out of 10

"A story that stands on its own in terms of drama...the game world is chock-full of visual and aural detail and stylish action..."

-IGN Review

Editors' Choice Award - 5 out of 5

"Some of the greatest action gaming you can find on any system."

-Gamespy Review

Editors' Choice Award - 9.0 out of 10

"A style of action that no game since Max Payne has managed to deliver with nearly the same level of greatness--though a number of games have tried... Max Payne 2 is just a remarkable production."

-Gamespot Review

Game of the Month - 9.25 out of 10

"Awsome."
"Max Payne 2 delivers in every way possible."

-GAME INFORMER Review

Drool Award - 5.5 out of 6

"This game is incredible on all fronts-graphics, production, storyline, game play, physics, and performance. MP 2 is engrossing through and through, and gives players a feeling like never before that they've actually stepped into the story."

-GamersDepot Review

Gold Award - 9.5 out of 10

"This game has what it takes to become GOTY 2003."
"Must buy for every self-respecting action fan, Max Payne 2 has definitely made itself a spot in the history of videogames as one of the few sequels that has surpassed an already excellent predecessor."

-GamersHell Review

Editors' Choice Award - 9.4 out of 10

"Max Payne 2 is an awesome game in every sense of the word."

-WorthPlaying.com Review
Editors' Choice Award - 91 out of 100

"Improved graphics, great gameplay, and fun levels make Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne a great PC game."

-Gaming Nexus Review
Editors' Choice Award - 4.5 out of 5

"Gorgeous."
"A tightly wrapped of ballet of death."

-COMPUTER GAMING WORLD Review

Editors' Choice Award - 4.5 out of 5

"Gorgeous."
"A tightly wrapped of ballet of death."

-COMPUTER GAMING WORLD Review