Max Payne is a third-person shooter in which players take control of the main character named, you guessed it, Max Payne. It is primarily a revenge story, with Max Payne avenging the deaths of his wife and newborn daughter. He becomes a DEA agent and then goes undercover with the mob, following which he begins his one-man army crusade against the killers of his family. It’s not like any of that really matters though, as all that really matters is the ability to kill people in slow machine. It’s insanely addictive by the way, it comes highly recommended as a nice stress reliever. The gameplay itself revolves around the unique concept (well, it was unique back in 2001) of bullet-time. Bullet-time is a form of slow motion that slows the passage of time to such an extent that the movement of bullets can be seen by the naked eye, allowing Max to perform special his signature moves.