Max Payne

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Max Payne
Max Payne.jpg
NTSC-U cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: Z
ESRB rating: M (Blood, Violence)
PEGI rating: 18+ (Bad Language, Violence (PlayStation 4))
OFLC rating: MA
GRB rating: 18
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-50325 & SLES-50326 & SLUS-20230 & SLUS-20230GH & CUSA-04488
Japanese: SLPS-25244
French: SLES-50326
Spanish: SLES-50326
Italian: SLES-50326
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20230
SLUS-20230GH (Greatest Hits)
CUSA-04488 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: December 6, 2001
2002 (Greatest Hits)
April 22, 2016 (PS4 - PS2 Classics)
CRCs: BEB4577E
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-50325
Release date: January 11, 2002
October 25, 2002 (Platinum)
April 22, 2016 (PS4 - PS2 Classics)
CRCs: 52E0597D (PAL-M4)
E7FB0320 (PAL-E)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25244
Release date: May 22, 2003
May 22, 2012 (PS2 Classics, Korea)
CRCs: AC1593EC
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Rockstar Toronto
Publisher(s): Rockstar Games (US, EU, KO), Electronic Arts (JP)
Genre: Action, Shooter
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: GameSpot8/10, IGN8.1/10, Metacritic80/100, Eurogamer7/10
Game description: Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose--a fugitive undercover cop framed for murder, and now hunted by the cops and the mob. As Payne, you'll uncover plot twists, engage in dramatic "bullet-time" firefights with thugs, and fight your way through an unforgiving New York blizzard. Max can wield a variety of weapons including pistols, submachine guns, shotguns, sniper rifles, grenades, and Molotov cocktails. Prepare yourself for an involving story combined with slick action.
The first game of the Max Payne trilogy. It centers on the NYPD Detective Max Payne, who attempts to avenge the murder of his family. It features a gritty neo-noir style and uses graphic novel panels (with voice-overs) in place of animated cutscenes to narrate the game.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
1.1.0 (r5754) GSdx SSE4 (r5752)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5733)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5403)
No sound on intro animation if gsdx is in hardware mode. Crashes shortly ingame in hardware mode and screen goes blank shortly ingame with software mode.
NTSC-U Windows 7 x64
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • Sapphire Radeon R9 290X @ 4 GB
1.2.1 (r5873) GSdx 0.1.16 (r5875)
  • SPU2-X (r5875)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5875)
Able to load the first level. Once the level was loaded, the game immediately crashed, VU errors everywhere. Bios v 2.0 was used. Zrooney
NTSC-U/PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i5-3330
  • AMD Radeon HD 6850
1.3.0 (git 28-May) GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), EE/VU Clamp: Extra preserv sign•, EE/VU Rounding: Nearest•, Standard, Used in software mode for more caution,after several time in tests the only solution for the game not crashs or frezze,its used in EEIOP advanced settings and VUs advanced settings(rounding mode and clamping mode). Possibles delays on loading screen,use savestate before(But very rare to happen)
PAL Windows 10 x64 (FCU)
  • AMD FX-8350
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
v1.5.0 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
This game is perfect on PCSX2, no graphics or gameplay issue at all, just keep automatic game fix on for this one. Also as a sidenote, don't use the MSAA under Direct3D9/11 or the game will shows some vertical lines Atomic 83
NTSC-J/PAL-E Windows 8.1, x64
  • Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz
  • PALIT GeForce GT 1030 @ 2 GB
  • Automatic fixes
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad
Europe v02.00(14/06/2004), Perfect, The game runs at 1440p (2K) and 1620p (3K) 50/60 FPS, without freezes, brakes and bugs. In my version of the emulator, he reads the game for a little long time, but this does not affect the game.
NTSC-U Windows 10 x64
  • Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40 GHz (Overclocked to 4.70 GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (*2)
1.6.0 GSdx 1.2.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
Noticeable lag in the opening cutscene, but this was before I enabled MTVU. Full speed (for emulation), but the game lags even on PS2. I tried increasing the EE cyclerate, but that just made the framerate even more inconsistent (sometimes it'd lag and sometimes it'd run too fast). No crashes or other major issues. Fully playable. Generally, though, there's no real reason to play this over the PC version. PandoraGTX


  • Original names: マックス ペイン (SLPS-25244)

Fixed Issues

Random crash

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: The game will randomly crash in older versions if the EE clamp mode is not on the "full" level.
  • Workaround: Has been fix in recent v1.5dev build as long as Automatic fixes is enable. For older versions: put the EE clamping mode on full.

Gameplay Screenshots

Public compatibility forum links