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Max Payne [RELISTED]

Max Payne [RELISTED]

Digital ReleaseSteam
January 04, 2008

Xbox 360
April 27, 2009 (AU, EU, NA)
November 10, 2021 (AU, EU, NA)

PlayStation 3
May 01, 2012 (EU, NA)

PlayStation 4
April 22, 2016 (AU, EU, NA)

Xbox One (Backward Compatibility)
November 10, 2021 (AU, EU, NA)
DelistingFebruary 2019 - Xbox 360
April - November 2021 - Steam (Various Regions)
RelistingNovember 10, 2021 - Xbox 360
DeveloperRemedy
PublisherRockstar Games
Available OnDigital
Steam
PlayStation 3 (PS2 Classic) [EU, NA]
PlayStation 4 (AU, EU, NA)
Xbox 360 (AU, EU, NA)
Xbox One (AU, EU, NA)

Retail
Original Hardware
LinksMax Payne series homepage [Archive]
SteamDB page

Relisting and Regional Delistings

Max Payne and Max Payne 2 were relisted on Xbox 360 (and by extension on Xbox One) on November 10th, 2021. The titles were part of the 20 year celebration of Xbox and included in the last update to the Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility program. 

Also in November of 2021 several versions of the games were delisted on Steam in select territories around the world. In Russia exclusively, the original game was delisted as early as April of 2021 and both have made sporadic and short-lived returns at a few periods since. The reason for these regional delistings on Steam is uncertain.

On April 6th, 2022 Remedy and Rockstar Games announced that a remake of Max Payne and Max Payne 2 were in development for future release. At the time of this writing it is expected that the existing digital versions of the games will be delisted on or near the date of the remake’s release.

Our original delisting information from 2019 continues below.


Delisting

The Xbox Originals release of Max Payne was delisted from Xbox 360 in February of 2019 according to reporting from TrueAchievements.com. The reason for its removal is uncertain; it could be tied to licensing of the Xbox platform, changes in ownership of the Max Payne property, or seemingly most likely, changes in the structure of Xbox.com and support for older disc-based releases (Xbox Originals and Games on Demand titles).



About the Game

Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose in the violent, cold urban night. A fugitive undercover cop framed for murder, hunted by cops and the mob, Max is a man with his back against the wall, fighting a battle he cannot hope to win. Max Payne is a relentless story-driven game about a man on the edge, fighting to clear his name while struggling to uncover the truth about his slain family amongst a myriad of plot-twists and twisted thugs in the gritty bowels of New York during the century’s worst blizzard.

The groundbreaking original cinematic action-shooter, Max Payne introduced the concept of Bullet Time® in videogames. Through its stylish slow-motion gunplay combined with a dark and twisted story, Max Payne redefined the action-shooter genre.


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