Max Payne, a story-driven third-person action game with Film Noir themes. Max Payne, a man with nothing to lose, a hard-boiled, fugitive undercover cop framed for a murder he did not commit, on a desperate course to lay the ghosts of his loved ones to rest. Max Payne, a lone man's gritty descent to the violent night of New York City, from graffiti-scarred alleys and cockroach crawling hotel rooms to sleek and sexy skyscraper heights, the wail of police sirens a constant, restless echo in the darkness.