After multiple delays, it looks like Max Payne Mobile has finally come to Android, just in time for Rockstar's latest release date promise. Before we publish our full-on review tomorrow, it's worth taking a moment to get a quick look at the much-anticipated game's Android iteration.

The game, which bears the original's award-winning title, follows the story of, you guessed it – Max Payne. Max is a fugitive cop, running both from the police and the mob. The game bills itself as "relentless" and "story-driven," promising a myriad of plot-twists, plenty of Bullet Time, gunplay, and action. As in the original title, Max Payne Mobile features graphic novel-style cutscenes, and a gritty almost noir vibe sure to satisfy fans of the original.

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The game is optimized for NVIDIA's Tegra 3 platform, offering additional antistrophic texture filtering and "enhanced lighting effects, providing one of the most visually immersive Max Payne Mobile experiences available." The game is available for non-Tegra 3 devices too, though it's worth noting that only some devices are supported at the moment. Here's the full list - 

Android Phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, HTC Jetstream

Offering players sharp graphics, customizable controls, multiple aiming modes, and the gameplay experience fans of the original have come to love, Max Payne Mobile appears to be a great extension of the title to the Android platform. At just $2.99, the game is an absolute steal, and definitely worth checking out.

Note: The game requires about 1.35GB of additional data to be downloaded, so you may want to watch out for that if you're low on space.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • ScottColbert

    Might want to mention, the 1.3 gig d/l for it as well. 

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Indeed, added a note, thanks Scott.

      • Ofi

        Does the huge download go to internal memory or SD like most others?

        Never thought I'd suffer from space issues on the S2 until games started getting 1-2gb which it installs on the more limited internal space.
        Looking at you Gameloft and EA

        • John


  • Fiza

    Not working...install, download, restart phone, start game, touch New Game, orange screen, back to Launcher...

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus, CM9 4.0.4

    • Nklenchik

      Clockwork, wipe dalvik

      • Fiza

        Unfortunately that's not help :-/

        • Fiza

          Something was wrong with my CM9 UNOFICIAL ROM...reflash by some NIGHTLY version and it goes well...

    • Fiza

      I found a little update...the game close itself after few seconds in the menu...no matter what I touch or not touch...after ten seconds top the game is going to close...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1645382940 Красимир Стефанов

    On my Evo 3D with ICS the game works perfect - nice FPS & graphics. Looks exactly as the original Max Payne for PC.
    The controls seem OK, but need a little getting used to.

  • hatnscarf

    Buy now, ask questions about space later. Loved this game on my Xbox...... before giving it away because I didn't play it as much as the cube and ps2. 

  • http://chrisbauer.org Chris Bauer

    No Evo LTE? Seems odd.

  • deX

    " antistrophic texture filtering"? Don't you mean anisotropic?

  • Mixedemotion624

    It work fine on DROID RAZR running android 4.0.4 os leak from Motorola last month.

  • http://twitter.com/dextersgenius Dexter M

    So, bought the game. The data downloader keeps getting disconnected after around 15%. This happened about four times. SGSII. Anyone else facing this issue?