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Review: Max Payne Mobile

Available On: Android, iOS

Price: $2.99

Download: Google Play | iTunes

Max Payne Mobile is another title that was created by Rockstar Games. This title is less pricey but also is packed full of content and a thrilling storyline. In the game, Max is fighting a “battle he cannot hope to win.” You may see this game similar to movies and TV shows like 24 or Taken. Really, this game is based off of the award-winning PC title. The game has thankfully made it to a number of different Android devices. As Rockstar Games’ usual, there are only certain devices supported so that they can be the game as bug-free as they can. They’re working on supporting more devices but aren’t risking quality. You can see the full list of devices supported at the end of the review.

Max Payne Mobile, like Grand Theft Auto III has some stellar voice acting and high definition graphics. The cool thing is that Rockstar Games also optimized the game for Tegra 3 devices: “Max Payne Mobile for Android has been fully optimized for the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core mobile processor with additional antistrophic texture filtering and enhanced lighting effects providing one of the most visually immersive Max Payne Mobile experiences available. “ – Rockstar Games.

Those who have a Tegra 3 device will be joyed to hear of the additional graphics options for them. This is what most people would call, “pushing android graphics to their limits.” Not only that, but with the ASUS Transformer Prime being one of the best tablets on the market, it really shows off how good the game plays on that tablet. Both the tablet and the game perform outstandingly well, it’s almost like they were made for each other.

As far as glitches and bugs go, most things seem to have been patched up in the latest update but users claim that they can’t run or jump or even shoot their gun. It’s possible that this is a glitch (I personally didn’t experience it) and it’s also possible that the user isn’t using the different controls correctly and/or hasn’t followed the directions given to him. Currently, it’s questionable if the game is laggy or not optimized for Jelly Bean just yet, there’s been a few reported issues to that matter.

I think the game is really smooth and has some great quality to it. People who played previous Max Payne’s will love this game. I personally found the storyline to be extraordinary and the gameplay to be really well done. Everything ran smoothly and seamlessly. I’m very glad that I purchased this game. I just wish they would hurry up and optimize it for Jelly Bean!

Devices Supported:

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 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.