Payne Effects 3 mod for Max Payne 2 adds weapons, cinematic effects, and more

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Payne Effects 3 mod

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The creator behind the Payne Effects 3 (opens in new tab) overhaul mod for Max Payne 2—yes, 2—released the final version today for download (opens in new tab) . The mod furnishes Max's Big Apple field trip with a larger arsenal, additional Bullet-Time cinematic effects, new clothing, and even a new soundtrack. Hey, even revenge-fueled killing sprees need a theme.

Payne Effects adds sniper rifles, shotguns, knives, and more zoomable scopes for accurate shooting. Particle effects from explosions and bullets increase in density as well. Max's iconic dives receive an optional letterbox bordering and Kill Bill-style color drain for more dramatic gunplay. A fair number of smaller touches are noticeable throughout—for example, holstering your gun makes Max light up a quick cigarette before resuming his rampage.

Take a look at the video below showing off the mod's additions and head to Mod DB (opens in new tab) for more info, but you might want to turn down the volume first—the music gets a little too blaring at times.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?