Max Payne, the award-winning title is now available for iOS.

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.

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.

Universal App:
Max Payne is supported on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4, iPad 1, iPad 2, the new iPad.

• Max Payne's signature slow motion gunplay, Bullet Time®
• Stunningly sharp, HD quality resolution and textures
• Retina supported resolution for the new iPad
• Gameplay tailored for touch screen devices
• Highly customizable controls
• Multiple aiming modes
• Rockstar Games Social Club integration to track stats, unlock cheats and more*

*Rockstar Games Social Club supported on the iPhone4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the new iPad only. Cheats are still accessible on older devices. 

For those using the "Skip to Level" cheat, we recommend that you have weapons in your inventory; as you will start a new level with your current weapon set.

Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

Mobile Version developed by War Drum Studios

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What's New

Version 1.5

Improved compatibility with iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

Bargain Price


I am a huge fan of the Max Payne 1 and 2 games, so to have this game on my iphone is a real treat. The ability to re-play this action packed game is amazing and the story is as intriguing as ever.
The levels are unlocked in a cheat mode so no need to stress about getting over a difficulty hurdle. This port is an almost exact port from the pc, but there have been some changes such as 1 pain killer will replenish your whole health bar and the textures and sound have been lowered for performance reasons. However the controls will need changing when you first start the game as the default controls are not ideal. I recommend you play the tutorial a couple of times and modify the controls to get comfortable with this port. In addition when you select a new game using cheat level selector, you somehow keep all the weapons you used in the last play through. This is good if you go from a later level to an early level in the game, but annoying if all you have is a baseball bat and you want to play a later level in the game. I don't know whether this is a bug or a game-play decision by the developers. Furthermore the crosshair is too small for my liking.
Overall it is worth getting as the price is a bargain* and the game-play and story is still a fun and interesting as it ever was, just don't expect great controls.

*When this review was written the price was $2.99 USD.

Rockstar has done it again!


Max Payne is another amazing port by Rockstar games. It stays very faithful to the original game, and I found that the graphical improvements where really nice, although not 100% retina supportive. The devs have done a great job of mapping the various controls onto the touch interface, twitchy action parts can be a bit tough but the auto assist allows for big shoot outs that wouldn't be found in any other iOS titles.

There are a couple bugs that I'm sure RS will improve on, eg stuttering movement when using dual sticks, however I am yet to find anything that takes away from the experience.

Overall this is an amazing action game (on the iPad at least) and for 4 bucks it is a must buy!

Good but improvements would be appreciated


I bought this game in excitement as its not often that New Zealand gets a game before the rest of the world, I read some reviews for the pc version of max Payne which was released in 2001 which had received much praise for its deep narrative and sound.

The game on the IOS retains the engrossing story of Max Payne however suffers from age, gaming has evolved a lot in a decade and it obviously shows some age (graphically) This however can be easily ignored and you can become sucked into Payne's world.

My main disappointment is to do with the controls and the "promise" of retina support. The controls while trying to shoot are overly sensitive and annoying. The game boasts retina graphics during gameplay which is great however during some cut scenes and titles it is noticeable that the retina support is not there.

Overall I look forward to completing max's adventure, and I hope the developers address these issues.

Not game breaking but irritating


Rockstar Games, Inc.
1.4 GB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humour
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
©1998-2012 Rockstar Games


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