The only reason this game doesn't have the full 10 out of 10 rating is because I don't actually own it. Other than that, it's just a fantastic game. The storymode is brilliant. I'm a sucker for film noir stories and no human being has ever been dealt a worse deal in life than Max Payne. Littered with scores of in-jokes and references to the previous installment of the series, this game is also funny as well as captivating and downright fun.
This is proper bullet time, which has been countlessly ripped of in other games since the release of Max Payne, but I still maintain that this game does it best. Running through a door before hosing down scores of villains with an AK-47, forcing one to drop a grenade while you dive backwards in slow motion through the same door you just come through, seeing it close and hearing the resulting explosion and seeing it rain ragdolls is just phenomenal. It has actually brought a tear to my eye whilst writing this, I think I'm going to go and buy it right now.