I wrote about when, "Max Payne," turned 20 years old and noted how I felt the second game was the absolute best of the three (I did like the 3rd a lot, though). Well, as of this month, "Max Payne 2," has celebrated its 20th anniversary. An amazing title that takes the fun-but-gimmicky gameplay of the first (with the slowed-down, "Bullet Time," effect) and added a bunch of layers while also giving us a damn good story about man--Detective Max Payne--struggling to come to terms with losing his family and finding a place in life, "Max Payne 2," is one of my favorite games ever.
I continue to be ecstatic that the first and second games are being remastered so that folks can play them with new graphical flourishes/bells-and-whistles or such. With the core gameplay being solid and the stories being great I bet the remasters will be a fantastic time.