Released: 2001
Developer/Publisher: Remedy Entertainment for Gathering of Developers & Rockstar Games
Platform(s): PS2, XBOX, PC, GBA

Like an interactive version of The Matrix, this single-handedly brought bullet-time to video games. The unparalleled action set to a graphic novel-stylized noir plot and scummy NYC-underbelly backdrop made for an offer that you couldn't refuse.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Since releasing '03's Max Payne 2, Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment has been working solely on Xbox 360 exclusive Alan Wake, due to be released in early 2010.