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.

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.