Agent 47 is the bald, cold-hearted cloned killer from the Hitman series. Max Payne is the hard-boiled noir action hero from the Max Payne series. Both of these poor guys have something in common in that their excellent video game franchises got hit with the Hollywood studio machine and turned into crappy video game movies. Now they get to take out their bitterness on each other.
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Two of the meanest men in video games meet up in this battle. Tommy Vercetti is the main character of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He has the advantages of being voiced by Ray Liotta, being a badass, and being in one of the best-selling video game series ever. Battling against him is Max Payne, armed with his gritty film-noir attitude and bullet time shooting.
A newcomer to the fights page, Sam Spade is the hard-boiled detective hero of Dashiell Hammett’s novel The Maltese Falcon. The novel has been adapted to film numerous times, but none more successful or effective as the 1941 film starring Humphrey Bogart that established the film noir genre in America. Spade’s opponent will be Max Payne, the star of two very good video games who is finally getting out of the monotony of fighting Solid Snake again and again. Max is a hero in the mold of Spade, but has a bit more Hong Kong action theatre in him, adding such stunts as bullet time and two gun mojo to the noir repertoire.