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The Witness
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F.E.A.R.
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Max Payne
Max Payne

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Not going to pretend this game is perfect (Norton Mapes, some annoying enemies, underwhelming combat in the final level, middle section drags a bit) but what it does well it does better than any other game, including Max Payne, and the vibes are immaculate.

Kind of feel like an asshole not giving this five stars; it really deserves it for its place in gaming history alone. For 2001, it's insanely cinematic, and in a way that doesn't negatively affect gameplay. The bullet time shooting is insanely fun, levels are perfectly paced, and Max's hardboiled narration is so perfect I could die. That said, it doesn't run perfectly on modern machines. I had to do some tinkering to get cutscene audio and for it to properly load in widescreen, and even after that I had some weird movement and geometry glitching several times throughout, especially during the nightmare levels. That's a bit of a blemish, to be sure, but all things age eventually. Can't complain too much. Still, iron out those technical problems and this is an easy 5/5.

Burned through the base campaign in a day. It's mechanically fun and the level design is great, but a lot of the enemies are very tedious to fight, especially shamblers and vores. The final level was particularly underwhelming, since it's just a hallway full of traps and these two enemy types. Overall fun, but the troubled development cycle is quite obvious. Might return for the expansion levels eventually.