I don’t know quite how Remedy managed to make a game that looks this good almost 10 years later, but they have. It really is a testament to the quality of their artists that Max Payne 2 could pretty much pass for a modern game at first glance. It’s also one of the reasons im totally not excited about Max Payne 3. I personally think Rockstar aren’t half the talent Remedy are.
No tools or mods used, other than a free Camera command. Everything else is Vanilla.
Sadly MP2 was never patched for proper widescreen resolutions too, it’s not as noticeable in these screens, but in game it makes Max look soft of like a Dwarf. A violent, moody, Dwarf.