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News video games 07 January 2024, 15:59

author: Maciej Gaffke

Sam Lake and Max Payne Voice Actors Reunite After 22 Years

After more than two decades, the cast of the famous Max Payne has met again. This time the team appeared in Alan Wake 2, where it is very difficult to find them.

Source: X / Sam Lake.

Alan Wake 2 contains a lot of easter egss and quite a few of them have probably not yet been discovered. Among them, for example, there is a nice surprise for fans of Max Payne, which Sam Lake, the creative director at Remedy Entertainment, decided to reveal directly.

The cast of Max Payne in Alan Wake 2

On X Lake shared a group photo with several members of the cast of the iconic Max Payne, released 22 years ago. As it turns out, the crew discreetly made their appearance in the second installment of Alan Wake's adventures, so it's very possible that even the most attentive gamers missed it.

The aforementioned photograph features - in addition to Lake himself - Jani Niipola (Alex Balder from Max Payne), Carol Kiriakos (Mona Sax), Aki Järvilehto (B.B.), as well as Sam Lake's parents, who played respectively: Nicole Horne and Alfred Woden.

Faithful fans have surely already noticed that this lineup is missing one very important person - the voice of Max Payne himself, namely James McCaffrey. The actor sadly passed away in mid-December, which we also reported.

Note: Below are spoilers from Alan Wake 2.

Actors from the photo will be seen in the short movie titled Yötön Yö (Nightless Night), which can be optionally played in the game. The footage lasts about 15 minutes and is entirely in Finnish. The actors playing the aforementioned roles in Max Payne were immortalized during a dance scene.

Let's also point out that in December Alan Wake 2 received The Final Draft update, which brought, among other things, the New Game Plus mode.

Alan Wake 2 debuted on October 27, 2023, and is available on PC (only in Epic Games Store), PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Remedy is currently working on two expansions for the game - The Lake House and Night Springs.

Maciej Gaffke

Maciej Gaffke

At, deals with writing news. Graduated in Polish philology and sightseeing and historical tourism at the University of Gdansk, which is related to his other "non-game" interests - history, books, and travel. As for video games themselves - once a fan of FPS, now converted to action-adventure games. Also interested in fighting games (especially Mortal Kombat), RPGs, and all titles focused on single-player. From time to time, likes to play tennis, volleyball, or football. Proud resident of Pomerania and Puck.