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Who Would Win Wednesdays: Aiden Pearce vs. Max Payne

Posted by Robert Ramsey

Round 18

With Push Square member ztpayne7 calling last week's edition of Who Would Win Wednesdays "probably the strangest matchup I've seen here", we've decided to scale things back a little and put together a fight between two more recognisable characters for today's match. That's not to say, of course, that our previous duel was duff, despite its somewhat niche combatants. Between the hefty Amazon and the burly Arishok, the axe wielding giantess came out on top, reinforcing the theory that you lot really don't like Dragon Age.

Aiden Pearce

He might fancy himself as a masked and mysterious vigilante, but Watch Dogs' lead character has been the talk of the gaming sphere over the past couple of weeks. In combat, Aiden's a rather good marksman who's able to pop heads from impressive distances with the right equipment, and he's not bad at close range either, where he smashes people around the chops with his tactical baton. And obviously, his smartphone also allows him to hack electrical devices, meaning that he's best suited to being a tactical fighter who can manipulate his surroundings. However, he does have to take regular breaks from dealing out justice in order to sandpaper his throat.

Max Payne

Even when he's out of his head on alcohol, Max Payne has proven time and time again that he's probably one of the best gunmen in the PlayStation universe. Favouring dual pistols, this combat veteran almost turns gunplay into an art form, as he hops from cover to cover and pulls off shots at frankly ridiculous angles. Of course, you can't size Max up without mentioning his trademark ability to heighten his reflexes, which slows time around him as he picks off enemies with stunning accuracy. But that's not all, as this no doubt smelly marksman is also able to fling himself into advantageous positions like a graceful sandbag in Max Payne 3 – a movement mechanic that usually results in hilarity rather than excitement.

Who has the better aim? Would this be the slow motion fight to end all slow motion fights? Vote for your winner in our poll, and tell us how you think that the battle would unfold in the comments section below.

Who do you think would win this Wednesday? (44 votes)

Aiden Pearce


Max Payne


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User Comments (28)



jer18 said:

Had Max Payne 1 & 2 for PC. 3 for PS3. This is one of the few series that declined over time.. Despite the disappointment of MP3, Max would kill with his endless painkillers supply and slowmo.



THEundying27 said:

Aiden is a sissy compared to max. He can't even take a little tumble of a high ledge without taking damage. Max dives and flies all over the place and looks good doing it.



Jaz007 said:

That picture of Max looks like Aiden hacked it there to make his chances better.



blindndeaf said:

is watchdogs like grand theft auto? not keen on that type of game and unsure if i would like watchdogs



mitcHELLspawn said:

max Payne is a badass. I don't know why people didn't like 3. I friggin loved it... He was such an awesome character in it. reminded me of man on fire with denzel



ShogunRok said:

Hey, for once the character everyone in the comments is talking about is actually winning!



N711 said:

Max Payne would win in a face to face because of his 'magic pills' but Ayden will never let that happen driving fast and hacking giving not a chance to Max



sub12 said:

Max Payne, it's like Patrick Willis against Tom Brady in a fist fight.



delukze said:

I loved/enjoyed MP3 (first & only game in the series I've played). Not enjoying Watch Dogs so much. Max would kill Aiden before he puts the bandana up his face.



Ginkgo said:

Aiden Pearce would be busy hacking Max's phone while, Max quietly shot him in the head.

@Rapidaz Ever heard of imagination?



Reverend_Skeeve said:

@Rapidaz So I guess 95% of the video games out there are also not for you? Because...y'know...they're never going to happen, right?

Have fun playing Farm Simulator, then.

Concerning on who would win: Max Payne...he's just too bad-youknowwhat. He could bullet-time-jump through a meat grinder, down a bottle of Whiskey and still kick Aidens [bleep] afterwards.



Rapidaz said:

@Reverend_Skeeve it's prob like you getting a girlfriend or boyfriend ,It's never going to happen or quit breast feeding ? It's never going to happen 😁



TheMightyPunram said:

Both can slow down time. Both have guns. One has a cap. The other a beard. I'm going with Max Payne simply because facial hair will always triumph.

Hey, do you hear that hum? Is that just me?



ShogunRok said:

@Rapidaz It's fine if you don't like this feature, but let's not go around insulting other users because they don't agree.



Reverend_Skeeve said:

@Rapidaz Oh, now he's trying to insult me! Keep it up, and quickest way to get you banned from this site!

But how on earth did you know I like breast feeding? I thought that was my special little secret.

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