Now that Max Payne 3's out, maybe you figured you'd catch up with Max Payne's drug-addled life by playing through the character's previous games. A great thought!

But reports are coming in that users aren't able to fully download and play the Xbox Live version of Max Payne 2 after purchasing it. The problem for some seems to be a download that gets stuck at 99%. Here at Kotaku headquarters, several attempts to download the full game went exceptionally slowly despite a very robust internet connection. Apparently, Microsoft are refunding the purchases for dissatisfied customers if they contact customer support over the phone.

Now, you don't really need to play Max Payne 2 to fully enjoy Max Payne 3. But if you want to do so on Xbox, it seems you're out of luck right now. Kotaku has reached out to Microsoft for comment and will update this story as needed.

After nearly an hour of download time, our attempted download of Max Payne 2 has stalled at 99% just like other users, confirming for us that there's a problem here.


[Thanks, tipster Thomas]