Become El Matador, a DEA special agent tasked with taking down the drug barons. A new narcotics cartel is rising across Central and South America, sharpening its claws and extending its reach. Locate the encampments, infiltrate the headquarters, and put an end to the cartel's influence.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (68 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 25, 2006

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About This Game

Experience the adrenaline-fuelled danger and heart-pounding excitement in the war on organised drug syndicates. When standard procedures fail, the hardliners are brought in.

Become El Matador, a DEA special agent tasked with taking down the drug barons. A new narcotics cartel is rising across Central and South America, sharpening its claws and extending its reach. Locate the encampments, infiltrate the headquarters, and put an end to the cartel's influence. In a tale of corruption, revenge and morality, the mission brief is simple: Eliminate the threat - Ultimate justice, El Matador style.

Key features:

  • Hard-hitting, movie-style storyline
  • Huge arsenal of realistic weapons
  • Diverse South American settings, from lush jungle to mansions and harbours
  • Real physics, interactive environments and destructible objects
  • Gang members, clan bosses, kingpins, and many more villainous enemies
  • Atmospheric engine animations bring the scenery to life
  • Wide range of graphical effects, including cascading shadow maps, high dynamic range rendering and many more
  • Slow Motion Action feature
  • FrenzyCAM mode

    System Requirements

      Minimum:
      • OS: Windows XP/7/8
      • Processor: 1.5 GHz Pentium 3 / AMD Athlon Processor
      • Memory: 512 MB RAM
      • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX9 compatible graphics card with pixel & vertex shader support (nVidia GeForce 4, ATI Radeon 8500)
      • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
      • Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
      Recommended:
      • OS: Windows XP/7/8
      • Processor: 3.0 GHz Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon Processor
      • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
      • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX9 compatible graphics card with pixel & vertex shader 2.0 support (nVidia GeForce 6, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro)
      • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
      • Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
    Helpful customer reviews
    6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
    5.5 hrs on record
    Posted: November 20
    This is not your typical AAA budget game, its mix between Max Payne and all of those B action movies from 70s,80s,90s, story line is your standard Steven Seagal action focus, and its there only to justify huge amount of baddies you will gonna kill. You will probably find here all Clichés of those movies, you know, good cop, bad cop, bad general, one action hero and so on.

    But

    If you think its bad, IT`S NOT, its really good, just like i said its not AAA budget game but it has it charm, responsible controls and overall very fun and pleasant gameplay, and that`s what is most important in game for me after all, graphic its kinda decent doesn`t hurt your eyes still and audio is also very nice, kinda repeatative after while but it`s fast, its building your action very well and does not make you wanna cut your ears and throw them into lava.

    Its very short game, it will probably take you only around 3,5-4 hours on normal bit longer on hard.
    Speaking about dificulty level - you will gonna die in this game, good thing, bad thing, my opinion, your opinion, whatever. Point is its one of those games where enemies may not be the smartest (-ain`t the stupidest too-) but they have perfect laser eye accuracy and they will shoot your head from miles away with their shotguns, after hour you will probably get use to it though.
    Speaking of which you will probably ending up cheating too shooting from behind crates (yes your weapon can shoot through objects if you point it well).

    It has flaws, it has good things, but after all its very nice fun factor and i do recommend you guys to buy it when its on sale or pick up in bundle, its worth those few pennies. frankcastle51 out.
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    0.2 hrs on record
    Posted: November 27
    GÖREVLERİ ZOR İNSANI BIKTIRICAK Bİ OYUN.AMA GÖRÜNTÜ KALİTESİ AĞIR ÇEKİM ANLARI FELAN GÜZEL BİRAZ MAX PAYNE YE BENZETİLMEYE ÇALIŞTIRILMIŞ BEN SEVDİM OYUNU
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    17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
    3.4 hrs on record
    Posted: June 20
    If Max Payne was a movie it would be a gritty version of Lethal Weapon/City of God/A man on fire/Heat. If El Matador was a movie it would be something like Tango & Cash/Elite Squad and something with Steven Seagal, a cheap enjoyable action flick.

    Is it an amazing game ? No.

    Is it better than Max Payne? No.

    Is it a fun action shooter with smooth gameplay and full of cliches ? Hell to the yeah.


    Its fun, its fast, its cheap and its waiting to be picked up and played.
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    10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
    0.5 hrs on record
    Posted: September 29
    Max Payne: Family Dollar Edition
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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    1.2 hrs on record
    Posted: July 12
    Regarding the question....."Is it worth?

    I would say yes. I have played this game when it first released and remember it being plenty fun. Back in the day, I had a very bad rig (Intel Celeron 2.6ghz, Geforce 6200 256mb, and 1.5gb ram) I was lucky to run this game here lmao.

    In terms of fun, its there. It borrows the Bullet Time that Max Payne is famous for and uses it in its own form, even though there is a lot of similarities.

    Replayablity? I dont think so. It has its nice campaign but for the aficianados like me, yes lol.

    Worth? 4 dollars, are you ♥♥♥♥ting me? If you are worried about 4 dollars, you wont find it here. As far as I know the worst games to invest in are Infestation Stories, Bad Rats, Rambo and a couple of other ones.

    If you are interested in 3rd person shooters and adrenaline packed shooters, this is an investment you will like.

    I will update this thread as I play the game now and let you know about 16:9 support, controls, test of time and all of that.

    Any questions, let me know!

    UPDATE 1: Out of the bat, the game supports widescreen resolutions and multiple refresh rates up to 100hz. Really good for a game this old.

    Difficulty: Really unforgiving lol. This game isnt impossible but it doesnt take it easy on you. You need to play this on normal and forgive its laser accuracy that enemies possess.

    This game is painfully similar to Max Payne 2. They borrow the engine (I assume?) and have the same exact sound effect of the ingrams from MP2. Its ridiculous. Loosely based on the game. So dont be surprised if it reminds you of MP2!
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    4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
    1.6 hrs on record
    Posted: September 11
    A good game bit like max payne lots of weapons good graphics,the control is very simple
    some bits of the game are funny too!
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    3.4 hrs on record
    Posted: October 11
    one of the best action fps
    out there!its difficult which is good makes it worth of buying because its challenging.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    10.0 hrs on record
    Posted: July 1
    When I bought this for 1.24 I was a little skeptical, but after about 9 hours in and done the game, I can saftely say it's more than worth it, at first the game did feel pretty ♥♥♥♥ty, weapons shoot much differently than what you'd expect, the camera bobs when you pull the trigger and overall it felt awkward and clunky, but I gave it another chance and holy crap it's really fun! Weapons are actually satsyfying to use, it's nice to one shot an enemy on the head with my pistel and see a cloud of blood fill his face as he turns into a ragdoll, sometimes they'll fly all over the place! The lack of checkpoints REALLY help the tension and add to the experiance, I don't savescum and it really made the game a lot more tense at moments because when you die you have to start at the begining of the level. Bulletime is usefull but it's a little TOO slow, there are a variety of weapons but sadly only a handfull of them you'll actually use because there are weapons that are just simply innefective, maybe it's just me but I found the dual UZI to be a really ♥♥♥♥ty thing to use. The bossfights are just enemies with a lot of health but it's not neciccarly a bad thing, could've been more though. There's a variety of levels in this game, from jungles to mansions, nothing too special here. Music fits each situation but it may not be something you'll wanna download and put on a mp3 player.

    Overall this is a really good game, pretty underrated at that. Gameplay is where El Matador shines and I highly recommend this to any fan of the Max Payne series or third person shooters in general. Even the starting price of 5 dollars is worth buying the game for.
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    2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
    0.9 hrs on record
    Posted: October 1
    Max Payne would recommend this game if he wants some dull shooting without that story crap.
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    2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
    1.1 hrs on record
    Posted: July 20
    A game that's so bad that it's actually extremely amazing yet still absolutely terrible.
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    4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
    5.1 hrs on record
    Posted: October 1
    Nice game.No complaints.
    Typical OLD School FPS action like Max payne or Punisher ,waves and waves of enemies.Nice touch for slow time,very useful here.
    10/10
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    1.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 7
    It is a good Max Payne Clone made with Cry Engine. but the graphic bugs ( huge amount of shadowing bugs) are destroying the whole game experience on newer graphic cards.
    Shadowing is totally messed up and i don´t think that the developers will fix this old game. It is sad that you can´t turn the shadows completely off. You´ll alway have to deal with the atmospere destroying shadow errors.
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    9 of 18 people (50%) found this review helpful
    0.2 hrs on record
    Posted: July 28
    Game doesn't work. (Unsupported GPU).

    Developers, fix it!
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    2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
    3.2 hrs on record
    Posted: August 24
    Oh El Matador, ya coulda been a contenda. "El Matador" is the story of DEA Agent Victor Corbett and his efforts to help overthrow a Colombian drug cartel. And you do this by killing wave after wave of armed peons with the occassional boss trooper thrown in there. El Matador has some good things going for it. The gunplay is nice, the levels are lively, varied and pretty well designed. The graphics are very functional and vibrant. The story is totally B-Movie but the voice acting is well done. So where does "El Matador" go wrong? Well, you know that whole "shooting everything you see?". Well that's literally ALL you do. You go from point A to point B while shooting every bad guy in sight and fight a bullet sponge of a boss at the end of the level. The second issue and by far the biggerst issue is the difficulty. Even on easy you will die and die a lot. You can take a couple shots okay but there are so many enemies coming from so many places that you will get mowed down in no time and while there is health available, it is really not there often enough. While El Matador is a pretty one note game, it does not wear it's welcome out over seven chapters which can be finished in about 4 hours (less if you don't die so much). Overall I really can't recommend El Matador. There are some very good things going for it but they're outweighed by the ridonkulous difficulty. 5.5/10 from me.
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    5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
    1.2 hrs on record
    Posted: June 23
    Laggy, buggy, Max Payne wannabe.
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    0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
    0.2 hrs on record
    Posted: July 24
    Game won't even work on my computer. Says "GPU Not Supported", which is odd because I play a lot of other games.
    Two thumbs down
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    0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
    0.9 hrs on record
    Posted: July 27
    PERFECT
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    3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
    0.1 hrs on record
    Posted: October 28
    For some reason which I have not figured out yet, this game does not seem to run on my computer, maybe its just me, but for some people, this may not run. Buy at your own risk.
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    1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
    0.2 hrs on record
    Posted: June 28
    Plays awesome Sweedish porno movie music durring gun battles.

    20/10 Would be a DEA gaent in a bloody sweedish porno again!
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    10 of 25 people (40%) found this review helpful
    0.1 hrs on record
    Posted: July 21
    0/10
    You know what?
    Screw this ♥♥♥♥.
    Try run this game, if you succeed, you are lucky enough to be the harem anime show protagonist.
    0 for 0 developer support
    0 for 0 game refunds
    0 for even putting this 0-value ♥♥♥♥ in indiegala bundle
    0 for another 4 minutes I have to withstand to be able to tell you how crappy this game can be.
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