The tense guideline of the Max Payne Wiki (MPW:T) is the writing regulation that establishes what grammatical tense should be used in the wiki articles or their sections that are written in the in-universe style.
The present tense is used to write in-universe data. As the Max Payne games take place in different in-universe years, depending on the game, any event could be viewed to be either in past, present, or future.
No "deceased character" categories or similar ones are necessary to be created, as, depending on the time the game is set in, that character may still be very much alive.
- Correct: Mona Sax hunts Angelo Punchinello in 2001. She is briefly seen by Max Payne escaping from the Annie Finn's warehouse in 2003.
- Correct: In 2003, Max Payne lives in an apartment in New York City.
- Incorrect: Mona Sax was hunting Punchinello in 2001. She was briefly seen by Max Payne escaping from the Annie Finn's warehouse in 2003.
- Incorrect: In 2003, Max Payne lived in an apartment in New York City.
The only exception to the present tense rule would be something relating to the in-universe events which took place before any of the Max Payne games.