Bullet Time

Bullet Time also known as Dead-Eye is a feature and special ability used by Rockstar Games in their work which enables certain characters to have the ability to slow down time. This ability appears in the Max Payne series, the Red Dead series, and in Grand Theft Auto V.

It is unknown exactly why or how certain characters acquired this ability, however it seems to be a hereditary ability, as the sons of both John Marston and Michael De Santa, have the ability like their fathers.

Characters with this special ability


  • While hanging out with Jimmy De Santa as Michael and playing darts, Jimmy will comment on his special ability to enter a strong sense of focus and hit his targets, implying he, like Jack Marston, has his father's ability. He may also use this ability frequently in his videogames.
  • Franklin Clinton has a very similar special ability, however his only pertains to driving and using the slowed sense of time to make drastic quick changes in traffic at high speeds, instead of shooting.
  • This ability is known as Dead-Eye in the Red Dead series, and as Bullet Time in the Max Payne series and in GTA V as stated in the official guide book.