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More than worth the wait

theevilmuppet | Feb. 16, 2013 | Review of Max Payne 3: Complete Pack

After many years since the excellent Max Payne 2, Max Payne 3 does not disappoint.

An excellent storyline stays true to the grity nature of the series and develops the character of Max more than any previous game. Rockstar have treated this game with a great deal of care in every aspect and are to be applauded.

The typical console port syndrome for triple-A titles is not at all present here, with excellent PC-specific enhancements throughout. It is possible to configure this game to push whatever gaming rig you have built for yourself - an event all too rare.

The soundtrack is also excellent, matching the setting of each stage extremely well whilst also being well worth listening to away from the game.

The only gripe I can point out is the fact that the cutscenes on the PC version are not in-engine, instead being played back from prerendered video whilst game assets are loading. These cutscenes are critical to the progression of the story and are enjoyable but do add significantly to the download size (35 GB).

Highly recommended.