Max Payne 3

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Third party DRM: Steam

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For Max Payne, the tragedies that took his loved ones years ago are wounds that refuse to heal. No longer a cop, close to washed up and addicted to pain killers, Max takes a job in São Paulo, Brazil, protecting the family of wealthy real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco, in an effort to finally escape his troubled past. But as events spiral out of his control, Max Payne finds himself alone on the streets of an unfamiliar city, desperately searching for the truth and fighting for a way out.

Featuring cutting edge shooting mechanics for precision gunplay, advanced new Bullet Time® and Shootdodge™ effects, full integration of Natural Motion’s Euphoria Character Behavior system for lifelike movement and a dark and twisted story, Max Payne 3 is a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience from Rockstar Games.

In addition to an expansive single-player campaign, Max Payne 3 will also be the first entry in the series to introduce a thorough and engrossing multiplayer experience. Max Payne 3 multiplayer brings the same cinematic feel, fluid gunplay and sense of movement of the single-player game into the realm of online multiplayer. Using the fiction and signature gameplay elements of the Max Payne universe, Max Payne 3 features a wide range of new and traditional multiplayer modes that play on the themes of paranoia, betrayal and heroism, all delivered with the same epic visual style of the single player game.

A feature debuting in Max Payne 3 and carrying over to Grand Theft Auto V and future appropriate titles is Crews, which go beyond traditional online clans by allowing players to join large public Crews or simply create a private Crew that members can customize. In this way, Crews help players keep the fight alive from match to match - and even across titles - through the Rockstar Games Social Club, which will keep track of Crew stats, including Feuds.

Key Features:

  • Developed by Rockstar Games for a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience.

  • Advanced Bullet Time® and Shootdodge™ and Final Kill-cam mechanics for stylish shooting action Cutting edge aiming, targeting and animation processes for precise, fluid gunplay.

  • A dark, twisted story chronicling the return of Max Payne, one of the most iconic characters in videogames.

  • Tight integration between Natural Motion’s Euphoria Character Behavior System and a brand new iteration of the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) for lifelike movement and a new level of environmental awareness.

  • A wide range of weapons rendered in incredible detail: hammers cock back, shells eject from the chamber and each bullet is individually modeled from the split second it’s fired to the moment of impact.

  • Advanced particle physics and destructible environments set the stage for dramatic and chaotic gun fights.

  • New to the series, a compelling and addictive multiplayer experience to match the dark and relentless atmosphere of the single-player game

“The PC version of Rockstar's latest version of Max Payne scored a few points higher than its console brethren, allowing it to narrowly edge out Mass Effect 3for the title of best computer game of 2012 so far.”

Customer reviews


Back in style!

sivaprasanna | April 8, 2014 | See all sivaprasanna's reviews »

I'm simply out of words to explain this epic. I, myself, have thought many times that Rockstar Games is only good at developing open world video games but man, they have shattered all my thoughts with their all new Max Payne. The new Max is awesome, charming and all but when it comes to business, he is a freaking killer machine. Hit him once. Oh boy, that will be your last day on earth.

Pros: 1. Story is top notch. 2. Max Payne's iconic bullet time mechanism. 3. A completely revamped weapon wheel makes it easier to select your favorite weapons. 4. Stunning visuals. 5. Greatly optimized to run in all types of hardware.

Cons: 1. When you do shoot dodge, Max takes forever to get up.

I found it a little bit hard to aim with my mouse but with a controller you're good to go.


Not bad if you can get it cheap

AsmodeusSabrael | March 18, 2014 | See all AsmodeusSabrael's reviews »

Not bad kinda nice seeing Max back at it again and so emo, yet the gameplay itself is pretty much the same as before, tho more action in my opinion.

Graphically could be better yet at the same time better than before, plenty of graphical options to optimize yet still not perfect because the clothing textures are meh. Close ups when hiding in cover show bad textures too. But overall graphically not too bad.

Story is straight to it, very linear and not too many places to really get your completionist fix. Yes there are hidden "collectables" yet that's not too satisfying.

If you are a casual gamer and like to be in and out of gameplay then this is fine. It's replay value is meh, multiplayer is meh, finding matches is slightly dead and boring yet if u like it, then u have many rankings to go up to to unlock more avatars. Story gets repetitive because it's pretty much, small cinematic, then shoot some baddies. Most look the same yet the physics of shooting debris is a nice touch. Get it cheap and it's not bad, pay more than 10 and you might not be happy.


Awesome Gameplay, Lacking Story.

joshuasm57 | Feb. 18, 2014 | See all joshuasm57's reviews »

I was blown away by the amazing mechanics of the action, the bullet time, and things of that nature. My overall experience was ruined though, do to a repetitive story line. Hopefully for the next one they bring in people who can write, not just program.


Ragdoll Galore

WolfeClawz | Feb. 17, 2014 | See all WolfeClawz's reviews »

I've had a lot of fun playing Max Payne 3 with friends. The multiplayer is fantastic, offering a good amount of different game modes (My favourite being Deathmatch In Heaven) and a variety of different weaponry and abilities. Diving out of windows and making a bunch of cinematic moments is a great feeling that probably won't get old any time soon.

The story mode is just as good. Many argue that the amount of cutscenes within the game really spoil the immersion, however if you're a long time lover of Max Payne as a character, then chances are it won't bother you all that much and you'll be shooting enemies in slow motion in no time.

The gunplay is something that needs to be mentioned in it's own paragraph. It tops pretty much every other third person game out there (Aside from GTA V as it's pretty much the same, if not better) and focuses heavily on the realistic impact of the rounds an-Ok, I just love watching ragdolls, I won't lie.

You can get this game for relatively cheap now, so I wouldn't hesitate.


Slow motion symphony

taigatsu | Feb. 8, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »

News of development of a third title in the series may have raised some eyebrows, but this release shows that the franchise still has some life in it. Max Payne 3 retains most of the strongest qualities of its predecessors. Diving out of cover, slowing down time and firing akimbo is just as good as it has ever been. There are a few issues, like when a slow mo shootdodge over a table will be interrupted by landing on the surface flat on your belly. Or how cutscenes will unequip any two handed weapons you are carrying before dropping you into the action. Overall though, the gameplay is more than strong enough to carry you through the campaign.

Sao Paulo itself is a terrific backdrop. The levels take place in a much broader variety of locales than before, and mostly avoid the pitfalls of the oh so typical warehouses and boxes school of design. Like in the other games, the voice acting is top notch, particularly Max himself. The graphics are very well done, and even though some may take issue with it, the use of saturation and filters helps the game put its own unique mark on the franchise. In terms of writing, it manages to sell a desperate noir tale as almost well as either of the prequels, and stands out for confining itself to a smaller, more believable story, unlike the grandiose conspiracies and machinations of the first two.

One thing that bears mentioning is the quality of the multiplayer. It feels underdeveloped and inadequate. The community for it is struggling, at best, with a very small amount of active players. The balance is weak, and somehow is utterly unable to convey the same sense of action that the single player campaign does.

Taken as a single player game, Max Payne 3 is a well polished title that captures the essence of first two games. It's not as much of a marked improvement as the second one was over the first, and some of the smaller changes made are a bit questionable. That being said, it's still a great game that offers a viscerally gratifying experience.