Max Payne 3
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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.
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.”
A lot of bang for a lot of buck.Zharwyn | May 16, 2013 | See all Zharwyn's reviews »
While it's not the best game of the Max Payne trilogy, it's still an enjoyable game. Don't have too high expectations of the game and you'll have a fairly good time playing it. Max has turned a little chubby and extremely depressed, self-loathing and self-pitying since we last saw him and is drinking his miserable life away while being a bodyguard in Saõ Paulo. The single player story is fairly short, it took me 9 hours to complete and it's not all that great of a story. It's decent. Game play is much of the same. The bullet time is a lot of fun to use and you will need it. Mr. Drunkard Payne finds himself far too often overwhelmed by bad guys who wants him dead. This isn't very new for him, though. You will find yourself flowing through various of bad guys over and over again while getting Max high on painkillers - so it's not that very different from what we're used to with a Max Payne game. The game can however become rather repetitive so keep that in mind. There are a few annoyances such as a shaky camera from time to time and random weird color schemes. But the game looks really good but the noir theme that was in the first two games is lacking and you're following Max Payne in a whole different kind of atmosphere (and story). The game has A LOT of cut scenes, too. I don't mind them but for some people constant cut scenes are a bore, so I thought it would be good to add. Max Payne is a rather action packed game and will give you a few entertaining hours if you look past some of its flaws. The DLC for the game is for multiplayer and I can't say how active that is since I never tried it once.
Favourite of the threebritishlad | May 11, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
Max Payne 3 is the Third Installment in Rockstar Games Max Payne Series & is set 8 years after the Events in the Last Installment. No longer a Cop, Max is close to washed-up, drunk & addicted to painkillers. Without a job on The Force, Max has left the greater New York Area, & finds himself in San Paulo, Brazil working as Private Security. Remedy Studios may be Developing Max Payne anymore but that doesnt stop Rockstar from Publishing/Develop it. The story of Max's decent from vengeful, leather-jacket wearing Detective roaming The Alleys of New York to the broken, shaving-headed man out for Justice on unfamiliar streets far from home is at the center of Max Payne 3.
The graphics are excellent - no pop ups or weak textures anywhere
The Story is Phenominal, Voice Acting is Terrific especially hearing James McCaffrey returning to voice Max Payne himself. The Orchestra Soundtrack gives Max Payne that Ballet/Noire touch like always & Art Design is Fantastic and it really flows with the action scenes. Combat System has improved but can be a bit of a hassle for those new to the Series. Weapon System has upgraded so now you can mix & match weapons for that action movement style.
However some may find certain aspects of the game frustating and tedious for example some levels are very hard even on the medium setting and the cutscenes are very long and you cannot skip them until the level is loaded but I didn't have a problem with this because the cutscenes themselves are excellent and very well made
Quality!The__Malteser | April 28, 2013 | See all The__Malteser's reviews »
Being a new-comer to the Max Payne series, I was not sure what I was expecting. I was pleasantly surprised, as Max Payne 3 offered a top notch experience, on all fronts.
The story is breathtaking, full of twits and turns which will keep you guessing until the end of the game. Its a fairly long story, so it will take time to finish, if you follow it closely.
The game also has items to search for, clues and golden guns, which will keep you coming back to the game to find them all and complete it 100%.
Multiplayer is also good and enjoyable. While the number of people online isn't very high, they are very good and enjoyable to talk to. It also has a lot of unlockables and ranks, which means you have to play quite abit to reach the top rank.
I was surprised by the quality of the game, even more so when it ran flawlessly in my low end PC. Will be interested in the next edition of the series.
Great Game! Good Story.icedogs100 | April 27, 2013 | See all icedogs100's reviews »
Max Payne 3 is a fun action game that has great graphics and a good story to back it up. Open ended games are fun but I have to say that this games linear approach really fits it well. Definitely worth the money.
A new standard for third-person shootersDrDean | March 2, 2013 | See all DrDean's reviews »
Hell, this is a must play for fans of shooting games period. This is the best game I've played in years. The production value is astounding, and it's my pick for best looking game of 2012; tied with Hitman: Absolution. It is also very optimized.
Max Payne is my favorite game series. Some people will argue that this isn't a Max Payne game. To a degree, that is partially true. The best way to describe this is that it's a Rockstar game first, and a Max Payne game second. That is by no means an insult to it being a Max Payne game. I am a true fan of the series, I absolutely love Remedy, the graphic novel style, and noir writing of the first two games. Rockstar did the best you could possibly do with a sequel by a different developer and with the idea of taking the series into a new direction. It's still a Max Payne game, but it's a Rockstar Max Payne game. It continues with the Max Payne storyline perfectly well, with absolutely perfect gameplay. I can safely say that this game has set a new standard for third-person shooters. Rockstar said that they wanted this game to be a third-person shooter with the control of a first-person shooter, and by golly they perfected that with flying colors. Everything feels dynamic and alive from the sweat on Max that perspirates throughout the level, to the weight displacement when Max has a rifle in one hand and a pistol in the other. I absolutely love this game.
This would be a perfect game if it weren't for the multiplayer. I've put well over 60 hours into the multiplayer alone at this point. The multiplayer isn't bad, but it's not taken care of. At this point in time, it can be difficult to find matches other than Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch (which is a shame, because Payne Killer is likely my favorite gamemode but I haven't been able to play it in months). It can also be incredibly difficult for new players to rank up. This is mostly to do with unbalanced weapons, and generally anybody left playing Max Payne 3 multiplayer is ridiculously good. However, I would highly recommend you pick up the Deathmatch Made in Heaven DLC or the Rockstar Pass, if it's cheap enough, so you can enjoy the co-op. It can be played alone, but is obviously exponentially more fun with a friend.