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.”
Rockstar doesn't disappointJokin93 | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all Jokin93's reviews »
I personally bought a product called Max Payne 3: Complete Pack back in October. It included both the game and the Rockstar Pass DLC pack, but since the said product doesn't seem to be available in the store anymore, I will be reviewing each part of the pack separately.
Max Payne 3 is an excellent addition to the franchise and one of the best games of 2012. Yes, it is a shooter, like many others, but at the same time it is not "just another shooter", it's a unique game with a spectacular gameplay(many aspects which cannot be found in any other shooter are well-implemented in Max Payne 3), amazing graphics and a great story.
Now that I am done listing the great aspects of the game I will present its biggest flaws, I call them "the interrupters". One one hand, there are the long cutscenes that make the overall experience less immersive and furthermore, the game tends to take control of your character and do things that you might not have intended to do, such as opening a door before you found all the collectibles.
Overall, the game is a great addition to the franchise and a great shooter.
Same old Max in a new settingconnlasair | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all connlasair's reviews »
I've been a Max Payne fan since the day the first game in the series was released back in 2001. I approached Max Payne 3 with caution and without high expectations, because I already assumed that Rockstar won't capture the specific atmosphere that made the previous installments shine. The game did not disappoint. The new setting (no more snowy nights in shady places) is figurative to the transition of Max Payne - a character we are given deep insight into, as Max comments bitterly on nearly everything that happens around him. The gameplay itself is tight, shooting mechanics and destructible environments make every firefight quite an experience, looking like it was an action movie sequence. The story gets a bit predictable midway through, but strong writing pushes it forward. Beside single-player (15-20 hours, depending how fast one plays, I was taking things slow) campaign, the game offers a lot of content to keep players occupied; there are time trials, collectibles and a very solid and intense multiplayer, which feature an intriguing choice of special abilities as well as different kinds of weapons. Overall, Max Payne 3 is a very solid game. Recommended.
Good game for a good price on saleTekilaShot | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all TekilaShot's reviews »
I played max payne 1 and 2 and was a big fan. When they released max payne 3 I was a bit reluctant but overall I'm satisfied. The gameplay is solid, they improved a lot for the animation part. The weight changed when he switch weapons and you can feel it. The bullet freeze effects isn't too much overpowered and the story fantastic. My only downside is the multiplayer, I don't feel like it was necessary but it's a nice option to have one. My recommendation : get all 3 max payne and enjoy the experience .
Vigilante StoryProzac | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all Prozac's reviews »
If there's one thing you can say about Rockstar, it's that their story telling craft keeps improving.
Max Payne 3 is a departure from the previous two games in that you're no longer the squinty protagonist trapped in a city of madness, drugs and conspiracy. Instead, you're in sunny Brazil working as a private body guard, getting away from the rainy NYC from previous games.
Max has a few flash backs to his former life and how he got down to the tropics and tangled up in a kidnapping plot, but the story is heavily based on the corruption unfolding in Sao Paulo.
Although Max goes through a minor mid-life crisis and ends up shaving his head, it just doesn't feel the same without the nightmare levels or the dark delusions of a alcohol saturated mind. With no police force to report to or people to really be held accountable to, it feels a bit "gringo vigilante" throughout most of the game.
The gameplay is reasonably solid, but the difficulty curve takes a steep drop once you get familiar with aiming directly for the face every time. Bullet time only makes things easier when you're getting the hang of dialing your sights in. I have to imagine it's much more difficult with a controller, but with keyboard and mouse, it's only a matter of time before every enemy is one or two shots to the head away from no longer being a problem.
Like any good Max Payne game, the ending is pretty brutal and Max is left not much better off than he started with the bad guys dead and another killing spree heavy on his conscious.
Reminiscent of the past…ebeaver1016 | Nov. 17, 2013 | See all ebeaver1016's reviews »
Max Payne 3 is a shooter game. When playing through, I was reminded of certain aspects of the original. For one thing, you still get to utilize the “bullet time” mode. If your bar is charged up enough, you can enter slow motion mode. Plus, with the modern graphics, you get to see up close what your bullet does to someone’s face. So much detail. The graphics are really good. There are moments when the music in the game gets you into the mood for battle. That is always a plus. The game is very linear and because of this, I was able to play through pretty fast. The controls take a little getting used to. I got this game on sale and I thought the purchase was worth it. This was definitely an improvement upon the original. If there is another in this series, I would definitely look into the next one.