Max Payne 3

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“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.”

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

Customer reviews


Payne is finally back

Soapmac72 | June 10, 2015 | See all Soapmac72's reviews »

Max Payne is a fantastic game (one of my personal favorites of all time), but oddly enough, it doesn't feel like a Max Payne game. The setting is changed from the dark rainy alleys of New York to the sunbaked favalas of Brazil. This entry is not done by Remedy, but rather Rockstar, and it shows. The writing is good, but in just isn't quite up to par with the other games. The shooting however, is phenomenal. It manages to be weighty even as you through yourself through the air in glorious slow motion. This in combination with the excellent Euphoria animation engine means that the action is some of the best gaming has to offer. Would recommend if you like shooting things and slow motion.


Payne's overhaul!

Ho0pz4sho | May 9, 2015 | See all Ho0pz4sho's reviews »

Max Payne 3 is the third installment of a critically acclaimed series. A 3rd person shooter, as we're used to from the previous installments, loads of guns, a decent story and whatnot. One of the new things implemented in the game is the cover system that furthermore enhances the combat experience. Besides this, a great addition to the Max Payne universe is the Multi-Player option. Players can now re-engage in single-player missions with friends, making the game that much more interesting. Unfortunately, the game comes with several DLC, which kinda takes away some of the initial value of the first two games.


Max is back... With Loadings!

KingTed | March 26, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Max Payne 3 is the new entry in the Max Payne franchise. Payne has left the NYPD and became a private security agent for some rich guy in South America. Remedy is no more in charge this time but Rockstar managed to do a great job with this third Max Payne. Like usual, this is a Third Person Shooter with a awful lot of gunfights and bullet time action. The game looks beautiful. The story is really cool and the gameplay is excellent. However there is one bad thing here. The game suffers from too many cutscenes. These are hidden loading screen and they get annoying very quickly. There is a cutscene for almost any pointless action in the game. Climbing a ladder? It is a cutscene. Using a switch? It is a cutscene. Getting inside an elevator? It is a cutscene. All of this cause the pace to slow down too much. Max Payne should be a frantic action game not a shooter where everything stop and the tension gets back to zero each time your character is supposed to do something else than shooting. And those cutscenes are loading screens in disguise so it's impossible to skip them! Oh and note that you're supposed to create a Rockstar Social Club account to be able to play the game. It's stupid and it doesn't work properly. It’s a good game but it could have been excellent.


Payne. Maximum Payne.

Pumba398 | March 10, 2015 | See all Pumba398's reviews »

Game for fans of conversations about life, drinking, painkillers and just good games\shooters. In my opinion a worthy continuation of the good old Max. I can tell why so much people give this game so much bad reviews - its because of strange DRM system that wont let you play the game on some systems. And secondly - because its not so noir and dark as previous one. But actually story is the most darkest aspect of this game. Story about corruption, death, family relations, death and about redemption. Game is so good at that game should do - especially shooter - you can feel your character. How he moves, how he talks to people. Max is so REAL. Firing from shogun or pistol never been better. One of the few games that I played till the end credits in like a two years and did not regret for the time that i spent.


A mediocre game with a forgettable story.

BlockAgent | Feb. 5, 2015 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »

Max Payne 3 is a game where you quickly come to the conclusion that you don't care what happens to any of the characters or what happens in the story. That's because the story is pretty bad and uninteresting and the characters are all unlikable. I just found myself annoyed and wishing the game would wrap up soon. The game also is constantly covered with really bad video effects that are jarring and make it so you can't see much in cutscenes, etc. The cutscenes are all just really awfully done. The gameplay is ok, but this is an incredibly linear game that feels like you are just playing whack-a-mole. Other than how they look, each level in the game plays exactly the same. Nothing new is ever introduced into the gameplay to keep things interesting. You feel like you are playing the same level over and over again. The sound is pretty good, although I had a few cutscenes during my playthough where the sound disappeared all of the sudden, then came back about 30 seconds later. Not sure what happened there. Overall, this is a pretty bad game. In my opinion, it is only worth buying if you see it on sale for very cheap.