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


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.


Max goes on vacation

vipe_1 | Dec. 3, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »

Is Max Payne 3 for everyone? Probably. Is it for diehard fans of the series? Maybe not. That may not make sense, but Rockstar has created a modern day Max Payne that will be fun, accessible, and immensely entertaining to modern audiences, but may leave fans of the first two games underwhelmed or even bitter.

The visuals, style, and gameplay of Max Payne are terrific and very well done. Action is satisfying, the setting looks great, and the story is good enough. Be warned though, much of the style and feel of the original are gone by this installment. Pop culture references, over the top characters, and even the comic book style story transitions have been replaced with a modern, slick production that screams Rockstar, and looks nothing like Remedy.

I personally was put off by the new setting and lack of details that made me love the first two in the series. The sequences away from South America may end up being the high points for original fans, as it was for me. Even so, the game is one of the best and tightest action shooters made, and is a very good game outside of the creative differences you may have with it.

To summarize, expect a game that is well made, but lighter, airy and devoid of the noir vibe of the originals. As a game Max Payne 3 is great. A great Max Payne game it is not.


Literally hurt my eyes

Snotnarok | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all Snotnarok's reviews »

This isn't a game, this is a movie with some bits that you shoot in sometimes. There's so many lengthy videos and yes before you note: these videos mask loading times, which is not an excuse for squat. Seriously you'll be sat watching for up to 20 minutes waiting to play the game you bought, all the while the videos are covered with horrible video effects to immerse you in Max Payne's drunk/stoned mind. It wouldn't be so bad if the entire, game's, videos didn't do this. But it does, even does it sometimes in gameplay, I get it, you're telling me I've harped on about it enough. Well considering I've left sessions with burning eyes and a headache, I'm not sure I have- but I'll cut it short.

The gameplay was fun, you shot doods, they reacted and you did it in a variety of locals, it's well voice acted and the set pieces are neat. But the problem is, that's all you do. You basically finish watching a cutscene and you shoot, it's nothing like previous Max Payne titles where you're incontrol of the entire level. All the while you're sat there, stunned at how many cutscenes you're forced to watch and you have to watch most of them as said earlier it's masking load times, MASSIVE ones. Sonic 2006 has NOTHING on this game and it's loading, it's just hidden under a movie here.

To stack the crap on top, to play this game not only do you need steam but you need a Rockstar Social Club account for ...some reason and I dunno about you but 2 step DRM is not something I'm a fan of.

Previous entries had lengthy comic like cutscenes but they were skippable and there was a lot of running around and shooting to do while voice work may play while you're walking about- keeping you in the game. I cannot say avoid this loading screen of a game enough, what good gameplay there is, is buried under bloated cutscenes. Watch a LP if you must or if you're SO set on this game, go look up an LP that hasn't cut this stuff out to see what you're getting into. As for me, this is 30 GB of game I'm happy to spare my poor eyes and headache filled brain of.