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Max Payne 3





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Max Payne 3





Max Payne 3 continues the tale of former New York City detective, Max Payne. Still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, Max begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in São Paulo.

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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

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Rockstar Games
Rockstar Studios
Rockstar Games
Friday, June 1, 2012
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements

Steam Play enabled - Max Payne 3 is supported on both PC and MAC OS X.

PC System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3
  • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ - i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ - FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ
  • RAM: 2GB - 16GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA(r) 8600 GT 512MB VRAM - NVIDIA(r) GeForce(r) GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM - Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM
  • Sound Card: 100% Direct X 9.0 compatible - Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live
  • HDD Space: 35 GB
  • DVD Drive: Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and www.rockstargames.com/support for current compatibility information.
  • Some system components such as mobile chipsets, integrated, and AGP graphics cards may be incompatible. Unlisted specifications may not be supported by publisher.

MAC System Requirements

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion
  • Processor: Intel Dual Core Xeon / Core i Series 2.4 GHZ or greater
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 32GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA® 8800GT 512MB VRAM / AMD Radeon HD 4870 512 VRAM
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This is a brilliant game.

One of the best recent third-person shooter. The game-play , bullet-time,pain-killers, kill cam all were awesome . And one of the best thing about is optimization for PC, I was amazed to see this game perform so well , It gave me constantly 40-50 fps on my old pc on high settings , while gta 4 still struggles to get playable framerates . While it has great game-play and all, the story although good, didn't felt like the old max paynes , I mean that the dark feel was gone, when max was all alone and felt helpless, while in this game few missions you get to team up with another guy, not bad but that's not max payne style. And the levels felt more linear than the older games. Another problem , others have been complaining about this game is the Rockstar Social Club which makes it unplayable for them, but I haven't faced a single problem till now, you just got to log in the RSC account for the first time, then just press two buttons during initialization , which isn't difficult or anything. I totally recommend this game to everyone. My rating 9/10.

Max is back and better than ever!

Best Max Payne game to date. Great first person shooter. This is a must play for any avid gamer. Very challenging and rewarding.

Max Payne 3

The gritty, sarcastic wit narrative of the main character proves what a game for adults means. It is not the blood & guns it's the dark humor and cold view on reality of a devastated man. Single player mode is more than enough for this title. This game is like a very good movie. Holds in tension where you are executing the action scenes. Perfect for a friday evening with a glass of a good scotch.

Cool game however nothing new.

Nothing too intuitive, but still a fun, engaging action spectacle overall. The TPS aspects feel smooth and pulling off headshots whilst diving is rewarding, especially in slow-motion. Bullet time is really what makes this game great, and is one of the main selling points here. You can press a button to slow time down to pull off the perfect shot, and killing the final enemy in a certain area rewards you with a cinematic view of Max firing and the poor sap at which the bullet is directed dying. Overall, it's fairly solid and the plot is mildly compelling. It provides some great fun throughout the story mode's average length. I can't comment on the multiplayer since I haven't tried it, but I assume its fairly dead despite frequent updates.

Echoes from the past

A good game, but not the Max Payne game you probably have been waiting for ten years. This third person shooter has almost nothing to do with the previous Max Payne games. Say goodbye to that neo-noir essence and prepare to play through generic third person shooter levels where action is what matters. Because Max Payne 3 is cool, the game is funny, bullet time is still there and works fine, even though it is not the same playing it for the first time in 2001 than in 2012 where we've "bullet-timed" in lots of games. Now that's not a new feature anymore, but it is still fun enough to give the action a better feeling. Max is still that tormented soul, that daredevil human who doesn't care about living or dying, but Max Payne 3 doesn't care much about Max himself, and we won't go deeper into his mind this time. Max Payne 3 is a game made just for those fans that have been demanding it for so long, and doesn't look like the developers actually wanted to develop this game. Max Payne is worth it, but far from those two first games from the series. If you need a proof of all that, you'll probably enjoy way more the flashbacks in the game featuring episodes from Max's past than the storyline for Max Payne 3 itself. Having all that in mind and don't expecting the masterpiece it shoudl have been, well, it is pretty interesting.

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