Max Payne 3

  • Max Payne 3
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Unlike the first two chapters that were set in The Big Apple, Max Payne 3 takes place in South America. The former New York City detective heads to Sao Paulo, Brazil to protect a wealthy family as part of his new job at a private security firm. Max Payne 3 features a multiplayer aspect for the first time in the franchise.

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By TechSpot on

Graphics Card & CPU Performance Review: Overall we feel that Max Payne 3 is the perfect example of what PC gaming is all about. Not only does this game take advantage of the latest and greatest rendering technologies allowing it to...

By Mac|Life on 80

It's been 10 years since Max Payne — the perpetually beleaguered detective who brought bullet time, John Woo-inspired acrobatics, and noir monologues to shooters — made his last appearance on Mac, and his overdue return (originally released on PC in...

By uk.hardware.info on

Max Payne 3 In the Hardware.Info testlab our testing engineers are busy expanding and overhauling our graphics card benchmarks. One of the games we'll be using form now on to test new GPUs is Max Payne 3. We tested 24 current graphics cards with this...

By Maximum PC on 70

The even bigger fall of Max Payne Max Payne is a man who’s insanely uncomfortable inside his own skin. He’s still haunted by the death of his family, and in Max Payne 3, his body—more so than any random member of Brazil’s criminal underbelly—is the...

By Gaming Nexus on 80

Remedy’s first two Max Payne titles were a real rarity in the lurid world of action games. They wore their nostalgia for film noire and Hong Kong cinema on their sleeves, but were also cuttingly self-aware, pointing out the more ludicrous aspects of...

By Hi Tech Legion on

If you have read my previous reviews, you are aware of my disdain for heavily narrative driven PC games and direct console ports. On first glance, I was ready to dismiss Max Payne 3 as just another pedestrian conversion but even from the first few...

By Channel News Australia on 90

Too often you walk away from a game feeling the artist's original vision was negotiated by accountants and other studio big wigs. At that moment you realise something good could've been great, but the people pulling strings held other...

By PC Authority on 67

Life is often too short to replay a game. And, at the end of the day, there's always more new games to take my attention. But there a handful of games that I have played almost to death, and the original Max Payne is top of the list. So perhaps that...

By cnet on 90

The PC version of Max Payne 3 is every bit as savage and satisfying as its console...

By HotHardware on

Rockstar apparently built Max Payne 3 out of two teams -- one that wanted to make a gritty, hyper-realistic game with an amoral central character and one that wanted to make a serious Sam meets John Woo action flick. The resulting mess is a visually...

By HardOCP on

On Friday, June 1st, 2012 the long awaited Max Payne 3 came to the PC. The game had already been out on consoles for a few weeks prior to the PC version. The PC version was held up because the PC version was going to pack in it some unique graphical...

By Strategy Informer on 85

Max Payne’s had a hard life. Ten years ago, after returning home to find his wife and child dead, he went on a roaring rampage of film noir-inspired revenge that lasted two successful PC games and sent developer Remedy into AAA-developer status. A...

By firstpost.com on 90

Rockstar may make awesome games, but they’re also notoriously known for rather lackluster PC ports. Considering Max Payne 3 for the PC weighed in at around 30GB, people immediately feared the worst. They were expecting a rather bloated, clunky and...

By eTeknix on

This week I've been taking many a slow motion dive through Rockstar Studios latest bullet riddled adventure Max Payne 3. With Rockstar having taken over the show for Max Payne 3 from the hands of the series previous developers Remedy Entertainment and...

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By GameSpy on 90

I played the first two Max Payne games a half-dozen times apiece. I love their stylized, kinetic violence. I love Max's pulp-noir voice and fatalism. The guy's more sympathetic than he has a right to be, considering those preposterous storylines, and...

By Blogcritics on 60

The mess that is ex-cop Max Payne is back for another tale of angst and defeat. Except this time the tale is not noir nor it is even in New York. He is the same ole' Max but now up to his eyeballs in the politics and crime of Brazil's Sao Paulo. There...

By Good Gear Guide on 100

As a return to the long-running franchise, Max Payne 3 is excellent: the story kicks back into gear with a crunch, and the gameplay is everything we remember and more....

By Techgage on 95

A mechanic that was popularized with the original Max Payne is bullet time, and as mentioned on the previous page, it makes a return here. When activated, the game slows down to a crawl, allowing you to better aim at one or more enemies - perfect for...

By HardOCP on

Max Payne 3 , the long awaited sequel in the Max Payne series was launched early this morning (June 1st, 2012) to PC gamers. Though it has been out on console for a few weeks, it is now time for PC gamers to have their way with this game. Thankfully, to...