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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.
Terrific gunplay that feels especially good with a mouse.
Great writing, voice acting, and cut-scene presentation.
Detailed environments that get destroyed in spectacular fashion.
Impactful sound design.
Gorgeous graphics and stunning sound.
Spectacular gunfights with tactical depth.
Max's shootdodge maneuver is sometimes frustratingly ineffective.
Bad boss battles and worse checkpointing.
Turret sequences awful as usual.
By TechSpot on June 06, 2012
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 uk.hardware.info on December 05, 2012
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...
By Gaming Nexus on July 06, 2012
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...
By Atomic MPC on June 22, 2012
Fun, but not as essential as the...
By cnet on June 16, 2012
The PC version of Max Payne 3 is every bit as savage and satisfying as its console...
By Strategy Informer on June 11, 2012
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 Tech2 on June 09, 2012
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 GameSpy on June 06, 2012
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...
By Blogcritics on June 05, 2012
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....
By Good Gear Guide on June 04, 2012
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....
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