Max Payne 3
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 Mac|Life on June 27, 2013
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...80
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 Maximum PC on October 04, 2012
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...70
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...80
By Hi Tech Legion on June 26, 2012
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 June 22, 2012
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...90
By PC Authority on June 22, 2012
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...67
By cnet on June 16, 2012
The PC version of Max Payne 3 is every bit as savage and satisfying as its console...90
By HotHardware on June 13, 2012
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...-