Rated 10 out of 10
by ReD5874 GAME OF THE YEAR!
If you want a great shooter with an awesome story and a multiplayer that is very fun with a butt load of guns then i highly suggests tou pick up this game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Joeyc11 Mixed Feelings
I havent completed this game yet but will give as best a review as possible.First off it felt great to finally see Max after so long...for me it seemed like seeing an old friend again.Gameplay has been really good as well as the storyline.Visually it reminds me of Max payne on the ps2 which didnt help the fact that this should have been visually better..although destroying the enviroment is a fresh pro for this game...multiplayer takes a few games to get the hang of it but so far it has been quick to find matches and really addictive..the cons of this game so far have to do with shooting your way back to life.Once you fill the death meter youll have a "second chance" type perk that slows everything down,this only happens if you have painkillers but the most aggravating of this new approach is the only way to USE the painkillers once youve gotten to that point is to shoot the EXACT baddie that put you in slow-mo to begin with ...id recommend this game to players who have kept up with Max.
Rated 7 out of 10 by StretchNYC Not Impressed
Ok...received my copy yesterday. Played the story mode for a little while until I got bored. I have to get use to the default controller set up. The cut scenes are nice, but the one's I've seen so far are a little too long for my liking and I couldn't skip them. To me the player movement is a little choppy, graphics are good except for the close up blood splatter. I played a couple of quick online multiplayer death matches...I just never understood how anyone would consider running around aimlessly shooting each other FUN! but that's just my opinion. The online gaming was good no lagging except for the freeze up at the loading page, but that was it. After a quick restart I had no issues with online play. Overall the game has not impressed me yet, but I'm only just beginning, but I must say normally a good game for ME is just that a good game and I normally know if I'm going to like it as soon as I put the game into my PS3...unfortunately Max Payne has NOT done that for ME.
Rated 10 out of 10 by eboogie You will want to be max payne.
This game is amazing. The plot and story line is really what makes it though as it is one of the best I have ever seen. Although I had not played the first two games of the series it was still pretty easy to follow along. I thought that the soundtrack and the sound effects were necessary and it kept me on the edge of my couch. I love the bullet time feature. I only used it in situations where I only had to take out an important person or a small group of men. The pain killers really helped me out as I was about to die in certain situations. But the real thing that amazes me is the way they portray and make Max Payne. He is unstoppable and can take out groups of fifty just by himself. It is fun being his character and you will be happy with the end result of the game as it brings closure to the whole story line. But I was upset because I wanted to play more. In some ways I wished it didn't end like it did because now there can not be a 4th made. All in all best game ever.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Jedimatt02 Underrated
Yes, this game does depart from the classic Max Payne experience, but that is not necessarily make it a bad thing. While I do agree that there is way too many cutscenes, the gameplay does make up for that. If you persevere through the first hour of the game (which is mostly cutscenes), the overconcentration of them will decrease, allowing you to shootdodge to your heart's content. What I noticed that was the biggest change other than the ability to carry only 3 weapons (as opposed to MP & MP2, where you could carry every weapon), was that you could now take cover. This is obviously the best gameplay addition from the second. The only thing I dislike about this game, other than the overabundance of cutscenes, is the absence of any returning characters from MP2. This is not Rockstar's fault however, since *MINOR SPOILER FROM MP & MP2* everyone Max has known (with the exception of Jim Bravura) has either been A: Killed by Max, or B: Killed by someone who was then killed by Max.
In conclusion, this is worth buying if you can wait an hour with only about 10 kills.
Rated 10 out of 10 by 1337EliteGamer Game of the Year!
I haven't played the first two Max Payne's, but I understood the storyline relatively well. I love the action of this game. The bullet time feature is awesome and helps a lot if you are struggling on a certain part. The campaign was great. The only thing about it that I dislike is that you must watch all of the cutscenes before getting in to any action. This can be annoying, although it did help me understand the story better. Overall I'd have to say that campaign was pretty short, but it was one of the best I have played in any game. The multiplayer is pretty good as well. It kind of reminds me of Call of Duty except in a third-person perspective. People who play CoD can relate to what I mean. All in all, the game is great and I'm glad I bought it! If you would like to play online with me, add me on PS3, Jerzey_Boy1995. I'm still new to the game but I am an alright player. Max Payne 3-Game of the year!
Rated 0 out of 10 by VasqueZ A common denominator
Max pain has been a game that combines a 3 person shooter with a first person view point. It interacts with the user by sharing a story and create a bonding between the player and the game character. The overal of the story, has been arround vengance, and the search for significance while all he had was lost. The second game ended with his revenge, and there we are leftoff with nothing else but a guess of what the upcomming game might be. As a fan of Max Pain, I would likely wait with unpatience for the upcoming game with lots of hopes and exitements. Many reviews had said that this game will revive a new gaming sensation, whether this might be by adding some new gaming componets, or by just creating a new sensational story... AS far as I know, I have high hopes for this game, because the games on the pass had been very creative, very interactual, and full of action and lots of poignant feelings toward the situtation with the caracter while we unfold the untold story of his pass and his dear family that was assasinated by an evil organization. So lets see what we have for the future.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Kegley Decent third person shooter w/ too many cutscenes
This game is pretty fun, for about half an hour, that's about when you get bored with jumping around in slow motion killing people. The single player mode has entirely too many cut scenes and there is no way to skip them, it takes forever to get into the action and once you do there isn't much to keep your attention. This Max Payne has a multi-player mode they added that does virtually nothing except give you meaningless goals or "grinds" as they call them to keep you players over and over and over to unlock small amounts of experience or more game modes. It's a decent multi-player experience but I don't believe this franchise offers much to the genre. There isn't anything new or exciting about their multi-player, just a decent way to keep players playing, and more importantly paying through their overly advertised DLC plans. It's a decent game, but not for suited for my taste.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Mark H. Hmm, not sure about this one.
Well, as a person who has been playing Max Payne since the incarnation of the demo on the PC Gamer disk, before the game was even out, I am pretty IN the Max Payne story, and Max Payne is still one of my all-time favorite games, EVER. Max Payne 2 wasn't bad, but, still didn't live up to the first one. Max Payne was originally modeled after Sam Lake, the writer of the Max Payne story. Then in two, Max was modeled after Timothy Gibbs. But, he still had that Max Payne "feel". But, in both games, the voice of Max Payne was James McCaffery. But, from the screen shots, it just doesn't even looks like Max anymore. So, as long as the voice-actor is still James McCaffery, I think we all will be able to look past the new-look of Max. Plus, MP3 isn't even set in the US anymore. While, I do think that Max Payne might have needed a refresh in location, not sure how this one will play out. Something else to note, the first two games were developed by Remedy, but produced by Rockstar. This time around, it's being both developed and published by Rockstar. So, lets hope they don't let us long time Max Payne fans down.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Schwhat Need more info to make a decision!!!
All I am seeing are screen shots and nothing about plot nor (improved) game play. And right now, it does not look good. Everyone that wrote a preview hasn't are either giving nostalgic optimism for the series or just basing on the screen shots (because it's the only info out for the game). Since I only write based on FACTS and not nostalgic optimism, I have to say this is not shaping up. Max Payne is a series about noir detective facing the nitty gritty of a city crime and conspiracy while fighting your own nightmares and demons (which can make you curl) with the matching noir monologue (in your head) to match. The pictures of South America background looks like Just Cause or some FPS dealing in a 3rd world country with (rebel and dictator army) or (drug lords versus you) fighting it out. This is not the noir I'm expecting... maybe I should wait for L.A. Noire?