Max Payne 3 PC

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 2276 Ratings

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  1. Dec 16, 2015
    6
    MP3 is disappointment.

    Story is boring and predictable. Max Payne character is not depressive ex-cop who has nothing to lose anymore, but stupid brute alcoholic. Everything yelling on him for whole game: "ITS A TRAP! ITS A BACK-STAB!" Still our "genius" has no clue about what's going on. "I must protect woman/i didn't save woman again" theme is really annoying too. Unnecessary
    MP3 is disappointment.

    Story is boring and predictable. Max Payne character is not depressive ex-cop who has nothing to lose anymore, but stupid brute alcoholic. Everything yelling on him for whole game: "ITS A TRAP! ITS A BACK-STAB!" Still our "genius" has no clue about what's going on. "I must protect woman/i didn't save woman again" theme is really annoying too. Unnecessary flashbacks included.
    Also story took place in Brazil instead of gloomy New York streets, which means lack of atmosphere. We don't have noir/gangster movie feeling we had in first two games.
    Controls and camera can be awful from time to time. Sometimes you cant see target behind Max's head, sometimes headshots don't kill an enemy (without helmet), aiming is bad. Combat system is mix of "behind cover" action and "bullettime". Guess what? Way easier to stand behind cover manually and fire without using "bulettime". If you have painkiller and you have been shot, you need to kill a guy who killed you in slo-mo to revive yourself. It's broken. If you have been shot from behind or your gun isn't loaded you are dead anyway. Besides that, after successful "reviving" Max Payne lies on a ground like bag of trash which makes him a good target. Game uses cut-scene often to show us how Max Payne entering next room. It automatically switches your currently weapon to pistol or submachinegun even if its have no ammo. So you need to switch your weapon to rifle or shotgun again. After cut-scenes doors close behind you with no reason and Max Payne automatically chooses dumbest cover in a room with bunch of bad guys. How lame is that?
    Plus game have few chapter with AI partner which means a lot of unskippable cut-scenes and we forced to watch this hear stupid lines like "Take care!" or "Ok just keep it quiet!" or "We need to took him down!" repeatable. Boring.

    Some levels are fun and killing are pretty satisfying though. Still this game is more like mediocre GTA spin-off than Max Payne game.
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  2. Dec 5, 2016
    7
    I was so excited at first. Good dialogs, movie style story-telling. Longer I played, worse it got. Too many shootings, you can hardly call them realistic. It wouldn't be a problem if enemies didn't pop up from anywhere, often killing you by surprise. Frustrating to say the least. One could expect better graphics and after all the story didn't make much sense. 7/10 for original approach.
  3. Jul 30, 2016
    7
    Not a very long game but definitely enjoyable. It does not offer the best of story lines, however in the scheme of things and the character "Max Payne" himself, it fits in well. Just too much of shooting people throughout and at times it gets a little tiring and the long cut scenes seem to be a respite. In any case, the end of the game is just awesome and makes the entire game worth playing!
  4. Jul 10, 2016
    6
    In short : really disappointing compared to the first one. Short storyline, tons of unskippable cutscenes - during which Max will often switch your weapon to single handgun, sometimes even discardingyour 2-handed weapon. As another reviewer said, "Shooting gallery, cutscene, shooting gallery, cutscene, nothing, cutscene, shooting gallery, painfully long cutscene": there's basically aIn short : really disappointing compared to the first one. Short storyline, tons of unskippable cutscenes - during which Max will often switch your weapon to single handgun, sometimes even discardingyour 2-handed weapon. As another reviewer said, "Shooting gallery, cutscene, shooting gallery, cutscene, nothing, cutscene, shooting gallery, painfully long cutscene": there's basically a cutscene for every closed door. The worst thing with the unskippable: even when you replay a level, you still can't skip them!

    The graphics are nice, the controls are okay, it's a decent third-person shooter. But it doesn't feel like a Max Payne game, it feels like a TPS with bullet time.
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  5. Mar 19, 2017
    7
    İlk oyunun ardından büyük bir zaman beklediğim ve duyurulduğunda büyük beklentiler içerisine girdiğim, ilk oyun kadar bende etki yaratmayan, yine de yerin dibine sokulmayacak bir oyun olduğu kanaatindeyim.
  6. Jul 11, 2017
    7
    First of all, this is an awesome game with an even better story. But I'm just going to get the score out of the way by saying that this shouldn't have been a Max Payne game, it should have had a different name. The series should have stayed in NYC and add on to the story of the first two games. This puts him in a different environment and it just didn't feel too right.
    But, that aside,
    First of all, this is an awesome game with an even better story. But I'm just going to get the score out of the way by saying that this shouldn't have been a Max Payne game, it should have had a different name. The series should have stayed in NYC and add on to the story of the first two games. This puts him in a different environment and it just didn't feel too right.
    But, that aside, this has a great story, very well written, and Max has stayed the same. The graphics are obviously amazing, and more realistic mechanics are implemented (you can only have a couple of weapons). The comic cutscenes have received a downgrade, but with graphics like these, it's understandable to have actual movie-like cutscenes.
    Overall, it's a good game if you haven't played the first two, and a bit of a disappointment if you have.
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Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 13, 2012
    87
    Max Payne 3 feels like a PC original, in a very good way. [Aug 2012]
  2. PC Master (Greece)
    Aug 31, 2012
    91
    Its deviation from the mood instilled by its predecessors might annoy some purist fans, but Max Payne 3's undisputed quality standards in all accounts will make them look the other way and enjoy the game as it is. [July 2012]
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 29, 2012
    90
    Max Payne is god and it really doesn't matter that he is not the fair one. He is the most interesting action character these days and the game itself is one of the best you can get. [July 2012]