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GF Rating
7.9

9178 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Very Well Done

posted by lax3131 (ORLANDO, FL) May 26, 2012

Member since Jan 2009

22 out of 28 gamers (79%) found this review helpful

Very fun and challenging singleplayer combined with a decent online mode both make for a very good game.

Max Payne's story is an interesting one and the characters themselves are both enjoyable and believable.

The multiplayer can be frustrating at times but is still a welcomed feature that fans of Rockstar multiplayer will have plenty of fun playing.

The one fault with the game is the longer than average load screens and mostly unskippable cutscenes.

Overall, very good

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

MAX FUN 3

posted by ThInKiN (SANTA ANA, CA) May 20, 2012

Member since Dec 2010

12 out of 16 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Great game from start to finish. Lots of guns and some attachments to spice things up. Story is easy to follow but I didn't find it interesting. Bullet Time can bring some awsome moments.

Cons: NO FRAGS, some situations are overwhelming, getting up and cover system need some work, and near the end head shots become ineffective.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Not as good as the hype suggests.

posted by GimpsPIg (MIDWAY PARK, NC) Jul 11, 2012

Member since Dec 2009

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

It is a very linear experience. The story has gotten rave reviews and I just don't see why. It's typical and very cliche. The only skill required to do well in the game is to be able to aim and fire quickly enough to stay alive when you're out of slow-mo time. You go from one group of bad guys to the next and never do anything more versatile than shoot'em'up. I know I should have expected this latter turn-out, however I kept up hoping it would be more like the first game than it turned out to be.
I will say that the AI is pretty spot-on. They will not let you just stay behind cover. The bad guys' persistent hounding forces you to stay running and gunning through the entire game. Also the shooting mechanics and gameplay are super tight. This is imperative seeing as how that's all the game is, shoot shoot and shoot some more.
Perhaps the problem for me is just that I've played to many better, more versatile, multi-faceted, games since any Max Payne like effort as been enticing enough to give a try.
If you play a lot of games like Skyrim, Arkham City, or even COD, Max Payne 3 may prove to be a bit too one-dimensional.
Definitely worth the rental, definitely not worth retail pricing.

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