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GF Rating
7.9

9204 ratings

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GF Rating
4

Weak

You've got to be kidding! What were they thinking?

posted by Marketguy (SEATTLE, WA) Jun 24, 2012

Member since May 2012

9 out of 18 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

For those that rated this game any more than a 6 you must of gotten a different version than I did.

While the graphics were actually really great, the game play was horrible. Just make another movie and leave the gaming to someone else. I mean there were times I kept thinking; did the studio even test the play-ability?

Trying to maneuver Max was really frustrating and about half the time firing from cover was worthless. just to name a few things.

I think I got to only really play just a third of this game, while the rest was stuck watching cut scenes. I mean a few times I watch these five minute scenes only to walk (cant do anything else) through a room/ally (this takes 30 secs) and go into another scene..sheesh. Then you finish a section and spend an eternity watching more. I wanted poke out my eyeballs out and feed em to the crows on my neighbors roof!!

Skip this one and save yourself a lot of frustration. I am just glad for GameFly and the ability to send it packing!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

You're Entering a World of Payne

posted by infamouselguapo (LAFAYETTE, CA) May 16, 2012

Member since Mar 2011

8 out of 16 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Unapologetically violent with rushes that one could only get from a bottle of pills and a bottle of whiskey, Rockstar blazes a new trail once again. Linear? Totally. And that is the only reason this thing gets 9 instead of 10. But you can see that the engine they're using for this all-out assault on the senses is just a ramp-up for the release of GTA V, and that makes all of us just slightly giddy.
The multiplayer's outstanding, if not a little hard to get a hold of; for those of us who spent hours upon hours with GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, the controls differ slightly (X for cover instead of RB, for example) and getting a hold of Max's signature Bullet Time and Shootdodge are easy, but hard to master. The single player is unlike anything that's come before it--a gritty, extraordinarily well-written crime noir drama interspersed flawlessly with cutscenes that drop you in and out of the gunplay with lightning speed. That may get old to you, but just listen and watch what's going on, and you'll be engrossed almost immediately.
He's back, and ready to rock. So let's rock.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Max Payne 3

posted by Tischmak (PORTLAND, OR) Jul 28, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

4 out of 8 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Max Payne 1 & 2 were great action games that 3 tries to build off of. It's hard to care about the story in this game, "heck" I don't think Max really cares about the story in this game. The narrative is detached and the characters are extremely forgettable. The only one you care about is Max... and the faceless masses of goons that you need to kill to get to the next checkpoint.
This game breaks down like this: 20 minute cut-scene, 10 minute gun-fight, 5 minute cut-scene, 13 minute gun-fight and so on. If you need a game to fill that void that we all have that drives us to shoot things, then this game can fill that adequately, but if you require a reason to pull the trigger or to go on with the "missions" than this game is pretty shallow. I would've like to see the developers continue Max's story, but it just might end here. I expected more out of Rockstar. 5/10

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