I vote Max Pain 3 game of the year 100 times over! This first person shooter is amazing, you can slow down time and kill multiple enemy in the matter of a few seconds, dive forward, to the side and backwards in slow motion to dodge rounds or explosions and to get that clean kill. The dote for sights turns red when on target, and you get that hit marker when the enemy is killed so no waist on ammo. There are hidden golden gun parts for every level and "GRINDS" to unlock. Also hidden clues everywhere so keep your eyes open and search every corner, plus people to interact with. The graphics are awesome. I have never actually had a game give me that suspenseful feeling you get when watching a good horror, or suspense flick. The guns are all perfect for the game to. Some of the pistols include PT92, 50cal desert eagle, auto 9mm (glock), the 1911, Bull 608, 38 revolver. Also some dope SMGs, MPK and MP5 Scoped, M10, SAF 40 cal, micro 9mm, M972. Auto and semi auto Rifles...FAL, Mini 30, the infamous M82A1 50 cal sniper rifle, MD-97L, AK-47, FMP-G3S scoped rifle, G6 commando and RPD and LMG Mini gun. Shotgun are Auto Spas 15, SAWN OFF, Super Sport, M4 Super 90. Of course there the RPGs, Grenade Launchers and the LAW Rocket Launcher. Im sure i missed a few. Only thing i wish could have ben added was Grenades...different kinds too. But other than that its a home run. Main character is a drunk ex-cop that meets a spanish dude named Santos and does some private security with him...obviously it gets shady and there are great twists and turns. 14 chapters and 2-3 levels per chapter. Perfect length. Packed with none stop action and a cool story line to follow through it that you cant skip. Bloody, gory kills and beautifully accurate dome busting head shots. If you haven't played it....your an idiot!!
This game has a very complex story that is presented in a manner that leaves a bit to the imagination. It is crafted like a film that reveals smaller pieces of the puzzle that will eventually make an image. It is a bit overwhelming at first, and can seem convoluted, but a second playthrough reveals the purpose of their method of unfolding the plot slowly. It feels like watching a good movie for the second time to get the full spectrum of the story. Obviously, I enjoyed it immensely. Unfortunately, this Max Payne game has no reference to the supernatural/ pagan/ satanic theme that the first games used to add a very creepy layer to the plot.. This adventure seemed a little too close to Sam Fisher (splinter Cell) in my opinion. The game does offer a high level of disturbing scenes and dialogue of a hopeless,confused alcoholic drug addict on a senseless murderous rampage,though.. Which is nice. But it's done in a way that does seem to have some meaning, and has enough dimension to be interesting...... Great Single Player game...
The gameplay,or should I say Gunplay, is fantastic. The shootouts will have you coming back to the game. They are pretty realistic, and very intense especially on the harder difficulties. This is the bloodiest game since Fallout 3.. The slo mo kill cams are to die for(ha!), and there is just an overall level of realism and brutality at the game's focus that remains entertaining throughout the game. The shootouts also highly favor the creative edge, and will force you to duck, dodge, and fly around over obstacles in a ballet of shattered debris and bullets. It is totally awesome, with the exception of slightly sluggish movement controls at times.(Something they will probably patch, knowing Rockstar)
The multiplayer has an awesome leveling system with unlockables, and an interesting load-out system that allows you to customize your equipment based on weight. It adds an unexpected layer of depth to a solid shooting multiplayer game. GET IT!!!!!
posted by UHitMeInTheEar (LONGMONT, CO) May 31, 2012
Member since May 2012
Interesting way to make a game, 1 part movie, 1 part 3rd person shooter, I guess it works but I haven't encountered anything in Max Payne 3 that wasn't done better years ago in the original Max Payne. The visuals are of course amazing, sometimes almost looking real but other than that I don't see the need for this game. The multi-player surprisingly isn't too bad. But basically you run around looking for the big bright health bar hovering over the head of an opposing player and shoot at that. The whole clan thing or whatever they call it looks cool and you can carry it over to GTA5 not that I'm wasting anymore money on one of those games.
Score - 6/10