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GF Rating
7.8

6092 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Rockstar is the greatest

posted by OdofWar (BEAVERTON, OR) May 21, 2012

Member since Feb 2009

Rockstar has done it again. This is another great game added to their long list of great games. I remember watching my roommate play the 1st Payne in 2001, and that was epic. The second was a good sequel, but it was still the same storyline as the first. Max Payne 3 is really fun. This was the series that lunched my current love for Mature rated games and how they can separate themselves from games made for teens. And they changed Max's weapon arsenal to a maximum of 3 guns. Before, you could choose from all sorts of guns that Max kept in his "jacket". For Max Payne 3, they made it so Max has 2 holster for 2 small side arms, and he carries with his free hand his large weapon, or he drops the large weapon to dual yield his 2 small side arms. GREAT JOB ROCKSTAR.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

BEATING IT ON OLD SCHOOL SUCKS!!

posted by Mike3083 (LITTLE ROCK, AR) May 21, 2012

Member since Sep 2008

I beat the game on old school and it did not give me the trophies for medium,hard and hardcore all that hard work for one trophy made me mad plus i did not unlock the cheats for hard and hardcore even after beating it on old school, They block trophies for using cheats you work hard to unlock and here i go thinking i can turn on my cheat and go back and get trophies i missed to find out it disable them why rockstar, The online is so boring everybody jumping around got bored fast and the graphics online got downgraded so yeah rent can't wait for gta 5!

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GF Rating
7

Good

One tough treat.

posted by Becky1972 (BONITA SPRINGS, FL) May 20, 2012

Member since May 2012

As a fan of the original pair on PS2, I was cut two ways on this title.
On the one hand, I was overjoyed that we were getting a third installment. And on the other, I was very disillusioned to see the direction in which Rockstar were taking our ultimate flawed hero.

The sun and heat of South America, the hairless and overweight Max looking more broken and weary by the minute, could it work?

As far a storytelling, production and the creation of a truly memorable spectacle goes, the answer is an overwhelming yes.

I needn't have worried. The game is spliced into two stories, covering the end of Max's time in New York all the way up to how he ended up in South America doing supposedly "easy" bodyguard work for a rich family. It should've been the perfect retirement for a man like Max, though as any fans of the previous games will know, with Max it's never that simple.

The drama and action kicks off in the very first scene and keeps up its absolutely unrelenting pace for the duration. While it's "only" around 8 - 10 hours in length, I found it to be more than enough to tell a story as dramatic as this one.

When things come to a close and the credits roll, you'll really find yourself grimacing at the pain this man has been put through while battling his own demons and dishing out more than his fair share in return, in some of the most dramatic ways imaginable using cinematic moments and variations on Max's trademark 'Bullet Time'.

The game has some incredible difficulty spikes in it and is a very tough game all round. Maybe the developers nod to the protagonist himself, if that's the case and this is to be Max's swansong, Rockstar have more than done the man justice.

A truly cinematic experience from start to finish, this game finds itself blurring the lines between cinema and videogame on more than a few occasions. Even bordering on a bloody yet beautiful art form during the bullet-ballet moments.

A perfect rent for anyone wishing for a challeng

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