Max Payne 3 Reviews (PlayStation 3)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
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Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.7

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GamingEvolution (Jul 19, 2012)
Max Payne is the good person. He may be broken and bitter and praying for a way out of his miserable life, but he still does what needs to be done to save the innocent and protect the helpless. The loss of his family devastated him beyond belief but when there is a job to be done; as unpleasant and suicidal as it may be, he will get the job done. If you have never played Max Payne or, let alone this game, the experience alone is one for the generation. It is an all around amazing game and everyone should definitely rent or own and play this title. Rockstar once again has impressed the gaming world again. If you do not believe me, go see for yourself.
3D Juegos (May 18, 2012)
Max Payne 3 es uno de los mejores shooters de los últimos tiempos, y también uno de los más brillantes lanzamientos en lo que va de año. Rockstar cuaja un grandísimo videojuego de acción que es a partes iguales espectacular, bello y, además, muy divertido. Larga campaña, muy buen multijugador y gran historia de enorme fuerza cinemática para un conjunto inusitadamente compacto. Un verdadero imprescindible.
PlayStation Trophies (May 17, 2012)
A true cinematic gaming masterpiece, Max Payne 3 is not just another triumph for Rockstar, but it's also testament to what the developer can do when it turns its hand to linear storytelling. Max Payne 3 might be a stylistic shift for the series, but it's also a raw and brutal portrait of a man pushed to the edge that deserves a place alongside Rockstar's superlative open-world efforts. Get ready to enter a world of Payne.
Gameplay (Benelux) (May 30, 2012)
Het authentieke Max Payne-concept, gestuwd door moderne technologie, een magistraal verhaal en uitgebreide multiplayer, verandert elke speler in een bullet-time adrenalinejunkie.
90 (May 29, 2012)
The 10-12 hour journey will have players feeling a mixture of emotions as they follow Max through every blood laden area. Max Payne 3 has action that keeps things moving along and ramps up the challenge as player’s progress through the chapters. At the end of the day, Rockstar brought all of their signatures to Max Payne 3 and left fans with unforgettable lasting impression.
IGN (May 14, 2012)
There are plenty of games which are celebrated for their gameplay but lack anything in way of story or character. Max Payne 3 is a different type of proposition. The gameplay is simple yet satisfying, but it’s entirely in the service of a strongly-authored narrative. Players aren’t at the liberty to roam, to explore, or to shake things up. Some might find this too controlling, but in return for your freedom, you’re rewarded with a mature genre piece which is also a finely-realised character study. Action games continue to inch the dial towards 11, sometimes at the expense of their narrative integrity. Max Payne 3, however, has the conviction to reign in the action, imbue it with purpose - the spectacle still sparkles but it also makes sense.
UOL Jogos (May 21, 2012)
A Rockstar conseguiu fazer um jogo cinematográfico com doses cavalares de ação. Sim, soa tão clichê quanto novelas que têm uma cena de casamento no final, mas é a pura verdade. Existe um ótimo equilíbrio entre cenas animadas dramáticas e a parte de ação, feita para o jogador se esbaldar. A cidade de São Paulo pode não ser tão realista quanto os jogadores queriam, mas funciona para contar a história do jogo e é um lugar que você vai adorar conhecer. Até mesmo quem nunca jogou um game da série vai se interessar pela história desse segurança particular alcoólatra e viciado em remédios. Ainda assim, não deixa de ser um jogo e, como tal, diverte tanto por suas mecânicas trabalhadas e refinadas. Disparar com um fuzil em “Max Payne 3” não é só divertido, mas é emocionante e revigorante – e o mesmo pode ser dito sobre o multiplayer.
Max Payne 3 is a stylish, violent adventure that is presented like a Michael Mann film and plays like a John Woo flick. The phenomenal soundtrack by HEALTH rounds off a cinematic single player campaign that is joined by a surprisingly solid multiplayer component. James McCaffrey sells the entire experience, even when it falters – his hardboiled voiceover is certainly worth playing for. It’s a shame that some strange bugs mar the experience at times and the shooting can admittedly get somewhat repetitive towards the end of Max’s adventure. Regardless, this is one of 2012’s most enjoyable third-person shooters – possibly its best – and once again proves that when it comes to quality game design, Rockstar are second to none.
90 (May 14, 2012)
Sans céder à la tendance du "reboot", Max Payne 3 est une vraie suite qui parvient à changer la donne en embarquant Max dans un voyage chaotique. Respectueux des codes de la franchise, ce troisième opus renoue avec son ambiance noire, son gameplay tendu dont le relatif classicisme est largement compensé par une histoire particulièrement mature et peu encline à la mièvrerie. Une évolution finalement cohérente de tonton Maxou.
Overall, Max Payne is a solid shooter that not only keeps the core elements that made the series a hit but also added improvements in almost every aspect making Max Payne 3 the best in the franchise to date. The story is suspenseful, engaging and I was impressed the games character development. The single player and multiplayer gameplay is not only fun but also challenging. Fans of the series will surely enjoy this game and those new to the series will be in for a treat.
Games Finder (Mar 14, 2015)
In addition to a campaign that will take you around 13 hours to finish players will find some extra arcade modes to provide extra hours of game play and a great multiplayer packed with features to take the number even higher.
Play (UK) (May 16, 2012)
The continuing saga of everyone’s favourite terrible cop has been a long time coming. Maybe too long. It’s not bad by any means; there are moments of high-fiving, air-punching joy here. The trouble is it’s both as eloquent and repetitive as its lead. Moments of glory clash with irritating, baffling design decisions to ensure that Max Payne 3 isn’t quite the sequel we all hoped for. Brilliant in places, utterly frustrating in others.
Splitkick (Jun 07, 2012)
Under any other name, Max Payne 3 would have been significantly more impressive. Given the expectations associated with this series, it’s hard not to be underwhelmed by a game that takes the safe road at every chance. Following the roller-coaster twists and turns of the previous Max Payne games, this iteration is a ride around the merry-go-round with a pretty girl. It’s enjoyable and gets your heart pumping, but at the end of the night you know she’s going back to Trevor because he has a Corvette.
70 (May 16, 2012)
Aber Max wurde in ein so enges Leveldesign-Korsett geschnürt, dass er keine Luft zur freien Erkundung hat. Er darf weder erzählerisch noch taktisch etwas beeinflussen, läuft wie ein Hund an der Leine und muss viele frustrierende Wiederholungen in einem teilweise unfairen Spieldesign ertragen. Und irgendwann nuschelt Max sogar so wie Sylvester Stallone. Vor allem im letzten Viertel, nach der sechsten oder siebten Welle immer gleicher Spezialeinheiten, hab ich mir gedacht: Killing is as easy, aber auch as boring as breathing. Ein stilistisches Meisterwerk mit Ecken und Kanten wird zur Action für die Masse mit klasse Motion und Capturing. Der Finalkampf ist übrigens ein überaus lang anhaltender Trial&Error-Schmerz im Arsch. Aber hey, sieht bis dahin geil aus, rumst satte dreizehn Stunden und hat einen Multiplayer mit zig Modi, Aufrüstungen & Freischaltbarem. Also das ideale Spiel für die Generation Call of Duty.
Aftonbladet (May 24, 2012)
”Max Payne 3” är inte ett dåligt spel om du vill ha lite kompetent action i tredjepersonsperspektiv. Men ”Max Payne” är en karaktärsdriven spelserie, och som karaktär är han förvånansvärt ointressant i den här nytolkningen. Både han och den här serien förtjänade mer respekt än de fått av Rockstar.