Max Payne 3 Video Game Review

By Ben Hamill - October 12 2014

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Players around the globe can now enjoy the episode of the exploits of Max Payne in the Max Payne 3 video gaming adventure. The daring Max Payne deeds are available directly on your Xbox 360, Playstation or PC or Mac console.

Max Payne is still haunted by the tragedies that took his loved ones many years ago. The wounds refuse to heal for the ex-cop who is a washed up has-been, now addicted to pain killers.In Max Payne 3, Max takes a job in São Paulo, Brazil. He’s charged with protecting the family of wealthy real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco and is determined to complete the task and escape his troubled past. Events quickly spiral out of control and Max Payne finds himself alone on the streets of the unfamiliar city as he searches for the truth that will unlock the hidden secrets that threaten his life and the lives of the people that he must protect.

The Max Payne 3 Video Game Review provides a full overview of the video games challenge that brings cutting edge shooting mechanics for precision gunplay along with advanced new Bullet Time feature and special Shootdodge effects. Gamers will find full integration of Natural Motion's Euphoria Character Behavior system which allow the player to follow the dark story with engaging lifelike movements. Rockstar Games, the creators of Max Payne 3, have presented the gaming world with a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience of fun and excitement.

Multiplayer Experience

Max Payne 3 is one of the first video games to offer both single-player and multiplayer activity. The Max Payne 3 Video Game Review provides an explanation of how multiplayer action will alter maps and mode progression with rewards and leveling systems while providing multiple strategic load-out options.

The innovative multiplayer experience brings the Max Payne signature Shootdodge and Bullet Time gameplay features into the equation along with a range of new and expanded special abilities.

Competitors will find four all-new competitive modes in the Max Payne 3 adventure with new weapons, new items, a new burst, and more.

Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack

The Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack, which is available for 800 Microsoft Points on XBox, brings 4 co-op and competitive modes to the Max Payne 3 Multiplayer competition. New weapons such as the Stun Gun, Cattle Prod and Bouncing Betty appear along with new Burst, new Items, Achievements and more.

The Dead Man Walking mode involves Max in firefights as he unlocks new weapons and new areas of the map. The Run and Stun mode brings the villainous Saci, who tries to kill players, to the screen. You must settle vendettas in order to score points or get killed before time runs out.

Painful Memories Pack

Throughout Max Payne 3, Max is haunted by the painful memories of grisly shootouts in his past. The Painful Memories Pack brings four new maps to the multiplayer including the subway bloodbath from the original Max Payne in the Roscoe Street Subway map, the dingy Hoboken watering hole in the Marty's Bar map, the posh Branco family yacht in the Shoot First map and the Gang Wars in the Canal De Panamá map. This pack includes IMG 5.56 and UAR-21 assault rifles, three new items, two new avatar factions and the Hangover Burst in which enemies re-spawn with blurred vision and reduced stamina.

Multiplayer Avatar Creation

Max Payne 3 features avatar customization which allows you to personalize up to six different gang member avatars. Each of these avatars represents a vicious faction from Max’s story, all of which can be deployed for action, regardless of whether you are playing Gang Wars, Payne Killer, Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch.

Avatars include UFE, Tropaz, Punchinellos, Comando Sombra, the Crachá Preto paramilitary of São Paulo, the trigger-happy De Marcos mob family of NYC.

Avatar customization options range from gender choices to hair styles and facial characteristics to clothing, body armor, shoes, hands, torso, accessories, helmets, glasses and even tattoos. The more unique the avatar, the more the gamer can set himself apart from the rest of the multiplayer community.


In Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, you can create up to five complete Loadouts which are customized to make sure that you have the Weapons, Bursts, Items and Projectiles setup that you need for every battle. Some of the available loadout items include sniper rifles for players who like to pick off their enemies from a distance, sawed-off shotguns for gamers who prefer to shoot up close and other powerful and strategic personal Loadout items.

Loadout strategies also include selecting the weight of the items since that will impact on your stamina as well as the speed at which your character recovers from accidents and attacks. Light-weight Loadouts are suggested to create a fast and resilient opponent but the tradeoff involves being outgunned by those with bigger firepower and tools. Heavy Loadouts limit the distance that your character will be able to sprint and also slows down his stamina recovery and health regeneration — this, on the other hand, can be compensated for with heavy-duty armor, guns and tactical Items.

There are also projectiles available, such as grenades and tear gas.