Max Payne 3 – xbox360

8.8

Since leaving the NYPD and New York itself behind, Max has drifted from bad to worse. Double-crossed and a long way from home, Max is now trapped in a city full of violence and bloodshed, using his weapons and instincts in a desperate search for the truth and a way out.
GenreAction
Platforms
xbox360


DEVELOPER Rockstar Vancouver | PUBLISHER Codemasters | RELEASE DATE


Max Payne 3 Reviews xbox360


8.8

gamesradar.com review
Max Payne 3 marks an exceptional comeback for the series. The plot wraps the neo-noir storytelling around a bright and exotic locale while peppering the action with enough backstory to stave off boredom. While prior games were certainly dark tales, the stories of addiction, double and triple crosses, as well as some grim surprises ripped straight from urban legends. It maintains the mechanics that made the prior games great while modernizing them to excellent effect. Between the arcade mode and multiplayer, there’s enough substantive content to keep you hooked for some time. While there are some mechanically wonky moments, they’re too miniscule to tank a stellar sequel that was worth the wait. Between its pacing, its presentation, and its excellent gunplay, Max Payne 3 has raised the bar for other action games to follow. Welcome back.
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8.8

guardian.co.uk review
Max Payne 3 is no mere tribute to action cinema. There’s a chance it points toward a future in which action movies aren’t merely copied by games, they are replaced.
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8.8

g4tv.com review
Max Payne 3 is a technological tour de force that will have you screaming "Dear lord!" more times than midnight mass. The performances are top notch, the action plays out with unrivaled fluidity, and the multiplayer is deep and rewarding. Silly distractions aside, Max Payne 3 is an action lover’s wet dream that also happens to employ some of the slickest direction and transitional trickery this side of a David Fincher box set. Lock and load. It’s bullet time…time.
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8.8

vandal.net review
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8.8

mondoxbox.com review
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8.8

gamearena.com.au review
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8.8

3djuegos.com review
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8.8

gameinformer.com review
The same great gunplay from the campaign is replicated in the multiplayer modes, and immense depth is tied to the ranking system (with a level cap of 50) and slew of unlockable guns, skins, and items. Rockstar also provides a crew system that tracks world ranks, kill-to-death ratios, and first place finishes for ­each ­crew.
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8.8

meristation.com review
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8.8

xbox360achievements.org review
Max Payne 3 is quite a different experience to its predecessors under Rockstar’s watch, keeping any levity restricted to its TV sets, where you’ll find insane commercials and even the return of Captain Baseball Bat Boy. Outside the in-game TV however, Max’s gripping hardboiled tale is something akin to a Michael Mann movie, with a damaged Max at his lowest ebb, perpetually prone to misfortune. Its darker tone may eschew the playful undercurrent of Max Payne and Max Payne 2, but Max Payne 3 is a work of unbridled noirish brilliance that demands true skill to master. It also demands your attention, because to miss out on it would be cause for a bad day. And goodness knows, Max has had enough of those to last a lifetime…
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8.8

destructoid.com review
Max Payne 3 is a fantastic package, with a top-notch presentation and plenty of content to keep players busy and happy. It may have been a long time in coming, but there’s no arguing with results, and Max is the kind of guy who gets them. Fans and newcomers alike are going to find plenty to enjoy in this exceptional title.
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8.8

eurogamer.es review
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8.8

gamer.nl review
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8.8

joystiq.com review
At least the plot is light on embarrassment, never coming close to the amateurish lows (or over-the-top highs?) that invoke utter dread whenever a significant other enters the room. No, it’s a functional component of Max Payne 3, a game built out of remarkably implemented, masterfully presented parts. Video games live or die by the mechanisms that lie underneath. That’s why the graveyards are always full.
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8.8

spaziogames.it review
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8.8

telegraph.co.uk review
Max Payne 3 sets out to be the very best third-person shooter it could be, and with its terrific characterisation and peerless gunplay, hits that target. It’s not flawless, with it occasionally being too punishing for its own good, but it has an excellent habit of avoiding some of the genre’s more troublesome pitfalls. The cinematics are lengthy, frequent and lavishly produced, but never steal control when it would be better to play. A terrific compromise that brings action and story together in a fabulous work of craftmanship and sky-high production values. So it may not have the scope of Rockstar’s most famous oeuvre, but it more than makes up for that in focus, detail and raw thrills.
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8.8

strategyinformer.com review
Unfortunately, multiplayer currently suffers from one nagging issue. Spawn killing is rife in every single contest, and can kickstart a nasty chain of deaths. Maps are tightly-constructed, but there’s plenty of angles which provide an entire view of play. When spawning, the opposition can swarm before a single movement is made. Rockstar need to iron this out, as it will undoubtedly receive a huge amount of complaints from fans who just want to be given a chance. With an easy patch, this can be sorted in no time.
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8.8

eurogamer.it review
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8.8

gamingnexus.com review
By itself, Max Payne 3 provides gamers with a lengthy narrative that is accompanied with entertaining gameplay, which occasionally suffers from a few encounters with unbalanced difficulty or odd design decisions. The presentation is reminiscent of other Rockstar productions delivering both high quality visuals and sound. In comparison with past games in the trilogy, Max Payne 3’s radical direction often conflicts with the elements of an enthralling narrative and bullet time-focused gameplay that has defined the series. Action and shooter fans will find a great amount of enjoyment with Max Payne 3, but series veterans will undoubtedly be split upon the new direction.

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8.8

quartertothree.com review
The multiplayer is a sheer joy. It better be considering how long Rockstar has been iterating it. This is pretty much the multiplayer from Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption, but with an intricate leveling system based on Call of Duty style loadouts, including achievements, perks, and weapon upgrades. With so many modes to play, the multiplayer maps come alive in a way that they can’t in the single player game, where they’re just backdrops behind a parade of duck targets. If there’s any saving grace to Max Payne 3, it’s how easily you can ignore all that turgid story stuff and enjoy the shootporn as a satisfying online game that has absolutely nothing to do with this newly earnest Rockstarred Max Payne.
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