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Max Payne 3
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
May 15th, 2012
Release Date (UK):
May 17th, 2012
Online Players:
Rockstar Vancouver
Rockstar Games
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
577 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
375 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC.

About Max Payne 3

This latest entry in the popular series sees a run-down, bearded Payne heading for Sao Paulo, Brazil in a storyline set more than 10 years after the events of Max Payne 2.



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Max Payne is one of the best videogame characters of all-time, and Max Payne 3 is one the best shooters.

We like

  • Unique storytelling from Rockstar with startling production values
  • A believable lead character that draws you right into the action
  • Exciting, challenging shoot-outs across some gloriously detailed environments

We dislike

  • Bullet-time is sometimes a hindrance rather than a help due to questionable hit detection

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Max Payne is a complete mess. Moving to New Jersey was supposed to be a new start away from the DEA and NYPD, a place where he could finally try to put the brutal murders of his wife and daughter to the back of his mind, and retire from the violence that had so far consumed his life. With his mental state deteriorating fast, Max hides behind the bottle, drinking himself into a stupor and then crying about how miserable his li...

Max Payne 3 News

  • Final Max Payne 3 DLC detailed by Rockstar

    Max Payne 3’s final chunk of downloadable content has been teased by Rockstar. The Deathmatch Made in Heaven DLC will be released in the U.S. on January 22, and features all-new co-op and competitive game modes. Rockstar’s also teasing “other awesome treats” for the stylis...

  • Max Payne 3 Painful Memories DLC handed release date

    Max Payne 3’s latest chunk of post-release content, Painful Memories, will be released on December 4, Rockstar has announced. The DLC throws in four new multiplayer maps, each of which takes influence from various points of previous Max Payne games. Specifically, players can look forward...

  • Max Payne 3 Hostage DLC dated

    Max Payne 3’s Hostage Negotiation Pack will be released for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 platforms on October 30, 2012. Rockstar Pass holders will be able to nab the DLC for free, while everyone else will have to fork out £7.29 / 800 Microsoft Points via PlayStation Network and Xb...

  • Rockstar details Max Payne 3 Hostage DLC

    Fresh details on Max Payne 3’s forthcoming Hostage Negotiation Map Pack have surfaced via publisher Rockstar. Four new maps are included in the DLC, in addition to a host of new items, weapons and the Filhos De Ogum avatar faction. Rockstar’s promised intense shootouts for the new ...

  • Max Payne 3 Disorganized Crime DLC screens

    Rockstar has meaty plans for Max Payne 3 as far as post-launch support goes, with the first batch of DLC, Disorganized Crime, available for free this month. Following this will be three other DLC packs, including Hostage Negotiation, Painful Memories and Deathmatch Made in Heaven Mode, which tak...

  • New Max Payne 3 DLC out in August; and it's free

    Rockstar has released an update for its DLC plans for Max Payne 3. Throughout the summer and autumn, Rockstar is releasing one free DLC pack, titled Disorganised Crime Pack, as well as consolidating the content from the other five packs into three larger packs. In addition, content from the recent...

  • Max Payne 3's five DLC packs become three

    Rockstar has announced that it has trimmed its DLC schedule for Max Payne 3 by consolidating goodies from its planned five packs into three larger offerings. Post-launch support for the bullet-time blaster begins this month with the release of the free Disorganized Crime Pack. Here, gamers wi...

  • Max Payne 3 gets a title update today

    Rockstar today released a new automatic title update for Max Payne 3 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The update is now live and the PC version will go live later today. Rockstar indicates that the update addresses a number of issues, including: - Multiplayer tuning, including spawn point tweaki...

  • Max Payne 3 ships 3 million

    Max Payne 3 has shipped three million units to retailers around the globe, Take-Two has revealed. "Fiscal 2013 kicked off with the successful launch of Max Payne 3, which received outstanding reviews and promises to be another hit for Rockstar Games,” commented Take-Two CEO, Strauss Ze...

  • U.K. Charts: Max Payne 3 shoots to the top

    Rockstar shooter Max Payne 3 has landed in first place on the U.K. All Format Charts following its debut last Friday. The gritty sequel managed to beat Diablo III to the top spot; the sales gap between each title was around 8,000 units. The Xbox 360 version of the game took the lion’s share...

Max Payne 3 Features

  • Games of the Generation: Max Payne 3

    This article may contain spoilers. In July 2001, Remedy Entertainment and Rockstar Games released Max Payne, a third-person action game. Max Payne set itself apart from other action games by introducing the first successful use of "bullet time" in a video game, and drew serious consumer a...

  • PS3 Game of the Month: May 2012

    As the games industry gears up for the biggest event of the year in a couple of days – that’s E3, in case you’ve been living under a rock since 1995 – we take the time to reflect upon one of 2012's meatiest release periods so far. While April proved to be something of a lull ...

  • Max Payne 3 multiplayer tips

    If you've jumped into a team deathmatch on Max Payne 3 not really knowing what you're doing and got your ass well and truly spanked you may well have searched for a multiplayer guide with a few tips to get you started. We've compiled five tactics that should help beginners stay on their feet for mo...

  • Max Payne 3 memorable quotes

    Max Payne may be depressed and fed up with his life, spending a large chunk of his latest adventure moaning and feeling sorry for himself, but he also has a very dry sense of humour and dishes out some memorable quotes throughout the 10 hour campaign. We’ve gathered together some of our favou...

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