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Max Payne 3 Review

Written: May 25th, 2012.

The Future of Action Films

The story mode Max Payne 3, although short at around 12 hours of gameplay, is a very entertaining experience. It feels more like watching a movie than playing a game because it smoothly transitions into intense action gameplay and back without any annoying pauses to load the next scene.

Flashback chapters help catch you up on what has happened to Max since the last game, so don't worry that they left out the environments that made the previous games so entertaining.

As with most Rockstar games, 3rd person combat can get a bit frustrating at times but the game helps you out with more pain killers and ammo if you get into a death cycle. Each action scene wraps up with a great slow-motion kill cam to transition back into the story.

Bringing the Payne Online

Finishing the single player story mode is just the beginning. Replay can be found in arcade modes with leaderboards plus multi-player battles. Both the arcade modes and multi-player modes allow you to level up your avatar to unlock new skins, weapons, loadouts, and more gameplay modes.

Paynefully Standard Multiplayer

Maybe it's just me but I was hoping for a more open-world style of multi-player like what Rockstar did in Red Dead Redemption for Max Payne 3. Hopefully they do something like that for GTA V, since the multi-player modes play just like every other multi-player action game.

Verdict

Rent it if you just want to enjoy the single player experience. Buy it if you also want to play online.

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