Max Payne 3 Review: A Rockstar Without Remedy? | OXCGN


"Max Payne is a franchise very near and dear to my heart, and I hold Alan Wake in similar regard.

Remedy knows how to combine multiple elements into a seamless package, while topping it off with some of the best writing in the industry.

The lack of their presence in Max Payne 3 is disturbing, and until I played the game, I was extremely apprehensive.

Rockstar somehow managed to do the impossible: carry the everlasting legacy of Max into the future, and at that, under the reigns of a completely different team."

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gaminoz2397d ago

I was worried about how this game would turn out...looks like I didn't have to!

cstyle2397d ago (Edited 2397d ago )

Just finished this game today. Rockstar did a fantastic job on the single player campaign. One of the best games of the year so far.

Proeliator2397d ago

I LOVE his analogy at the end - "it’s the Hollywood remake of that awesome cop show you watched as a kid."

Pintheshadows2397d ago

Great singleplayer and multiplayer, especially gang wars.

Reborn2397d ago

Some of the lines Max says, perfect for the moment.

Proeliator2397d ago

I feel most aren't quotable though, whereas everything in the previous two was nearly textbook perfect.

"I ain't slippin', man, I've slipped!"

Ducky2397d ago (Edited 2397d ago )

"I was in a computer game. Funny as Hell, it was the most horrible thing I could think of."

That part caught me off guard.
I think the panel-style narration kinda fit the tone more, gave it more freedom to break the 4th wall.

Pintheshadows2397d ago (Edited 2397d ago )

I'd say fatoldman, that what you quoted is my favourite part of any game ever.

Max was in a game within a game. Brilliant. I loved how he acknowledges the healthbar and weapons select.

I think what R* has done is mature Max Payne in terms of the way the story is told. Max is middle aged after all. I miss the graphic novel scenes but I thought the way R* had handled it was majestic.

One thing Max 3 misses is the Jackhammer. I kept hoping, but it never turned up.

Still Max Payne 3 is the best game i've played this year by some distance. Favourite part, Max goes all Terminator. If you've completed it you'll know.

Proeliator2397d ago


My three favorite parts:

1) The single greatest GODDAMNIT line in recorded history

2) The terminator part near the end

3) You'll walk... with a LIMP!

Cablephish2397d ago


That computer game quote, pretty sure that's from the first Max Payne game.

Pintheshadows2397d ago (Edited 2397d ago )

I love loved the line at the beginning.

'Things had gone from fine to f***** up in less than a second'.

Or the "dimestore angel of death".

Hell, I loved it all.

A full blown war in a football stadium was great with Max making comments about the game. The little things as well like seeing the kids knocking a ball about in the favela or just the way everything shatters, explodes and gets torn apart.

Cablephish, I think fatoldman knew that.

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