HookedGamers writes: "The last couple of years have been tough on Max Payne. After spending the first two games clearing his name and returning to the NYPD as a detective, he has now left New York behind and drifted from bad to worse. Set 12 years after the events of the second game, Max Payne 3 takes place in São Paulo in Brazil, an exotic locale area. The battles take place in urban ghettos instead of the gang-plagued streets of New York in previous Max Payne games. As well as the dynamic location change, this is the first game in the series not to be written by the series creator Sam Lake and to be made by Rockstar Vancouver rather than Remedy Entertainment."