Rockstar went the extra mile when it comes to continuity during cutscenes in Max Payne 3.
This game was criminally underrated. It's so sad that it didn't sell too well. It still has in my opinion some of the best shooting mechanics in gaming period. I keep it installed on PC just to mess around on every once in a while.
The gameplay was really solid. It truly felt revolutionary. No TPS comes close to how animations and gameplay blend together in this game. Player agency is never dropped.
This really was a great game.
Max Payne sold very well. Sold over 3 million copies in its first week alone. As of 2011 it had sold around 7.5million
Max Payne 3 cost 105 million to develop. The game sold 4 million copies by the end of 2013. Selling 4 million copies wasn’t enough to make profits. Also Max Payne 3 released in 2012 not 2011.
It still holds up today. Played through It fairly recently and it plays as well as any current gen title, at least on pc anyway. Excellent game!
Was the game a flop in sales? I had the idea that the game sold quite well... it just didn't sell as much as GTA or Red Dead.
I remember getting this for pc and playing the whole game in one sitting. It was stubby with visuals and a great game all in all. As you said, such a shame it didn't sell well. Would've loved another game.
Considering it’s pedigree that’s not a surprise, the wow moments decades ago with bullet time shooting and jumping back then in that period was the best for me. I’ve pondered if the delay between 2 and 3 caused new gamers to have missed the first 2 when they were great for the time period and then 3 just shows up for the new generation and it fell flat since no connection was established. The dark adult games would have been off limits to young gamers so only the older crowd probably played it, can’t see many 10 year olds into crime noire with drugs, drinking, sex, and murder. again reducing the potential customers.
played the game. loved it, but i don't think 3 mill in sales in its first week and a metacritic score of 87 was "criminally underrated"
One of the most memorable games that gen. Incredible gameplay and story. Highly underrated. Everyone was too busy playing COD. Unfortunate we may never see another single player, story focused game from Rockstar again due to online profits.
Enjoyed this game a lot. I'll never forget the day I picked it up. I walked like 3 miles to get it which I didn't mind. The pre-order bonus was $15 off GTA V. It felt great to beat the game without dying for the "Shadows Rushed Me" trophy.
I'm so upset this studio got shut down both Bully and MP3 are some of my fav Rockstar games.
I want a remaster :(
If Max Payne 3 cost $105 million to make, then that is their fault. They must have poorly managed their resources. I love the game, but they had to know that they are not going to make a profit on that budget.
Yeah, it was a bit mismanaged. I think Raycevick on Youtube, did a fantastic video on the game and its troubled development.
Rockstar must've shelled out a lot on pain killers....
The game had too much detail. And one of the few R* game to be made PC first and then ported to consoles. Felt like an FPS game in third person form. I thought this would get a Remaster port this gen. Alas!
Recently played through again on PC. Great game and still holds up today
Does anyone know if you pause the game you could rotate the camera around Max Payne while everything is still? It was really a cool feature back then,now we have a photo mode.
Is it attention to detail or just real-time cutscenes?
I'am totally with those that enjoyed this game both for the gameplay and story line. I played the heck out of this franchise.
Very underrated game. I played it on the Xbox 360 and PS3, but the PS3 version suffered from slowdown. The arcade mode is awesome. Not sure if there was any DLC released for it, but it seems Rockstar prefer to milk GTA 5 to near death. Low and behold, GTA 5 is now being released on PS5. I'd go as far as saying that Max Payne 3 was the best in the series, although Max Payne and Max Payne 2 are games that I'd like to see revamped. Surprised Rockstar didn't release Max Payne DLC for GTA 5. Just keep taking the p*ss with GTA 5 for the next 5 years or so. It's as though Max Payne and Manhunt have been laid to rest. Never rated Bully.
I dont think ive ever killed more people in a campaign lol felt like i shot 2,000 people by the end. Sick game
Max Payne 3 brought some revolutionary ideas to the Third Person Shooter genre. Gameplay was amazing. Story I was quite disappointed with as I was hoping it to follow on from Max Payne 2 and continue the game in modern day New York. And I definitely miss the comic strip style that Remedy as cutscenes and was hoping it to follow the same style. As a gamer I enjoyed the gameplay but I was let down with the story which had so much potential. I really wish remedy were on board from the beginning of development instead of towards the end where they tried to rescue what was left of the development troubles Rockstar experienced.
I love the monologues in this game. Would love another one. Maybe they can go the Hitman route and release episodes?
I'd rather rockstar give this game the remaster treatment like they did GTA. But imo this deserves it much more. Had so much fun playing mp on ps3.
I am baffled why the game was not added to the back compat or enhanced X1X list.
I find it criminal lol. The game was 3 discs and is a large reason why I picked up an xb1. Figured itd eventually get added to BC.
The first one is still my favorite, but two and three are very good games. I would recommend them to anybody that enjoys a lot of action with a quality story.
Used to hold top 10 records for this games New York Minute mode and was ace at the multiplayer. I still wish this game would get rereleased. It’s one of my favorite 3rd person shooters to exist. I also love Max Payne as a tragic character. I think the game should move into a storyline similar to what what seen in the Netflix movie Extraction.
I hope they make a part 4.
I’d sure love a Remake of 1+ 2, and remaster of 3....
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