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on April 12, 2014
I have had this game for just over a week and I am impressed. I have a very capable PC (i7 4770k w/ 660ti overclocked) so I can easily run 60 FPS with the graphic settings maxed out. All temperature sensors show low numbers and CPU usage is also low so my PC isn't even breaking a sweat but I would also say that this game engine appears to be well optimized too. Consequently, The game looks great and runs perfectly and I have experienced no issues whatsoever with running this game.

I always look for the latest or 'somewhat' latest games that have great graphics and great character control. The 'Fun Factor' of course, is also important. This game meets those requirements. I played the original Max Payne on PC and in many ways this latest installment is very similar.

I was unable to sign in to the Social Club DRM a few times. I tried again after a couple of hours and it then worked flawlessly. It appears that they may have periodic issues on their servers. Unfortunately, during those times when the DRM won't allow you to sign in, you cannot play the game. Hopefully this will not be a frequent occurrence.

I can see that some people are having technical problems running this game but my guess is that if you have a strong or even moderately strong PC then it will run just fine for you. Many times an under-powered computer will experience various problems with many types of software, not just games. That's just the way it is. Also keep in mind that there were probably some bugs early on that have since been fixed and because I just installed the game, this may also explain why I have not experienced those same problems.

I recommend this game.
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on January 27, 2014
Max is a simple man, he likes his booze, his guns, and one liners. He likes them enough that the whole game can be summed up into those three concepts. His personality really comes out in this game and he stays true to form as well. If you get bored of killing at least 1000 bad guys and watching cut scenes with max narrating gritty one liners over and over, this game is not for you. If you don't like auto aim and like to run out into the open with guns blazing and guns n roses playing in the background, you will die. If you want to rent/borrow this game and try to beat it in 24hr to beat it, you will fail. So to sum up, if bordom, recklessness and impatience define you, you will go back to being a day trader or coming up with an invention that replace everything.

However, if your a stubborn, slightly sick minded, self loathing, drunk with a gun OR can channel Max Payne for a few hours a night,..then you will have lots of fun like I did. I really like the fact that max didn't just breeze through every mission or win a trophy after killing 4 brainless robots dressed as bad guys. You are rewarded with a hangover and a cinical one liner after killing 50 questionable enemies (who is the the bad guy here)
AI is good in this game, enemies are plenty, story progresses and leaves twists and turns, and makes you wonder overall who is the real bad guy or am I just shooting people because "hey, that's what I came here for right!"

So enjoy self loathing, painful deaths, cinical one liners and intense bullet time battles over and over again until you actually have to get some stuff done, because the game is a good length.
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on January 12, 2014
Max Payne 3 is an amazing cinematic 3rd person action shooter. The gameplay flows well, and the graphics are top-notch. The story is good and sucks you in. The way the screen blurs and distorts gives you the sense of what Max is going through during the game, and it is a nice touch.

There is plenty to do as well. The main story takes a while to beat, about 11-12 hours. The multiplayer is fun with different modes of play from team based death matches to free for all chaos sprees. After completing the main story you also get other single player arcade style modes to play that ask you to complete certain challenges in an area like shooting x number of enemies in the groin in y number of seconds. Or you can just rack up points and see how quickly you can get through a certain area. It makes for a fun alternative to the main story.

All in all, I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys over the shoulder action shooters. It gives you quite a lot to do, a challenge without being overly difficult, and is just good fun.
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on January 22, 2014
Max Payne the game was once hailed as The Matrix of video games - with cinematic special effects, twisted story lines and the feel of a psychedelic masterpiece that begs the question of reality vs. insanity. Max Payne two delve further into the madness and deepened the dark, haunting world of Max and Co. I remember reading the comics interspersed throughout the game, and feeling satisfied on every play and replay session.

MP 3 some how failed to bring much of those memories back. Striped of the dark atmosphere, and rid of its iconic comic intermissions, the only things that remained are the characters and the game play. It plays fine. But everything's too much, the NPCs and enemies are too crowded, and the sunlight to bright in a game so defined by its heavy mood.

The biggest thing I thought they could take from me was Mona. Where's Mona? And they did. But that is fine. The game is but a shadow (ironically) of what it formerly represented.
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on January 1, 2014
Rockstar Games have really achieved a milestone here. The game is perfect: in its captivating story, fluid and responsive game mechanics, picture-like graphics, focus on details, well-done PC optimization and of course the magnificent narration by the one and only James McCaffrey. Even though the game is no longer in the arms of Remedy, Rockstar did an amazing job and the transition between the surroundings: from noirish and snowy/rainy New York to sunny São Paulo is truly impressive. One thing that that's incomprehensible is the famous double DRM (RGSC & Steam) ((not to mention GTA IV's TRIPLE DRM)), so sometimes a person can experience connection problems. I, for one, didn't have problems with activation keys, luckily. I highly recommend you buying this game, for it's easily one of the best things on the gaming market.
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on January 7, 2014
If you played Max Payne 1 and 2, then you know exactly what you're getting into. An excellent game!

Pro's
Well implement voice acting
Brazil looks beautiful and all the other latin countries
It is max payne mechanics but with extra moves
Graphics are really a big improvement when compared to 2&1
Bigger production level, everything feels even more cinematic

Cons:
After many hours it can get a bit repetitive the sound of POM POM POM POM POM POM... all over again... but this is max payne. Maybe some the addition of some quests or missions, or driving scenes would be nice..
The ending was ok, the story and the "final boss" could be made to be more epic.
Sometimes too many blurry/light effects in the cinematic takes.
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on December 24, 2012
I can give to this game 5 stars, is not perfect but is a great game and i very happy playing it.

Essence of previous max payne is visible, more better than the film xdd

I need to try the multiplayer options but im sure the sigle player is the best of this game, anyways if this game would be more freedom, for running around the maps with more time, would be better.

I bough it cuz max payne 1 and 2 were a nice and fantastic games.

Sry for my english xd
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on December 27, 2013
Max payne 3 is a good third eprson shooter, but not as good as the olter episodes..max 1 and 2 had something more...what's breaking the action..are the cutscenes every minuts...shooting is quite good, but u can't go everywhere, neite jumping..and there are to many useless command to deal with.
game is long enough and story isn't that bad at all..so i would rate this game 7\10. Myltiplayer , this time, isn't so played..only pointless deathmatch..the others game mode aren't played at all..and i'ts a pity, cuz there are many skill, many weapon and many item to discover..but weapon aren't balanced .. 2 pistols own everything..
ahh another cons is the rockstar client..pretty useless and sometimes can create issue to playe (not my case anyway)
sry bad english
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on November 8, 2017
I was unable to sign in to the Social Club DRM a few times. I tried again after a couple of hours and it then worked flawlessly. It appears that they may have periodic issues on their servers. Unfortunately, during those times when the DRM won't allow you to sign in, you cannot play the game. Hopefully this will not be a frequent occurrence.
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on December 17, 2013
Max Payne 1 & 2 are two of my all time favorite games. Max is such a fantastic character that I still play MP2 once a year at least. But this Rockstar production seems to forget everything Remedy did before them and instead adopts the austere character cliche of so many modern games & movies. Remember when Batman had a silly car and went BANG and POW? Well now he's introspective and brooding... always some dark well of emotion and vitriol. Max Payne has suffered the same fate. Each one of his beard hairs may be rendered beautifully but I can't sign off on this Max. Where are the ridiculous metaphorical rants? Where are the snide remarks and witty retorts? I am very disappointed.
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