Excerpt: With almost a decade since his last spotting in Max Payne 2, I was beginning to think that the hardboiled ex-cop everyone knows and loves was dead. But he's back now, a little older, but not much wiser.
Conclusion: Max Payne is the good person. He may be broken and bitter and praying for a way out of his miserable life, but he still does what needs to be done to save the innocent and protect the helpless.
Excerpt: For those that just cannot get enough of Max Payne 3 which will more likely receive the Game of the Year Award from not just Impulse Gamer but several gaming publications, Rockstar have released their latest DLC for this game.
Conclusion: It’s over. I win. I’ve revealed every area of the map, crawled into every cave, and accepted every menial task – at least every one I could find. ArcaniA was interesting and a little exciting during the final hour or two, once the main quests became more story-driven and ancillary concerns...
Excerpt: There’s a fantastic moment halfway through Max Payne 3. The titular hero has reached his boiling point, shaved his head, and gone underground into Sao Paolo’s gritty favelas. Things are looking down. A local gang has robbed him of guns, watch, and even his sunglasses.
Pros: Gunplay that's updated and well-executed, Outstanding presentation and setpieces, Fun multiplayer designed to keep you engaged
Cons: Checkpoint system warps pacing in later stages, Sometimes, mechanics work against you, Plot may feel predictable to some
Summary: If you have read my previous reviews, you are aware of my disdain for heavily narrative driven PC games and direct console ports. On first glance, I was ready to dismiss Max Payne 3 as just another pedestrian conversion but even from the first few minutes of gameplay, I knew I was going to be proven...
Excerpt: In the past few days I've killed a lot of people. I killed them in the favelas of Sao Paulo. I killed them in a flashback New York graveyard. I killed them on a posh boat. I shot some in the head. I shot some in the legs.
Summary: Nearly a decade has passed since Max Payne last brought his brand of violent street justice to a dark and unjust world, and videogames have changed dramatically in this time. And Max has changed with it, under the new direction of Rockstar Vancouver who are contributing the first game in the series...
Excerpt: It’s been almost a decade since Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne . Rockstar picks up on Max’s story from a similar position. Not surprisingly, Max is now retired, popping pills and boozing as he laments the death of his family.