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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Darkmatters Review: Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 PS3

Developed by RockStar Studios / Games

Reviewed by Matt Adcock

Max Payne is back – yes the painkiller popping, bullet time commanding action hero has been away for many years but you can’t keep an iconic franchise down (even if it suffers an unfortunately not as epic as hoped film along the way).

I’m delighted to report that Max Payne 3 is something very cool though and is first entry in the series to introduce a superb multiplayer experience – which will also serve the mighty Grand Theft Auto 5. This new multiplayer option on the block is absolutely awesome. We’re talking some of the very best multiplayer fun ever!!

"superb multiplayer battles await!"

So Max Payne 3 is the first game in the series developed by RockStar Studios / not by Remedy Entertainment, the original developers… It’s a decent move to one of the best game making studios on the planet so fans who feared that the series might not keep its AAA rating do not need to worry.

Single player campaign wise we pick up the unhappy tale of Max in a "downward spiral" following the events of the second game. It’s been eight years, Max has left both the NYPD and New York itself, and the years have not been kind to him. Gone is the slick leather jacketed Max from first two games.

Down on his luck Max is now working on a private security detail in the city of São Paulo in Brazil, Max gets double-crossed and has to take on the whole "city full of violence and bloodshed."

Yeah yeah – it’s exactly by the numbers gritty stuff and there is an unprecedented amount of gunplay, bullet time and bad guy slaughter as you work through Brazil but even doing it in co-op multiplayer can’t prepare you for the online death matches which is where this Payne bringer really shines.

"monkeying around with the avatar options!"

Graphically immense and packing slick gameplay on every level, well balanced collectables, addictive perk and customization options that let you bond with your avatar just really add to the whole experience.

Max Payne 3 is a must buy for action / shooter game fans – and for PS3 owners looking for a lasting deep, free, online blast – this can stand proudly alongside StarHawk, Uncharted 3, Killzone 3, Resistance 3 and the Call of Dutys. Bring on the mighty GTA V which will let you potentially import your gangs from Max Payne 3… get excited…

Out of a potential 5 you have to go with a Darkmatters:


5 - Highly recommended – hope to see you online!!

"One of the ladies of Max Payne 3"

1 comment:

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