The Max Payne series has been a huge success on PC and now finally, Max Payne 3 is available on Mac.
Set in São Paulo
The Max Payne
franchise puts players in the shoes of a former New York City policeman who has become a vigilante, this time in São Paulo. He's got a quick wit and a thirst for settling old scores as he takes on the criminals of São Paulo.
Different multiplayer modes
Max Payne 3 sticks to its third person shooter heritage. Bullet time is an essential part once again, in your quest to survive tons of enemies and scenes full of bullets aimed squarely at you. There are three aim modes - Hard and Soft Lock, and Free Aim Mode for the pros out there. Hard Lock sticks your reticule to targets and moves with them, while Soft Lock makes Max target the nearest enemy.
The intense shootouts are told through flashback, as Max recounts how his life has hit rock bottom in the city of São Paulo. Cut scenes flow flawlessly into the action, which makes Max Payne 3 really immersive. I hope we see more of this seamless action in GTA V too.
The various multiplayer modes include the excellent 'Gang Wars' that plays out like a mini saga between two gangs. Bullet time is well integrated into multiplayer too, so that anyone in your line of sight is also switched into bullet time when activated.
Great characterization of Max
Max Payne 3 looks great. It's full of visual effects that add to the downtrodden feel of Max's tale, and the environments are beautifully brought to life. Rockstar don't disappoint when it comes to acting and voices, and Max Payne 3 is no exception. Max himself is cynically hilarious, and the soundtrack fits perfectly with the sound of bullets rattling around the favelas of São Paulo.
The multiplayer in Max Payne 3 means you'll be playing the game for a long time to come, but the single player campaign too offers some significant challenge. Even with Hard Lock, this game gets tough, but makes it all the more satisfying when you succeed.
Addictive first person shooter
Max Payne 3 is a worthy follow up to the sequel with great acting, plot and atmosphere. The action is challenging and brutal, but always fun enough to make you want to try again. It may not be as original or revolutionary as LA Noire, but Max Payne 3 is a much more accomplished game and an essential first person shooter.