GKick Review: Max Payne 3

FACT SHEET Max Payne 3 | Available Now Xbox 360, PS3, PC | Publisher: Rockstar Games | Developer: Rockstar Games Max Payne is back again with his fierce attitude and...

FACT SHEET
Max Payne 3 | Available Now
Xbox 360, PS3, PC | Publisher: Rockstar Games | Developer: Rockstar Games

Max Payne is back again with his fierce attitude and his blazing guns. Like a the worm from a tequila bottle, he just keeps going and going. I understand that this review is a little late, but better late than never- right? I picked up the XBox copy, as I thought I would be able to get a better idea of the gameplay on a console and I don’t own a Playstation. It’s also available on PC, but I’m sure you already knew that. The copy that I purchased came with some downloadable DLC, but sadly it can’t be used without a XBLA Gold Membership. It’s created by the Rockstar Games studios, same guys who bought you the Grand Theft Auto games and 2011′s LA Noire. Max Payne is now in it’s 10th year and this game is certainly not one that shows the age of the franchise- if anything the series gets better as it goes along.

As a female, you would think that games like this wouldn’t entertain my thoughts. You would think that I would be more attracted to the Sonic and the Mario games of the gaming world, but you would be wrong. (okay, so I do own Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Bros- but that’s not all I play and they weren’t my favourites). One of the first games I ever played was House of the Dead. I like zombies. And blood. And gore. And big sharp shiny knives. And lots of bullets. The bigger the gun, the better. Hang on, I’m make myself sound like some kind of psychopath- aren’t I?

I can assure you that I’m not. Anyway- back to the matter at hand. Mister Max Payne. The game is set eight years after the events in 1 & 2, he’s no longer a cop but a guy lost in the city of Sao Paulo living off the crumbs of the filthy rich. His main job is to protect the wife of a multi-millionaire and he does it poorly by drinking too much on the job. Let this be a lesson to you, just because you hate techno music doesn’t mean you should block it out with alcohol.

As usual, the game is broken down into chapters where Max manages to moan and gripe his way through every single one of them, complaining what a terrible drunk he is and how he’s addicted to pain killers. Many people from his past and present are seen in the game, and as you fight your way through- you start to feel like it’s a bit like Super Mario Bros. I’m totally honest. You save the wife, right at the beginning of the game only for her to be whisked away to her next destination by the masked thugs. Remember a precocious princess by the name of Peach? Hmm. Yep, of course you do.

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About Nickie Williams

Geek, gamer and mom to a 7yr old who thinks Lara Croft is amazing :) I'm the Nintendo Editor for GKick. I have a dirty secret though, I actually grew up playing Sonic the Hedgehog! I love all things cute and Japanese, and have a massive obsession with Hello Kitty. I once dressed up as Princess Peach for Halloween. Catch me on Twitter! @GKickNickie