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Max Payne 3  



Reviewed: 9/10: Superb
( xbox360 version reviewed )





6:00 PM on 05.02.2014

Plenty of great games for $5 during the PlayStation Store Flash Sale

Looking for a new game to play well into the weekend while I hit up Chicago for the Queens of the Stone Age show? You are? Boy, do I have a sale for you! Hit up the PlayStation Store this weekend early for some sweet deals, i...

Brittany Vincent




12:00 PM on 07.30.2013

See how GTA V's combat is similar to Max Payne 3

YouTube user datarace1 took some of the gameplay footage from the last Grand Theft Auto V video and compared the combat mechanics against Max Payne 3. There's a lot of similarities, which isn't really surprising as there's a lot of elements from past Rockstar games all implemented in different ways here. Ultimately, this is good news for those that never liked GTA's combat in the past.

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:30 PM on 06.21.2013

Bringing the Payne! Max Payne 3 now graces Mac

One of my favorite games of last year was the exceptionally-crafted Max Payne 3. From its dark and moody story to the pulse-pounding action moments, it all combined to create one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences from ...

Jason Cabral




4:45 PM on 02.14.2013

Greenmangaming offers dirt cheap Max Payne 3

Max Payne has hit rock bottom. Now, so has the price for his latest game! Greenmangaming is offering a 48 hour sale on the PC version of Max Payne 3 which ought to turn a few heads. Using a coupon code (GMG20-P4DLK-...

Conrad Zimmerman




6:00 PM on 01.31.2013

Impressions: Max Payne 3's Deathmatch Made in Heaven DLC

Rockstar has released the newest -- and last -- downloadable content pack for Max Payne 3, Deathmatch Made in Heaven. The DLC contains a new co-op mode, weapons, items, three additional multiplayer modes, and a single-pl...

Joshua Derocher




8:00 PM on 01.21.2013

Max Payne 3's 'Deathmatch Made in Heaven' out tomorrow

Deathmatch Made in Heaven, Max Payne 3's final piece of downloadable content, will launch tomorrow in North America -- marking the fulfillment of the DLC schedule that Rockstar laid out several months ago. As w...

Harry Monogenis




3:00 AM on 01.11.2013

Health details how they made the Max Payne 3 soundtrack

The Creators Project sat down with band Health to talk about how they made the woderful score to Max Payne 3. The band details what they did to create the score, including watching early video captures Rockstar would send th...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




1:00 PM on 11.27.2012

Max Payne 3 patch addresses multiplayer issues

Fresh off the announcement of the Painful Memories DLC, Rockstar has just pushed a patch that will fix a number of multiplayer issues with the game; most notably the fact that some people would get stuck in cover, or turn inv...

Chris Carter




3:30 PM on 11.26.2012

Max Payne 3 'Painful Memories' DLC out December 4

Rockstar has announced the release date of the next batch of content for Max Payne 3, a new multiplayer pack called, Painful Memories. Included in the pack are four multiplayer maps, "Marty's Bar," "Canal De Panamá," "...

Conrad Zimmerman




2:30 PM on 10.18.2012

Max Payne 3's 'Hostage Negotiation' pack teased some more

Originally scheduled to launch in September, Rockstar had Max Payne 3's Hostage Negotiation Pack pushed back to sometime "later this fall." Sure, some of us were a bit upset but I was too distracted with the free we...

Harry Monogenis




9:00 PM on 08.05.2012

Live-action Max Payne short goes slow-mo underwater

The latest live-action short from the brilliant minds over at CorridorDigital takes us to the Max Payne universe to give us a glimpse at Max's poor, pathetic life. Not my favorite CorridorDigital short, but I love how the gu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




10:00 PM on 07.31.2012

Rockstar details new Max Payne 3 DLC schedule

As disclosed in Take-Two Interactive's financial results for Q1 fiscal year 2013, 3 million copies of Max Payne 3 have been shipped to date. These are "lower-than-anticipated sales," according to Take-Two Chairman and CEO Str...

Jordan Devore




9:30 PM on 07.05.2012

Rockstar wants your face for Max Payne again

Back in January, Rockstar Games gave Max Payne fans the chance to be forever immortalized in Max Payne 3's multiplayer. A cool idea, for sure, but apparently the contest was met with a good deal of success as they've ext...

Liam Fisher




11:00 AM on 06.28.2012

A quick glimpse of the Max Payne 3 Local Justice DLC

Rockstar has announced the impending arrival of the "Local Justice" downloadable expansion for Max Payne 3, coming to consoles on July 3 with a PC release of July 17. But why read when you can watch the pretty pictures go by...

Conrad Zimmerman




11:00 PM on 06.12.2012

Rockstar puts cheating Max Payne 3 players in the corner

I think we can all agree that cheaters are the absolute worst. Those self-important jerks who have nothing better to do but ruin the game for everyone else are a constant source of frustration for gamers and developers alike,...

Liam Fisher




3:15 PM on 06.01.2012

Is Max Payne 3 worth the 29 GB download on PC?

It’s hard to see your favorite series on a different platform. I’ll always play Demon’s Souls and Final Fantasy games on my PlayStation 3, because anything else just feels wrong. The same is true of Max Pa...

Allistair Pinsof




5:15 PM on 05.31.2012

Just one more day until the Max Payne 3 PC launch

Max Payne 3 is out tomorrow for the PC, and with the release comes the launch trailer showing off just how sexy the game looks on PC. This version, as any respectable PC release of a game should have, includes advanced graph...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




7:30 PM on 05.22.2012

Max Payne 3: Three million shipped, PC version delayed

Max Payne 3 has done quite well for itself in terms of critical reception, and, according to Take-Two Interactive, 3 million units of the currently available Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions have been shipped. Not a bad la...

Jordan Devore




5:00 PM on 05.14.2012

Review: Max Payne 3

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 directi...

Conrad Zimmerman




2:30 PM on 05.10.2012

Max Payne ruminates in Max Payne 3 launch trailer

Max Payne 3 releases next week, so it's only fitting that Rockstar would deliver a cinematic treat to remind everyone of this fact. Behold this trailer, in which a brooding Max Payne (as if there were any other kind) reflects on the twists and turns his life has taken and why he's not like anyone else. Damn straight, he isn't.

Conrad Zimmerman




8:00 PM on 05.09.2012

Join the Destructoid Crew in the Rockstar Social Club!

Rockstar recently unveiled some cool new features for its Social Club, the most notable being the addition of cross-platform "crews" for the purpose of challenging other players in online feuds. We'll see crews play a big pa...

Mr Andy Dixon




9:00 AM on 04.25.2012

Max Payne 3 to ship on two Xbox 360 discs

Max Payne 3's significant PC specs ought to have been a clue that Rockstar's upcoming game will be quite a demanding one, so it should come as no surprise that it'll ship on two discs for Xbox 360. Rockstar confirme...

Jim Sterling




8:00 PM on 04.23.2012

Max Payne 3 can scale up to monster PCs

Rockstar has never been known for their PC ports in the past. To this day, I still can't get GTA IV to play nice with my machine. They opted out of a port for Red Dead Redemption, and I never got around to L.A. Noire on PC, s...

Brett Zeidler




6:30 PM on 04.17.2012

Marvel is publishing a Max Payne 3 comic mini-series

I've been posting a lot of Archie comics news as of late. Probably a little too saccharine for some of you tough guys out there, I know. Here, this ought to satisfy your sophisticated palette! Rockstar Games has teamed up wit...

Tony Ponce




1:30 PM on 04.12.2012

Max Payne 3's bullet time explained

Max Payne has bullet time, this is known. The above video wants to make sure of that though, and will fill you in on some of the improvements that have been made to the combat mode. It may also help you get pumped for the pe...

Victoria Medina




5:45 PM on 04.03.2012

DTOID Extra: Max Payne 3 multiplayer interview

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Charlie Bewsher, the Lead Designer for Max Payne 3's multiplayer, after getting some hands-on time with its three modes: Gang Wars, Payne Killer, and Team Deathmatch. Watch th...

Tara Long




9:30 PM on 04.02.2012

Max Payne 3 playable at PAX East this week

Rockstar will be at PAX East 2012 this week and they're bringing with them a heaping helping of Max Payne 3 goodness. Rockstar will be located at booth 912 where you can play the game, and possibly get your hands on some Max ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




1:30 PM on 03.29.2012

Preview: Fun with guns in Max Payne 3 single/multiplayer

I'm going to slip on my flamboyant fanboy hat for a second here and say that I adore the Max Payne series. Ever since the third installment was announced about 63 f*ckin' years ago, every morning has felt like a lie to me; th...

Ryan Perez




11:30 PM on 03.28.2012

Rockstar offers first look at Max Payne 3's multiplayer

Rockstar has finally unleashed a trailer that shows off the multiplayer of Max Payne 3 for the first time. And yes, Max Payne 3 is going to have multiplayer. It was inevitable. But if it's anything like Red Dead Redempt...

Brett Zeidler




11:00 PM on 03.23.2012

New Max Payne 3 video puts the submachine guns on display

Like guns? Good, because Max Payne 3 has a ton of them. But you already knew that. Now, what sort of guns you ask? Well, good thing you asked because Rockstar has you covered. Today, they released a new trailer that shows of...

Brett Zeidler




4:30 PM on 03.16.2012

Max Payne 3 behind the scenes video shows impressive tech

I always love this kind of stuff. There's a certain "man behind the curtain" thing associated with videogames or any type of entertainment medium. But it's really cool to hear how games were put together and have some things...

Brett Zeidler




12:30 PM on 03.15.2012

Four Max Payne 3 screenshots to get you all moody

Here are four Max Payne 3 screenshots. There are guns in them, and nobody is happy. Max is just angry, all of the time. Angry and bald. Bald and angry.  Still, the shots look pretty enough, and ought to keep your excitement bubbling for what is likely to be one of this year's biggest hits. So why not gawp at them? Remember not to smile.

Jim Sterling




11:00 AM on 03.01.2012

Preview: How Max Payne 3 made me a believer again

I didn't have the highest of hopes going into the preview for Max Payne 3. I love the series, and though I know the latest has been getting preened and primped by Rockstar to match the caliber of their games, initial impressi...

Casey Baker




7:00 PM on 02.16.2012

This Max Payne 3 trailer gives some more story details

It's kind of a Max Payne sort of day, isn't it? First we had the feature (with exclusive new screens) recapping what we know about the new Max Payne. Then we found out the mobile version of the first Max Payne was coming ver...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




1:30 AM on 02.16.2012

Here's everything we know about Max Payne 3

Last month, Rockstar announced that they were pushing back the ever-so-slowly approaching launch of Max Payne 3 to give it a little bit more TLC. While the excitement is definitely mounting, I’m sure we can all agree th...

Liam Fisher




5:00 PM on 01.17.2012

Rockstar is holding back Max Payne 3 until May

It's been a long wait for Max Payne 3, so what's a couple more months? The game will be missing its March release date, and is now scheduled to arrive on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on May 15, followed by a PC launch on May 29...

Jordan Devore




9:30 PM on 01.13.2012

Max Payne needs some fashion advice

Looking at these new Max Payne 3 screens has made me realize how badly Max Payne needs a stylist. Sure, he pulls it off with the grey suit, but then he goes and has some sort of midlife crisis causing him to shave his head and wear a tank top. A tank top, people! Don't even get me started on his horrible taste in ties. This has been a moment in Hamza Aziz's fashion ridicule corner. You're welcome.

Hamza CTZ Aziz




5:15 PM on 01.12.2012

Get your face in Max Payne 3's multiplayer

Rockstar is hosting a pretty awesome fan contest where you can get your face in the game. Just imagine it, thousands of people shooting your face full of bullets on a regular basis. Cool! Rockstar has already picked their fir...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:00 PM on 12.14.2011

First details on Max Payne 3's Gang Wars multiplayer mode

We knew that Max Payne 3 would indulge in multiplayer, but weren't entirely sure how Rockstar would bring competitive play to fruition. Enter IGN with its exclusive look at Gang Wars. The team has attempted to infuse Gang War...

Jordan Devore




1:45 PM on 11.17.2011

Max Payne 3 gameplay trailer ... need we say more?

I don't think more needs to be said for a headline, really. It's a gameplay trailer for Max Payne 3, and it looks pretty effing good! The video tells you how Rockstar is using animation to enhance the gameplay, and how it's made the targeting work in a fluid manner. I have to say, whatever they're doing, it seems to be working. Just check it out, and get yourselves excited!

Jim Sterling




4:00 PM on 11.02.2011

New Max Payne screenshots full of action-packed action

While everybody was busy pointing their gaze on the Grand Theft Auto V announcement trailer, Rockstar quietly dropped a few new screenshots on the Max Payne 3 website. Say what you will about the new look of Max, He scar...

Conrad Zimmerman




11:00 AM on 10.06.2011

Max Payne 3 is everything I hoped for and more

This year is just ridiculous. There have been so many huge titles released in 2011 already and there are still many more on the way. I have a hard time trying to keep track of all them so you'll forgive me if I haven't really...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:00 AM on 09.14.2011

Max Payne 3: First trailer for Rockstar's next big thing

As promised, Rockstar Games is delivering our first look at Max Payne 3 today.  After a long silence, this is our first glimpse at the game in action -- the publisher maintains that this is all in-game footage. As with ...

Nick Chester




12:30 PM on 09.10.2011

Max Payne 3 potentially cost $105 million to develop

When all is said and done, it is quite possible that Rockstar will have spent roughly $105 million to develop its oft-delayed Max Payne 3. Worded differently, the game will have to sell around four million units just to make ...

Tony Ponce




9:00 AM on 09.09.2011

Max Payne 3 trailer hitting next week

Rockstar is getting serious about this Max Payne 3 business, first with two new screenshots last week, and now with talk of a brand new trailer.  We'll get our latest look at the long-awaited third game in the series nex...

Nick Chester




7:30 AM on 09.08.2011

Max Payne 3 release announced for March 2012

Rockstar has announced today that Max Payne 3 has finally been given a release date. Oh wait, no, it still doesn't have one of those. What it does have, however, is a launch window, with the game slated to arrive by March 201...

Jim Sterling




1:30 PM on 08.29.2011

Have two Max Payne 3 screenshots because it's Monday

Rockstar Games is doing some weird PR and marketing for its upcoming shooter, Max Payne 3. For starters, we've heard hide nor hair about the game in quite some time, the last major press push being an Edge cover story some ti...

Nick Chester








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