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Max Payne 3 PC Review

Max Payne 3 PC Review

Hi guys! Today I will talk about Max Payne 3. As always, the review will have three parts, firstly I will talk about the storyline, then about the gameplay, afterward, I will talk about the visuals and finally, I will tell you my personal thoughts and give you a rating for the game from 0-10 (10 being the best).

Max Payne 3 PC Review


I know Max Payne 3 is an old game but I have been hearing good things about it and I thought I should try it out.

I can’t say that I felt anything from the story of the game. It felt pretty average, it was there to give you a reason for all this shooting and killing and I can say it did its job. The inner thoughts of Max throughout the story were enjoyable and I have to say it’s something that I haven’t seen in another video game I have at least to this extent.

The only problem I have with the game and how it handled the storytelling is that there were too many cutscenes and too many times I lost control of the character to watch the cutscenes and that for me was annoying.


The main ability that you will use throughout the game is the slow motion. When you jump the game goes into slow motion and it gives you time to shoot every enemy that you can while you are in slow motion.

You can say this is something that shows that the game was ahead of its time since it’s a very unique mechanic that you don’t see often. Personally, the only other game that I remember that had something similar to this is Quantum Break.

The negative thing is that this game mechanic is the only thing you will use for the entirety of the game. There are no other abilities you unlock, no other gear or weapons. Just this game mechanic. Some may say that’s enough, but for me it got old halfway through the game.

I believe the game needed something more for you to use while you fight enemies. Many people will disagree with me on this, but nevertheless this is my review and I have to say my honest opinion.

As for the weapons that you get to use. There is enough variety in the weapons department, but most of the time I used the same kinds of weapons because they were the most efficient for my playstyle.

Now let’s talk about the difficulty. I played it on hard mode since that was the hardest difficulty you could choose at your first playthrough. There are 2 other difficulty settings that unlock after you beat the game at hard mode. Those are the Hardcore mode and the Old School mode. I never played on those settings. I just finished the game on hard mode.

I have to say hard was challenging at times and I guess Hardcore and Old School modes will give you an even more challenging experience. I believe those of you that are hardcore gamers will find what you are looking for in terms of challenge in this game.


Max Payne 3 has very good graphics even by today’s standards. I played the game on the highest settings possible and I have to say it looked pretty good. The environment looks solid, and you fight in some interesting locations. As for the customization, the game has none. You basically play with the clothes you are given from start to finish.

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Final Thoughts

Max Payne 3 is a unique game that was ahead of its time and has a unique feature that you won’t easily find somewhere else. That said it has some flows. As I said this unique feature with the slow-motion is the only thing that you will use to fight enemies.

There are no other abilities, so you will play the 10-hour story mode doing the same thing over and over again.

For me that’s not enough, you might have a different opinion and if that’s the case then good for you, I hope you enjoy the game more than me. Currently, the base game is sold for 20 dollars/euro on steam.

I don’t recommend the game at this price, I would recommend that you wait for the sale of at least 50% if not more. It’s a good game but it’s old enough that it shows on the gameplay.

Final Verdict

Storyline: 8.2

Gameplay: 8.0

Visuals: 8.0

General Rating: 8.0

That’s it for my review guys, I hope you liked it. If you liked the game leave a comment down below and tell me what you liked the most about this game. See ya in the next article.

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