PC gamers no longer have to wait for the launch of Rockstar's highly anticipated new epic, Max Payne 3! Today, special and standard editions are finally available for purchase from select retailers.
For Max Payne, the tragedies that took his loved ones years ago are wounds that refuse to heal. No longer a cop, close to washed up and addicted to pain killers, Max takes a job in São Paulo, Brazil, protecting the family of wealthy real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco, in an effort to finally escape his troubled past. But as events spiral out of his control, Max Payne finds himself alone on the streets of an unfamiliar city, desperately searching for the truth and fighting for a way out.
Since the recent launch of the console versions, reviewers have come out in full force, giving Max Payne 3 an overwhelming amount of kudos and making the wait even more painful for those waiting to buy it on PC.
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“Once in a while I want to play a video game that feels as if it were set in some approximation of reality — even if it’s a violent, drugged-out and profane approximation of reality. And no one delivers a dose of perverted reality like Rockstar, whether that’s Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption or L.A. Noire, or more obscure efforts like The Warriors or Bully. Or now Max Payne 3”
“No one in video games does the real world like Rockstar. Sadly, hardly any other studio even tries”
“There is a reason titles from Rockstar always finish near the top of "game of the year" lists. The stories are fascinating, the gameplay mechanics are tight and developers give great attention to detail. Max Payne 3 is no different.”
“It seems everything Rockstar Games touches turns to gold”
“Put it all together, and Max looks like the baddest man on the planet. As a pure action game, Max Payne 3 is exhilarating. When players string together several quick kills at once, or wipes out a group by blowing up a truck, it feels delightful.”
Featuring an epic single-player story, explosive and innovative multiplayer, high-powered weaponry, and a rich and immersive universe, Max Payne 3 has a lot to offer:
Max Payne 3 Multiplayer incorporates the gritty storytelling and intense gunplay the Max Payne games are famous for into an epic online experience. A deep leveling system, a wide variety of maps and game modes, and the all new Crew system which earns you extra XP for playing in crews and creating ongoing rivalries, help create a highly competitive and social multiplayer experience.
Gang Wars is the heart and soul of Max Payne 3 multiplayer. Using story events from the single-player game as jump-off points for multiplayer matches with dynamically shifting objectives that branch based on the events of the round before, all linked by highly cinematic cutscenes, Gang Wars brings a new level of storytelling and competition to online multiplayer.
The Max Payne 3 multiplayer experience is deeply customizable ranging from your avatar appearance to creating up to five complete loadouts. Select weapons, attachments, projectiles, items and bursts to suit your playing style. Bursts are special abilities you can equip in your loadout and trigger to give you – and in some cases your entire team – a distinct advantage.
Found in the hands of military infantry around the world, the Assault Rifle class of weapons in Max Payne 3 are capable of displaying a stunning amount of firepower at very long distances. From the battle-tested AK-47 toted by gang members and drug traffickers like the Tropa Z, to the advanced weapon technology of the imposing G6 Commando, these heavy-duty killing machines can literally make mincemeat of unlucky foes.
An American classic, the 1911 semi-automatic pistol is one of the most versatile weapons in Max Payne's arsenal. Max is able to dual wield this reliable and hard-hitting .45 handgun, keeping him as lethal and agile as possible.
Some intense bonus single-player Arcade challenges have been brought to Max Payne 3! Players can try to top each others' scores at the new Social Club, earning exclusive avatars and XP benefits:
After you've completed any single-player level, you'll be able to replay it in Score Attack mode, where you gun for the highest score possible - acquiring points for each shot that hits its mark and each adversary you vanquish.
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This fan-favorite bonus mode from and returns as a frantic battle that puts one minute on the clock and awards you with additional time for each enemy that you kill.
A full range of DLC is planned as well. Fans will be able to buy a 'Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass', allowing players access to all upcoming Max Payne 3 DLC for 2400 MS Points on Xbox LIVE and $29.99 on the Playstation Network. A tentative release schedule can be found here.
Be sure to check out the plethora of game screenshots below, and visit http://www.rockstargames.com/maxpayne3/ for even more information.