James McCaffrey's voiceover is reliably superb and Health's original soundtrack is brilliantly spare and perfectly in keeping with the game's tone. Each and every gun sounds suitably lethal too. Bang!
Truly exemplary. The level of detail is superb, and few games can match the unparalleled sense of place and atmosphere that Max Payne 3 conjures with its visuals. You can almost smell and taste the filth and poverty of the Nova Esperanca favela.
Max Payne 3 is an unapologetically violent, yet unreservedly excellent shooter. Its gameplay serves as a natural evolution of the Bullet Time and shootdodge mechanics introduced in the original games over a decade ago, making for one of the most brutal and heavyweight action games you'll ever play. Cover plays more of a role this time, but the cover system works perfectly.
The story is dense, layered and utterly engrossing for its 10-15 hour run time. Once you've finished it, you'll definitely go back for a repeat visit. Max Payne 3 is also packed with additional modes to unlock and the multiplayer is unfathomably deep, crammed with playlists and game types. In short, it's massive.
A typically strong achievement list from Rockstar with only a handful of multiplayer tasks to complete. Multiple playthroughs are required, but there's collectibles to gather and extra modes to discover. Max Payne 3's achievement list covers all of these bases and more, also asking that you perform some rather amazing Bullet Time feats at certain junctures during the story.