Max Payne 3 is a third-person shooter video game published by Rockstar Games. It is the third title in the Max Payne franchise and will be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Development is led by Rockstar Vancouver in collaboration with the New England, London and Toronto studios. This is the first game in the series not to be developed by Finnish game developer Remedy Entertainment and not being written by series creator Sam Lake. The lead writer of Max Payne 3 is Dan Houser, who was also the writer of most games in the Grand Theft Auto series, and Red Dead Redemption.
Max Payne 3 is a third-person shooter in which the player assumes the role of its titular character, Max Payne. Max Payne 3 features the over-the-shoulder zoom aiming and cover mechanics. However, these just serve as garnish to the game's classic run-and-gun shooting.Max Payne 3 also marks the return of bullet-time in action sequences, which the franchise is notable for. In bullet time it is possible to see every bullet make a hole in your foes. There is a "Last Man Standing" mechanic, which gives Max a reprieve from death for a small period if he has one painkiller on him. If the player is able to kill the enemy that delivered the wounding shot with bullets he'll recover enough energy to soldier on.
Max Payne 3 retains the shoot-dodge mechanic from the previous games. Max is also able to stay grounded after a dive, which enables him to shoot 360 degrees around. Rockstar has blended physics and animation, so that when Max dives around, he does so appropriately according to his surroundings. Through advanced use of the Euphoria physics engine, shooting and killing enemies in Max Payne 3 will look noticeably more realistic than in any preceding Rockstar games as well.
New to the series are cinematic action movements, interactive cut-scenes which transition seamlessly into continuing gameplay. Moreover there are loading screens across gameplay and cutscenes.
The game's online multiplayer features maps and modes that dynamically change within a match, as well as reward, ranking and clan systems.
Max Payne 3 will let players form private crews with friends, or join public crews. Players can be a member of up to five at the same time, and completing tasks as a crew will gain XP points for the player. Among the crew features promised are persistent Feuds, that see the player scrapping with opposing gangs who've killed someone on the team. Social Club integration connect play across multiple titles, starting with Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V. By playing both games multiplayer "crews" that the player set up in one will be carried over to the other.
PC System Requirements:
Operating System: Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ -- i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ -- FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ
RAM: 2GB -- 16GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 8600 GT 512MB VRAM -- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM -- Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM
Sound Card: 100% Direct X 9.0 compatible -- Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live
HDD Space: 35 GB