Release Date

PlayStation 3

  • US 15th May 2012
  • EU 18th May 2012
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  • Review Max Payne 3 (PlayStation 3)

    Payne: Killer

    Max Payne is a man who can't catch a break. Haunted by the murders of his wife and baby girl, and the loss of the woman who managed to crack through his rock-solid shell, Max has become a washed-up, broken man with an addiction to alcohol and pain killers, waiting on the day for the planet to stop so he can step off. Left with no other...

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Max Payne 3 News

  • Who Would Win Wednesdays Aiden Pearce vs. Max Payne

    Round 18

    With Push Square member ztpayne7 calling last week's edition of Who Would Win Wednesdays "probably the strangest matchup I've seen here", we've decided to scale things back a little and put together a fight between two more recognisable characters for today's match. That's not to say, of course, that our previous duel was duff, despite its...

  • News Max Payne 3 Swallows Its Final Dose of DLC Next Week

    Deathmatch made in heaven

    The final jolt of Max Payne 3 content will be injected into the North American PlayStation Network next week, publisher Rockstar Games has announced. European players will need to go cold turkey until 30th January, when the expansion is due to arrive overseas. It will set you back £7.99/$9.99, or will be free if you own a...

  • News Max Payne 3 DLC Prompts Painful Memories Next Week

    Close your mind

    Max Payne 3 will have to endure Painful Memories next week, when the third-person shooter’s latest oft-delayed DLC pack targets the PlayStation Store. From 4th December, players will be able to unlock access to four new maps, including the Roscoe street subway stage from the original game. The expansion will also add the IMG 5.56...

  • News Rockstar Launches Max Payne 3's Cheater Pool

    Don't get caught

    If you’ve enjoyed being a deviant online in Max Payne 3, then it’s perhaps time you considered changing your ways. Rockstar Games has officially launched the title's Cheater Pool overnight, which will see offending players branched out into an isolated playlist away from honest gamers. You’ll know if you’ve been caught if...

  • News Get a Taste for Local Justice in New Max Payne 3 DLC Trailer

    Banged up

    Local justice might sound like a delicate means of reprimanding miscreants, but it’s actually nothing of the sort. Rockstar Games has released a brand new trailer honing in on the recently announced Max Payne 3 DLC pack, and it focuses much more prominently on gun shots than stern telling offs. You’ll be able to grab the expansion...

  • News Max Payne 3 Serves Up Local Justice on 3rd July

    Behind bars

    Rockstar’s popular sequel Max Payne 3 will get its first dose of DLC on 3rd July, the company has announced. The Local Justice pack will add a host of fresh content to the multiplayer component of the third-person shooter, including three new maps and a handful of new weapons and character customisation options. In response to missing...

  • News Rockstar Moving Max Payne 3 Cheaters into Quarantine

    Don't get caught

    Rockstar has announced an interesting solution for dealing with the “miscreants” ruining Max Payne 3’s multiplayer component – move them into quarantine. Writing on its official blog, the developer revealed that it is aware that “a small minority of players are spoiling the Max Payne 3 multiplayer experience for honest...

  • News Max Payne 3 Ships Three Million Copies Worldwide

    Rockstar reloads

    It looks like you’re fans of Max Payne’s gritty, macabre narrative. Publisher Take-Two announced overnight that it has shipped three million copies of Max Payne 3 since its release last week. The game shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts, beating out Blizzard’s hotly anticipated PC exclusive Diablo III. You can find...

  • News Max Payne 3 Tops UK Sales Charts

    Number one with a bullet

    There’s still hope for the struggling UK games market after all, as Max Payne 3 has become the best selling new release of the year after beating out PC exclusive Diablo III by 8,000 units. The rebooted Rockstar shooter outsold Max Payne 2 by a ratio of 10:1, with PS3 enjoying a fair share of the sales. FIFA Street moved...

  • News Free Max Payne 3 DLC Lets You Dress as a Gorilla

    Guerrilla warfare

    If you’re finding the sombre tone of Max Payne’s latest adventure a little bit overwhelming, know that Rockstar’s added something a little more playful to the PlayStation Store. Available for free right now is the Gorilla Warfare DLC pack, an addition which allows you to kit yourself out as a primate in multiplayer. Wearing...

About The Game

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.

Featuring cutting edge shooting mechanics for precision gunplay, advanced new Bullet Time and Shootdodge effects, full integration of Natural Motion’s Euphoria Character Behaviour system for lifelike movement and a dark and twisted story, Max Payne 3 is a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience from Rockstar Games.

In addition to an expansive single-player campaign, Max Payne 3 will also be the first entry in the series to introduce a thorough and engrossing multiplayer experience. Max Payne 3 multiplayer brings the same cinematic feel, fluid gunplay and sense of movement of the single-player game into the realm of online multiplayer. Using the fiction and signature gameplay elements of the Max Payne universe, Max Payne 3 features a wide range of new and traditional multiplayer modes that play on the themes of paranoia, betrayal and heroism, all delivered with the same epic visual style of the single player game.


Developed by Rockstar Games for a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience
Advanced Bullet Time and Shootdodge and Final Kill-cam mechanics for stylish shooting action
Cutting edge aiming, targeting and animation processes for precise, fluid gunplay
A dark, twisted story chronicling the return of Max Payne, one of the most iconic characters in videogames
Tight integration between Natural Motion’s Euphoria Character Behaviour System and a brand new iteration of the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) for lifelike movement and a new level of environmental awareness
A wide range of weapons rendered in incredible detail: hammers cock back, shells eject from the chamber and each bullet is individually modeled from the split second it’s fired to the moment of impact.
Advanced particle physics and destructible environments set the stage for dramatic and chaotic gun fights
New to the series, a compelling and addictive multiplayer experience to match the dark and relentless atmosphere of the single-player game