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The Best Games Of 2012: Max Payne 3

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Full Title: Max Payne 3
Developer: Rockstar Vancouver, New England, London and Toronto studios.
Publisher: Rockstar
Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Release Date: March 2012

I’m a huge fan of the Max Payne games. The gritty neo-noir third person shooter quickly became one of my favourite PS2 games, and I have since bought the games on Steam to relive Remedy’s awesome contribution to last gen. I was happy when I learned that the franchise was making a comeback, and although Remedy aren’t behind this one, the game is in good hands with Rockstar who put out quality titles consistently. According to Rockstar’s Sam Houser, it is their intention on starting a new chapter of Max Payne’s life with the game.

“This is Max as we’ve never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever.” Says Houser

Of course no Max Payne game is complete without Bullet Time, so of course this is back and better than ever. There is also something known as “Last Man Standing” which gives Max a reprieve from death for a small period if he’s got one painkiller on him. If the player is able fill the enemy that delivered the wounding shot with bullets he’ll recover enough energy to soldier on. This with the shoot dodge being brought back better than ever (allowing you to stay grounded, shooting from the floor after you land) ensures that Max will be taking out the baddies in style.

The games’s scheduled for release in March 2012 – but until then look out for tons of exclusive Max Payne related content from us (hint hint).

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