Rounding Up Max Payne 3 Ahead of Release This Month: Part Two

Max Payne 3 May 15 Release

Max Payne 3 releases this month, so it’s time to round-up the important info.

May 15: Max Payne 3. I can’t quite believe Rockstar are actually releasing the game already, so here are the important bits!

Earlier this week we had recapped features of Max Payne 3 ahead of its launch in five days in North America. Part One covered some of the story and multiplayer additions, so here’s what you need to know.

There are a few different multiplayer modes in Max Payne 3, along with the usual Team Deathmatch and Deathmatch modes. The first is Gang Wars, the focal point of Max Payne 3’s multiplayer experience and Rockstar’s attempt to bring narrative into multiplayer (Halo 4’s doing this too, and I’m not sure I really care for it). Events that took place in single player are the starting point in Gang Wars, and the storyline changes depending on the outcomes in Gang Wars. Each Gang Wars has five chapters, and each chapter has one of ten different gametypes.

That honestly sounds awesome, and a genuine way of adding life to multiplayer rather than having to grind unlocks like in Battlefield 3 which discourages genuine skill and the players who just play for a massive amount of time.

The second mode is Payne Killer; players who get the first two kills become Max Payne and his friend, Passos, and have to fight everyone else (reminds me of that scene in Kill Bill where an army of swordsman are defeated). Max Payne and Passos get weapons and painkillers, and killing either characters causes you to take control of them. Basically Juggernaut in Halo, which is fine. At least a game is using an undiscovered gem rather than the predictable Deathmatch modes.


Crews are basically Max Payne 3’s versions of guilds, and players can roll up into five of them. Crews can be formed by Rockstar or players, can be customized through emblems. Players in a crew get experience points which allow players to unlock weapons and bursts. Crews can also enter feuds, which are exactly as they sound. Crews also move from game to game, including Grand Theft Auto V. I guess I’m buying GTA V then!

Release Date

Max Payne 3 launches May 15 in North America.


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