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Here's Exactly What Max Payne 3 Looks Like

Fat, bald, and surly--wait, you already knew that part.

Rockstar sent out the first official screenshots of Max Payne 3 today. We already knew about Max's new older, paunchier look, and now we have some idea what kind of game this is actually going to be.

Well, sort of. I can tell you with confidence from looking at these shots that the game will involve guns, and shooting. Max will shoot guys. With guns. This will happen in some kind of tropical shantytown. How's that for in-depth analysis?


Truthfully, you can't get much of a sense of the game from these shots, but you can at least absorb the art style. How does it strike you? Do you think Naughty Dog ought to be getting upset yet? I'm all for changes in creative direction, but I certainly don't see anything in these shots that really screams "Max Payne!" at me.

Well, OK, that silhouette kind of fits.

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Posted by Brad

Rockstar sent out the first official screenshots of Max Payne 3 today. We already knew about Max's new older, paunchier look, and now we have some idea what kind of game this is actually going to be.

Well, sort of. I can tell you with confidence from looking at these shots that the game will involve guns, and shooting. Max will shoot guys. With guns. This will happen in some kind of tropical shantytown. How's that for in-depth analysis?


Truthfully, you can't get much of a sense of the game from these shots, but you can at least absorb the art style. How does it strike you? Do you think Naughty Dog ought to be getting upset yet? I'm all for changes in creative direction, but I certainly don't see anything in these shots that really screams "Max Payne!" at me.

Well, OK, that silhouette kind of fits.

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Edited by Akeldama

ok im excited officially 


oh and FIRST 
Posted by Drebin_893

Maybe I missed a joke, but why would Naughty Dog be getting jealous? I didn't think they were involved in Max Payne?

Posted by EvilTwin

Yeah, this really looks like RE5 meets Uncharted to me.  And yet, for some reason, I have no interest in this game. 

Posted by OmegaPirate

Wow! colour me intrigued for 


"Uncharted :- max's really noticable lack of fortune, seriously we hope things look up for him soon"


Posted by TheHBK

Truly, I don't even see Max Payne.  I just see Drake after his chick left him for her surfing instructor.  Where is the black jacket?  Where is the constipated look?  This guy looks more like bruce willis, in the Jungle.  I think they should have just slapped the name Die Hard: Jungle Fever on there.

Posted by nail1080

Max is BACK!

Posted by PapaLazarou

It's too early to pass judgement because Rockstar always make great titles and i can't imagine them wanting to ruin this big name. I just wish'd it was based in the dark and gritty setting it was previously but I understand carrying on the story and to keep things fresh, that you can't do that. Just hope it's good cause I loved the first two.

Posted by MattyFTM

I like Max's new look. It totally suits his storyline.

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Posted by HatKing

If they remade Max Payne now that game would be terrible.  They need to change it pretty drastically to make it worth playing.

Posted by Yummylee

Max sorta resembles Sam fisher a lil to me, that and the hobo that keeps askin for change everytime i walk to the cornershop.

Posted by PeasForFees

No Drake looks better but Payne totally has the Fat McClane going for him

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Grizzly Adams did have a beard.

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Posted by Pie

Is that set in brazil? It looks like that....
Also where's my free map pack Brad?

Posted by TheGreatGuero

He looks so different. But whatever, it's cool. I don't think Rockstar will let me down.

Posted by natetodamax

Nothing we haven't seen in Game Informer.

Posted by fillmoejoe

Looks like Double Agent, just got out the joint Sam Fisher.

Posted by Jackel2072

eh. i really dont like his new look. he looks like Sam Fisher from double agent now...

Posted by PJ

big surprise, rockstar fucks up Max Payne. That looks absolutly nothing like Max Payne. Just put the damn game in a dark and gritty big city. New York in the first two Max Payne was a huge part of the game and that was what gave it its special flavor. Putting it in fucking Mexico or where ever the hell it is will take what was great about Max Payne and throw it out the window and then have a hobo rape it in the ear.

Posted by Mus

Looking pretty awesome. :)

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Why does he look like a side character that hands out missions in Far Cry 2?

"Hey amigo, I'm going to need you to travel to map grid section 14-7 to collect 15 pineapples for my delicious homemade pineapple turnovers.  Once you have come back with these things, then I will give you the information you desire." - Max Payne

Edited by Kritz

(Re: silhouette screen)
Max Payne has a shotgun for a penis?

Posted by canucks23

Lmao, everything but max himself looks straight outta uncharted.

Posted by Vorbis
@Drebin_893:  It looks abit like Uncharted 2.

Kind of agree that Max Payne doesn't fit in that location, stick him back in a gritty city.
Posted by musdy

Bring back the original model for Max Payne 1!!!

Posted by TOXICSHLOCK

the new look breaks the predictable action every man mold, that is welcomed.
the odds are - this is going to be a well received shooter, it would more of a surprise if RockStar actually botched it.

Posted by RoyaleWifCheese

And here's where we lose everything that made the last two games so awesome. Don't get me wrong, Rockstar makes quality games. I just don't see it being as good as the first two now that Remedy isn't involved. If the writing is up to snuff, I might reconsider

Posted by Scooper

My vision of what Max Pain is is dark, opressive streets in the pouring rain. Not really this. Still, I'll give it a chance.

Posted by Oni

diiiiiiiiisgusting.

Posted by jakob187

Saw all those in the new Game Informer.

Posted by Landmine

Sup half-tuck.

Posted by gzl5000
@Krakn3Dfx said:
" Why does he look like a side character that hands out missions in Far Cry 2?"Hey amigo, I'm going to need you to travel to map grid section 14-7 to collect 15 pineapples for my delicious homemade pineapple turnovers.  Once you have come back with these things, then I will give you the information you desire." - Max Payne "
My thoughts exactly. WTF? Why would Max Payne be in a jungle anyway?
Posted by phlegms

Dude looks mad old.

Posted by mosespippy

He looks like a white Dwayne Forge from GTA4.  I bet R* took the character model and changed the skin tone.

Posted by CL60

no no NO NO

Posted by mracoon

I won't judge until I see some actual gameplay but it doesn't look like Max to me. Not that's necessarily a bad thing but his face made half the game for me so to see him looking fat and having a beard makes me a bit disappointed.

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Posted by Krakn3Dfx
@gzl5000 said:
" @Krakn3Dfx said:
" Why does he look like a side character that hands out missions in Far Cry 2?"Hey amigo, I'm going to need you to travel to map grid section 14-7 to collect 15 pineapples for my delicious homemade pineapple turnovers.  Once you have come back with these things, then I will give you the information you desire." - Max Payne "
My thoughts exactly. WTF? Why would Max Payne be in a jungle anyway? "
Zombies...obviously.

Still, I can bitch all I want, I was a HUGE fan of Max Payne 1 and 2, and I will be getting this Day One, is only to expand the story canon of Max Payne for myself.
Edited by FlipperDesert

Why is Max out of Noir York and in some slums? What happened to his awesome hair? WHY DO NONE OF THESE PICTURES SHOW BULLET TIME!?

I feel sad inside. Seriously, NYC, burnt-out detective, monologues, punny names, is it really that hard to do?

Posted by Volkodlak
@Drebin_893: He means the new art direction looks like Uncharted... and no, I don't think Naughty Dog have anything to worry about.
Posted by imayellowfellow

im hoping this is a dream sequence and hes actually still in NYC

Posted by Nasar7

He looks like Kimbo now.

Posted by FlipperDesert
@imayellowfellow said:
" im hoping this is a dream sequence and hes actually still in NYC "
I'm hoping it's just a prologue and he grows that awesome hair back.
Posted by Volkodlak
Well, Generic Action Game #5,973,462 looks pretty good... where are the Max Payne 3 screens?
Posted by LiquidPrince

So what's the hook in Max Payne 3? I mean in the first two it was the bullet time and gritty story, but those things have now been done to death. So what is the hook now?

Posted by RedSox8933

All but one of these screenshots were in GI.

Posted by GeekDown

Love the new look of Max Payne..can't wait to see some gameplay. Hope they skip the pills this time around though since I ended up using health cheats in Max Payne 2.

Posted by TehBuLL

max payne shouldnt be this...outdoorsy.

Posted by Absurd

I'm starting to hate this game, I loved Max Payne 1 & 2 but this just isn't Max Payne.

Posted by CL60
@Absurd said:
" I'm starting to hate this game, I loved Max Payne 1 & 2 but this just isn't Max Payne. "
Indeed
Edited by Sunjammer

This does not look like a Max Payne game. At. All. It looks like angry Sam Fisher. In the jungle(?!).
This is a bullshit pretender to the throne. I am not a believer. It can play great and still not be Max Payne.

"This is Max as we've never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever"
Urrrghhhhhhhhhhh. Max Payne is not your generic angry-man. I wouldn't even call him cynical or world weary. First game is a drug infused revenge story after they *murder his wife and child*. The second is a conspiracy *love story*. Remedy did really interesting things with that character. But, you know, what the hey. Let Rockstar go Rockstar it all up. BLehghgh. Fuck this.

I don't know but my gut says fuck this shit.

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