“Welcome to the Delightfully Chaotic World of Max Payne 3 Multiplayer”: Hands-On Impressions from GameSpot, Vox Games, CVG and More...

Posted on March 29 2012, 2:00pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

As promised yesterday, here's a barrage of hands-on previews of Max Payne 3's multiplayer that have hit the web today...

"You're pinned behind a bus in a São Paulo transit depot, with a half-dozen mercenaries ready to wipe you from the face of the Earth the second you peek your head past the headlights. You keep still, planning your next move, when out of nowhere some lunatic flings himself from a second-story window and manages to shoot every single one of those armed thugs before he even hits the ground. Immediately upon impact, he pops up as if to say, "I'm good!" and then proceeds to loot each of his victims like a ravenous hobo. Right now that guy might look like the craziest man on the planet, but he's also your teammate. And he just saved your life. Welcome to the delightfully chaotic world of Max Payne 3 multiplayer." - GameSpot


"I had gone into my multiplayer hands-on session expecting an amusing ancillary mode to Max Payne 3's single-player campaign, but what I found was something as robust as any other multiplayer shooter in the genre. If Max's return was a big deal before, it should now be a lot bigger." - Vox Games


"The battles in Gang Wars are tied to key story moments, offering additional color to plot points in Max Payne 3's story, fleshing out what might have happened before or after Max Payne visited the favelas or docks in the game's version São Paulo. There's fiction and even voiceover woven into this multiplayer pillar of Max Payne 3, which may be enlightening to those who get sucked into the drama of the campaign." - GameTrailers


"When it comes to Rockstar - kings of the story game - there's never any compromise. Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV - these were two of the biggest, best story games of a generation and they're both complemented by genuinely innovative, genuinely different multiplayer modes. So it is with Max Payne 3." - CVG


"Rockstar is on to something truly interesting here... you’ll almost certainly be shoot-dodging across your couch to get into a Payne Killer or Gang Wars match as quickly as possible." - Official Xbox Magazine


Of course, we'll keep you updated on more previews as they hit.

  • gurkirat9on September 21 2012, 9:53pmReplyFlag
    heyo R*

    wassup? i was wondering dat when r u launching Grand theft auto 5
    i'm waiting for it.
    and i missed the yesterday's event


    • Teimurazoron May 29 2012, 1:11pmReplyFlag
      Can you dive without using bullet-time in MP?
      • themp3kingon May 14 2012, 6:43pmReplyFlag
        i love max payne 3, just diving and shooting each other but out of all this i got a ? andswer if you could if not i wont feel bad of course you are a busy company so i went to say is can we change the whole character from the head to the toe
        • OldmanLoganon May 2 2012, 12:39amReplyFlag
          Multiplayer sounds and looks very fun and i can't wait to play it in two weeks! I hope you get to customize your self entirely and not just pick named faces though.Hopefully R* keeps the exclusive pre-order offers exclusive.Can't wait for max payne 3!
          • xXxlinusxXxon May 1 2012, 4:26pmReplyFlag
            Dear R*,
            I'm really looking forward to playing Max Payne 3's multi-player, it looks sick. One question I have is, will we be able to customize our characters like in GTAIV or will they be set characters with names like in RDR. I understand it would be difficult to animate all the different combinations of clothing and such, but that was one thing that i felt was missing from RDR. I know i will enjoy the game either way. Thanks!
            • funfarmon April 23 2012, 12:47pmReplyFlag
              Ha lol at the gamestop thing thats how me and my friend reffered to lotting as crazy hobos with guns in slomo 2 a film by john woo Rofl bsst (but still somehow texting)
              • Kayceejwon April 12 2012, 12:42pmReplyFlag
                Hi R*,

                I was just wonder because I'm a girl, will there be any playable women in the Max Payne Multiplayer? Because I havent seen any in videos, screenshots.. things like that.
                Shame if you havent made any playable women..

                Thanks, Kayceejw.
                • TWOxACROSSon April 8 2012, 12:21pmReplyFlag
                  Hey there! I had some questions and I wasn't quite sure where to ask them. This seemed like a good as place as any, but I apologize if there's a better place I could have asked them.

                  I'm really excited to see the multiplayer shaping up to be something unique and as frenetic as the Hong Kong flicks I love, and was even more excited when it was mentioned that you get to customize your character for the multiplayer. My question is - is it just their weapons, gear, and Burst that can be customized? Or can you also customize the look of your character as well? I hope it's the latter, and if so, does that mean that you customize them across all five(?) of the different Factions, too?

                  Also - will you be able to change the button configuration to your liking on consoles, or will there be preset configurations?

                  Thank you if you can get to my questions, and I can't wait to play! Been keeping myself busy with the first two Max Paynes and Stranglehold in preparation for Max's third outing!
                  • T-tapouton April 2 2012, 1:40pmReplyFlag
                    @sshers1 what is this kids problem, all he does is ask about gta v, how many times does R* have to delete your msgs for you to get the damn memo.
                    • R* Zon April 2 2012, 10:42amReplyFlag
                      @kristopherm3 Very cool! We do hope to reveal more about the Classic Multiplayer Character Pack soon

                      As we mentioned earlier, please keep it on-topic in here. This means commenting on the article's subject and nothing else. Thanks.
                      • military891Sean7on April 2 2012, 10:19amReplyFlag
                        I feel sorry for the Rockstar Employee what he have to put up with you guy's.
                        • kristopherm3on April 2 2012, 9:52amReplyFlag

                          Just made a special journey into town to put some money on my card to pre-order the special edition of Max Payne can't wait! Can we expect the full classic characters list soon?


                          • MaxPayne1983on April 2 2012, 9:18amReplyFlag
                            Thanks R*, of course i'll stay tuned!
                            • R* Zon April 2 2012, 9:13amReplyFlag
                              Hello everyone. As it says above the comment box below, individual articles like this are to remain on-topic when commenting. If you have any direct questions for us, including off-topic stuff, then send them to mouthoff@rockstargames.com and we'll reply ASAP. Thanks.
                              • sshers1on April 2 2012, 8:17amReplyFlag

                                We will get GTA V information when max payne 3 release.

                                Stay tune!

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