Max Payne 3 Soundtrack Details: Official Album Featuring Music by HEALTH Coming May 23rd

Posted on May 2 2012, 1:04pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Rockstar, Games


Today, we are proud to announce that the Max Payne 3 Official Soundtrack will be available digitally on May 23rd. Composed and recorded by LA-based band HEALTH, the soundtrack features the song "TEARS" which is due for release as a single on iTunes on May 15th, coinciding with the game’s console launch.

“Working on the soundtrack to Max Payne 3 was a great experience,” said John Famiglietti of HEALTH. “Rockstar gave us the freedom to bring our own sound to Max’s dark story, and we’re really proud of the results.”

HEALTH’s unique blend of rock, powerful drums and electronic soundscapes lends itself perfectly to the score for the game. Taking influences from Brazil, Max’s native New York and the themes of the original games, HEALTH have put together a fantastic soundtrack that perfectly embodies the tone and the atmosphere of Max Payne 3. Distinctive arrangements unique to each level accompany Max on his journey through the game's locations, perfectly framing the game's epic action sequences and the dark and gritty story.

“By using a band instead of a traditional composer, we’ve created a soundtrack that sounds completely unique,” said Ivan Pavlovich, Rockstar soundtrack supervisor. “HEALTH have created hundreds of hours of amazing music for the game’s score, and distilled it into a devastatingly moody and atmospheric soundtrack album."

Excerpts from "TEARS" can be heard in the new Max Payne 3 TV spot and you can hear more of what the band have to say about the game in their exclusive Q&A with Pitchfork.

The Max Payne 3 soundtrack will also feature a new and exclusive track from São-Paulo-based Brazilian hip-hop artist, Emicida.

DJ mixes heard during Max Payne 3's Nightclub chapter were compiled and mixed by Brooklyn based DJ collective Trouble & Bass, and will be available free as a digital download following the game's release.

Stay tuned for more info coming soon...

  • wwertilon July 13 2014, 5:17pmReplyFlag
    Hi. I realy love that track, but i didn't find it on official soundtrack.

    Can Rockstar release it via SoundCloud for example? It would be GREAT.
    • FineapplePuckeron May 31 2012, 5:58pmReplyFlag
      Hey R*. Just thought I should let you guys know that you have created a masterpiece. I also am having a problem with the Special Edition Soundtrack. I was able to download it but it has issues playing sometimes. Just wanted to know if you guys might have something to fix this.
      • R* Xon May 31 2012, 5:59pmReplyFlag
        @FineapplePucker Cheers mate - please contact and we'll get that sorted for you
      • FineapplePuckeron May 31 2012, 7:27pmReplyFlag
        @ Oh. Figured out the problem myself. Thanks anyway. I think I should also mention that ever since I have listened to the entire soundtrack, I feel like walking in slow motion. Seriously, this is the Best Game of the Year and best Video Game soundtrack of the year so far.
    • itchymoney95046on May 31 2012, 9:35amReplyFlag
      hey R* u guys said below that the max payne theme song would be on the soundtrack but i just downloaded it and its all nice, but the theme song isn't there and thats the main song i wanted!
      • Primeguyon May 30 2012, 12:36amReplyFlag
        This game has the best soundtrack I have ever heard for a video game. I really appreciate it when a great game is accompanied by great music. That's one of the reasons I love Rockstar.
        • EdwardKenwayIIon May 24 2012, 10:45pmReplyFlag
          what happened with the songs from the nightclubs?
          • F00Li0on May 20 2012, 2:53pmReplyFlag
            I'm hoping HEALTH is featured on the GTA V soundtrack. Max Payne had a great feeling to it, I kept thinking I was in an 80's action movie.
            Kudos R*
            • SOSOREKon May 19 2012, 2:47pmReplyFlag
              you emailed me the link to download the soundtrack but i cant listen to it, it sends me to a blank page and asks if i want to save, run, and open the file. when i saved it, it wont recognize the file at all. I just want to have the album in my ipod.
              • chuckwagon69on May 17 2012, 9:14pmReplyFlag
                Soundtrack still not available for special edition. What's up with that guys?
                • DJBanksOneon May 17 2012, 8:35pmReplyFlag
                  Hey R*, I am really excited to hear the soundtrack but the link that came with the Special Edition of Max Payne 3 says to come back today. Did something go wrong? :(
                  • TheDonCzaon May 17 2012, 8:25pmReplyFlag
                    Site says come back may 17th, yet may 18th is 4 hours away. Did something go wrong?
                    • Tech140on May 17 2012, 1:48pmReplyFlag
                      I have a code to download the soundtrack, it says it will be released today?
                      • repbeeon May 16 2012, 9:48pmReplyFlag
                        welcome back max. will max payne 2 be released on psn/ as downloads on line which can be purchased.also is may 23 for the free download that came with the special editions set. i had rdr code for free soundtrack but never got it to download on my laptop.just wouldnt download so i just gave up .rockstar games are the best along time fanplaying rockstar games since there very first game. own them all rock on rockstar.
                        • markicevicon May 15 2012, 6:54pmReplyFlag
                          Any chance of this being released on vinyl like the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack?
                        • CircusRockon May 7 2012, 1:50amReplyFlag
                          rockstar always has great taste in music
                        • R* Yon May 5 2012, 11:04amReplyFlag
                          @Bruciesautos Yes, you can expect some of what you heard in the second trailer on the soundtrack, just a few weeks and you'll be able to listen!
                          • Bruciesautoson May 5 2012, 4:09amReplyFlag
                            Will the soundtrack include the theme from Trailer #2? I really love the song!
                            • R* Yon May 4 2012, 12:21pmReplyFlag
                              @SithlordDK Yep, the original theme is back in Max Payne 3, might want to give this a listen:
                              • NYPDMAXPAYNEon May 4 2012, 11:46amReplyFlag
                                @Aldizz I have a crew 911 NYC
                                • Myrkulafon May 4 2012, 11:23amReplyFlag
                                  I am also interested to know if the iTunes soundtrack will be the same as the one found on the Special Edition game ?
                                  • peteeee007on May 4 2012, 10:54amReplyFlag
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