Max Payne 3 [PC]
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Max Payne 3 PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Jun-01-2012
US Release Date:
Jun-01-2012
AU Release Date:
Jun-01-2012
Official release date


Genre
Shooter
Action
Theme
Crime
Mystery
Max Payne 3 is available on PC
Direct X
Max Payne 3 has the option of advanced Direct X which usually result in enhanced graphics. If your system is not good enough for these higher levels of DX the game should still run ok
MultiPlayer
Max Payne 3 is designed to be played with other people or it is heavily bias towards that type of gameplay
Downloadable Content
Max Payne 3 is intiailly released as a download. It is usually an expansion pack so check to see if you need a main game before getting this. Max Payne 3 may be released in the shops at a later stage
Gamepad
Max Payne 3 can be played with a gamepad or Xbox 360 controller
XBox 360 Game
Max Payne 3 is available on the Microsoft XBox 360 console
PS3 Game
Max Payne 3 is available on the Sony PS3 console
Mac
Max Payne 3 available as a OSX game to run on Mac devices
Back of the Box
For Max Payne, the tragedies that took his loved ones years ago are wounds that refuse to heal. No longer a cop, close to washed up and addicted to pain killers, Max takes a job in São Paulo, Brazil, protecting the family of wealthy real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco, in an effort to finally escape his troubled past. But as events spiral out of his control, Max Payne finds himself alone on the streets of an unfamiliar city, desperately searching for the truth and fighting for a way out.
Featuring cutting edge shooting mechanics for precision gunplay, advanced new Bullet Time® and Shootdodge™ effects, full integration of Natural Motion’s Euphoria Character Behavior system for lifelike movement and a dark and twisted story, Max Payne 3 is a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience from Rockstar Games.

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Max Payne 3 System Requirements
INTEL CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia GPU
AMD GPU
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
GD Adjusted Requirements
3 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 5
Win 7 64
DX 11
35 GB
FPS
Maximum Requirements
3 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 5
Win 7 64
DX 11
35 GB
FPS
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
Max Payne 3 Gamer Feedback Results
  • Anti Aliasing
    CSAA 16x
    CSAA 32x
    CSAA 8x
    CSAA 8xQ
    FXAA
    MLAA
    MSAA 2x
    MSAA 4x
    MSAA 8x
    SMAA
    SSAA
    TXAA 2x
    TXAA 4x
    Mac OS
    Yes 50%
    No 50%
    Console Port
    Yes 54%
    No 46%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 100%
    Sandbox Quality
    Acceptable 36%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 67%
  • What People Will Pay
    $21
    AMD optimised
    Yes 50%
    No 50%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
    Game too Buggy
    No 100%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 81%
    No 19%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 56%
    No 44%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 100%
    Good Ending
    Yes 100%
  • Replayability
    Yes
    3.8 / 10
    Multiple Endings
    Yes 10%
    No 90%
    Time to Complete
    15 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 78%
  • Game Difficulty
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
    Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 67%
    Anytime Quick Save
    Yes
  • Worth Getting
    Yes 100%
8.9

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The latest system requirements News for Max Payne 3
Jun-18-2012 Rockstar’s ultra-violent gun-frenzy Max Payne 3 is receiving pretty good press for its multiplayer. While the matchmaking and lobby system might be less than perfect, the gameplay lends itself s...
Full system requirements for Max Payne 3 reported on May-26-2012

We announced the official Max Payne 3 PC system requirements on April 23rd and as you will remember they caused quite a stir.

The reason for this was because the MP3 system requirements had one of the most powerful machines money could buy listed in its specs. We explained that the top end machine was listed as something that could run Max Payne 3 to the Max but now a new set of requirements have since been refined in a recent press article...

Kevin Hoare, Lead PC Designer on Max Payne 3 had this to say

"In terms of the original list of specs we distributed, they were the extremes of the entire range that we had tested, from the lowest players could reasonably run, through to the most powerful rigs we could put together. We know that variety and customization is one of the strengths of the PC platform, so if you’re a hardcore PC player with an incredibly customized rig, our game is going to shine on your system. If you’re coming in at the bottom end, you’re still going to be able to have a great time playing Max Payne 3."

Here is a more comprehensive list of Max Payne 3 recommended system requirements

Max Payne 3 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
CPU: Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ or AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ, or better
RAM: 2GB
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce 8600 GT 512MB RAM or AMD Radeon™ HD 3400 512MB RAM

Max Payne 3 Low End Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
CPU: Intel Dual Core 3GHz or AMD equivalent
RAM: 3GB
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce 450 512MB RAM or AMD Radeon™ HD 4870 512MB RAM

At this level, you will be able to comfortably run the game at 30 frames per second with a 1920 by 1080 screen resolution.

Max Payne 3 High End Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
CPU: Intel i7 Quad Core 2.8Ghz or AMD equivalent
RAM: 3GB
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce 480 1GB RAM or AMD Radeon™ HD 5870 1GB RAM

At this level, you will be able to comfortably run the game at 60 fps at 1920 by 1080.

Max Payne 3 Highest Tested Specs

OS: Windows 7/Vista (64 bit)

CPU: Intel i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ or AMD FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ

RAM: 16GB

GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB RAM or AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 3GB RAM

Kevin goes on to say that when you get to the top end of these requirements, that is when you will really be able to see Max Payne shine. This is because the PC version will come with screen resolution that is scalable, triple and even sextuple monitor support that also helps with higher screen resolutions. There will be various anti-aliasing choices, even scalable water quality, scalable shadow quality, increased detail for characters and vehicles and a scalable texture filter that further increases the visual quality of Max Payne 3.

MP3 will support DX11 also, including high end graphic features like Hull/Tessellation/Domain Shaders (which adds curvature to the character/vehicle models), Gather4 (for optimized shadow sampling / FXAA), Geometry shader / Stream Output and DX11 texture samplers to name a few.

Kevin explains that all of this is the reason for the giant 35GB install size. So while MP3 can still scale performance down to suit even reasonably low-end rigs, every asset is available at the highest resolution possible, from audio to video to textures.

We are looking forward to hearing your feedback and frames per second reports once you get your hands on Max Payne 3.

Special thanks to Taherookie for helping us always stay on top of the news. Thumb him up if you see him around.

Special thanks to anabigs for putting together the awesome picture of Felix Payne 3. Thumb him up too if you see him around.

May-02-2012 Not long now until we can get our hands on Max Payne 3. It will be with PC gamers on the 1st June and console owners will get their hands on it mid-may. Exciting! But let me remind you that we had to ...
Apr-23-2012 The game that brought us Bullet Time back in 2001 is getting its next installment and so far it looks hot. The PC version of Max is being developed in parallel with the game's console versions. Max Pa...
Feb-29-2012 Would you like your name immortalized in a game? Well-known video game retailer GameStop might just give you that.GameStop is giving gamers the chance to get their names inscribed on a headstone in Ga...
Feb-24-2012 Now we all probably know by now that Rockstar will be launching Max Payne 3 on May 29th in North America and June 1st in Europe? But it has also just been confirmed that the PC version of M...
Nov-21-2011 Coming through the press today is the details of the Max Payne 3 Special Edition. So if you are a fan or gamer who loves the series then you may want to check it out. Lets take a look and see what th...
Jun-24-2009 About The StoryMax Payne 3 begins 12 years after the events of Max Payne 2, with Max visibly older, more violent, and more world-weary from the events of his own life. Having left the NYPD, Max has be...
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Felix
12:35 Apr-25-2012

Max Payne 3 System Requirements Explained
These requirements are awesome news for PC owners rather than bad.
Firstly, let me remind you that Max Payne 3 will be playable on consoles. A console's hardware is pretty similar to the Max Payne 3 minimum system requirements quoted above. Therefore if your machine is less than about 5 years old it will likely be more powerful than a current console. With the right graphic setting adjustments in game your system will be capable of delivering a better Max Payne 3 experience than you may expect from playing it on an ageing console.
Likewise, anyone getting close to the Max Payne 3 GD Adjusted requirements, listed above, will likely enjoy an excellent version of the game, providing the game is ported suitably (I am looking at you GTA IV).
Is your PC between minimum and GD adjusted requirements? Then consider it a sliding scale. At the bottom you have minimum system requirements which will be around a console standard (fairly blurry, low resolution and capped at 30FPS) and as your system reaches up the scale you will likely be able to turn on more graphical settings until you reach a very healthy experience at the GD adjusted requirements.
The maximum system requirements are basically the developers way of saying, the game will be able to utilise all hardware a PC has. This is great and gives purpose to super powerful PC gaming machines and by doing so strengthens the relevance of the PC gaming platform.
Finally, if in a years time you upgrade your PC to a beast of a machine and looking for a game to take your new baby through its paces, then you will know that Max Payne 3 will likely help you to validate your upgrade.
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can i run it on lowest settings ?

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you will get 25-35 FPS at lowest :) good luck ;)

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Hey how would i be able to run it?

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which resolution and settings can get 45+ fps on this game

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setting and fps for me…..??

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med-high 30+ fps i think

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saurabhgaliyan
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Well i tried it today i get 60 fps on ultra msaa off and vsynh on i drop sometimes below 50 on 1080 resolution.

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nice..well i haven't tried on ultra cause i tought my cu can't handle it

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nice game.bought the complete edition on steam on sale for 7 euros and its worth it.high settings 40+ fps :)

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What settings am I looking at here? It's on sale.

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high settings,40+ fps

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Can I run this

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On the lowest 30+ FPS.

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Would this be playable for me at low to minimum settings?

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will i get 60+ fps on ultra?

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