Max Payne 3 is a modernized take on the action noir series this time developed by Rockstar that gift wraps a story of a broken man and delivers it in a present dripping with style. The pedigree that Rockstar holds takes the best parts of their previous IPs and combines them into a cinematic action story that presents the Max Payne story in a modern way. Max remains the same, a fallen man in a different world. This time he finds himself drinking his sorrow away in Brazil, acting as a hired gun for a wealthy local family. Pills and alcohol still plague him, and remain to be the catalyst for the storytelling throughout Max Payne 3. It is a gritty transformation from Remedy’s previous work, but Rockstar has made Max Payne into a solid action game that is driven by a compelling story that I couldn’t put down.