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Common Sense Media says

Gritty action game overflows with gore, sex, and profanity.

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Adult Written bypredator x ogy June 29, 2014
LEARNING

give it a chance

I am a dad I have a 10 yrs old child and have played max payne 3. I think it is good it has lots of numeracy and you can skip rude content . If you go to the strip club it says warning put in pin code. The only rude content is on multiplayer. I make sure my child doesn't play online and he turns down the voice volume so no language can be heard. It is safe if you stay of multiplayer . co op campaign doesn't have rude content ever so you can play campaign with your friends it is super safe. Drugs are in multiplayer.
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Parent Written byjohnsmith73 June 22, 2012
LEARNING

Game ON for ages 14 and up!

Like others in the max payne series, there is alot of slow motion violence. some of it contains blood, but it is not anything kids havent seen in call of duty. There is some sexual content, but it is not very strong. he walks through a strip club in one mission and you see dancers wearing skimpy outfits that reveal cleavege but no nudity is seen. on the back of the game it may say partial nudity, but that is because the ESRB rating system identifies it as "any act of revealing body parts,sideviews, or wearing revealing outfits." so it can be mis-leading to alot of parents. there is some language but it is pretty mild. other than this, the story of the game has good morals and a good character. in the quest to save his wife from a band of terrorists he manages to only kill when he has to, and only men, no women or children. my child is 14 and i watched him play the whole thingi thought it was almost as good as watching a movie. i hope this review helps.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byadam56 July 17, 2012

Fun Game.

By the age of 13, 90 percent of kids will have seen examples of most of the things in this game. For those who purchased GTA 4, this game is definitely okay. And the sexual content is primarily in a cutscene, which is easily skippable if you know what point in game it is.
Adult Written byjoshua martinez June 28, 2012

not for kids.

this third sequel max Payne 3 is a good third-person shooter game ever but to think of it even though max Payne 3 is worth $60.00 and it's fun to play but to me it's only worth rented it because once you beat the game you'll see what i mean and plus there are so many Collectables that will keep max Payne fans busy and one thing in mind parents max Payne 3 is only for adults and parents you need to know that max Payne 3 earns a m rating for a good reason this game has a lot of intense violence filled with lots of shooting and much more and in addition to the violence you will see lots of blood and gore there's also sex and nudity filled with naked strippers and prostitutes females there's sex scenes shown like in chapter 7 in a cut scene when max walks inside the building a men and a female are shown grinding and thrusting on each other expect a lot of non-stop constant strong language used and there are lots of drugs, drinking, and smoking used.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
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Teen, 14 years old Written bymovie loving teen October 15, 2012

Strong Sex/Nudity, Hard Drug Usage, Strong Graphic Violence, Pervasive Language

An amazing game but however should not be played by kids because it has Sex,Drugs,Language,Gore.
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Adult Written byGregH94 June 7, 2012

Great

Good, non-stop action single player, the multiplayer is also great. If you like the Die Hard movies, you'll enjoy this game. Contains graphic violence and very strong language.
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Too much violence
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Teen, 16 years old Written bymr bannana September 5, 2012

cool game

this is the cool updated game of the max payne series. my brother plays it more than me and hes only 12 years old. i didnt know he was that in to the game. anyway, this game is for gamers who dont take the things they play or see to mind. anyway its a awesome game
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Too much violence
Too much sex
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Parent Written byRun boy run. August 15, 2012

I love this game, but its dark, super violent, and filled with swearing as well as some sex

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Too much violence
Too much sex
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Teen, 14 years old Written byNo Name, for real. June 15, 2012

This is not a kid game.

Max Payne 3 is uncompromisingly violent, bullets destroy faces and tear through bodies, blood gushes, and its all emphasized by the games kill camera that shows the brutal detail of the last victim in a room(which can also be slowdown by hold down A, and the player can continue shooting, showing even more gruesome and great gushes and spurts of blood, and remains grisly and shocking all the way through. Theirs also extreme profanity throughout. But the real problem is it's drug and alcohol use, the min character is a man trying to forget his brutal past. He has many drinking binges, downing everything from beer to vodka, and also abusing pain pills and smoking cigarettes, other characters appear drunk as well, and lots of it can be seen almost throughout the game.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old June 6, 2012
LEARNING

great game

very good violent but has good leasons it also has a scene where he walks through a brothel if player is under 13 won't notice sex because it is not very clear just thrusting but it is a bit of a blur if your child has seen hitman or hotfuzz (sexual language) all kids should play and a couple scenes in which female breast are seen most violense same as cod only in a different setting. sex low violence high language medium 12+
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Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byMatt The Gamer May 25, 2012

Great Game But Not For Kids

Serious privacy and safety concerns: This is the first game in the series to include multiplayer support, so gamers can play against one another online -- and if desired, chat with one another openly via headset microphone in an un-moderated and un-monitored setting. Really Common Sense? Just because you can interact with people online doesn't automatically mean you're going to come in contact with, let's say "bad", people. Overall, this game is very entertaining but due to the violent, sexual, and profane content, should not be played by anyone under 17.
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Too much violence
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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byMichael Ryan Metzger April 13, 2016
LEARNING

Max Payne 3-Good Cop game, but very violent and gory

Max Payne 3 is the third game in the "Max Payne" series. The game was created by Rockstar Games in 2013. The game is still quite similar to other games, besides the fact that Max is a lot older. Also, throughout various parts in the game, the player has a partner by their side. Max Payne 3 has a few new weapons, as well characters. However, intense and extremely bloody gun fights are still a frequent situation. The storyline takes place a long while after Max Payne 2. In the game, Max is completely put down and constantly mourning about the death of wife and kid, and he regrets not being able to save them. This pain inside him results in Max drinking and smoking himself to death, not being able to let go of the past. Max Payne 3 has a differences from the originals, but like the others, but it still runs with extreme violence, foul language, and sexual content (But not very explicit). Blood will squirt from enemies when they are killed, even causing large amounts of blood to puddle on the floor and stain walls. Dismemberment is also shown when enemies are hit by explosives. Various characters in the game use strong language use, such as f*ck, sh*t, bitch, wh*re, n*gga, and a**hole. Sexual content isn't displayed very much in the game, but there are scenes of Max walking into clubs that have strippers dressed in skimpy clothing. There are also moments of men being pressed up against strippers, or prostitutes on top of men. Sex may not be very explicit, but the strippers are shown without any bras or shirts, leaving their breasts visible. With that being said, drugs and alcohol are used in very emotional and negative moments in the game when dealing with Max's despair. Max Payne 3 does have positive sides though, such as "friends who have your back", "Bravery", and simply trying to protect the innocent from the evil. Max Payne 3 is a good game, but not for kids younger than 16 at most.
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byihateageratings March 26, 2016
LEARNING

fairly violent

It dosent overflow with sex but has grity violence a man burns alive in tyers a guy gets half his face torn off along with his arm and leg max taks drugs and drinks and also has a bad temper and brakes a few noses and legs he is suffering from depression over not saving his wife or his freinds sister there is scene set in a strip club were a man is shagging a girl and theres pole dancers the game is also hard to play tons of enemies attack you at once and its disturbingly violent grusome there is a bunch of terrorists that sell people's organs hearts and livers language is also strong but over all great story max is a great role modle and trys his best to protect his freinds
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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Kid, 10 years old September 27, 2015
LEARNING

Listen

Guys you might have seen my review over silent hill origins and I'm back now this time there is endless gunplay, bullet time , and straight up gritty violence. Now people I've already beaten this game show I know what I'm talking about when I say this game is violence to the extreme 10/10 with violence people. Now language is constant too 9/10. People max is in a deep depression spiral so most of the game is memory when the rest is real time. Now I am not kidding when I say you can kill people and bystanders without punishment and you can kill enemies in the most brutal and satisfy ways possible. Now who wouldn't want to put a bullet in an enemies skull or perhaps shoot them in the balls the fun is never ending. As a matter of fact in one mission you get to blow up a building until it is reduced to rubble. The violence in this game is so close to being able to dismember people when I say I mean when you shoot someone they bleed profusely . Ok guys just because a game is violent doesn't mean it's going to turn you into a killer.
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Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 15 years old Written bySaad1Khan November 17, 2014

Play If you are 15

If you are 15 you can play it.I have played it but my 11 years old brother didn't because my father don't want him to play the game.
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Too much violence
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Parent Written byEziotheAssassin August 16, 2014
LEARNING

Gritty, violent crime game focuses on drugs.

Max Payne 3 is a lot different than the other Max Payne games, especially with Max's character development. Dealing with the depression of losing his wife and daughter, the game focuses on Max's addiction to painkillers and alcohol with many depressing overtones. Outside of the cutscenes of Max boozing and pill popping, the game's combat is pretty brutal. The game has over-the-top elements such as bullet time and slow motion shootdodging, but when the game goes into it's kill cam mode the enemy can be shown with the bullets hitting them very realistically with blood spurting out of the holes in their body after they are dead. As for language, this being a Rockstar game, the game is filled with tons of F-bombs being used by every character in the game. Sex and nudity is frequent, especially in one level where Max walks into a bar/club in South America and the camera pans in ways to show people engaging in sexual activities with prostitutes, breasts and butts being visible.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byMidnightNinja15 July 7, 2014
LEARNING

My thoughts on Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 follows its titular character on his road to redemption. Traumatized by the death of his family, Max spends most of his days wasting away at the local bar, killing himself slowly. One day he is approached by what seems to be an annoying troublemaker, Is actually the son of one of the most powerful mob bosses in New Jersey. Max kills the son after he assaults a young woman. After this, Max and his friend Passos are captured by DeMarco and his goons and forced to dig their own graves. However, they both escape. Knowing that they are dead men if they stay in Jersey. Passos offers Max a job as a bodyguard in Brazil. Max Payne 3 offers arguably one of the most darkest and mature storylines in gaming. The game plays out like a movie and tells its most brilliant tale in the saga through a nonlinear fashion. The game is very cinematic and while there are gun battles galore, the story is the main focus with unskippable cutscenes lasting almost 10 minutes in some cases. This may annoy some players who have already experienced the story and want to play through the game a second time. This game is not for children. There is plenty of violence, most of which is incredibly realistic as bullet holes are visible and the violence is shown in great detail. The language is also very strong, although it is a Rockstar title and really not anything you haven't heard before if you are familiar with their work. There is also lots of nudity, naked women are shown bare-breasted and giving sex acts to people in one mission. However, Max is never seen receiving any sex acts. This is a very adult game that children should not play, but it's ok for older teenagers. While there are likeable characters such as Max and his partner Passos, the game has little to no positive role models. That being said, Max Payne 3 offers an underlying message about redemption and moving forward.
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Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bygamerkid789 January 31, 2014
LEARNING
I got this game for $19 at walmart. Awesome Bullet time kils but has some gore.
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Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent Written byBattleVet75 October 6, 2013

Outstanding game, but it is mature.

Max Payne 3 is very well written, but it is made by Rockstar, so it will be edgy. The game is very violent and bloody, and the whole game revolves around a hostage situation. Max Payne is given the job of a body gaurd for a wealthy family in Brazil. That being said, the wife of the noble man is kidnapped and taken hostage, and the game follows Max's journey to rescue her. Max is a decent role model as he is trying to do his job and bring the girl back alive. The violence in the game is very graphic. You can shoot civilians in the crossfire without consequences. You will see extreme blood splatter and blood pools from dead bodies, complete with bloody bullet holes. The most violent scenes are in cutscenes: the first is where you see a man with his arm severed after an explosion, and the other is when a man sacrifices himself and suicide bombs a group of enemies, in which after you will see bloody, dimembered bodies and gore. There is some strong sexual content in the game as one mission has Max visiting a brothel to meet with a cop. In this mission, players will see people having sex in the background, complete with thrusting and full bottomless nudity. There is also a nude striper. Language is very strong with the use of every word in the book. Overall, if your 16 year old wants a fun game with a very outstanding story, than Max Payne 3 is a good choice.
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byMaaah July 28, 2013

forging awsome to the limit!!!!

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