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.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking