"Max Payne 3"
Score: 3 stars (out of 4)
“Max Payne 3” is as much a meditation on ‘90s action films and hard-boiled detective noir as it is an excellent third-person shooter. Some video games are “cinematic” in the sense that they force you to watch a lot of cutscenes that try and explain what you've just done or are about to do. “Max Payne 3” turns you loose to shoot bad guys because after the deftly interwoven story moments, it seems like the right thing to do at the time.
Max Payne the character is as classic an...