Max Payne 3 screenshots take flight

Max Payne 3 - airborne to the max

Being able to dive around like a loon firing automatic weapons is brilliant, but both Max Payne and Max Payne 2 failed to sensibly figure out what happens when the player dives head first into an adjacent wall. The previous "solution" was to have Max's forehead phase slightly into the concrete while his entire body hung horizontal in midair for a moment. He'd then slide down to the floor and continue as normal. We'll have to wait and see what Rockstar do when Max Payne 3 comes out next year.

It's clear from the latest screenshots that Max will be airborne quite a lot, hopefully for the majority of the game. See him diving, posing and exploding things in the four new screens below, spotted on the Max Payne 3 site .

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.