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GTA V seems to have a little Max Payne 3 in it

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I was not a big fan of Rockstar’s take on Remedy’s Max Payne franchise. It was visually quite impressive, but the Houser brothers just didn’t manage to channel their inner Sam Lake for the overall narrative; which was more “Man on fire” or “Die Hard with a Brazilian” than Max Payne. That said, the actual shooting mechanics were superlative – and it looks like they’ll be moving over to GTA V.

That’s a good thing, because the melee combat and shooting in GTA has, frankly, been bordering on terrible. Youtuber datarace1 has but the gunplay from GTA V’s trailers side-by side with Max Payne 3’s and found them to be jarringly similar; barring the bullet-time stuff, of course. 

What do you think? did you like Max Payne 3’s shooting, and are you happy for it to surface in GTA – or would you prefer they kept it as is, or perhaps borrowed more from Red Dead Redemption?

Last Updated: July 30, 2013


  1. Admiral Chief Minion 47

    July 30, 2013 at 18:19



  2. Melasco

    July 30, 2013 at 18:26

    Do they run on the same engine? I hope so.. Max Payne was awesome on console!


    • Chocago

      July 30, 2013 at 18:56

      Xbox 360 is a console max payne is called a game


      • Melasco

        July 30, 2013 at 20:21

        Thanks for that…. the world makes sense again!


        • Chocago

          July 30, 2013 at 20:24

          Hey all ways happy to help the Ld


    • Marc O Polo

      July 30, 2013 at 21:05

      they both run on rage ( game engine) and Euphoria (physics engine)


    • Tbone187

      July 31, 2013 at 09:52

      Faster on pc anyday…Was actually disappointed when I played it on xbox…great game either way tho…


  3. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    July 30, 2013 at 20:35

    I was expecting a minion Max Payne! I blame Geoff for this. He ate all the minions!


  4. ThatsDisqusting

    July 30, 2013 at 23:53

    In my opinion, it’s probably just the character wheel and the same crosshair. GTAV might differ in mechanics.


  5. TiMsTeR1033

    July 31, 2013 at 08:32

    Frankly I am suprised most of you didnt see this coming, They took what made max payne 3 good and put it into gta 5 it would be the obvious move. They Both use the RAGE engine just GTA 5 is a enhanced and optimized version of the engine. The animals and wild life is taken from Red Dead and enhanced ect. GTA 5 will have own animations and stuff but from that video is clear to see even some of the animations are a carbon copy just slightly tweaked for Gta 5. Max payne 3 was a great game and visually very impressive so i see gta 5 being massive and blow our socks off completely. 🙂


    • InsanityFlea

      July 31, 2013 at 16:29

      Neither did she!


    • shade

      August 1, 2013 at 10:04

      I feel like it may take driving mechanics from midnight club la


  6. Zubayr Bhyat

    July 31, 2013 at 09:08

    Nothing wrong with using a solid game mechanic to improve something in a series 🙂


  7. Tbone187

    July 31, 2013 at 09:56

    And they should look at Sleeping dogs for melee fighting inspiration. An area GTA really needs some work in…


  8. AZzaNz

    July 31, 2013 at 14:15

    looks like only the weapon selection mechanics. Crosshairs and wheel idea are taken from RDR.


  9. Mark Treloar

    July 31, 2013 at 15:32

    Did not like the selection wheel in Max Payne. Too often ended up with the wrong thing in my hand


    • MJPamuru

      July 31, 2013 at 18:05

      Damn dude, I hope your fu*king ain’t as inaccurate as your weapon selection ‘else you gonna have a whole lot of babies!! Lol
      I thought the wheel was cool, pretty quick selection tool, much better than using Left or Right on the D-Pad to scroll through the weapons until you get to the one you want…


  10. Milos Aleksic

    July 31, 2013 at 18:25

    This week is gta online check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwbfSAozpc0


  11. Unknown

    July 31, 2013 at 23:18

    You know it seems kind of lazy to take the gun wheel, movement, and shooting from one game and just slap it onto another. After two to three years of full developement you’d think they would have a shooting system just for gta to go along with the other original systems in the game. None the less it does look smooth and realistic, hopefully the melee will compliment the gun play nicely and make combat the best feature of the game.


    • T.J. Combo

      August 4, 2013 at 12:09

      Stfu, no one is forcing you to purchase this game.


  12. rob

    August 1, 2013 at 18:53

    r u retarted? i clicked this link just to make this comment btw so dont flatter yourself about the page view. this is not news rockstar said last year that gta5 and mp3 were going to have almost identical online.


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