Nine years after the events of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003), Max finds himself living a degenerative lifestyle, addicted to painkillers and alcohol in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, while trying to forget the past that haunts him. Employed by real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco, Max works in private security, protecting the wealthy Branco family. But as things go wrong and Rodrigo's wife Fabiana is kidnapped, Max is forced into a deadly new conflict, while relying on the abilities he attained from the experiences of the past he left behind. Written by
Did You Know?
The Face of Max Payne is different in every game. The model in the first game was Sam Lake the head writer of the first two Max Payne games. In the second game the role was given to actor Timothy Gibbs. In Max Payne 3, the model was James McCaffrey, who was the voice actor for Payne in all three games. See more
Raul Passos' Brazilian I.D. card states that he is Colombian. However, earlier in the game, he stated that he was in the NYPD and went to the NYPD police academy with Max Payne. This would not have been possible, since only U.S. citizens can become police officers in the U.S. See more
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