Max Payne 3 is by far one of the best games I have ever played. Graphics, story, simple yet satisfying gameplay; this game is a masterpiece of this generation, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique game unlike any other.
You are Max Payne, a grizzled, washed up ex-cop who now works as a private bodyguard for rich families in South America. Cutscenes and moments in the game are narrated by Max, revealing his inner turmoil and wracked guilt over his actions. When Max slips up on the job as a direct result of his alcohol/painkiller addictions, and soon finds himself on a mission to fix his mistakes and redeem himself. The story is definitely the game's strongest asset, due to the stellar voice work and cinematic quality of the storytelling.
Visually, the game is stunning. Beautiful lighting and textures means that even the brownest, dullest areas of this game are visually pleasing, and the game takes you to a variety of locations that utilise the graphics engines' full potential. This adds to the immersive quality exhibited through the games' storytelling.
Gameplay in Max Payne 3 is straight up third person shooter, with several unique elements. You have the ability to enter 'bullet time' mode, which means time is slowed to a standstill so that you can pull off headshots on enemies. If an enemy critically hits you, time will slow down again so you can shoot that particular enemy and revive yourself. You can also jump through the air in slow motion while you fire your weapons. These additions mean that the combat is pretty entertaining, though it can get repetitive due to the lack of enemy variety.
Overrall, I can't recommend Max Payne 3 any more. It has some of the best storytelling I've seen in a game, some beautiful graphics, and smart polished gameplay.