Max Payne 3 Painful Memories DLC out December 4

Four new maps for Rockstar Games' action-shooter arriving next week free with Rockstar Pass, $10 otherwise.

Rockstar Games is inviting players to experience Max Payne 3 Painful Memories next week, the company announced today. The game's Painful Memories expansion arrives December 4 and is free for those with a $30 Rockstar Pass. The content can be purchased separately for $10 on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC.

The Painful Memories downloadable content for Max Payne 3 includes four new maps (Roscoe Street Subway, Marty's Bar, Shoot First, and Canal De Panama) for the game's multiplayer component. In addition, the expansion adds the IMG 5.56 and UAR-21 assault rifles, new avatars and items, as well as the Hangover Burst. This causes enemies to respawn with fuzzy vision, and reduced stamina and health.

Max Payne 3's Painful Memories DLC follows previously released expansions Local Justice, Hostage Negotiation, and Disorganized Crime. The fifth and final map pack for the game--Trickle Down Economics--is slated to arrive at a later date.

For more on Max Payne 3, check out GameSpot's review.

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GameBeaten
GameBeaten

"Painful Memories" sounds like a fitting name for a single player DLC. Oh well.

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

I really wish that they made Single Player DLC instead of multiplayer maps that I know I'll never play.

loopy_101
loopy_101

Max Payne 3 was a joy to watch from a graphical and written standpoint but had absolutely terrible gameplay. I think the focus on multiplayer and DLC expansion doesn't help my already poor opinion of this sequel.

dav2693
dav2693

If someone told me 9 years ago that Max Payne 3 would be like this i would have laughed at them, but here we are with this... which is a shame but i guess modern gaming caught up with him.

tomouse84
tomouse84

I would love Single Player extra content for Max Payne. I'm not sure Rockstar quite understand that multi-player is not what fans want... well, at least, not this Max Payne fan.

mulder_000
mulder_000

MP?  No thanks!  There are enough games to play.  Plus, I can get 2 games on Steam or 4 on GOG for the price of this crap.

alpha-blade
alpha-blade

not free, not worth it...!!

just perfect.

SouL-Tak3R
SouL-Tak3R

Do people even play this still? Last time I played it was just incredibly laggy and had so many problems. Even after patches. Oh and I hear there are loads of hackers now.

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

"Painful Memories" is exactly what I have when I think back some time where I "played" a few minutes between the lengthy cutscenes over at a friends place.

 

Back then when we checked out multiplayer there were about 200 people online, last time we checked it was a meager 40-ish - Yeah, Rockstar, multiplayer is definitely where the core of the game is, keep telling it to yourself.

 

And it's not "free" either way, the Rockstar pass cost more than what the DLCs are worth when bought one by one, besides a few of the DLCs were abandoned anyways which lessens the value of the pass even more.

 

Say, are the cutscenes skipable in the meantime ? (have the bugs been patched)

Are there new singleplayer story chapters ? (or editors to create our own)

Is there offline "skirmish" style missions ? (basically the multiplayer maps against bots)

Did you get rid of the Rockstar Club launcher, account registration and forced online nonsense ? (offline mode doesn't work)

No ? Well, then keep working on it, because until then I have no intention of buying it anytime soon. (with these restrictions I won't even get a complete pack of it in a -75% sale, all the trouble isn't worth my time)

theHydra014
theHydra014

The last time I went online for Max Payne 3 on the PC, there was 53 people online...

hibikino
hibikino

Max Payne franchise has always been about great story-telling and overall single player experience. Max Payne 3 lacks both. While I do enjoy the multiplayer and all that it offers, I just wish they pay more attention and gives good o' Max Payne more life. All I have seen is a ranting old man's monologuing throughout. 

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Great! This means that Ill be able to get the game of the year edition for 20 bucks on black friday next year... or maybe sooner :D

KiLLLeR150
KiLLLeR150

I find it funny that Max Payne 3 just keeps getting multi-player DLC when I don't think that's the main reason people bought the game. I know I wouldn't shell out any money for this if I had the game.

Psmitty456
Psmitty456

The game is sitting in my mail box waiting to be played, can't wait to get home! So will playing MP before completing the game ruin any of the SP? I don't want to spoil the game but the MP looks like fun.

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

Max Payne Undead Nightmare please!

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

"The game's Painful Memories expansion arrives December 4 and is free for those with a $30 Rockstar Pass," ....I just love the way of how they term this statement to sound so great when in fact it's so misleading in that either ways you have to pay for the content rather than get it for free as you were suppose to when you initially coughed over your cash to buy the game, lol!!

LazyyAmerican
LazyyAmerican

I love how the only interesting DLC they ever really announced...the co-op portion....is nowhere to be found....they must of realized that would've required too much work for a multiplayer that will never rival the big dogs....I understand the shareholders need their reassurance in the form of crack multiplayer but this is a single player franchise regardless of this cod world we live in.

croserII
croserII

I beat the game 3 time,I freaking love it,Max payne 3 need long single player dlc,not mp COD shit

greenbnut
greenbnut

Free....for those with a $30 pass- WTF??

nastyhotpocket
nastyhotpocket

man i bought max payne for single player and they do this call of duty style map pack crap..where is the single player dlc?i hope rockstar learns from this mistake....they are almost the only company i trust..

unchartedpwns
unchartedpwns

I only got excited when I saw "Roscoe Street Subway". Everything else turns me off.

eriktkire
eriktkire

how is this free with the season pass?  Am I missing something where they decided to refund everyone's money, the ones that bought a season pass?

 

Come on, is that how dimwitted gamers are perceived?  That a prerelease DLC bundle subscription is looked upon as an idiot's donation and anything they're given is a freebie?

 

As innocuous as it may seem, it's little things like this from the games industry (including games press) that makes me feel disgusted with games in general.

Somebody89
Somebody89

Wow, I'm glad I never bought the season pass because the MP on the PC version is a ghost town. 

Rovelius
Rovelius

Prepare to Die, shameful DLC !

Fizzman
Fizzman

Hooray more useless DLC for a MP that nobody play's.  

ztron370
ztron370

Seriously,MP DLC!MP3 needs SP DLC.

bignick217
bignick217

$10 for 4 maps... Ah crap... Why is everybody going the call of duty route these days.  This sucks.  What ever happened to getting your monies worth?

expeditopaz2008
expeditopaz2008

Some co-op missions would be very nice. Or some single player missions based on the previous Max Payne games. Come on, Rockstar!

azurik15
azurik15

We still waiting Dead man walking mode.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

It's a shame the MP for this game is dying out. It's a very enjoyable experience. 

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

All of these DLC's filled with multiplayer maps and weapons are completely useless to most of us. We liked the SP, not the MP.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I got Max Payne 3 for $9, so I may check this out if I have the time.

Psycold
Psycold

They said like a year ago they would release a co-op DLC and never did. I really liked the campaign but man it's frustrating when you have a top of the line computer and you are forced to sit through a 10 minute loading screen simply because Rockstar said so. I've completely given up on playing this game, don't even have it installed anymore. Rockstar needs to get their head in the game. 

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

Honestly, how many people are playing MP3 multiplayer?

Truth_Hurts_U
Truth_Hurts_U

Wish they would of released some single player DLC.

JimRaynor_2001
JimRaynor_2001

Fix those damn freeze glitches and Win7 crashes first plz!