Strong Contender for Title of Worst AAA Game of This Console Generation
What lowers the score from a 3-4 to a 1 is that Rockstar bought the Max Payne name to slap on this steaming dung heap of a game. This is NOT a Max Payne game in any way, shape or form. It is a loose remake of the movie Man on Fire without the solid performances by Denzel and Dakota, but with a lot of scantily clad women and drugs thrown in. It is an atrocity.
Rockstar's shooting mechanics usually get a pass because of the big open worlds they are known for. There is no such buffer here and it shows Rockstar at its weakest. The game is mercifully short which makes getting through it more bearable, but is yet another reason that you should not waste $60 on this title.