GTA 5 gun combat compared to Max Payne 3 in side-by-side video

Tuesday, 30th July 2013 11:20 GMT By Dave Cook

Grand Theft Auto 5′s gun combat seems to have taken a leaf out of Max Payne 3′s blood-soaked book. An intrepid YouTuber has compared footage from both games to try and show the similarities. Watch it here.

What do you think? Thanks to datarace1 for the clip.

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  1. Moonwalker1982

    As previews had said too, the gun combat is a lot like MP3 and that is a very good thing. Its awesome in that game.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. rbevanx

    No longer interested in the game then, hated Max Payne 3 was hoping for something more in tone of Red Dead Redemption.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    Interesting i see it borrows something from all Rockstar games.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. MadFlavour

    Max Payne was bobo.


    #4 1 year ago
  5. Hcw87

    Makes no sense. When it comes to 3rd person shooting mechanics, Max Payne 3 had one of the best implementations ever.

    Also, Max Payne and GTA is two very different games.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Ristas


    I find it pretty fascinating that GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption managed to be such great games, even though the shooting sucked in both of them….in one you just had to use auto-aim, in the other you used auto-aim PLUS slow-mo.

    Happy to see they decided to finally make the shooting itself fun.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. DiodeX

    The shooting mechanic was hideous in GTA 4, I’m playing it on the PC and I thought it may work with a mouse?KB but I just plugged in my pad.
    MP3 worked really well, but nothing as good as GoW.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Kieran

    max payne 3 was brilliant i thought i loved the dialogue but the story wasnt as tight as the first two but i missed new yorks atmosphere the most

    #8 1 year ago
  9. DiodeX

    @9, yeah, the NY bits were real Max in MP3, loved them.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. povu

    I didn’t like Max Payne 3 at all, too many cutscenes and scripted actions, and I didn’t like the story itself. But the shooting was great, so this is good.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. xxJPRACERxx

    I’m playing RDR Undead Nightmare right now, after maybe a break of one year of RDR. Damn the control is clunky!

    Good news!

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Erthazus

    Shooting mechanics were the best in Max Payne 3. It’s the only thing that was done right. This system is GTA V will be amazing.

    #12 1 year ago

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