[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/255923/the_top_10_games_of_2012_so_far.html|By Jared Newman, PC World]]
Max Payne 3
The forgettable film notwithstanding, Max Payne has been in the shadows for nearly a decade. The series returns without the comic-noir vibe that defined the first two games, but makes up for it with sharp dialogue mixed with scene after scene of intense gunplay. In a half-year devoid of big-budget shooters, Max shows us that he still knows how to make an entrance.