Not only has Rockstar surprise updated both Max Payne 3 and L.A. Noire on PC, it has also made all DLC for each game free for any who own them.
As reported by Eurogamer, these updates were pushed quietly yesterday, April 19, the same day Rockstar accidentally delisted its games on Steam for a short time. As part of this, Rockstar’s 2003 racing game Midnight Club 2 was made available for purchase again for a short time before it was delisted once more.
Both L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3 have also seen support for 32-bit operating systems “deprecated,” and it’s important to note that L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files was not impacted by this.
Max Payne 3 was released in 2012 and, in our review, we said “There are plenty of games which are celebrated for their gameplay but lack anything in way of story or character. Max Payne 3 is a different type of proposition. The gameplay is simple yet satisfying, but it’s entirely in the service of a strongly-authored narrative.”
L.A. Noire was released in 2011 and, in our review, we said “I struggle with L.A. Noire, because at times I love it, yet it has some notable flaws. As a noir fan, I find moments that really get me grinning. There are certain cases that draw me in and side characters who eat up the scene. But it never adds up — amazing pieces that don’t quite amount to an incredible game. At the same time, no one’s ever played a game like this before.”
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