Just as the former titles in the series, Max Payne 3 contains a wide range of weapons from various classes.

New game mechanics


The new "Weapon Wheel" feature

Max Payne can now wield any two side-arms (similar or different) at the same time. Max can also use a handgun while wielding a bigger single-handed firearm, such as the sawed-off shotgun.

The "Weapon Wheel" firearm selection system is introduced.

Unlike the previous games in the franchise, Max Payne 3 will limit the number of weapons the player can carry. The limit is two handguns and one larger gun. Max will automatically throw away his current Two handed weapon if attempting to dual-wield his single handed firearms.

Both Molotov cocktails and Grenades are thrown by the enemies that can be shot down while in air and exploded.[1]

Single handed weapons


Max Payne wielding a silenced PT92 and a .38 Revolver


Max Payne firing two SMGs


Max Payne wielding two Sawed-off shotguns

Close range weapons


Sub-machine guns[2]


Two handed weapons

Sub-machine guns


Assault rifles


Max holding a IMBEL MD-97 LC

Rifles & sniper rifles

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Max holding a sniper.




Unuseable weapons


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Max Payne 3 Design and Technology Series Targeting and Weapons


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The video segment of the SMGs section on the official Max Payne 3 website. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The Weapons of Max Payne 3: Submachine Guns" at the official Max Payne 3 website. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Announcing the Max Payne 3 Special Edition" on the Rockstar Newswire Retrieved November 21, 2011
  4. "Max Payne 3 Pre-Order Exclusive Bonuses for Europe and Australia" at Rockstar Newswire Retrieved January 17, 2012

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