Returning: The voice of Max

Series fans should be especially relieved to learn that Max Payne stalwart James McCaffrey will be reprising his role as the introspective gun-for-hire. Rockstar's even taken his involvement in 3 one step further by modeling Payne's in-game character model after him.

Gone is the scowling, squashed face of past Max; arrived is the Cranston-esque McCaffrey, whose brooding, well-delivered monologues are punctuated by comic-book like word emphases that pop up on the screen during cut scenes. Along with the considerable static and distortion that peppered each cut scene, they were extremely effective, and McCaffrey's portrayal of Max is more poignant than ever.