3 stars might be a bit harsh, 3.5 might be more accurate.
The positives: Action and playability are really impressive. You will be hard pushed to find a game that has better shoot outs, which is a good thing because it will be all you are asked to do. No puzzles, mazes or decoding to be done. Just kill everything. Graphics are passable and there are some good locations.
Negatives: Storyline is fairly weak with little depth and you wont really like anyone in the game, including max who's dialogue is so unbelievably cringeworthy its hard not to stuff your ears for fear of what he will say next in that over cooked gravelly voice. Also, it takes SO LONG for everything to load, which is inexplicable when you think of the other higher quality and more detailed games that are ready to go in a matter of seconds. its significantly frustrating. you have to sit through pointless scenes just so it can load. shouldn't happen in this day and age.
Im glad i didn't pay full whack for it when it came out, but its definitely worth a go for around the 20 euro mark.