Max Payne 3's Arcade Modes Revealed

By Lexley Ford, 4 years ago
With Max Payne 3 speeding towards its release next week, Rockstar have revelead some new details on Max Payne 3's Arcade modes. These modes will purportedly bring "intense bonus shootout challenges to the single-player game experience" and will feature a new "Score Attack" mode which allows you to replay any previously completed single-player level aiming for the highest score possible. The fan-favourite "New York Minute" mode from the first two Max Payne games also makes a return, pitting you against the clock and awarding you with additional time for each enemy that you dispatch.

'But how will these modes differ from the main campaign?' I hear you ask. Fortunately for us, Rockstar have provided some answers:


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Each shot that you land in Score Attack has the potential to add to your point total while only kill shots add time to your clock in New York Minute.

Dispose of your enemy via a head shot and you will add 6 seconds (other kills are worth 5 seconds) to your countdown in New York Minute. You are awarded 100 points for each shot to the head in Score Attack, giving your dual-wield SMGs a whole new charm.

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Your surroundings in Max Payne 3 have the capability to magnify the damage that you deal to your enemies and in Arcade Mode they can amplify the points that you earn, and the time that you can add when used to remove those enemies from your path.

Destroying a vehicle in Score Attack will not only take out the adversaries surrounding it, but also provide you with 250 points per kill, each kill in New York Minute will add 15 seconds to your clock.
Player Actions

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Shootdodge, Bullet Time®, Hitstreaks, and firing from a prone position give you an absolute advantage during all forms of gameplay in Max Payne 3, and in Score Attack these actions can earn you additional points towards your totals.

Wounding or killing a target while prone will triple the points that you earn for each shot and can rapidly drive your score towards the Score Attack leaderboard when combined with other player actions like Hitstreaks.
Summary Screens

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Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum rankings in either Score Attack or New York Minute modes will earn XP for your multiplayer Loadout and, if you are able to pull down a Platinum rank in both modes, additional avatars for the Deathmatch multiplayer mode.

At the end of each level you will be able to view a series of detailed stats that tally your totals to determine your ranking, along with a leaderboard that shows the skills of your Friends, Crew, or the entirety of the Max Payne 3 Online Community.
Max Payne 3 is due out on May 15th in North America and May 18th in other markets.
Lexley Ford
Written by Lexley Ford
Lex has been gaming for nearly three decades and has been a Newshound for TrueAchievements since 2011. When he’s not writing news he can normally be found immersing himself in a good story, both written and in-game, or just blowing stuff up (only in games).