A New York Minute achievement in Max Payne 3

A New York Minute

Finish In A New York Minute

A New York Minute+1.9
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerTime/DateMultiple Playthroughs Required

How to unlock the A New York Minute achievement

  • MarkyshizzleMarkyshizzle2,167,344
    17 May 2012 17 May 2012 12 Jun 2013
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    This game mode becomes unlocked under arcade mode after you have beaten the game on any difficulty.

    In this mode you must go through each level on Medium and stay ahead of the falling time limit. You get more time by shooting enemies, and get even more time from headshots and explosions.

    +5 seconds per kill
    +6 seconds for headshots
    +10 seconds for melee kills
    +bonus to the kill for Explosions

    For this game mode you must play the entire chapter without dying. Levels are broken up into chapters, and some into sub chapters. Do not get this confused with hardcore NY minute which requires all levels to be beaten in one sitting without dying.

    Try to always use as much bullet-time as possible as well as find as many pain killers as you can.

    You can put soft lock on in order to help with your aim a bit.

    Another helpful hint is that you can hit the back button to turn off weapon attachments and press left and right on the D pad to change your viewing angle.

    I have personally recorded each mission to show you how to get through.

    UPDATE 2 - Here is a list of all pain killers in the game. Props to Pr1nce0fDarknez for giving me the link and Infernal on X360a


    UPDATE - I have now completed Hardcore NY Minute. It was a pain! I died so many times over game glitches and stupid situations but being persistent is key!

    Click the link below for the videos of me doing Hardcore NY Minute. If you click on the videos and go to Youtube you can see time stamps for each section and main event for easy navigation.


    All videos were recorded while streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/markyshizzle
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    Yohon KalicYou also get +10 seconds for just blowing up a vehicle by itself. This helped gain some time on the police station level in the parking lot, using the rockets and or grenade launcher. Maybe someone said this already or even yourself in one of your walkthroughs. Just thought it was worth putting up on your guide, as every little thing helps.
    Posted by Yohon Kalic on 28 Jul 13 at 21:21
    BYJOSThis game have problems, nym is easy but the platinum isn't. Can someone tell me why the fuck I needed 4 minutes on chapter 2 for platinum and other walkthroughs got it under. It was so damn difficult but I managed and I am 40 place global.
    Posted by BYJOS on 09 Sep 13 at 21:14
    ArkhamRazorI don't intend to try and complete this game on NYM but does anyone know why I don't have that mode unlocked even though I completed the game on hard? Just wondering.
    I have the "complete on hard" achievement and all the chapters unlocked.
    Posted by ArkhamRazor on 22 Oct 13 at 17:31
    PhillipWendellI guess I'll rehash the pun myself. This achievement sounds like a real "Payne". Will not be attempting. Time-based achievements like these frustrate me...
    Posted by PhillipWendell on 18 May 14 at 00:10
    MarkyshizzleJust go fast and kill alots of dudes :D
    Posted by Markyshizzle on 18 May 14 at 00:32
    AlphaSON1CNice guide bro, thanks. I just beat the game on hard, now have this unlocked. according to damage I'm getting, It should be medium.
    Posted by AlphaSON1C on 22 May 14 at 15:19
    Dingus McKahI plan on attempting both this and hardcore, but I have a game breaking bug and I'm not sure how to fix it. Explosions have stopped working for me. It's crazy like I'll shoot the grenade launcher at people and they won't die. If a car blows up next to an enemy they don't die either. Propane tanks, gas pumps etc. The only thing that works is the Law during chapter 14, but that's only if I shoot the enemies before they cross through the gate. Any advice?
    Posted by Dingus McKah on 14 Oct 16 at 13:29
    Markyshizzleno clue man, havent played the game since i made this guide. perhaps google or send the dev a ticket
    Posted by Markyshizzle on 14 Oct 16 at 14:37
    Viper8828is this near impossible since rockstart had to do complete dbags n change the bonus u get for explosions....ive always sucked at the NY minute part of MP1 & MP2 with a mouse! how am i gonna do this with a controller ugh
    Posted by Viper8828 on 28 Jun 17 at 00:12
    Markyshizzle9 people have done it since january
    Posted by Markyshizzle on 01 Jul 17 at 21:46
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