Max Payne 3 achievements

Max Payne 3

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There are 67 Max Payne 3 achievements (46 without DLC) worth 5,081 (1,665)

81,609 tracked gamers have this game, 386 have completed it (0.47%)

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The Shadows Rushed Me in Max Payne 3

The Shadows Rushed Me122 (10)

Unlock And Complete New York Minute Hardcore

  • Unlocked by 552 tracked gamers (0.7% - TA Ratio = 12.19) 81,993  

Achievement Guide for The Shadows Rushed Me

1,119,627 (478,213)
Achievement won on 24 May 12
TA Score for this game: 5,081
Posted on 17 May 12 at 23:47, Edited on 03 July 14 at 09:11
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Max Payne 3A New York MinuteThe A New York Minute achievement in Max Payne 3 worth 574 pointsFinish In A New York Minute

However you can not die throughout THE WHOLE ENTIRE CAMPAIGN! If you die, or fail a mission, you are restarted from level one. No checkpoints and no save points!!!

Yes, this means you must go through every level in one sitting without dying not even once. Also, aim is set to free aim.

Some things to look out for are missing timed events such as saving somebody, sniping somebody in time, or jumping off of ledges by accident. It may seem like common sense but you will be using alot of bullettime and diving so make sure you aren't near any dangerous ledges.

Also, you can use last stand but MAKE SURE you shoot the person who shot you. If you run out of ammo, you die, game over.

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.

This may be the toughest shooter achievement around in a long time so prepare for a grind, and may the force be with you :P

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!

Below are my videos of me actually doing Hardcore NY Minute. If you click the videos and go to Youtube you can see time stamps for each section and main event for easy navigation.

I also have PLATINUM medals for all regular new york minute mission in this playlist. Please check it out.

Also during the last mission I got booted off of live due to an update for Max Payne! I was too far in to even think about restarting so that is why it is appearing offline. Check out video 5 to see what I am talking about.

All videos were recorded while streaming at

Good luck!
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