Max Payne 3 Walkthrough

7. Arcade Mode & Misc

Since we have completed all story playthroughs, we will now head to Arcade Mode to complete the remaining single player achievements and Misc achievements after that.

* Score Attack doesn't have any achievements, so we will not talk about that on this walkthrough.

There are 2 achievements that require you to complete New York Minute and New York Minute Hardcore to unlock. Be careful as it could be difficult for some of you as you have to complete the chapter / game within a time limit.

Basic information about New York Minute (Hardcore):

Arcade Mode is set on Normal Difficulty. For New York Minute (Hardcore), you will be against a clock, and you have to keep the clock with at least 0:00.001 or more before the end of the chapter (game). If you fail, you have to complete the chapter from the beginning again. (Whole game in New York Minute Hardcore!)

Kill enemies, destroy any vehicles, & blow up any grenades / Molotovs to earn bonus time. I will list out how much time will added for a action in the table below.

Starting time: 1:00.000 (1 minute)
ActionSoft LockFree Aim
Kill+5.0 secs+5.6 secs
Headshot Kill+6.0 secs+6.6 secs
Payne Bonus
(Special Shootdodge / Bullet Time Scene only)
+6.0 secs
Melee Kill+10.0 secs
Explosion Kill*
(+ Kill / Headshot bonus)
+5.0 secs
(+10-11 secs)
+5.0 secs
(+10.6-11.6 secs)
Projective Bonus
(Blow up Molotov, Rocket, Grenade)
+1.0 sec
Vehicle Bonus
(Destroy a Vehicle)
+10.0 secs
Crush Bonus 1
(Car drop from above and kill a enemy below,
Chapter 4 Part 2, Chapter 10)
+10.0 secs
Crush Bonus 2
(Car Roll back and kill enemy behind,
Chapter 5 Part 1)
+15.0 secs

* Explosion Kill - If a enemy is on fire, you will only have explosion bonus instead of Kill + Explosion kill bonus.

* Specific Part / Chapter - You will earn different bonus time for kills. This will be explained in that specific chapter. (Happens when you are in a moving vehicle, excluding Chapter 14 Final Part)

Playthrough 4 - New York Minute (Soft Lock / Free Aim)

Before you are going to challenge the clock, you will want to know the following things: (I'm sure you know most of them after doing the Story playthrough)

- Enemy Information (Where will they spawn and how many will come to shoot? What weapon are they carrying?)
- The Map (Make sure you don't go to the wrong location!)
- Painkiller Location (important when you need it)
- Which weapon will you choose to kill enemy (like higher damage?), and what is the best way to deal with the enemy in current situation?
- How to finish it as quick as you can? (Speedrun when you don't have much time left...)
- Dual Wield or just use Two-Handed Weapon / a single-handed weapon?
- Play with your own style!

I'm sure you have learned about most of them after completing the Story a few times... If you are only looking for the achievement, running and shooting could be a better idea. Be aggressive (act like a killing machine!), and try to complete the chapter as quickly as you can (Just like SpeedRun...) to make sure you don't run out of time at least.

No medal is needed to unlock the achievement. That means that you can complete the chapter with at least 0:00.001 at the end of the game. (If you want to earn some XP for Multiplayer or a Deathmatch avatar, you need to earn a Platinum medal on a chapter). I will mention Platinum medal times for each chapter and an example video on how to complete it. You can also use Soft Lock to complete this instead of Free Aim, but remember that you only can use Free Aim to complete New York Minute Hardcore.

Chapter I - SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE AIR
Platinum Time: 2:00, XP: 750

You know that you are against the clock, right? Even though this is chapter 1, if you stay in the same area for too long, you still can fail to obtain the platinum medal, so make sure to try your best to complete it as quickly as you can.

Platinum Medal Tips:

- Garage B01 - B09 Area (After pushing the button to open the gate)

3 vehicles are on here, try to blow all of them up when you are moving to the ground floor. You will get 10 seconds per vehicle. (30 seconds total)

- Garage A10 - A18 Area

There are more vehicles on the ground floor (the part where cops and gang members are shooting at each other), blow up those vehicle(s) - This will kill all enemies near the vehicles and will give you a big time boost (close to 1 minute). This should help you obtain the Platinum medal.

Complete the remaining part as quickly as you can.

Chapter II - Nothing But The Second Best
Platinum Time: 4:00, XP: 1,000

(For Melee Edition: New York Minute - Chapter 2 (6:08))

Platinum Medal Tips:

This chapter is very difficult to obtain the Platinum medal on (requirement adjusted from 3:00 to 4:00). Without melee kill, it is very difficult to reach 4:00, even if you're trying to SpeedRun.

(My best time without Melee kill and SpeedRun is 4:30)

If you are looking for the platinum medal, this is the only tip that I can give you.

Perform some melee kills - Each melee kill will give you 10 seconds bonus time. If you have a mix of Speedrun and melee kills, you should be able to complete the mission with at least 4 minutes left, but you also have to do well during helicopter part to increase the chance.

Well, this is also a good place to grind for this achievement if you haven't unlock it during the story playthrough. Keep melee-ing anyone you find by pressing cn_Y or cn_RT when you are close to them.

You Play, You Pay, You Bastard

100 Kills With Melee

You Play, You Pay, You Bastard
4 guidesOnline/Offline - These achievements can be obtained in either an online or offline game mode.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Versus - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a face off gamemode who have met the achievement requirements.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.Buggy - - These achievements may unlock after the requirements have been met or not at all.

During the helicopter scene, time bonuses for kills and headshot kills will adjusted to the following settings:

ActionSoft LockFree Aim
Kill+2.0 secs+2.3 secs
Headshot Kill+2.5 secs+2.8 secs

Don't worry, everything will back to normal when you are on the ground again. Remember to complete this chapter as quickly as you can to unlock the platinum medal. (If you only want to complete the chapter, then forget about this)

Chapter III - Just Another Day At The Office
Platinum Time: 3:00, XP: 1,000

Aggressive is the key on this chapter - don't stay behind a cover for a long time, and try your best to kill all enemies by yourself since Passos will help you kill some enemies... However, in New York Minute, if you let him kill them, you will lose a chance to earn extra time!

I always had a hard time when attempting this chapter, especially on the first few times (Always end up with about 1-2 minutes left). Although enemies will become tougher when you continue (wear a light body armor), they still can die in a single shot if you can kill them with a headshot.

Platinum Medal Tips:

Beside not letting Passos kill anyone, you also have to complete this chapter as quickly as you can (spend less time in cover!) to increase the chance to obtain the Platinum Medal.

This chapter doesn't need many melee kills as long as you can complete this chapter as fast as you can. (The part that you have to use the sniper rifle to help Passos escape will give you a small time boost. If you have about 2 minutes before you enter this part, it should be easier for you to get the Platinum medal.)

Chapter IV Part I - AnyBody Can Buy Me a Drink
Platinum Time: 3:00, XP: 1,000

This is one of my favorite levels, and you can complete it within few minutes.

Remember, Passos will help you kill some enemies. If you can't kill the enemy before he kills them, you will lose a chance to earn extra time!

Platinum Medal Tips:

Make sure that before you leave the bar from the underground floor, you have 1:30 or more left on your clock.

- Outside the Bar Part 1

There are 5 enemies around 2 vehicles in front of you. First, shoot one of the vehicles (the right one) until it has some smoke deploy on the rear wheel. Then quickly shoot (not kill) one of the enemies in front of you. All enemies should stand next to the vehicle if you do that.

NYM Chapter 4 Part 1 tip 1

Then shoot another vehicle (the one on the left) until smoke deploys from the rear wheel. 3 more enemies should come out of the alley on the far left at the same time. When it blows up, the explosion should kill most of them. Kill the remaining enemies on here by yourself. You should earn a bit more than 1 minute if you do this correctly.

- Outside the Bar Part 2 (Alley)

3 vehicles and more enemies block this alley, but this is another chance to earn big time!

Either Blind-fire or aim at all vehicles, and shoot until the smoke deploys from the rear wheel. Wait for it (them) to blow up.

NYM Chapter 4 Part 1 tip 2

Try to complete this part before Passos arrives to the staircase and shoots them. This should give you about 1.5 minutes if you do this correctly, and I'm sure you will have more than 3 minutes left at last on your clock to obtain the Platinum medal!

Chapter IV Part II - AnyBody Can Buy Me a Drink
Platinum Time: 3:00, XP: 1,000

Compared to Part 1, this is a bit difficult since there are fewer propane tanks (no vehicles) to help you kill enemies in explosions. Follow the tips below to help you earn more time to obtain the Platinum medal.

Platinum Medal Tips:

- Max's Apartment

Shoot all of the enemies in the hallway at the beginning, and pick up the painkillers and guns at your home. Then kill all of the enemies that are shooting from the rooftop (green laser equipped) outside the window.

Halfway through on the rooftop, there is a propane tank, so make some good use of it (few enemies will be moving around up there). Use it correctly, and you will have a small time boost.

NYM Chapter 4 Part 2 Propane tank

Then speedrun, and make your way to the chop shop (where Passos drops the rock from the rooftop to break in).

- Chop Shop shootout

A big yellow propane tank is directly in front of you so shoot it immediately to get a small time boost.

NYM Chapter 4 Part 2 tip 2

On your left, there is a goon standing below a vehicle. Shoot the flashing button to drop the vehicle to kill that goon. You will earn 10 seconds for that. Continue to kill enemies as quickly as you can.

After that, Passos will waste a lot of time just to open the gate... You have to do something to get the time back. On the right side, there is a propane tank beside the sofa and 2 enemies around it. Use it to kill them, and kill the remaining enemies as quickly as you can. You should be able to have 3 minutes left on your clock at the end.

NYM Chapter 4 Part 2 tip 3

Chapter V Part I - Alive If Not Exactly Well
Platinum Time: 5:00, XP: 1,000

5 minutes seems difficult fora beginner, but if you can follow the tips below, you should easily have more than 5 minutes left on your clock when you complete the mission. This chapter does have a lot of propane tanks to help you. Look for Platinum Medal tips for more detail.

Platinum Medal tips:

1. At the beginning of the chapter, shoot the chock (behind the front wheel) to let the vehicle move backward iteslf. You will get 15 seconds (total of 30 seconds) for killing enemies using this method (Or blow up the vehicle and make some explosion kills, you will also get 30 seconds).

NYM Chapter 5 Part 1 Chock Location

If you are spotted by them and shoot (alert), 3 more enemies will come from the gate, and you can earn another 15+ seconds by killing them. Try to melee them for more time.

2.1. Proceed until the part where you need to jump from the boat. Shoot the propane tank on your top right (stair) to blow it up (15 seconds per kill). You should get a bit more than 1 minute when you touch the ground. Kill the remaining enemies.

NYM Chapter 5 Part 1 Propane Tank Location (Boat)

2.2. Another house after that will also have a propane tank. Kill enemies until a gate opens on your left, then shoot the propane tank to blow it up to get some explosion kills.

3. Shootout before the dock: This part is quite difficult so be careful. There are 3 propane tanks. Shoot them in the right time to blow them up and help you get some explosion kills (10 seconds per kill). Otherwise, try to look for some melee kills.

NYM Chapter 5 before the dock Propane tank location

* Note: If you kill everyone but haven't triggered a bullet cam on this checkpoint, you may need to wait a long time before Max's dialogue finally begins (if the dialogue hasn't started, you can't proceed to the dock).

4. After killing the first guy on the dock and the boat that comes after that (3 guys total on each boat for extra 15-18 seconds), far ahead on a boat, you should see a few enemies on a boat and a propane tank around them. Shoot and wait for it to blow up (you can move at the same time). You should be able to kill a few enemies with an explosion and have a big time boost.

NYM Chapter 5 Part 1 dock propane tank location

5. Finally, try your best to complete it as quickly as you can (remember to kill all enemies shooting from the boat to earn extra time!).

Chapter V Part II - Alive If Not Exactly Well
Platinum Time: 2:30, XP: 750

This chapter is pretty luck based. You will do well sometimes but badly sometimes. The reason of this is because you can blow up the enemy's boat and kill enemies at the same time before they jump into water. If anyone jumps into the water before the boat blows up, you will not get any time bonus...

On this chapter, kills and Headshot kills only worth very little time: (Other type of kills won't be affected).

Action Soft LockFree Aim
Kill+1.75 secs+2.05 secs
Headshot Kill+2.25 secs+2.55 secs

Platinum Medal Tips:

Since this chapter is pretty luck based, I'll try to help you go through some parts that can earn a lot of time bonus.

1. Blow up enemy's boat as fast as you can

Try to blow up the boat as quickly as you can to kill the enemies before they jump into water. You should get about 7 seconds (2+5) for each kill. Hope the boat blows up before anyone jumps into the water!

2. Vehicle & Propane Tank

When your boat gets hit by a grenade, kill the enemy on your left first until you pass the house and see a vehicle on your left side (screenshot below, but I blow it up before I reach this point). Blow it up as quickly as you can to earn more time.

After you shoot to blow up another grenade, in front of you, there are some propane tanks (see the screenshot below). Blow it up to kill enemies in an explosion to earn extra time.

Shortly, you will see a dock and a big propane tank inside there. Beside that big propane tank, you will find few more "smaller" propane tanks. If you are lucky enough, you can use them to get few explosion kills and earn more time. (When the dock blows up, all kills only have 5 seconds bonus)

After the cut-scene, you will see some vehicles chasing your boat on the road in front of you. I highly recommend you to blow them up in bullet time (decrease the time used in this part). You should get about 1 minute for blowing up the vehicles.

The remaining part back to luck based again. I hope you can blow up the boat before anyone jumps into water, especially near the end of this chapter (explosions sometimes can kill more enemies than you expected)...

Complete with more than 2:30 to obtain the Platinum Medal.

Chapter VI Part I - A Dame, A Dork and A Drunk
Platinum Time: 3:00, XP: 750

This is one of the most difficult levels on New York Minute. Enemies either carry high fire rate machine guns / rifles or shotguns, and they will wear Light to Medium Body Armor too. Well, they still can die in a single shot (headshot).

You will have very limited painkillers after the boardroom as you have to face 2 waves of enemies in the second office. Use the map below to find all painkillers in this office (total of 4 painkillers).

Painkiller Location on Single Player, Chapter 6 Checkpoint 4.

Platinum Medal tips:

There aren't many tips for you as well as no locations can earn many time bonuses, so kill all enemies as quickly as you can (shootdodge works pretty well in this chapter), but try to avoid getting shot at the same time!

If you want to kill enemies with a melee kill in a safe way, have a look at Melee tips in General hints and tips.

For the heavy gunner part, I recommend you dual wielding any single-handed weapon and keep shooting at his head (in bullet time) until he dies. Then, try to melee the remaining enemies if you want more time.

Chapter VI Part II - A Dame, A Dork and A Drunk
Platinum Time: 0:50, XP: 750

(Credit: Markyshizzle)

This is a short chapter, and you should be able to obtain platinum medal on this chapter if you don't use cover for a long time. Be careful as in this part, you don't have any Painkillers. If you get shot 2 times, you will die and have to restart again.

Since the platinum medal time has decreased from 1:00 to 0:50, you don't have to worry about the time too much.

Platinum Medal tips:

Don't stay in cover for too long (only for obtaining the platinum medal). The reason of this is if you stay in cover (or not moving) for a few seconds or more, you will find that you are losing health...

I recommend you trying your best to move and shoot (in bullet time) as you will have a full bullet time bar. After you melee the first guy and are ready to turn right, enter bullet time, and kill the enemies in front of you (they could be taking cover in the corner).

Before you get into the boardroom, kill the guy who is close to death (sitting on the floor) with a headshot. If you don't shoot him, he might shoot you once and then die after that (well, you also lost a few seconds time bonus...).

Final room (office), 3 enemies are in front of you (2 are visible). Enter bullet time, and kill them with a headshot. If the last one is still hiding, start moving and enter bullet time. Shoot him when he is visible, and mash cn_Y to push the cabinet. The timer will stop after a massive explosion. Just keep moving until you complete this chapter.

Chapter VII - A Hangover Sent Direct From Mother Nature
Platinum Time: 3:30, XP: 1,000

This is a pretty long chapter, but overall, it is not difficult to get the Platinum medal. Try to complete it as quickly as you can for better results.

Platinum Medal Tips:

- Strip Club Shootout

When you begin this chapter, 5 enemies are in front of you. Remember how to complete this without get shot?

Use the screenshot below to help. First, kill enemies 1 and 2 first (if you kill 1, 2, and 5, then the bullet time effect will end automatically and give the enemies a chance to shoot), then shoot enemies 3, 4, and 5 last. If you follow this, you will kill all of them on here without getting shot.

Chapter 7 - Checkpoint 6 Strip Club Enemy information

Kill the remaining enemies inside this strip club. Remember to pick up some painkillers before you leave since you have very limited painkillers. After that, Speedrun until you reach the big house.

- Big house Battle

After being pulled by the chain and finishing all enemies, you will get into a small room, and you have to kill all enemies on the other side of the house. There will be 2 propane tanks there, (1 showed on the screenshot below), but it could be difficult to spot it. You can use the Mini-30 (Rifle) (it has a scope) beside the ammo crate to find the propane tanks and blow them up. It should give you a small time boost if the explosion kills any enemy in there.

- Tropa Z Gang Territory (Beginning, after you go through the gate on the cut-scene)

On this part, I recommend that you shoot to alert the enemies. They will come out from the house and shoot. If you don't shoot (not alert them), you will lose more than 20 seconds just to find another enemy up far ahead, so alert the enemies here, and kill them to earn extra time.

Complete the remaining part as quickly as you can. Kill anyone you spot (and avoid getting hit by Molotovs near the end of this chapter!) to obtain the Platinum Medal.

Chapter VIII - Ain't No Reprievement Gonna Be Found
Platinum Time: 3:00, XP: 1,250

You will meet Passos again on this chapter, and he will try to help you kill the enemies. Remember to kill faster than him, or you will lose a chance to earn bonus time.

Platinum Medal Tips:

Remember that there is a goon trying to use a grenade launcher to kill you (after a vehicle tries to kill both of you). The grenade launcher is the key on this chapter as you can get many big time bonuses from it. Remember to kill that goon, and grab the grenade launcher after that. (It should have about 4-6 grenades on the grenade launcher without backup ammo)

Next section where you split up with Passos and he is spotted by the goons: This is the best place to use the grenade launcher. Equip the grenade launcher, aim at the goons that are in front of you (about 5 goons stay close to each other), and shoot! If all of them die in the explosion, you will earn at least 50 seconds to your clock! Kill the remaining enemies with the other guns you have.

(Vehicles on this part can't blow up by using the grenade launcher. You have to use pistols or shotguns to blow them up... 3 vehicles on here)

Another section after Passos is caught by a goon: After killing the goon that stands beside Passos, on your left, there are a lot of enemies so shoot 1 grenade to there. Hopefully, it can kill some of the goons to earn extra time. (Make sure that you have at least 2-3 grenades left on the grenade launcher after the battle on this part)

- Sniper part: (Big time boost if you have grenade launcher, suggestion route below, different than the one on the video)

Unlike in Story Mode, you have a time limit, so you want to complete this part as fast as possible.

Risky Option (Faster and require more bullet time):

If you choose this option, unless you have no more bullet time, you don't have to wait for Passos to flank the sniper. Just use bullet time, and keep rolling until you find a cover. Shoot a grenade to the goons that keep coming out from the door below the sniper, then enter bullet time, roll to another cover, and do the same thing until you kill all 3 waves of goons and the sniper to complete this part.

Safety Option (Slower):

Chapter 8 Sniper Part (how to kill sniper)

Wait for Passos to catch the attention of the sniper, and move to the cover in front of you. The first set of goons will come from the door below the sniper. Equip the grenade launcher, and aim at sniper position. When you shoot the grenade, it should touch the goons on the stairs, and kill all of them. (30+ seconds bonus time)

Whey they die, Passos will shoot for another time. Move to the gravestone in front of you. Another set of goons will come from the same door again. Aim a bit higher than them in bullet time, and shoot to kill them. (30+ seconds bonus time)

Passos will shoot one more time after the goons are dead, so keep moving to the right side until you finally can shoot the sniper. There are also 2 more goons coming from the same door so kill them with any weapon to complete this part.

If you follow this, you should earn at least 1+ minute to your clock. Speedrun the following part until you reach the church. Remember to pick up some painkillers in the morgue if you need to do so.

Painkillers inside the morgue on Chapter 8

- Church Shootout

After shooting the final goon on second floor (carrying a SPAS-15 Shotgun), suddenly many enemies will come from the floor below you. You can either:

Option 1: Stay in here and kill them one by one (Slower but safer).

Option 2: Shootdodge from here to the ground and kill them while in shootdodge (of course there are still many enemies after you touch the ground, so prepare yourself if you do this). Kill the remaining enemies as quickly as you can (better in bullet time / shootdodge). You can earn a lot of time by doing this.

Chapter IX - Here I was Again, Halfway Down The World
Platinum Time: 1:00, XP: 750

You will only have a single PT92 (Pistol) at the beginning of this chapter, and you have to deal with the enemies that have pretty good protection and are a lot harder to kill. Always try to kill them with a headshot when you have the chance. Otherwise, you will waste a lot bullets to kill a single enemy!

Platinum Medal Tips:

Melee the first enemy that comes from the stair, and kill the remaining enemies as quickly as you can. Be careful when you are on the ground. More enemies will come from the alley on your left.

After you break into a lady's house, grab the painkiller on the bathroom (time will freeze before you leave), and leave the house.

- After leaving lady's house

This part is where the big time boost begins... Kill everyone you spot (including unarmed gang members). You will earn time by killing any gang members and the UFE (police). Try to kill as many as you can, but be quick (like the video above) as they will move away very soon!

If you have 2 minutes or more after that, you should be able to obtain the Platinum medal. Make sure to complete the remaining part as quickly as you can.

After you cross the "scenic" route and kill the enemies that are standing on the bridge, on the other side of the bridge, you will see a house as well as a propane tank on there. You can blow it up when more enemies come out from the house.

Finish the remaining part as quickly as you can. During the quick time event, don't press the wrong button, or you will have to restart from the beginning of the chapter! (Remember, it is cn_LT -> cn_RT -> cn_Y -> cn_A)

(You will also earn time in quick time events. Make sure you have at least 45 seconds left before you enter a house and trigger a very long cut-scene).

Chapter X - It's Drive Or Shoot, Sister
Platinum Time: 5:30, XP: 1,250

This chapter is difficult, especially at the beginning. You will start with a single PT92 (Pistol) and 5 painkillers, but you have to face a group of enemies that carry shotgun and have good protection, so you have to plan your actions pretty well. Speedrun is a good idea but is pretty risky if you don't plan the action well.

There are also limited propane tanks to help, but you do have a lot of vehicles to blow up at the end of this chapter to help you gain extra time.

Platinum Medal Tips:

- Wrecked Bus Part (Beginning)

2 options for you to complete this.

1. Shootdodge from the bus to outside and kill the enemy. Keep shootdodging until you kill all of them. This is a bit risky if you don't kill them fast enough, since the shotgun can kill you in a single shot!

2. Stay in cover, and shoot until the place is clear. You can earn more bullet time and get shot fewer times (lower damage) if you choose this, but you will need more time to complete this. (Safer, recommended for beginners).

You have to shoot 2 enemies that are on the rooftop after that. I recommend that you shootdodge / use bullet time for this part, and kill them as quickly as you can, since in this part, if you act too slow, either you or Giovanna will be killed in a single shot. After this, grab the Micro 9MM (MG) on the ground, and prepare for more tough fighs at the Gas station.

When you enter the garage by dangling from a chain, you should see a propane tank on your right:

Blow it up, and kill the enemies that are coming from the gate (which is in front of you) at the same time for the best result. At the end, if you are lucky enough, you should be able to kill at least 2 enemies in that explosion.

The remaining part inside the garage is also difficult. Enemies can throw a grenade whether you are in cover or not. If there is an enemy below the bus, shoot the flashing button to drop the bus and kill him. You will earn 10 seconds from that (Only 2 buses can drop to the ground).

Make sure you have about 2-3 minutes left before the bus section begins if you are looking for the Platinum Medal.

- Bus Part

During Bus Scene (not including final shootout):

ActionSoft LockFree Aim
Kill+2.0 secs+2.3 secs
Headshot Kill+2.5 secs+2.8 secs

Start off by shooting the enemies (total of 4) on your right. They will die in a single shot. Then when you see the bus, quickly shoot it before a short cut-scene appears. It will blow up after the short cut-scene is completed and will kill more enemies beside it. (Time boost)

After that, you will see a gas station. Shoot and wait for it to blow up. You will earn a lot of time if there are many enemies beside it (7 seconds for each enemy).

More enemies will appear up far ahead and inside the tunnel. When a cut-scene shows an enemy trying to use the LAW (Rocket Launcher) to blow up your bus, shoot any of his body parts except for his head (if you shoot his head, this part will end quickly with no kill cam, and you can't blow up more vehicles or kill the enemies beside him to earn time). When you kill him, use bullet time to kill the remaining enemies, aim at the vehicle on your right, and shoot until another short cut-scene shows up. Those vehicles will blow up during the cut-scene.

Kill the remaining enemies to complete this part. You will earn a bit more than 1 minute on this part.

- Final Shootout

This is the part where you can earn 2+ minutes if you can blow up the vehicles in good timing since this part has a lot of enemies coming to kill you.

Begin this part by blowing up the grenade, and keep firing at the vehicles that are in front of you (including the bus) that have enemies nearby. You should be able to get a lot of explosion kills and time bonuses. For the vehicles that have not yet blown up, you have to find the right timing (wait for an enemy to get close to it), and blow them up to get more explosion kills and vehicle bonuses.

Well, be careful about those enemies that stand in front of you. Every time when an enemy stands in front of you and tries to get something, that means that he will throw a grenade to you. Shoot him first! (You will enter bullet time automatically if you haven't killed him before he throws the grenade).

Complete the mission with more than 5:30 to obtain the Platinum Medal.

Chapter XI - Sun Tan Oil, Stale Margaritas And Greed
Platinum Time: 3:30, XP: 1,250

At the beginning, you will start without any painkillers, so I strongly recommend that you head to your bathroom and get the painkiller before you start shooting. The boat part is a bit difficult, but the part after it will be easier.

Platinum Medal Tips:

Complete the boat part as quick as you can. When halfway through, you should see a canal on your left after you go through a door. There will be a vehicle, and a few enemies appear on there. Try to blow the vehicle up to get some explosion kills for extra bonus time.

It is a lot tougher when you moving up the stairs later. Prepare yourself for that!

- Tower

This part is still difficult but is easier than the boat part. There are 2 options for you to complete this part:

1. Stay in cover (I believe many of you will choose this), and kill all enemies on the tower. (Slower but lower chance to get shot)

2. This is a bit risky compared to the first option. Keep moving (find cover if you need), and enter bullet time to kill all of the enemies on the tower and the ground. The videos have a mix of these 2 options. (Risky but can finish it faster)

Remember to grab painkillers and refill the ammo on the back of the truck,

and blow them up later to earn extra time...

- Visitor Center

The SPAS-15 (Shotgun) can perform pretty well here. Equip it, and then open the gate. Keep moving and shooting until you reach the top floor to complete this chapter (Use bullet time if you need to). By doing this, you should get more time bonus. (Speedrun)

Chapter XII - The Great American Savior Of The Poor
Platinum Time: 3:00, XP: 1,500

3 minutes could be difficult without using the Grenade Launcher. I recommend you to use this (if you want more time...) until you lose it. It can be found on the white cart at the beginning of this chapter.

Chapter XII - Grenade Launcher location

Platinum Medal tips:

The Grenade Launcher is very useful but is also a dangerous weapon. You don't want to accidentally shoot a grenade that is close to you and then die (if this happens during New York Minute Hardcore...). Keep your distance, and shoot a grenade to help you kill the enemies as quickly as you can on the earlier part of this chapter. (You will get 10 seconds per kill with the Grenade Launcher)

Remember to save some grenades for the next checkpoint. Don't use all of them on the first checkpoint! You can watch the video above to help you (I know it isn't perfect in some of the parts...). If you are doing everything perfectly, you should have close to 2-3 minutes on your clock before you trigger a long cut-scene. Speedrun on the rooftop swimming pool house part.

- First, Second Floor of columns fight

Get into arsenal room, and find the red columns (total of 3 on each floor) to plant the C4. Get back to the room, and refill your ammo (if you are sure you have enough ammo then forget about it, but you don't want to lose 2 extra painkillers), then continue to plant the C4 until enemies arrive.

More enemies appear on the next floor after killing the snipers (1 wave) and planting the bomb (1 wave).

Optional: Bring the M82A1 Sniper Rifle for the final rooftop battle (I will explain it on that part).

- Rooftop Battle

This part will affect your time a lot. The building will start shaking (you can't stand and shoot well when it's shaking), and you have to deal with the heavily protected soldier at the end of this chapter. If you aren't fast enough, either your clock will reach 0 / building collapsed (fail the mission) / you die.

You will have about 2-3 minutes (real time) to complete this part, so the best way to complete this part is to try to kill all enemies with a headshot and speedrun. When you are done and meet that heavily protected soldier, use the M82A1 Sniper Rifle, and start to shootdodge backward (or get into cover). Shoot a single bullet to any of his body part. If he gets hit, he will die in a single shot (doesn't need headshot anymore). If you didn't bring it, try to dual wield your pistols (if you have them), and keep shooting his head until he dies.

Complete the mission with more than 3 minutes to obtain the Platinum medal.

Chapter XIII - A Fat Bald With A Bad Temper
Platinum Time: 3:00, XP: 1,500

This is the most difficult chapter in this game, and you begin without painkillers! This time, you have to kill all 3 enemies in the same room before you have a chance to grab the painkiller... On the underground car park, if you get the grenade launcher, it should be easier for you to obtain the Platinum medal.

Platinum Medal Tips:

At the beginning, when the enemy is getting closer, quickly melee him, and grab his weapon. Then kill the 2 enemies in the room that is on your left side, and get inside. Beside the door, there are 2 painkillers. Pick them up, and continue to fight.

Avoid getting shot too may times, and kill all enemies as quickly as you can until you are in the underground car park.

- Underground Car Park

Chapter XIII - Checkpoint 5 Weapon Info

Remember, when the APC stops firing, immediately grab the LAW (Launcher) in front of you, and use it to blow up the APC. You should have enough time to aim and shoot before the APC starts shooting again.

Now grab the grenade launcher on the left side of this car park, and blow up all vehicles and enemies coming from the gate that is in front of you (you can refill the grenade through the ammo crate here).

Use it wisely as you can earn many time bonuses in the later part. For example, the reinforcements coming from the lift. Shoot 2 grenades to different lifts when the enemies show up. You can earn more than 1 minute on this part.

If you want the best effect, follow the video above to complete it. You should have at least 4 minutes left before you need to climb from the grate... and you will lose any two-handed weapon on that part...

After that, it is all about your skill and overall performance. Speedrun when you have a chance to keep your timer above 3 minutes. It will be more difficult when you continue, pay attention!

- Boss Fight

When you finally reach the last area and are ready for the boss fight, here is the map if you looking for some painkillers and weapons...

Painkiller location for Chapter 13 Boss Fight. (Checkpoint 18-19)

You will be in cover as soon as the boss fight part begins. Kill the enemies (2 enemies) in front of you first before they decide to move away to flank you. Since the boss is in cover, you can't kill him before you shoot something down. The only way you can do so is to shoot the ceiling on top of him. Try to shoot a few bullets into the ceiling, get back to cover, and then repeat until it drops (lower chance to get shot).

Next part, you will face 2 enemies that are carrying LMG .30 (MG), and the only way to kill them is Headshot. Use bullet time, and aim at their heads to kill them one by one. After that, shoot the ceiling on top of the boss again (shoot->cover->repeat) until it drops to the ground.

At last, the boss will stand up, and you can now kill him. When he gets shot, you will complete this chapter and should be able to obtain the Platinum medal.

Chapter XIV - One Card Left To Play
Platinum Time: 4:00, XP: 1,500

No matter how badly you've done before the boss fight, you still have a chance to earn the platinum medal, but you have to do very well by following the platinum medal tips below.

Platinum Medal Tips:

Try your best to complete it as quickly as you can until you get into the train. (shoot the enemies on the train in front of you)

- Gunfight inside the Train Part 2 (your train)

Enemies will drop into the train and throw smoke grenades. Although you will have difficulty spotting them, I advise you to move and shoot on this part until another cut-scene. You will actually use less time to complete this part (more time left).

- Gunfight inside the Train Part 3

After Max performs a jump to another tram, kill the remaining enemies (total of 3). After that, grab the painkillers, and search for 2 Auto 9MM (Pistol) before the tram stops and opens the door. We will use this weapon in the Boss Fight. You don't have to worry about the ammo much since you can fully refill it in the boss fight scene (You can refill it by getting close to the ammo crate on both sides).

- Boss Fight

After the long cut-scene, you will need to blow up the grenade first, then start following this:

Blow up the first Grenade, then dual wield Auto 9MM (Pistol), and kill the enemy on the plane first (with green laser on his gun). Then try your best to kill all enemies on here first before any reinforcements (vehicles) come from outside (you maybe can't kill all of them at the same time, so wait).

When the vehicles nearly get inside here, the boss will shoot another grenade. Blow it up. Then quickly aim, and shoot at the back (close to rear wheel) of the vehicle until smoke deploys (better in bullet time if you have some). Change to another vehicle, and do the same after that. Get back into cover when you finish, and wait for them to blow up. (If there are any enemies left after the explosion, kill them too)

The last vehicle will come pretty soon. Again, blow up another grenade, focus on the rear wheel of the vehicle, and shoot it until smoke deploys. Wait for it to blow up, and this should kill all enemies in an explosion. You will complete this part if no more enemies are left except the boss.

Don't forget to shoot the boss this time to get 6 seconds!

- Airport Runway

You should be able to get about 2-3 minutes on this part. After having many tests by myself on this chapter to find out the best way to earn the most time on this part, here is what I know.

For those vehicles that have enemies inside (shooting at you), don't shoot directly to the vehicle. Normally, you will end up with "Vehicle Bonus" only. Try to shoot a bit left / right side of the vehicle (make sure the grenades haven't touched the vehicle). It should increase the chance to earn more time (Time Bonus + Explosion Bonus + Vehicle Bonus) depending on how many enemies are on that vehicle.

When you finally see Victor's Plane, aim higher than the plane in bullet time, and shoot all grenades. At least 2 grenades have to hit the plane to complete this chapter.

When the cut-scene shows up, you will earn this achievement and have completed New York Minute. Prepare yourself for New York Minute Hardcore!

A New York Minute

Finish In A New York Minute

A New York Minute
1 guideOffline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Time/Date - These achievements require you to play the game or perform actions at certain times, within a time limit, or on specific dates.Multiple Playthroughs Required - These achievements cannot be earned during the initial playthrough.

New York Minute Hardcore is now unlocked. Please see more information about that achievement below.

Playthrough 5 - New York Minute Hardcore (Free Aim)

Basic information:

This is no doubt the hardest achievement in this game. As you can see, the Ratio of this achievement is very high.

The most important thing is that you have to complete the campaign within a time limit, and you can't die / fail a single objective / kill your friends, otherwise no matter how far you have reached, you will restart at the beginning of Chapter 1. A single New York Minute Hardcore run requires about 3 hours to complete. (Your play style will affect the completion time a bit). Another thing is you won't earn any XP in New York Minute Hardcore, and you only can use Free Aim to complete this.

When you complete a chapter, the remaining time you have will carry into another chapter. For example, if you have 2:45 left on the clock in Chapter 1, in Chapter 2, the clock will countdown from 2:45 (not 1:00!). The time bonus is the same as New York Minute.

Although this mode is called New York Minute Hardcore, that doesn't mean that the game is in Hardcore difficulty! The "Hardcore" in here means that you have to complete the campaign in a single run without death / failure. This actually is in Normal Difficulty.

Guide / tips:

I did find that there are a lot of good tips about this achievement on TA, but I will try my best to write down everything I know to help you complete this hardcore achievement. Well, this is a real test, and there isn't a real guide, because it is all about your overall performance with a bit of luck (Err... No bug or glitch happen).

The guide / tips will split into a few parts so try your best to remember it.

Before you Attempt

1. Practice Difficult Parts / the parts you aren't good at - I believe that you will have some hard times when playing some of the chapters / checkpoints in New York Minute. I recommend you to practice those parts first. This should help you perform better when playing New York Minute Hardcore. Remember to practice on Free Aim since you only can use Free Aim to complete New York Minute Hardcore! Try to earn platinum medals on all chapters in New York Minute. This will also help you get better when completing this mode.

2. Memory - Know most of the things you have learned in previous playthroughs. You will want to know where the enemy is, what weapon they are carrying, and how many of them are in the area. This should help you to know which enemy is the most dangerous in that checkpoint, and you will have a better plan when you play New York Minute Hardcore. (Speed up the progress)

3. Painkiller location - Yep, this is very important. Try to find all of them in a single chapter to know the place of it, and try to know that every single one of them is easy to grab (don't waste too much time trying to find a painkiller that is far from your location!). Grab the painkiller that is closet and easiest to grab unless you have very limited Painkillers and want extra health. Otherwise, I don't suggest to grab those painkillers far away.

4. Beside practicing on free aim, I would recommend you learn to use more Bullet Time than Shootdodge. Some players may prefer Shootdodge, but I don't suggest you to use too much Shootdodge in New York Minute Hardcore as I find that it is a bit risky when you touch the ground (you will stay in the same place for a few seconds). Enemies can have a higher chance to kill you since you become a target that is not moving... (Moving Target is harder to shoot!)

5. Warm up Practice - I find that some warm up practice before you attempt this can improve your overall performance. You can control better and faster (better reaction), and I highly recommend this before you attempt it, because this may increase your chance to complete this mode.

When you are sure you are ready for this, let's begin!

Attempt 1-xx

1. Note - Some of the chapters are quite buggy in this mode, especially in Chapter 7 or later chapters. I recommend you let the cut-scene play a bit longer or pause during those parts you think are buggy (like object pop-up delay). This should help to decrease the chance for this to happen.

2. If you fail / die, I know how badly you feel, especially if you fail nearly the end of the game... Don't restart it immediately. Instead, take a break (1 hour or more), and do anything to help you forget this (relax!). After that, you should feel better, and you can attempt it again.

3. Golden Gun - You should note that on 2nd playthroughs or more playthroughs after that, enemies should be easier to kill or the weapon you are using has more ammo per clip. Make sure to use it.

4. Painkillers - Feel free to use the video below to find out all of the Painkiller locations if you need it. Try to use it by yourself rather than in Last Man Standing as enemy could hide behind the cover after shooting you, and you may fail to revenge... Anytime your health is lower than 50%, please take a Painkiller!

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

5. Time bank - Some chapters are pretty easy to earn a lot of time to your clock, especially on Chapters 4,5, and 10. I highly recommend that you try your best to earn more time on the first few chapters when the game is still easy to complete. You don't have to worry about running out of time when you are near the end of the game (10+ minutes is better).

* I have mentioned the part where you will have a chance to earn big time on your New York Minute playthrough. You can look for it if you need to (above this on the same page).

6. Tough Spot & General Advice for each chapter will be listed below, as well as my personal run on this mode. Well, this run did make some of the parts a bit buggy since I play those parts in "Speedrun"... (Note: This is a sample. You will face a different situation!)

- Tough Spot: There are several tough parts through out the game (not every chapter). I'll try to contain those below. Note: It may be similar to Hardcore Story Walkthrough.

Chapter I-II

(Video: Chapter 1 - 0:25, Chapter 2 - 4:08)

Overall, you shouldn't have much difficulty on these two levels. You only have to aim well during the helicopter part since if you are too low, Giovanna will be killed by enemies (hope you don't shoot her by accident...).

Advice: As you don't have much time at the beginning, you will want to earn more time by blowing up vehicles (Chapter 1) or melee killing (both chapters) more enemies to earn extra time.

Chapter III - Just Another Day At The Office

(Video - 12:03)

This chapter seems a bit hard when you continue as you will face different enemies, and some of them will start wearing body armor. Aiming for the head is the fastest way to kill them. For the sniping part, make sure you kill every enemy that is trying to get close to Passos, or he will die as soon as an enemy reach his location. You may need more time to complete this chapter for safe approaches in some areas.

Advice: Look for more Painkillers (full chapter), and use more time to find ammo for weapons at the beginning since you may need more ammo to deal with those enemies that have body armor.

Chapter IV (Both Part) - AnyBody Can Buy Me a Drink

(Video: Part 1 - 25:39, Part 2 - 28:07)

Big Time bank - You can earn a few minutes in Part 1 if you can blow up as many vehicles (kill enemies in explosion) as you can. Be careful to try not to get shot a lot since you have limited painkillers (4 extra painkillers only on this part). Don't rush too fast!

Part 2 will have a lot more short range gunfights, so use cover if you need it. At the beginning after you leave your home, try to kill those goons (shooting from the rooftop) for extra time. If you want to skip it and wait for them to shoot from the other side (you have more bullet time), try to roll very close to the window. Remember to pick up more painkillers too.

Chapter V (Both Part) - Alive If Not Exactly Well

(Video: Part 1 - 33:36, Part 2 - 41:25)

Similar to New York Minute walkthrough, you should alert the enemy at the beginning so that more enemies will come to shoot. This will also give you more chances to earn extra time.

Big Time bank: Please take a look at New York Minute walkthrough (above) - Chapter V Part I for all locations.

There are 2 difficult parts in Part 1 (same to Hardcore story run) - container (before the dock) and dock part. You can take more time on those parts. Make sure you don't stay too close to the propane tank, or it can kill you when it blows up!

Part 2 wasn't difficult at all, and you should try your best to blow "everything" up to earn extra time. (It could be difficult to blow up the boat before any enemies jump into the water!)

Chapter VI (Both Part) - A Dame, A Dork and A Drunk

(Video: Part 1 - 48:39, Part 2 - 53:45)

This is a difficult chapter. Enemies are a lot more dangerous, and they are well protected. You may want to use more time to continue. There are 2 difficult parts on part 1 - Second office and entrance.

Second office - 2 waves of enemies and second wave will be difficult (more enemies carry shotgun). If you aren't sure where they are, you can pause the game and take a look at where are they to avoid getting shot. Try to find all painkillers in this office (4 painkillers)!

Entrance - After dealing with the car that tries to crash into you and more after that, you will meet the first heavy gunner. Remember to kill the enemies beside him first. When he stops firing to reload, keep shooting his head in bullet time until his helmet falls off and he dies.

Advice:

- Dual Wield will work a lot better but could run out of ammo after the gunfight in the second office. Make sure to refill the ammo and pick up as many painkillers as you can. Take a painkiller when you have only 50% health left (avoid getting into last man standing and losing all bullet time).

- Don't stay too long in the same cover as enemies could throw a grenade to your location. If the grenade is close to the IT guy's location, it will kill him too!

In part 2, you have to stay alert, since you only can last for 2 shots (no extra painkillers), and you can't roll or dual wield. Take your time to deal with the enemy. Be careful, if you stay in the same cover without moving for some time, your health will start to decrease...

Chapter VII - A Hangover Sent Direct From Mother Nature

(Video - 57:41)

Easier but pretty buggy chapter. There are many reports showing players fall through the floor or the door won't open (no cut-scene) on one of the houses. To prevent those things from happening, try to let the cut-scene play longer or pause the game for few seconds when you enter a new area.

Near the end when you reach the comando sombra gang territory, make sure you don't get hit by the Molotov or you will have a very high chance to die without last man standing to save you! Take your time on that part too as there are many enemies shooting at you at the same time.

Chapter VIII - Ain't No Reprievement Gonna Be Found

(Video - 1:08:01)

If you bring the Grenade Launcher on this chapter, there will be a few Big time bank locations. Read the location on New York Minute Chapter 8 above.

At least one tough spot on this chapter - Sniper part, if the sniper shoots and you get hit, you will die instantly without last man standing! I highly recommend you wait for Passos' "order" so that you can move to another cover and kill the enemies in cover. You may need more time just to past this part.

Another possible tough spot would be inside the church. Kill any enemies as quickly as you can before anyone gets close to Passos and kills him.

Chapter IX - Here I was Again, Halfway Down The World

(Video - 1:19:55)

You will face a lot tougher enemies starting from this chapter, so prepare yourself as you have a pretty weak weapon and no bullet time at the beginning... Melee the first UFE who comes from the stairs to earn some bullet time, and use it to deal with the remaining enemies here (refill it quicker by shooting at their body armor without using bullet time).

Advice: Take your time on this chapter as you have very limited painkillers, unless you have a lot bullet time remaining. I don't suggest that you get into the battle zone without bullet time. Use cover to help you if you run out of bullet time.

Chapter X - It's Drive Or Shoot, Sister

(Video - 1:28:53)

Pretty difficult chapter, so staying inside the bus on the first gunfight is a good idea. Remember to save some bullet time as the next part you have to quickly kill 2 snipers who shoot from the rooftop (they will instant kill you no matter how much health and how many painkillers you have!).

The gas station and the garage fight are also tough. The cover here won't save you long enough, as enemies could throw a grenade or flank you from the other side. Stay alert, kill them before they kill you for minimum damage (get fewer shots), and search for ammo and painkillers when the area is clear.

Big Time bank will appear when Giovanna begins to drive the bus. Look for New York minute Chapter 10 for more info.

Chapter XI - Sun Tan Oil, Stale Margaritas And Greed

(Video - 1:43:42)

The ship part is very difficult, and there are very limited painkillers you can find before you leave the ship. The gunfight near the end (top floor) of the ship is the toughest since not only the enemy on the ship will shoot you, but there will also be reinforcements on the canal. Bullet time will be your best friend as it is very difficult to complete this part without getting shot.

Remember to blow up the car when you see enemies coming from the canal to earn extra time, and kill some enemies around it to make the situation slightly better.

Advice: Use more time on the ship part. Avoid getting shot too many times, and you should be fine on the remaining parts.

Chapter XII - The Great American Savior Of The Poor

(Video - 1:53:26)

Compared to previous chapter, this one should be slightly easier, but you still have to stay alert and use more time in some tough gunfights. I won't recommend you to use the grenade launcher on this chapter as it can instant kill you if you don't use it well. If you can use it well, you can earn 1-2 minutes before you go up.

The most difficult part would be the final gunfight on the rooftop. Although the building is shaking, enemies seem to shoot very well, and you have limited time to complete this part... You don't want to waste too much time. If the building collapses, it is all over, and you have to restart from beginning. Try to finish all enemies as quickly as you can. If you bring the sniper rifle, it can kill the heavy gunner in a single shot.

Chapter XIII - A Fat Bald With A Bad Temper

(Video - 2:05:20)

This is the most difficult chapter of this game, and you will start without painkillers again! Melee the first guy when he is close to you, and then kill the remaining enemies inside the office. Grab the painkillers beside the door when done.

Advice: Always look for painkillers. There are 20 locations that will have painkillers on this chapter, and I'm sure you will have enough time to complete the game right now so use more time in some tough gunfights (especially second half of this chapter).

When you are in the underground car park, blow up the APC and kill all enemies. Grab the grenade launcher with you, and blow up everything in the car park.

Grenade launcher will make the first half (before you need to shoot the grate to get inside) a lot easier, and you can earn few more minutes. Just make sure you don't shoot the grenade too close to you, or you will die without last man standing!

Note: I don't suggest you to use grenade launcher when in cover. Many people screw up because of that...

After riding the cart, find a cover as you will meet an enemy who has a sniper rifle (red laser). He can kill you in a single shot if you aren't careful enough. Shoot him when he shows up.

The boss fight shouldn't very difficult as long as you kill all enemies on the ground and shoot down the roof before you get shot to death. Use painkillers when you are low on health, since if the boss kills you, there won't be last man standing to save you! Use the map below to find painkillers or weapons on this part.

Painkiller location for Chapter 13 Boss Fight. (Checkpoint 18-19)

Chapter XIV - One Card Left To Play

(Video - 2:20:05)

This chapter is easier than the previous chapter, but that doesn't mean you can relax (yet). At the beginning, shootdodge to your left and stay there (safe approach), and slowly pick off the enemies one by one (more time required but worth it when you make it through to final chapter!) until the place is clear.

Chapter 14 Checkpoint 2 Beginning cover spot

You will face more enemies when you reach the second floor. Try your best to deal with them to complete this part. Sadly, no extra painkillers are available until you are in the next checkpoint and the remaining part. Search for painkillers if you need them.

After you kill all enemies in the train, make sure you carry 2 Auto 9MM as this will make the boss fight easier.

For the boss fight, you should know when Becker will shoot the grenade at you. Your task here is to shoot all enemies and blow up vehicles as quickly as you can when they show up to complete this part (Becker will only shoot 3 grenades if you are fast enough).

After this, I believe you won't be nervous anymore. Blow up everything on the runway and don't let Victor's plane escape! Blow it up, and you will end this nightmare...!

---End of New York Minute Hardcore Guide / tips---

Good Luck to everyone that attempts this one! If you can finish all chapters without death / fail, then you are well deserved for "The Shadows Rushed Me" achievement. Congratulations! You should do something to celebrate it. It is painful but you finally did it!

The Shadows Rushed Me

Unlock And Complete New York Minute Hardcore

The Shadows Rushed Me
5 guidesOffline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Difficulty Specific - These achievements require that the game be played on a certain difficulty level.Time/Date - These achievements require you to play the game or perform actions at certain times, within a time limit, or on specific dates.Multiple Playthroughs Required - These achievements cannot be earned during the initial playthrough.

DLC Only - If you have Deathmatch Made in heaven DLC Pack, there will be 1 new mode on Arcade mode called Challenge Mode (achievements included). You can complete it before you finish the remaining single player grind. More detail will be listed on that page.

Story / Arcade mode for Single Player Grind (Misc)

Well, I think we only have one achievement left right now for single player (unless you have the DLC), and you should pretty close to completing it. For the last achievement in single player, all you have to do is complete all single player grinds to platinum. Here is the info about that.

Most of the Single Player Grinds are about kills, hitting specific body parts 250 times, or using specific weapons to kill enemies. I'll let you have a overview about all of the single player grinds.

*Any Control mentioned in the table below are Type 1 setting without Southpaw control.

GrindDescriptionNumber for
Completion
(Platinum)
Solution
Golden Gun
(28 Guns)
Number of Golden Gun
Part Collected
(Related Achievement:
A License To kill)
3 Parts
for each Gun
Collect All Golden Gun, completed on first playthrough.
BloodBathNumber of Enemy Killed2,500Complete through Normal Gameplay.
Head Master Enemy killed from
Headshot
(Related Achievement:
One Bullet At A Time)
1,000
Arms DealerNumber of times
Enemy's Arm get shot
250

Complete through Normal Gameplay.

Shoot at specific part 250 times to complete the grind.

Leg PayneNumber of times
Enemy's leg get shot
Below the BeltNumber of times
Enemy's Groin get shot
Dodge BrawlEnemy killed from
Shootdodge
(Related Achievement:
With Practiced Bravado)
1,000

Complete through Normal Gameplay.

Press cn_RB + cn_LSc to shootdodge and kill enemy.

Artful DodgerTotal of Time in
Shootdodge
50
(Minutes)

Complete through Normal Gameplay.

See "Slow Dive" for some great place to do this, this can be work with "Dodge Brawl" together.

Take Your TimeEnemy killed in
Bullet Time
1,000

Complete through Normal Gameplay.

Press cn_RSc to Enter Bullet time to kill the enemy.

* Enemy killed in shootdodge also count

Bullet RiverNumber of Bullet Fired25,000Complete through Normal Gameplay.
Take a Load OffEnemy killed while
Prone
250

Complete through Normal Gameplay.

Shootdodge forward (cn_RB+cn_LSu) or press cn_LSc twice (second time longer) to prone and kill enemy.

Slow DiveLongest time recorded
in a Shootdodge
8
(Seconds)

Few locations are great place to complete this.

- Chapter 3 Checkpoint 12
Move forward a bit until you need to go down. Shootdodge from the top of the stairs, and shoot the enemies at the same time.

- Chapter 9 Checkpoint 4
When you can control Max, quickly shootdodge to your right, and kill any enemies. You should have enough time recorded when you touch the ground.

Cam LoverNumber of Bullet Cams
Watched (Final Kill Cam)
750Complete through Normal Gameplay.
WreckageNumber of Vehicles
Destroyed
200

- Chapter 10 Checkpoint 12
After your bus crash you have to defend yourself, there are lots of vehicles can blow up in front of you. When all vehicles blow up, reload checkpoint.

- Chapter 14 Checkpoint 13
After the boss fight, you will equip Grenade Launcher and lots of vehicles coming on the runway, shoot a grenade to blow up all vehicles except 1 vehicle left, reload checkpoint when complete.

Double DamageEnemy killed when
Dual Wielding
1,000

Complete through Normal Gameplay.

If you have 2 single handed Weapon, bring up the Weapon Wheel (Hold cn_LB), then choose the top one (cn_LSu) to Dual Wield.

Blow OutEnemy killed with
Explosion
250

There are few ways you can get explosion kills.

- Vehicle Explosion
Look for "Wreckage" for the location, most of them will have enemies and you can kill them in explosion.

- Propane Tank
Few Chapters will have a yellow Propane tank, shoot it and wait for it to blow up and kill any enemy beside it.

- Grenade Launcher / LAW (Launcher)
Look for "Grenade Launcher" (Chapter 8,12-14) and "LAW" (Chapter 13) to find out their location and use it to kill enemy.

GuessworkBlindfire kill when in Cover250

Get into cover, don't aim (cn_LT) at anyone, just fire some bullet when in cover, hopefully can kill a enemy.

On hard, hardcore playthrough I highly recommend you to complete this one.

The TurtleEnemy killed when in Cover1,000

Complete through Normal Gameplay.

Simply get into cover and shoot to kill enemies.

Back from the
Dead
Number of times
Survived in Last Man Standing
250

Make sure you have at least 1 painkiller left to do this. Just let your enemy to kill you and then kill him back while in last man standing to survive.

Fire WorksNumber of Molotov and
Grenades shot out of the air
(Related Achievement:
You might hurt someone with
That, Grenade only)
200

- Chapter 5 Boat Checkpoint 14
In this checkpoint enemy will throw Molotov to your boat, just shoot it. There will have about 5-6 Molotov thrown by enemy depend on when they throw. Reload the checkpoint before a left turn to grind for this.

- Chapter 8 Checkpoint 4 (Best)
This should work better as long as the guy that hold the Grenade Launcher still survive. You can use Soft Lock or Hard Lock to help you aim at the Grenade. Keep blow up the grenade when enemy shoot it from the Grenade Launcher.
(No reload required if you haven't kill the guy).

- Chapter 10 Checkpoint 12
This can be done at the beginning when enemies get out of the vehicle and throw the grenade. Just shoot it and reload the checkpoint. You can also grind for "Guesswork", "Blow Out" and "Wreckage" in this checkpoint.

- Chapter 14 Checkpoint 10
Becker (Boss) will shoot a grenade from his grenade launcher and you are forced to blow it up. More will being shoot from the grenade launcher when you deal with the U.F.E.

ScrapperEnemy killed with Melee
(Related Achievement:
You Play, You Pay, You Bastard)
150Press cn_Y or cn_RT when close to a enemy to perform Melee kills.
PharmacistNumber of Painkillers Used
(Related Achievement:
Past the Point of No Return)
500

Complete through Normal Gameplay.

When you get shot, press cn_up to take a Painkiller.

Fall guysEnemy toppled to their deaths
(Fall from high ground and die)
250

- Chapter 10 Checkpoint 7
2 enemies are above you on this checkpoint and you have to shoot the platform, the platform will drop shortly and kill the enemies at the same time.

Keep it SimpleEnemy killed with Hand Guns1,000Complete through Normal Gameplay.
Shotgun DuesEnemy killed with Shotguns500
Rapid FireEnemy killed with SMGs1,000
If it Ain't BrokeEnemy killed with Rifles
Eagle Eye Enemy killed with Sniper Rifles 100

- Chapter 3 Checkpoint 13-14
(Related Achievement: The one Eyed Man is King)
Checkpoint 13 -> 7 enemies, end after 3rd kill cam
Checkpoint 14 -> 7 enemies, end after 2nd kill cam
(Require restart after few kills)

- Chapter 12 Checkpoint 10
You are forced to use Sniper Rifle to take out enemies in the other side of the building. After you kill them, more enemies will arrive before you plant more bomb, you can use the sniper rifle to kill them, reload checkpoint when you kill all of them, you should get more than 10 kills each time.

- Chapter 13 Checkpoint 16
If you get FMP-G3S Sniper Rifle from the enemy standing on the blue container, then you can use this to kill the enemy (until the end of this chapter).

The LoungerEnemy killed while Lying
on Your Back
250

Complete through Normal Gameplay.

To do this, you have to Shootdodge backward
(cn_RB + cn_LSd),
when you are on the ground, kill the enemy.

When you complete all of them to platinum, you will unlock this achievement.

All Of The Above

Finish All Single Player Grinds

All Of The Above
9 guidesOffline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

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