Max Payne 3's Arcade Modes: Score Attack and New York Minute

Posted on May 11 2012, 9:13am | Author: R* W | Filed Under: Games

Max Payne 3's Arcade Modes bring intense bonus shootout challenges to the single-player game experience - featuring "Score Attack" and the return of the classic "New York Minute" mode from the first two Max Payne games in explosive form. In addition to the thrill of besting your own top scores (and the scores of all your Friends and Crew members at the new Social Club), high scores also reward you exclusive multiplayer avatars and XP benefits.

So after you've earned a Platinum ranking for your historic Score Attack and New York Minute runs from level to level, you will not only earn a boat load of XP, but also unlock coveted character avatars for Multiplayer Deathmatch like Fabiana Branco, Passos and more.


After you've completed any single-player level, you'll be able to replay it in Score Attack mode, where you gun for the highest score possible - acquiring points for each shot that hits its mark and each adversary you vanquish.


This fan-favorite bonus mode from Max Payne and Max Payne 2 returns as a frantic battle that puts one minute on the clock and awards you with additional time for each enemy that you kill.

Check out for more details on Arcade Mode scoring with bonus points for style, causing destruction, and more.

On the Clock in Max Payne 3's Arcade Mode (via IGN)

  • nodanthemanon May 24 2012, 8:00amReplyFlag
    What is a hit streak and how do you increase it? Why is this not covered any where?
    • Maxpaynekillerson May 21 2012, 6:21pmReplyFlag
      R* i was just wondering say i unlock Fabiana for multiplayer death match can i customize her or do story mode characters wear default clothes ?

      thank you
      • BrutalGamer97on May 15 2012, 8:46amReplyFlag
        R* Is the arcade mode being played while in the storymode? or is it by levels on its own? (No cutscenes) just endless killing?? Cuz if you put out a single player bonus like Dead Man Walking A.k.a Survival Mode then there is minimum fun for Offline gamers like me.. i only have internet for PC not for ps3.. in ps3 i only use 500 kbps and i know it's slow (can't play mutiplayer soo i wanna add a petition for "Dead Man Walking" i'd appreciate if it's free but if it can't be help.. hey , i'm just sayin ;) 9.99 will do just like other DLCs i'm that eager to play long like playing GTA with max payne but if i will only get Arcade mode that's like story mode then i'm sorry if i'll say that this game has a little downside for gamers like me :((( sorry for the english.. i'm filipino :/
        • R* Aon May 15 2012, 1:00pmReplyFlag
          @BrutalGamer97 We're not quite sure what your question is - the best place to ask us questions is directly at - can you explain there? Thanks!
      • PayneForeveron May 14 2012, 7:32pmReplyFlag
        lets get pumped
        • PayneForeveron May 14 2012, 7:31pmReplyFlag
          Can,t Wait Till Midnight Release
          • grand4lifeon May 14 2012, 10:51amReplyFlag
            Finished Max Payne a few days ago. Now im about to finish Max Payne 2 and i love it! Just 14 hours til the midnight release of Max Payne 3!! WoOooo !
            • LarsHoneytoaston May 13 2012, 8:18pmReplyFlag
              So you can only use avatars for multiplayer? There's no way to customize your character's outfits and features?
              • R* Aon May 14 2012, 5:06pmReplyFlag
                @LarsHoneytoast Yes, customizable avatars are for Multiplayer. In the single-player story, Max is dressed contextually to the storyline. Cheers.
            • eam1188on May 13 2012, 4:32amReplyFlag
              @R* A can I purchase the Rockstar Pass AFTER the game is released? I'm a little confused...
              • R* Yon May 13 2012, 10:00amReplyFlag
                @eam1188 Yes, the Rockstar Pass will be available after the game releases
            • damien_payneon May 12 2012, 5:25pmReplyFlag
              i took the day off work tuesday! i cant believe its out 3 days!! YEARS i've waited lol
            • FeelThePayneon May 12 2012, 4:51pmReplyFlag
              Am I dreaming or is the release in just 3 MORE DAYS! I and many others have been waiting for years. lol
              • ipekguleron May 12 2012, 2:51pmReplyFlag
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                    • SCORPIO7188on May 11 2012, 10:19pmReplyFlag
                      Man this is going to be awesome, Max Payne 3 is going to be shooter of the year!!!!
                    • x_STREETKING_xon May 11 2012, 9:12pmReplyFlag
                      Hahaha, its been years since I have been so excited for a game to come out, how am I gonna concentrate at work all next week until Friday???? amazing Rockstar, can't wait for MAX PAYNE 3.
                    • Anticitizen011on May 11 2012, 7:26pmReplyFlag
                      My take is that what will make me addicted to this is how responsive, precise, and just how plain great the Bullet time and shoot dodge look. I would keep replaying MP1 and 2 non-stop just because the shooting mechanics were so Fun. And this looks like no exception. All great.
                      • Josemanzuron May 11 2012, 7:23pmReplyFlag
                        Wow! This will be fun
                        • ABoyandHisXon May 11 2012, 6:57pmReplyFlag
                          R*, can I still access this mode anyway or do I need an internet connection in order to play it? Thanks in advance.
                          • R* Yon May 11 2012, 8:38pmReplyFlag
                            @ABoyandHisX An internet connection is not needed to simply just play Arcade mode
                          • ABoyandHisXon May 11 2012, 10:39pmReplyFlag
                            @ Thanks for the clarification, R*!
                          • DANIEL3GSon May 12 2012, 4:37amReplyFlag
                            @ did i understand it right we can play the arcade mode without online conecction
                          • R* Aon May 12 2012, 10:37amReplyFlag
                            @DANIEL3GS Yes - Arcade Mode is part of the single-player experience, no online connection needed to play it.
                          • DANIEL3GSon May 12 2012, 11:29amReplyFlag
                            @ Now Max Payne 3 is even better
                          • Josemanzuron May 12 2012, 4:27pmReplyFlag
                            @ Ah, then it will be cool, because I don't have Xbox Live, I use Wi-Fi connection and I can not find the damn Wi-Fi adaptor for my Xbox 360, but well, then I can play the Arcade Mode.
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