|Max Payne 3 - Achievement Guide|
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There are 67 achievements with a total of 1665 points.
|Feel The Payne (30 points)|
|Story Complete [MEDIUM]|
See Payne In The Ass achievement description.
|Serious Payne (50 points)|
|Story Complete [HARD]|
See Payne In The Ass achievement description.
|Maximum Payne (80 points)|
|Story Complete [OLD SCHOOL]|
See Payne In The Ass achievement description.
|Payne In The Ass (20 points)|
|Story Complete [HARDCORE]|
Hard, Old School and Hardcore paythroughs all must be done with [FREE AIM] on. If you change aim assist at any point during a playthrough you will NOT get the achievement.
Here are a few tips to help you in this playthrough:
Note: Remember, you must do all the playthroughs with [FREE AIM] on or the achievements will NOT unlock.
|Part I Complete (20 points)|
|Complete Part I Of The Story|
Story related, cannot be missed.
|Part II Complete (20 points)|
|Complete Part II Of The Story|
Story related, cannot be missed.
|Part III Complete (20 points)|
|Complete Part III Of The Story|
Story related, cannot be missed.
|A New York Minute (100 points)|
|Finish In A New York Minute|
This mode is unlocked after beating the game on any difficulty. You initially have only have 1 minute to finish each chapter, but kills earn you more time. The timer will stop during cut scenes and slows in bullet time.
Also see The Shadows Rushed Me achievement description.
|The Shadows Rushed Me (10 points)|
|Unlock And Complete New York Minute Hardcore|
This mode is unlocked after beating the game on any difficulty. You initially have only have 1 minute to finish each chapter, but kills earn you more time. The timer will stop during cut scenes and slows in bullet time. Headshots, cover, precision and bullet time will be crucial on this playthrough as well as speed. Use the Painkiller Location Guide. Painkillers are very handy in your NYM:HC playthrough as well as Old School and Hardcore playthroughs.
If you die in this playthrough you will restart back at chapter one, so be very careful when toward the end.
Also see Payne In The Ass achievement description for Harcore playthrough tips.
|Out The Window (10 points)|
|Get 6 Kills While Diving Through The VIP Window [FREE AIM]|
Chapter 2: Checkpoint 2. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM] (Done in the main menu). When you dive out the window from the VIP lounge you will need to kill 6 enemies to unlock this achievement. If you miss just restart checkpoint.
|The One Eyed Man Is King (10 points)|
|Cover Passos With Perfect Aim|
Chapter 3: Checkpoint 12. You will have to kill a total of 13 enemies without missing a shot. You will only be able to restart checkpoint before the short cutscene. If you miss after that you must quit and load Chapter 3: Checkpoint 12 again.
|Something Wicked This Way Comes (10 points)|
|Get 7 Kills While Jumping From The Rickety Boat [FREE AIM]|
Chapter 5: Checkpoint 6. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM]. Right when you gain control, run up the steps to the left and skip the cutscene. After the cutscene, shoot the barrel near the steps to trigger the cutscene then quickly kill the remaining enemies.
* It seems this exploit has been patched and you can't shoot the barrel anymore, you will have to kill all with just your bullets. Best done on Easy setting.
|That Old Familiar Feeling (10 points)|
|Clear The Hallway Of Lasers|
Chapter 4: Checkpoint 8. There will be two enemies down the hallway followed by the people on the building outside to the left. Kill all of the enemies on the rooftops and the achievement is yours.
|Amidst The Wreckage (5 points)|
|Destroy All The Models In The Boardroom|
Chapter 6, checkpoint 3. After you have dealt with the four enemies in the room, look on the tables around and shoot every building model there. You only need to shoot each one a couple of times for them to register as 'destroyed'.
|So Much For Being Subtle (10 points)|
|Get 9 Kills While Being Pulled By A Chain [FREE AIM]|
Chapter 7: Checkpoint 9. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM]. There will be four enemies on the ground, two on the second level followed by three on the third level. Kill them all.
|The Only Choice Given (10 points)|
|Get 8 Kills While Dangling From A Chain [FREE AIM]|
Chapter 10: Checkpoint 5. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM]. Kill the 8 enemies.
|Trouble Had Come To Me (15 points)|
|Clear Everyone On The Bus Ride|
Chapter 10: Checkpoint 11. Targeting set as Hard Lock (easier) Kill everyone you see. When you reach the part where there's a guy with a rocket, take out the men at his side first, then shoot the guy with the rocket.
|Along For The Ride (10 points)|
|Trigger A Bullet Cam On The Zipline [FREE AIM]|
Chapter 11: Checkpoint 11. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM]. You will have to kill all of the enemies to trigger the Bullet Cam. It is not difficult if you take your time.
|Sometimes You Get Lucky (5 points)|
|Get A Headshot During The Rooftop Tremors|
Chapter 12, Checkpoint 11. You will need to get a headshot right when there's a tremor. Use Bullet Time to help you and you should unlock this easily.
|It Was Chaos And Luck (10 points)|
|Get 6 Kills While Riding The Push Cart [FREE AIM]|
Chapter 13: Checkpoint 14. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM]. After taking out the guys in the first room, you'll reach an area where you will have to jump on a push cart while killing enemies on the rooftops. Take out all six of them, don't forget the guy who's crouching in the middle. If you fail, reload the checkpoint and try again.
|The Road-Kill Behind Me (10 points)|
|Total Everything On The Runway|
Chapter 14: Checkpoint 12. After you get in the car to chase down the plane, you will have several enemy Humvee's chasing you. You will need to blow them up along with the helicopter and police cars. If you miss blowing something up, reload the checkpoint and you will be reset back to when you first get inside the car.
|The Fear Of Losing It (20 points)|
|Survive A Level Without Painkillers|
This would be easiest done on Easy difficulty on the first mission. Take your time, use Bullet Time and use cover. If your health gets too low you will go into last stand and a Painkiller will be used automatically, if you think this might happen, restart checkpoint, doing so will still enable you to unlock the achievement at the end of the level.
|It's Fear That Gives Men Wings (20 points)|
|10 Bullet Time® Kills In A Row|
You will need to get 10 kills during one Bullet Time for this achievement will unlock. Follow the video guide and you should have no difficulty achieving this.
|You Might Hurt Someone With That (20 points)|
|Shoot 10 Airborne Grenades|
You will unlock this during the course of your playthroughs. Thankfully there will be a task within a mission where you must shoot airborne grenades.
|One Bullet At A Time (20 points)|
This is an accumulative achievement, it will be unlocked on your way toward All Of The Above. It can also be obtained through online multiplayer.
|You Play, You Pay, You Bastard (20 points)|
|100 Kills With Melee|
This is an accumulative achievement. To Melee an enemy while close press , you can use chapter select to go back for this one. Online Melee kills count toward this achievement.
* Seems to be glitched, unlocks at random Melee counts.
|With Practiced Bravado (20 points)|
|100 Kills During Shootdodge.|
To ShootDodge while running press , the kills are cumulative so no need to rush.
|Colder Than The Devil's Heart (15 points)|
|Kill 30 Enemies In 2 Minutes|
See the video for a method to use
|A Few Hundred Bullets Back (20 points)|
|Use Every Weapon In The Game|
There are a total of 26 weapons you will need to use to unlock this achievement, just get a kill or two with each to be certain it registers and you will have no problems. Here's a list of all weapons in the game:
* Glitched for some people, won't unlock after using all weapons.
|Past The Point Of No Return (10 points)|
|Take 100 Painkillers|
If you happen to not take 100 painkillers during your playthroughs, go back with chapter select and every time you get a bottle of painkillers take them. You could even keep reloading checkpoint after taking pills until the achievement unlocks.
|An Echo Of The Past (35 points)|
|Find All Clues|
Each chapter has clues for you to find. Follow this video to find them all:
|Sure Know How To Pick A Place (10 points)|
|Discover All Tourist Locations|
You will unlock it when collecting all of the clues in the game. Believed to be all of the 'Tourist' and 'Ex-Cop'clues. It should unlock when recording the final 'Ex-Cop' clue in Chapter 14.
|A License To Kill (40 points)|
|Collect All Golden Guns|
Throughout the single player you will find parts for Golden Guns, here is a video showing the location of each part:
|All Of The Above (100 points)|
|Finish All Single Player Grinds|
In single player you have Grinds to complete, you can see the list from the main menu by going into 'Single Player' and then 'Grinds'. Each Grind has a bronze, silver, gold and platinum medal, you will need to platinum each Grind to unlock the achievement.
If you start a new game it will not reset your Grinds.
Grinds and their Platinum requirements:
|Full Monty (10 points)|
|Complete One Of Each Game Mode Including All Gang Wars|
There are 5 game modes you will have to play along with 12 different gametypes in gang wars. You must complete a full game in each mode for it to count.
|Payne Bringer (30 points)|
|Kill 100 Other Players|
You need to get a total of 100 kills online. Team Deathmatch and Gang Wars are very good playlists to get kills. Once you get your 100th kill this achievement will unlock.
|Max Payne Invitational (5 points)|
|Invite someone to play through the in-game contact list|
When in the multiplayer main lobby scroll across to your friends using and simply invite a friend. The achievement will unlock as soon as you invite them, no need for them to join.
|Man Of Many Weapons (25 points)|
|Unlock All Weapons|
There's a total of 32 weapons and equipment you'll need to unlock to obtain this achievement. These are all unlocked as you rank up through the multiplayer.
|Man Of Many Faces (25 points)|
|Unlock All Faction Characters|
There are a total of six faction characters in multiplayer for you to unlock which are:
Just keep playing the multiplayer and leveling up to unlock them, you should have all unlocked when you hit level 7.
|Deathmatch Challenge (20 points)|
|Winner In Any Public Deathmatch|
To unlock this achievement you have to place first in a game of Deathmatch (Free For All). Once you get familiar with the online gameplay and the levels this shouldn't be to much of a problem. If you're having trouble with this you could get some friends to boost it with.
|Grave Robber (5 points)|
|Looted A Body|
In multiplayer after you or someone else has killed an opponent walk over their dead body and press and hold to loot them, the achievement will unlock.
|The Gambler (15 points)|
|Won A Wager|
In the Gang Wars playlist you can place a wager in between rounds by pressing , all you need to do is win a wager and this achievement will unlock. Wagers are bets you can place on one of three random players, example: 'Who will get the first kill?' and other random bets.
|Training Complete (25 points)|
|Achieve Level Rank 50|
While playing multiplayer you earn XP which levels you up. Once you hit level 50 this achievement will unlock. To get XP quicker try to complete multiplayer Grinds, they award you with XP and some with generous amounts.
|Dearest Of All My Friends (10 points)|
|Kill Someone On Your Friends List|
This can be done in any multiplayer playlist. All you have to do is kill someone from your friends list once and this achievement will unlock. Deathmatch would be the easiest to get this on, just join a game and then get a friend to join in with you then kill them.
You could also invite players in the Deathmatch to be your friend and delete them after the match.
|Air Ace (25 points)|
|Get 2 kills in a single Shootdodge in the Departure Lounge|
This one isn't too bad and can easily be done without boosting, either catch 2 enemies battling it out on each other and go for the double shootdodge kill, if you only kill one of them and you're are still alive on the ground then remain prone and wait for another enemy to come by and then kill them. This will also unlock the achievement, you can strafe left and right to make little movement in aid of hiding or finding an enemy, just don't get up before your 2nd kill.
|Express Checkout (25 points)|
|Kill 4 players within 3 seconds in the Imperial Palace|
If you want to go for this legitimately, the easiest way to pull this off is to unlock the Weapon Double Dealer Burst perk which is available at level 48, when this is triggered at level 3 all the enemies grenades will instantly drop and explode. When you trigger this you need to be in the line of sight of at least an enemy player and be ready to kill them, hopefully causing a chain reaction to the other players on the team and blasting them all.
|Long Arm of the Law (25 points)|
|Win 20 Vendettas in the 55th Battalion HQ|
You win a Vendetta when you kill an enemy after they have killed you twice in a row. So it's pretty self explanatory and will take you anywhere between 2 and 5 game depending on how good you are at the game and don't worry if you lose a vendetta from other players, it doesn't affect the achievement. You initiate a vendetta at the respawn screen by pressing . A perk that will greatly help here is Vendetta Tracker which shows your target on the minimap at all times once you've initiated the Vendetta.
|M4 Murder (25 points)|
|Level up your M4 all the way to level 10|
The M4 is unlocked from the start, you need around 400 kills depending on headshots and the amount on XP you're getting to reach level 10 with the weapon. You can get this achievement by playing on any map on the game as long as you get kills with the M4. You will unlock attachments for the gun as you progress so make sure to add those as they become available because they will greatly help.
|Keep Your Nose Clean (25 points)|
|Get 100 Kills as a member of the SPP|
The SPP is the Sau Paulo Police faction that play as on a random basis through multiplayer game modes. You simple need to get 100 kills while playing as this faction and a guaranteed way to always play as them is to go to your multiplayer Arsenal and select Avatars, then pick a game mode (e.g. Deathmatch) and select SPP. Now when you play Deathmatch online you will always be on the SPP team so start killing!
| Old School Moves (10 points)|
|Perform a 720 spin while prone in Nightclub.|
This must be done on the "Nightclub - Club Moderno" Multiplayer map and can be done in a Private Session. Use Shootdodge, , anywhere on the map. Once you land in the prone position on the floor, rotate yourself with the left analog stick three times until the achievement unlocks.
| Early Adopter (40 points)|
|In a single game, kill the same player with both the M24 and the IA2 AR.|
The M24 is a Sniper Rifle, while the IA2 AR is an Assault Rifle. This is easily done in Deathmatch and can be unlocked on any map, wether it be a DLC map or original map.
|WMD (40 points)|
|Get 3 kills from a single use of the level 3 explosives burst.|
Equip the 'Explosive Burst' to any of your loadouts. Hop into a Gang Wars game and proceed to get a couple kills until your Burst meter reaches Level 3. Melee kills will fill up the meter faster than regular kills.
| 60 Seconds of Intimidation (35 points)|
|Grind 60 Seconds of Intimidation on enemy players.|
You will need to equip the Intimidation Mask to one of your loadouts. This mask essentially effects the reload speed of your enemies. When you are near and enemy who is reloading, they will reload slower than normal.
|Long Arm of the Lawless (20 points)|
|Kill Max Payne in Panama as the De Marcos|
This achievement is very simple but it should be noted that it must be done on the Panama Canal map (this is the larger map where the yacht is docked). First, set up your Deathmatch avatar as the new De Marcos faction (that came with this DLC) from the Multiplayer Menu. Now launch a game of Payne Killer and simply kill the player who is Max Payne and the achievement is yours!
|Bar Brawler (20 points)|
|Kill someone with a melee strike in the Bar area of Hoboken Bar|
Any game mode will work for this achievement; however, make sure you are playing on the new "Marty's Bar" map. In order to obtain the achievement, you must melee attack-kill, , an enemy player inside the Bar area of the map.
|Ouch My Head (25 points)|
|Headshot someone with a Hangover|
This achievement's description is quite confusing, as one would think you would have to be the one who is hungover while getting a kill.
|Welcome Ashore (30 points)|
|Kill a player on the yacht from the observation platform of the Panama Canal|
This must be done in a Gang Wars mode and is suggested that you have a full 8-player boosting lobby and a Sniper Rifle loadout. Be aware that the observation platform is not the 2-story building immediately to the left of the yacht. You can find the observation deck to the south-west of the yacht, past some metal catwalks. It is the single-story, white building with large glass windows.
|Drinker's Revenge (30 points)|
|Kill the sniper who broke your Hip Flask in the same life|
The Hip Flask item protects the user from a single Sniper Rifle round. With that said, equip this item to one of your loadouts and make sure your partner(s) have a loadout with a Sniper Rifle.
|3 Blind Mice (30 points)|
|Blind 3 players simultaneously with the pepper spray|
Equip the Pepper Spray item to one of your loadouts. Now meet your boosting partners in the center of the map and have them stand in a straight line. Spray the can back and forth across the faces of all three of your partners and once they are all blind, the achievement will pop.
|Sweaty Betty (40 points)|
|Trigger and avoid a Bouncing Betty by Shootdodging|
It is suggested that this achievement be boosted with at least one other player. Meet your partner in a safe area within the map. Have them deploy their Bouncing Betty near you. Now walk towards the Betty and when the light turns green, this is your cue to ShootDodge backwards as the Betty launches into the air to explode. This may take a couple tries in order to pull it off properly. Just make sure you trigger the Betty, then ShootDodge backwards.
|Betty Confetti (40 points)|
|Kill a player with the Bouncing Betty|
This is the easiest achievement out of the bunch. Simply equip a Bouncing Betty to one of your loadouts and deploy it during a match. An enemy is bound to trigger the Betty during the match and when it kills them, the achievement will unlock.
|Resisting Arrest (40 points)|
|Stun 10 players with either the cattle prod or stun gun|
Equip either the Stun Gun or Cattle Prod to one of your loadouts and simply use them to stun an enemy player! The Stun Gun only has about 3-4 shots and the Cattle Prod runs out of 'ammo' rather quickly. This achievement is cumulative and will unlock once you have stunned the 10th enemy player.
|Breaking and Entering (50 points)|
|Open 15 Containers or Doors in a single game of Dead Men Walking|
Dead Men Walking is a new game mode in Multiplayer that plays similar to Halo Reach's Firefight Mode. As Max and Passos, you and your partner will have to fight endless waves of enemies, while using teamwork and skill to stay alive. Each kill grants you points to your new "Grit" meter, which allows you to open new areas of the map via locked doors, and new weapons and pill bottles via locked containers.
|It Looked Easy Enough (50 points)|
|Complete the Challenge Mode|
Do not let the significant gamerscore or name of the mode throw you off. Challenge Mode is very easy and is nowhere near as difficult as the New York Minute Modes.
|Breaking the 4th (40 points)|
|Earn a x4 multiplier in Challenge Mode|
In order to get your multiplayer up, you must complete challenges without failing. If you complete three challenges flawlessly, you will be rewarded with a 3x multiplayer. However, if you fail the third challenge, the multiplayer will be reset to zero.
|Sweep (10 points)|
|Flawless Team Gang Wars Victory|
In the Gang Wars playlist there are 5 rounds of objectives were you and your team compete against another team. For this achievement you and your team will need to win all 5 rounds in one game.
|You Push A Man Too Far (5 points)|
|Don't Shoot The Dis-Armed Man|
On the last mission of the game, you will come to a part where you have to take out Becker who has the grenade launcher. When you approach him and the cutscene appears, do NOT shoot him.
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