Rockstar has recently announced the “arcade mode” for Max Payne 3, which is sure to please fans of the earlier titles in the series.

Arcade mode will be unlocked for each chapter of the campaign once that specific chapter is completed. The first flavor of the mode is one called “Score Attack”. You earn points depending on where you hit enemies; a body shot is 10 points, a headshot is 100 points, blowing away an enemy is 200, and causing an explosion is 250. Actions such as diving, using slow-mo, and chaining together kills nets you multipliers, while using painkillers and taking damage deducts points. Cut-scenes and cinematics are cut from this mode, so it’ll be perfect for those moments when you just want to unwind with some action.

The second part of arcade mode is “New York Minute”. In this one, you’re given a 60 second timer and have to kill enemies to replenish the timer before it runs out. Anybody who enjoys speedruns will surely get a kick out of this mode, as it’ll involve quick thinking and reflexes on your part. The multipliers return here as well.

Leaderbords will be available for arcade mode, and you even net XP from it which transfers over to multi-player. You can check out the screenshots of the arcade action below, and you can also expect a full review of Max Payne 3 in the coming weeks. It releases for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on May 15th.


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