Borracho Jun 15, 2013 @ 9:20am
Arcade Mode 3 Stars Help Needed
Lads, I was curious, I beat the game on True West difficulty but I can never get beyond 2 stars in any of the arcade missions. Is there any particular trick to this? Am I doing something horribly wrong? Is there an easy way to get it? From what I understand, you need to kill EVERYONE in the same combo to get 3 stars on a mission and that well, seems nigh on impossible, really.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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AngelAbove Jun 15, 2013 @ 10:02am 
Move quickly, keep moving and use concentration when you can't find an enemy for a couple of seconds or when reloading. Should do the trick, don't expect to be able to do it in the first couple of tries (I didn't). My 2 cents.

EDIT: Also, shoot things in between so you keep your combo meter up, like chickens or barrels or pumpkins, that kinda stuff.
Last edited by AngelAbove; Jun 15, 2013 @ 10:03am
chickentoast Jun 15, 2013 @ 10:03am 
You don't need the perfect combo to get 3 Stars, often a 40+ combo will do the trick (if you kill most of the others in a second combo)

I'm not an expert on the scoring system, all I did was to aim for the head most of the time, always keep moving forward, activate concentration once you're in danger of loosing your combo in order to find new targets and use objects (like exploding barrels) to keep your combo alive.
Elvis Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:58am 
Yeah.. seems that you "just" need a high enough score to get 3 stars. No need for the perfect combo.

Play the levels a few times until you know where the enemies will attack you on your way through the level. That way you'll know when to use concentration in order to "bridge a gap" between two groups of enemies to prevent loosing your combo. At least that's how I do it on certain stages: No enemies/pumpkins to shoot: Sprint towards next group while using concentration.

To get higher scores, try to do headshots and/or trickshots. Killing a running guy with a long-range headshot while you're nearly dead ("last breath") will give a lot more points than simply shooting him in the gut from medium range. You also might want to earn all the arcade-abilities first before going after a highscore. For example: "Executioner" (automatic headshots in concentration) makes it far easier to get good scores on that canyon-level.
Scorpi80 Jun 20, 2013 @ 11:08am 
I prefer shotgun, with concentration you're unable to kill everyone in sight witout reload. I have 3 maps to complete, it's hard but with practice you'll win:) This game is awesome.
Borracho Jun 20, 2013 @ 11:14am 
Many thanks to all, I finally got the hang of it, well on my way to the 'cheevo :)
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