I have to admit, it is a bit over-whelming task considering the amount of action intense combat you are involved in, but if you to manage it if you want to unlock An Echo Of The Past achievement or trophy.
You can keep track of which clues you have found and how many you have missed from the in-game collectibles menu that you can access during a particular chapter. It will also give you the name/type of the clue you are missing. If you have made your mind to find all the clues in the game, read the guide that follows!
For more help on Max Payne 3, read our Tourist Locations and Golden Guns Locations Guide.
Max Payne 3 – Chapter 1
Clue #1 – Celebrity Magazine
Location. On the table of the living room, next to sofa, with lot of wine bottles to the left.
Clue #2 – Dropped Photo
Location. Following Rodrigo (attempt to save him) when you exit the garage, look for the dropped picture on the floor.
Max Payne 3 – Chapter 2
Clue #1 – Dead Soccer Star
Location. Look for corpse in white lying on the floor, in the VIP section of the club, to the left, by the stairs, behind a small table.
Clue #2 – Night-Club Flyer
Location. In the VIP Lounge, right-side of the bar, while facing the stairs leading to the next floor.
Clue #3 – Ex-Cop
Location. When you exit through a door, taking you through the bathroom after you clear the second floor of the club, you will come across three doors but only one is free. Open it and you will find an ex-cop hiding.
Clue #4 – Torn Dress Piece
Location. Same bathroom (above), search the right corner of the sink to find a torn dress piece.
Clue #5 – Portuguese Newspaper
Location. When you enter the kitchen after clearing the area, search the right side and look for a news paper by the radio.
Clue #6 – Giovanna’s Necklace
Location. After clearing the roof, continue inside the building. When you are coming down the stairs, keep your eyes on the ground and you will find Giovanna’s necklace.
Max Payne 3 – Chapter 3
Clue #1 – Picture of Victor
Location. After you clear the first area in the stadium, search the office next to the medical office. Look on the right for a picture on the wall.
Clue #2 – Blood Stained Door
Location. Following Passos, when you come across first elevator, look left for a white door. Notice the bloodstain on the door.
Clue #3 – Blood Stained Hallway
Location. After escaping the first sniper, follow the tunnel to the right. Clear the hallway and look for a bloodstain on one of the pillars.
Clue #4 – Soccer Star Memorial
Location. In the trophy room, when you exit the area, don’t forget to pay homage to Claudio, a legend?
Max Payne 3 – Chapter 4
Clue #1 – Max’s NYPD Badge
Location. Look for a small table by the window in Max Payne’s apartment. On the table is Max’s NYPD badge, notice it for a memory rewind.
Clue #2, #3 – Brewer’s Journal, Newspaper Clippings
Location. After escaping the snipers, when a pirate guy sacrifices himself to save you, get into his apartment and search for clues. There are two, one of the work table and second near the entrance of the bathroom.
Max Payne 3 – Chapter 5
Clue #1 – Parked Helicopter
Location. Start of the chapter, follow the dirt path and notice the helicopter in the courtyard while standing behind the fence.