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"It's a losing game, without passion you are already dead."
―Max Payne

A Losing Game is the fifth chapter of Part III in Max Payne 2.


Mona Sax is on a nearby roof and as she gets Vladimir Lem in her sights with her Dragunov, Lem detonates the bomb within Vinnie Gognitti's Captain BaseBallBat-Boy costume. The explosion causes the Address Unknown funhouse to go up in flames, and instead of going after Vladimir, Mona heads into the building for Max. She dives through flames into the front entrance and heads deeper into the funhouse, avoiding debris as portions of the building explode or give way due to the intense heat. As the explosions intensify, parts of the building crumble to reveal openings in the walls, and Mona uses the destruction as shortcuts to get through the building quicker.

Mona continues to work her way through the burning building, using the fire alarm as a way to set off the building's sprinkler system and contain the fires enough to get through the room. Sax then has to contend with several overloaded electrical generators, and once she restarts the power the path leading upstairs is accessible. Once she gets up the staircase and past some debris, Mona comes across the remains of Vinnie Gognitti and his suit, then heads up the nearby metal stairs to her apartment. Mona reaches her apartment and sees Max on the ground, bleeding and seemingly unconscious. Sax then begins giving Max CPR, and the chapter ends as she attempts to revive him.

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Max Payne Chapters
The American Dream Prologue · Roscoe Street Station · Live from the Crime Scene · Playing It Bogart · The Blood Veins of New York · Let the Gun Do the Talking · Fear That Gives Men Wings · Police Brutality · Ragna Rock · An Empire of Evil
A Cold Day in Hell Prologue · The Baseball Bat · An Offer You Can't Refuse · With Rats and Oily Water · Put Out My Flames With Gasoline · Angel of Death
A Bit Closer to Heaven Prologue · Take Me to Cold Steel · Hidden Truths · The Deep Six · Backstabbing Bastard · In the Land of the Blind · Byzantine Power Game · Nothing to Lose · Pain and Suffering
The Darkness Inside Prologue · Elevator Doors · A Criminal Mastermind · The Depths of My Brain · No 'Us' in This · A Sign of Her Passage · A Linear Sequence of Scares · The Million Dollar Question
A Binary Choice Prologue · The Things that I Want · In the Middle of Something · Blowing Up · Routing Her Synapses · Out of the Window · The Genius of the Hole
Waking Up from the American Dream Prologue · Too Stubborn to Die · On a Crash Course · A Mob-War · Dearest of All My Friends · A Losing Game · There Are No Happy Endings · Love Hurts · That Old Familiar Feeling
Part I Something Rotten in the Air · Nothing But The Second Best · Just Another Day at the Office · Anyone Can Buy Me a Drink · Alive If Not Exactly Well
Part II A Dame, A Dork, and A Drunk · A Hangover Sent Direct from Mother Nature · Ain't No Reprievement Gonna Be Found Otherwise · Here I Was Again, Halfway Down the World · It's Drive or Shoot, Sister
Part III Sun Tan Oil, Stale Margaritas and Greed · The Great American Savior of the Poor · A Fat Bald Dude with a Bad Temper · One Card Left to Play