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"I'd seen enough to know Fabiana was at least alive, if not exactly well."
Max Payne upon seeing Fabiana on a video tape on TV

Alive If Not Exactly Well is the fifth chapter in Max Payne 3.


Max continues the search of Fabiana Branco in the docks filled with Comando Sombra soldiers. Later in the chapter, he finds Fabiana being escorted by CS troopers. Max begins pursuing the captors and later ends up seeing Fabiana being held captive on a boat full of CS, with Serrano himself piloting the boat. Luckily for Max, Passos shows up with his boat and both begin pursuing the enemy, while Passos drives and Max defends with an LMG. A grenade thrown by a CS trooper temporarily decommissions the boat and Passos quickly moves to fix it whilst Max fends off further attackers. After Passos fixes the boat, they are back in pursuit of the enemy and Fabiana, and they have to take a shortcut in order to catch up to them again after CS members on another boat collides with them and forces them under a bridge. Passos' boat jumps a ramp through a wooden warehouse and Max pulls out a Desert Eagle and shoots some of the members before the boat falls and the engine fails. Fabiana has slipped away from Max yet again.



  • PT92 (Silenced)
  • 608 Bull
  • Micro 9mm
  • AK-47
  • FAL
  • DE .50
  • LMG .30

Video Walkthrough[]


Obtainable Achievements/Trophies[]


Something Wicked This Way Comes

Get 7 Kills While Jumping From The Rickety Boat [FREE AIM]

10 Gamerscore / Bronze Trophy


Part I Complete

Complete Part I Of The Story

20 Gamerscore / Bronze Trophy


  • This is first chapter to feature the use of the FAL by an enemy faction (Comando Sombra) and optional use by the player.
  • This is additionally the first chapter to include the Desert Eagle, located in a small room left of the control room Max utilitises to activate the small horizontal draw-bridge; However, whether or not the player picks up the weapon at this point, Max will automatically have the weapon equipped for the final slow motion sequence at the end of the chapter.
  • Confusingly, despite being equipped with a bulletproof vest for the duration of the chapter, Max will not be protected from bullet penetration anymore than he would without it, and the same going for the vest equitable in the chapter A Fat Bald Dude with a Bad Temper.
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