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"What the hell does B.B. stand for anyway? Backstabbing Bastard."
―Max telling B.B. name and his betrayal.

Backstabbing Bastard is the fourth chapter of Part III in Max Payne.


Soon after the events at Cold Steel, Max is in an all-night diner when he gets a message from B.B., requesting to meet Max on top of the Choir Communications Garage. Max then begins to realize that the death of his partner and him being framed were highly likely to have been an inside job. Max, now very suspicious of B.B., confronts him at the meet-up and accuses him of setting Max up for the death of his partner. B.B. indirectly admits what Max already suspects, and gets in a car that nearly hits Max as it speeds off, careening down to the lower levels of the parking garage and leaving Max to deal with a group of cast-offs from the Punchinello Crime Family in the game, who have been paid to take him out.

He continues down into the parking garage, taking out many mobsters and avoiding drive-by's from a van escorting B.B.'s car out of the garage. After going down several stories in the garage, Max makes it to the bottom level and B.B. crashes into another car and gets out. He, Max and an elite contingent of Killer Suits at the site have a shoot-out, ending with Max taking them all out. He then answers a ringing payphone and a man named Alfred Woden tells him he can give Max the information he seeks if he meets the caller at the Asgard Building.




On the PS2/Xbox version, this chapter is divided into three sub-chapters: Backstabbing Bastard, Alive and at Large and The Name of Your Enemy.

Obtainable Accomplishments[]


Backstabbing Bastard

Complete 'Part III Chapter 4: Backstabbing Bastard' on any difficulty



  • Just before the first ramp leading down into the underground section of the parking garage, there is a roof top with a small shack on it. The roof is accessed by jumping up and onto the gray bins stacked against the wall. It's then possible for Max to shoot his way inside. Drop down the hole and Max will end up in a room with the Rockstar Games logo on the wall, a dead mobster, some sniper rifle ammo and a radio. Turn the radio on and a message can be heard from Remedy.
  • The first graphic novel panel is different between versions. On the PC version, it shows an image of the World Trade Center towers. On PS2, it was replaced with a different image of New York. On Xbox, it uses the same image as PC, just with the towers removed. On Mobile, it uses the same image as PC.
  • This stage marks the final appearance of the mobsters of the Punchinello Family, their place being taken by the heavily armed Mercenaries and Killer Suits from this point forward.



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