For the achievement in Max Payne 3, see It's Fear That Gives Men Wings.

"Gognitti would be moving fast. I don't know about angels, but it's fear that gives men wings."
―Max Payne

Fear That Gives Men Wings is the sixth chapter of Part I in Max Payne.


As he is outside, the stairwell have been destroyed by the explosion as well and the only way is traversing through the adjacent buildings on the rooftop. He went downstairs to find junkies hanging in the fire barrel. Max soon enter a nearby building to find a back door to a laundry shop which is locked. The mobsters also refused to grant entry which force Max to enter another building.

Another building is filled with junkies and mobsters which Max kills as he went more floor up but is stopped by a broken stairs. He enter another room to find an unarmed mobster who Max used to get in the laundry shop. As he is grant access, he kill all the gangsters in the laundry shop and proceed upstairs. He enter a apartment room and kill a resident. Max watch news about his actions back in Lupino's hotel.

He exit to the roof and enter another building through the pipes and find mobsters hanging around the abandoned building watching Address Unknown. After passing through the building, he soon reenter the tenements where he fought many of the mobsters. He reach Lupino's office where Vinnie scolding his men. Max enter the office to confront Vinnie which the latter starts to taunt and tries to shoot Max but Max managed to wound him. Vinnie soon ran away and let his men deal with him.

Max neutralizes his attackers and before pursuing Vinnie, found a letter detailing Lupino's insanity and its effect to the business. Vinnie was the only one who knew where Lupino is, thus Max chase after Vinnie until reaching the roof where Vinnie escaped through the passing train. Max soon follows the Vinnie with another train behind.




On the PS2/Xbox version, this chapter is divided into four sub-chapters: The Alternate Route, A One Man War, A Citywide APB and Fear That Gives Men Wings.

Obtainable Accomplishments


Fear That Gives Men Wings

Complete 'Part I Chapter 6: Fear That Gives Men Wings' on any difficulty



  • When the junkie Max is using reaches the locked door,the man on the other side teases him by asking him to say the password: John Woo. This is a tribute to Director John Woo, whose signature bullet time is used throughout the series.
    • There is yet another tribute to John Woo in the game mode Hard Boiled, which is a reference to his film Hard Boiled.
  • In the elevator Max can shoot the speaker playing the music and, in a similar fashion to Live from the Crime Scene, Max will thank the player.
  • At the top of the elevator, Max enters an apartment with an Ingram on the kitchen counter and a mobster in the bathroom. This appears to be a reference to the movie Pulp Fiction.
  • After jumping through the first window, turn left and the furthest window can be shot through and entered. Inside the room are Soldier of Fortune II posters and several pump-action shotguns with shotgun ammunition.
  • The same scream heard in the Address Unknown episode playing in one of the apartments can also be in the prologue of Part III in the maze whenever Max falls off the line of blood.



Max Payne Chapters
The American Dream Prologue (The American Dream) · 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 (Chapter) · An Empire of Evil
A Cold Day in Hell Prologue (A Cold Day in Hell) · 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 (A Bit Closer to Heaven) · 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 (The Darkness Inside) · 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 (A Binary Choice) · 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 (Waking Up from the American Dream) · 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
Act 1 Something Rotten in the Air · Nothing But The Second Best · Just Another Day at the Office · Anyone Can Buy Me a Drink
Act 2 Alive If Not Exactly Well · A Dame, A Dork, and A Drunk · A Hangover Sent Direct from Mother Nature · Ain't No Reprievement Gonna Be Found Otherwise
Act 3 Here I Was Again, Halfway Down the World · It's Drive or Shoot, Sister · 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
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