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"The hidden truths were just around the corner."
―Max thoughts on his journey from the previous chapter.

Hidden Truths is the second chapter of Part III in Max Payne.


After Max Payne hears that "Operation Dead Eyes" has commenced, he goes deeper into the Cold Steel complex, coming across a document that mentions a lab worker attempting to smuggle out the chemical he was working on for a party. The chemist was caught and locked up in a cell in "D-6's old test facility." Max continues his way through Cold Steel, shooting past the mercenaries that guard the facility and avoiding many laser beam-emitting booby traps that explode if the beam is broken.

Max eventually comes across a security room, with monitors showing the entire complex; noticing an elevator marked 'D-6', Max decides to get to it and use the elevator to go deep into the core of Cold Steel, hoping to learn more about it and its guarded secrets. He pushes on, maneuvering past more laser traps, mercenaries and many broken gas pipes pouring out flames, eventually reaching the elevator designated 'D-6'. When he calls the elevator, alarms sound off, and Max is ambushed by more mercenaries coming up in the elevator. After gunfire is exchanged and the mercs go down, Max gets in the elevator and descends even deeper into the complex.

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Enemies Encountered[]


On the PS2/Xbox version, this chapter is divided into three sub-chapters: Hidden Truths, A Tight Operation and The Next Doorway.

Obtainable Accomplishments[]


Hidden Truths

Complete 'Part III Chapter 2: Hidden Truths' on any difficulty



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