Let the Gun Do the Talking is the fifth chapter of Part I in Max Payne.


After leaving Lupino's Hotel, Max Payne makes his way to Jack Lupino's apartment building, but as he reaches the street corner closest to Lupino's apartment, he sees Vladimir Lem driving away in his car as Lupino's car blows up. As Lem makes his getaway, and inadvertently causes a tanker truck to crash and explode, a bomb goes off on Lupino's floor of his apartment building. Many more bombs explode as Max shoots his way through Lupino's men.

Running down the street Max sees a newspaper stand, with their headlines screaming "bloody murder", and exclaiming that Max Payne is a murdering fugitive. Max then traverses the basement level of the nearby tenement buildings, with mobsters and Valkyr junkies hanging around.

Making his way up to the entrance hall, Max passes a ringing payphone, a call from a mysterious stranger to warn him that the police know his location and are quickly closing in on him. He then comes across a letter from Vinnie Gognitti, with Gognitti boasting about hitting the Russian Mob hard, and how Vladimir Lem wouldn't retaliate after such a crucial blow. The police begin to open fire on the tenements and Max shoots his way through mobsters to the third floor.

When Max reaches the third floor another bomb goes off, forcing him to detour through a mobster's apartment and out the window onto a fire escape that triggers the next chapter: Fear That Gives Men Wings.


Hidden Weapons

  • After taking care of the 2 thugs in the nearby Pawnbroker, head into the back room and break the display case with the Ingram inside to obtain it.
  • At the end of the street, a van is parked with a pump-action shotgun in its back.


On the PS2/Xbox version, this chapter is divided into three sub-chapters: The Man Riding Shotgun, Something More Sinister, and Let the Gun Do the Talking.

Obtainable Accomplishments


Let the Gun Do the Talking

Complete 'Part I Chapter 5: Let The Gun Do The Talking' on any difficulty



Video Walkthrough

Max Payne - The American Dream - Let the Gun do the Talking (HD)

Max Payne - The American Dream - Let the Gun do the Talking (HD)

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 · 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
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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