There are 22 chapters, 3 prologues, a tutorial, and one bonus level in Max Payne for the PC, while the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4 and Xbox versions of the game have most of the PC version's chapters split into several sub-chapters. The Xbox version doesn't have the different chapter names as the PS2 version, but has additional loading screens in the levels. The remastered mobile version has the same chapter structure as the PC version.


The Tutorial's purpose is to teach the mechanics of the game to the player before they begin the main game.

Part I: The American DreamEdit

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Part II: A Cold Day in HellEdit

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Part III: A Bit Closer to HeavenEdit

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Bonus LevelEdit

The Secret Finale is available if the game is completed on the highest difficulty, "Dead on Arrival."


When Max Payne was released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, due to hardware limitations, all of the chapters had to be divided up into sub-chapters. Or in the case of the Xbox version, only additional loading screens with none of the new chapter names.

Part IEdit

  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1
    • Roscoe Street Station
    • So Much for Being Subtle
  • Chapter 2
    • One Way or the Other
    • Live from the Crime Scene
    • Stepping on Toes
  • Chapter 3
    • Playing It Bogart
    • Without Warning
    • A Few Hundred Bullets Back
  • Chapter 4
    • Caught in the Crossfire
    • Rico Muerte Big Time Hustler
    • The Blood Veins of New York
  • Chapter 5
    • The Man Riding Shotgun
    • Something More Sinister
    • Let the Gun Do the Talking
  • Chapter 6
    • The Alternate Route
    • A One Man War
    • A Citywide APB
    • Fear That Gives Men Wings
  • Chapter 7
    • Better than the Last One
    • Ice Hard and Slick
    • All a Blur
  • Chapter 8
    • A Den of Drugs
    • Ragna Rock
    • An Empire of Evil
  • Chapter 9
    • Straight from a Bad Dream

Part IIEdit

  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1
    • The Baseball Bat
    • From Bad to Worse
    • Mobster Muscle
  • Chapter 2
    • An Offer You Can't Refuse
    • Cold and to-the-Point
    • Family Troubles
  • Chapter 3
    • With Rats and Oily Water
    • Pissing Punchinello Off
    • A Dangerous Game
  • Chapter 4
    • No Payne No Gain
    • Put Out My Flames with Gasoline
  • Chapter 5
    • Murderous Hearts
    • Angel of Death
    • Trouble on Dagger Heels

Part IIIEdit