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"I had dreamed of revenge. Those dreams were always nightmares, of coming close and then failing. Now I was close. I had a name to guide me. Nicole Horne. I had nothing to lose."
―Max's thoughts on his revenge from the previous chapter.

Nothing to Lose is the seventh chapter of Part III in Max Payne.


Now that Max knows where to find Nicole Horne and take his revenge, he slowly makes his way to Aesir Headquarters. Immediately after entering the building, Max sets the metal detectors off, alerting the whole building to his presence and immediately blocking any elevator access to the building's mainframe, as well as Horne's office and penthouse; Max then gets involved in a huge gunfight with Aesir security and the Killer Suits.

After climbing a few staircases and avoiding more laser-emitting explosive traps, Max arrives at an elevator and Mona Sax steps out. It is revealed that she was hired by Aesir to kill Don Punchinello and then later, Max, but she informs him she would rather kill Nicole Horne. Suddenly Mona is shooting at unseen assailants and shoving Max out of harm's way, but she is soon shot in the head and disappears behind closing elevator doors, leaving Max to kill the shooters; when the elevator returns, Mona's body is gone.

Max takes the elevator up to the security office and gives himself access to the security mainframe, so he takes the elevator again, this time down to the basement. Once there, he destroys the servers that hold the security mainframe on them, allowing Max to use the elevator all the way up to Horne's Presidential Office. When Max arrives and looks around, he realizes that Horne isn't in her office, so he then takes another elevator up to her penthouse floor.

Max and Mona meet again



On the PS2/Xbox version, this chapter is divided into three sub-chapters: An Eye for an Eye, Stone-Cold Dead and Take Your Pick.

Obtainable Accomplishments[]


Nothing to Lose

Complete 'Part III Chapter 7: Nothing To Lose' on any difficulty



  • The beginning of this chapter is very similar to the 'lobby scene' in the 1999 sci-fi action film, The Matrix.
  • At one point, two Killer Suits will be discussing Bullet Time and how interesting it would be to be able to possess such an ability.
  • In the beginning of the chapter on the PC and mobile versions, Max will have every weapon available in the game, fully stocked with ammunition; even the Jackhammer and M79 Grenade Launcher have full ammunition. Additionally, Max will also be equipped with eight bottles of painkillers.
  • Once the player obtains the painkiller supplies on the second floor, an enemy will spawn near the staircase.



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