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"We both know this would end in pain and suffering."
―Max Payne monologue his confrontation with Nicole Horne.
Pain and Suffering is the final chapter in Max Payne.

Plot

Max Payne arrives at Nicole Horne's penthouse suite at the top of the Aesir Headquarters building to find Horne waiting for him. She tells Payne there's no way for him to live and escapes through a security door, leaving the Killer Suits to deal with him. Max shoots them down and is then forced to take cover behind a pillar to avoid gunfire from a helicopter. After this, Max gets out onto the balcony and runs along one ledge onto another, avoiding more gunfire from the chopper.

Max eventually corners Horne in a conference room, but must first deal with the remaining Killer Suits. Horne, in the meantime, vanishes but Max finds the secret door she escaped through and he chases her out onto the roof of the building. She then goes through a security gate and locks it so Max can't get through and she boards the aforementioned helicopter, but it can't take off immediately because of the wind. As the helicopter awaits clearance to take off, Max destroys the cables holding the building's radio mast in place, and the mast falls on top of the helicopter as it begins to take off, killing Nicole Horne.

Moments later, Max is surrounded by the NYPD SWAT team and he surrenders to them, feeling relieved that he finally avenged his wife and daughter. As Max is led outside by the police, the Deputy Chief of the NYPD comments on the difficulty in catching him before ordering his men to take Max to central booking; Max sees Alfred Woden in the crowd, thinking that he'd better keep his end of the bargain, and as Max is put in the back of a police car, the game concludes.

Characters

PS2/Xbox

On the PS2/Xbox version, this chapter is divided into three sub-chapters: A Warrior's Heaven, A One-Way Demon Ride and Pain And Suffering.

Obtainable Accomplishments/Trophies

Painsufferaccomplish

Pain and Suffering

Complete 'Part III Chapter 8: Pain And Suffering' on any difficulty

10 POINTS


Fugitiveaccomplish

Fugitive

Complete the game on any difficulty setting

40 POINTS


Hardboiledaccomplish

Hard-Boiled

Complete the game on the 'Hard-Boiled' difficulty setting or higher

80 POINTS


Deadarrivalaccomplish

Dead on Arrival

Complete the game on the 'Dead on Arrival' difficulty setting or higher

120 POINTS


NYminuteaccomplish

New York Minute

Complete the game on the 'New York Minute' difficulty setting

150 POINTS


Noircowboyaccomplish

Noir Cowboy

Complete the game without using Bullet Time or Aim Assist

50 POINTS


Nopaynegainaccomplish

No Payne, No Gain

Complete the game using 3 painkillers or less

50 POINTS


Rungunneraccomplish

Run and Gunner

Complete the game in less than 3 hours on any difficulty

50 POINTS


Timedie3

Time to Die III

Finish Part III in under 1 hour

25 POINTS


08 A Bit Closer to Heaven

A Bit Closer to Heaven

Complete Part III on any difficulty.

Silver PS3 silver


09 Feel the Payne

Feel the Payne

Complete the game in Hard-Boiled mode.

Silver PS3 silver


10 Under Par

Under Par

Finish the game quicker than the Remedy par time in New York Minute mode.

Silver PS3 silver

Trivia

  • The quote "We who are about to die" is a quote that gladiators used to salute Julius Caesar.
  • This chapter has the only graphic novel sequences where Max is seen holding a weapon other than a Beretta: a Colt Commando can be seen in the opening graphic novel cutscene, and the graphic novel sequence after Nicole Horne's death shows Max holding a Ingram.
  • If Max fails to knock the tower over before the helicopter can take off a short cutscene will be played where Max makes an attempt to shoot it down, but the chopper shoots back and kills him.
  • In the first cutscene of the game, where Max stands watching the destroyed helicopter, he is seen holding a Sniper Rifle, but in the cutscene of this level, he is seen holding the M79 Grenade Launcher (which is logical as this is the last weapon the player uses).

Behind the Scenes

Gallery

Video Walkthroughs

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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