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For the nightclub, see RagnaRock.
"Ragna Rock was Lupino's private nightclub. A den of drugs built into an old theather"
―Max summarizes Ragna Rock.

Ragna Rock is the eighth chapter of Part I in Max Payne.


After getting information from Vinnie Gognitti, Max Payne arrives at the Ragna Rock nightclub in search of Jack Lupino. Max quickly runs into trouble and has to shoot his way past mobsters; he also finds many books alluding to Lupino's obsession with the occult.

Payne makes his way through the nightclub, starting at the front entrance, then working his way up to the balcony area of the club, where he finds a way to the roof of the nightclub. Traversing the rooftop, Max comes across a way to get back inside, specifically the backstage area of the club. Backstage, Max continues to take out numerous mobsters and Lupino's bodyguards, and eventually he reaches a door that leads to Lupino's ritual chambers.




On the PS2 version, this chapter is divided into three sub-chapters: A Den of Drugs, Ragna Rock and An Empire of Evil.

Obtainable Accomplishments


Ragna Rock

Complete 'Part I Chapter 8: Ragna Rock' on any difficulty





  • The books that Max finds in the nightclub are a combination of fictional and real-world literature. The Age of Murder and Storm is a title made up for the game, but is used to explain the Norse mythological origins of Ragnarök.
    • Malleus-Maleficarum and Paradise Lost are real-world literary works; Malleus being a 15th century German manual on the prosecution of witches, and Paradise Lost is an epic poem by John Milton about Satan and his relationship with Humanity.
    • The other two titles, De Umbrarum Regni Novem Portis ("Of the Nine Doors of the Kingdom of Shadows”) and the Necronomicon, are both fictional titles that appear in popular culture that focus on the occult. Novem Portis first appeared in the novel, El Club Dumas as a very old, rare book that the protagonist must seek out due to his skills as an antiquarian bookseller. The Necronomicon was first created by H.P. Lovecraft for his Cthulhu mythos, as a historical account (and ways to summon) the ancient deities of our world and beyond. Today, the Necronomicon is seen in many different forms of media, most famously (outside of Lovecraft's stories) in the Evil Dead franchise.
  • After reaching the backstage, the player can interact with the drums which will make Max play a short beat.
    • If the player interacts with the mic, Max will say "Karaoke never was my scene".
    • There is also a guitar laying on the ground, walking or jumping on it will cause it to play a riff.

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 · Nothing to Lose · 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 · The Genius of the Hole
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