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For the achievement in Max Payne 3, see So Much For Being Subtle (Achievement).

"Next stop: Roscoe Street Station, and Alex"
―Max Payne before stepping off the train

Roscoe Street Station is the first chapter of Part I in Max Payne.


Max became an undercover cop in the Punchinello Crime Family for 2 months to investigate the Valkyr involvement with the Mafia. Only BB and his partner, Alex Balder knew his identity as an undercover cop. One day, BB contact Max that Alex need to meet up at Roscoe Street Station during an snowy storm night. Max came to the train station, realizing he had a bad feeling about the meeting.

He arrived to find that the gate to the main station is locked which made Max more suspicious. He found a shotgun shell near the personnel locker room with bullet marks and blood drags to eventually finding the corpse of a transit cop. The discovery made Max to draw his Beretta and have to find Alex in the amidst of possible killers. He loot the lockers room before leaving to find 2 mobsters at the train station, waiting to kill anyone stepping out the upcoming train. Max proceed to kill the 2 mobsters and headed to the unlocked gate to find Alex.

He kill 4 more gangsters on the way to find a locked door to the security room and a passage to an abandoned section of the train station. Since the security room is locked, he head down to the abandoned train station and kill more mobsters. He eavesdrop the mobsters to realize that a heist is going on. Unfortunately, the gate to the abandoned station is locked and have to go through the rail lines but it is also barricaded.

Max soon rescue a transit cop from a gangster and head to the security room to contact help. However, the cop is immediately killed by gangsters inside the security room before killed by Max. He soon power up the train in the abandoned station and use it to ram the barricade. It was successfully and headed to the abandoned station.




Main article: Roscoe Street Station (Chapter)/Transcript


On the PS2/Xbox version, this chapter is divided into two sub-chapters: Roscoe Street Station and So Much for Being Subtle.

Obtainable Accomplishments[]


Roscoe Street Station

Complete 'Part I Chapter 1: Roscoe Street Station on any difficulty





  • Down the stairs, past the first goon with a shotgun, turn right into a locker room. Follow the corridor and to the right is a locked door that says 'Maintenance on it. The door can be opened by shooting a gas canister under one of the lockers. Inside is a Desert Eagle with plenty of ammo.
  • If the player abandons the Transit Cop without killing the mobster, an cutscene will play, showing the Transit Cop begging for his life, right before the mobster shoots and kills him. The mission will fail too.

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