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"Well done with your effort. The whole city is grateful, the great American savior of the poor."
Alvaro Neves to Max Payne

The Great American Savior of the Poor Is the twelfth chapter in Max Payne 3.


Wilson Da Silva tells Max that there's an old Hotel, where nobody ever leaves, which contains members of the Crachá Preto. Max agrees to help and enters the building from the basement. He spots two Crachá Preto members dumping body bags into the fire. They quickly throw the last bag and leave the room via elevator. Max follows them via the same elevator and sees them both near some surgical equipment. Max shoots them both and continues to proceed.

Later on, Max finds a group of Comando Sombra that have been captured and had some of their organs taken away from them. In that group he sees Serrano, who can barely walk and has lost his eye. Max lets everyone go and continues on his mission. Some time later in the chapter, Max enters a room that used to be the kitchen for the hotel restaurant, now used as a laboratory and sees Arthur Fischer, a surgeon for the Brancos who has been harvesting organs for the Crachá Preto, frantically trying to collect his money. Max shouts at him asking what he has been doing, while Dr. Fischer offers Max lots of money just to let him go. A few seconds later, Serrano enters the room, shouting at Dr. Fischer, then Serrano takes a scalpel off one of the tables and stabs the doctor. This was Serrano's revenge.

Max then continues and later in the chapter, he finds a small room filled with ammunition and exposed columns outside the room. He takes some C4 explosives and plants them on the pillars, while he is planting the C4, some of Crachá Preto attack Max who fights his way through, thus planting C4 on other columns. After the C4 is planted, Max goes on the roof and shouts at some Crachá Preto members, while holding a detonator high up in his hand, so they can see and not shoot Max. Later, Álvaro Neves comes out of his chopper and sees Max with a detonator. They have a conversation about what the Crachá Preto is doing and later Max gets annoyed and pushes the button, thus destroying the building.

While the building is collapsing, Max fights his way through some Crachá Preto members with some rooftop tremors messing up his aim. Later, as Max is knocked down by a tremor, Neves comes and points his gun at Max while he is down. When he is about to pull the trigger, he gets killed by Max's friend Raul Passos. They both have a short argumentative conversation and then leave with a chopper as the building collapses.



  • PT92
  • 608 Bull
  • MD-97L
  • SPAS 15
  • Super Sport
  • RPD
  • FMP G32


  • This is the only chapter in the series where Max can use C4.
  • When Max confronts Neves, he shouts "I got nothing to lose!". This may be a reference to the original game tagline "A Man With Nothing To Lose" or alternatively, "New York. Fugitive Undercover Cop. Nothing to Lose'". It is also the title of the second to last stage of the game (Nothing to Lose).
  • When Serrano walks by Max and Fischer, he asks, "What's up, doc?" in Portuguese, as a reference to Bugs Bunny.
  • This is the only chapter where scripted Bullet Time sequences do not occur.
  • This is the only chapter that all of the weapon attachments appeared but the laser can't be used.
  • The game's subtitles and the name of the chapter use the US spelling of "savior". However, the large bold text that appears in game as Max talks uses the UK spelling, "saviour".

Video Walkthrough[]


Max Payne 3 - Hardcore Walkthrough - Chapter 12 - The Great American Savior of the Poor



Obtainable Achievements/Trophies[]


Sometimes You Get Lucky

Get A Headshot During The Rooftop Tremors

5 Gamerscore / Bronze Trophy

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