Let the Gun Do the Talking is the fifth chapter of Part I in Max Payne.


After leaving Lupino's Hotel, Max Payne makes his way to Jack Lupino's apartment building, but as he reaches the street corner closest to Lupino's apartment, he sees Vladimir Lem driving away in his car as Lupino's car blows up. As Lem makes his getaway, and inadvertently causes a tanker truck to crash and explode, a bomb goes off on Lupino's floor of his apartment building. Many more bombs explode as Max shoots his way through Lupino's men.

Running down the street Max sees a newspaper stand, with their headlines screaming "bloody murder", and exclaiming that Max Payne is a murdering fugitive. Max then traverses the basement level of the nearby tenement buildings, with mobsters and Valkyr junkies hanging around.

Making his way up to the entrance hall, Max passes a ringing payphone, a call from a mysterious stranger to warn him that the police know his location and are quickly closing in on him. He then comes across a letter from Vinnie Gognitti, with Gognitti boasting about hitting the Russian Mob hard, and how Vladimir Lem wouldn't retaliate after such a crucial blow. The police begin to open fire on the tenements and Max shoots his way through mobsters to the third floor.

When Max reaches the third floor another bomb goes off, forcing him to detour through a mobster's apartment and out the window onto a fire escape that triggers the next chapter: Fear That Gives Men Wings.

Enemies EncounteredEdit

Other Character AppearancesEdit

Hidden WeaponsEdit

  • After taking care of the 2 thugs in the nearby Pawnbroker, head into the back room and break the display case with the Ingram inside to obtain it.
  • At the end of the street, a van is parked with a pump-action shotgun in its back.


On the PS2/Xbox version, this chapter is divided into three sub-chapters: The Man Riding Shotgun, Something More Sinister, and Let the Gun Do the Talking.

Obtainable AccomplishmentsEdit


Let the Gun Do the Talking

Complete 'Part I Chapter 5: Let The Gun Do The Talking' on any difficulty



Video WalkthroughEdit

Max Payne - The American Dream - Let the Gun do the Talking (HD)

Max Payne - The American Dream - Let the Gun do the Talking (HD)