Playing It Bogart
Part I, Chapter III
Max returns to Jack Lupino's Hotel where he was assigned to determine the whereabouts of Jack Lupino. He immediately runs into the Finito Brothers who have discovered that Max has arrived at the hotel and is now part of the D.E.A. Max eliminates the Finito Brothers.
Max then notices a letter on the desk that mentions Valkyr and a partnership between Vinnie Gognitti, Rico Muerte, and several other mafia members. The letter also reveals that Rico Muerte is actually residing at the hotel, and the Finito Brothers were generous enough to write his room on the letter's margin ("313").
Max then hears a trio of mafia members come to the door worrying that the Finito Brothers were in trouble. After eliminating the thugs Max walks down the stairs and hears some rather sad news on a radio: the mayor announcing that Valkyr has become a clear threat, and drastic measures must be taken; and a report of Alex Balder's death, with the revelation that Max Payne is the main suspect of his murder.
After frantically searching the hotel, Max finally discovers Rico Muerte's hotel room, the door rigged with a shotgun trapper. Max also finds a letter mentioning more activity about Valkyr, leaving Max to wonder if Jack Lupino is indeed the primary enemy. After traversing through several hallways and rooms, Max discovers a diary in one of the rooms that belonged to a hooker name Candy Dawn and further readings reveal that "the mystery hag" has been paying her to secretly film her and Alfred Woden together.
Max leaves the room and traverses through a few more hallways to find a trio of mafia thugs guarding an elevator. Max eliminates the thugs, and enters the elevator which proceeds to Chapter Four: The Blood Veins of New York.
PS2/XboxEditOn the PS2/Xbox version, this level is divided up into three levels: Playing It Bogart, Without Warning and A Few Hundred Bullets Back.
- Lupino's Hotel: the Finito brothers' office, Rico Muerte's room, Candy Dawn's room...
- Finito Brothers - after discovering Max is a cop, they try to kill him.
- The Mafia - defending the Hotel.
- Valkyr Junkies - just hanging around. They will only attack Max if he fires a weapon near or at them.
Other Character AppearancesEdit
- Coincidentally, "the mystery hag" mentioned in Candy Dawn's diary is later revealed as Nicole Horne, who used her to blackmail Alfred Woden.
- The title is a homage to actor Humphrey Bogart, star of many 1940s noir films, from which Max Payne takes many of its stylistic cues. Payne's explanation that he is "playing it Bogart," means he is conducting his investigation with extreme self-confidence and acting "as though he was supposed to be there," which describes the methodology of many of Bogart's characters.
- Past Muerte's room there's a busted up wooden door which can be shot through. Once inside climb out onto the ledge and walk across to the next room. Inside is a dead body nailed to the floor, along with some molotovs and some painkillers. This "murder" says "Buff" which is most likely a reference to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (meaning the guy murdered was a vampire, and Buffy's "y" has just worn off.
WalkthroughEditMax Payne - Part I, Chapter 3 - Playing It Bogart 1 2(06:35)