- "Hey listen man, we better look lively, this place is a nightmare. They just got cowboys running security downstairs, and something rotten in the air."
- ―Raul Passos
|Something Rotten in the Air|
Max watching over Sao Paulo.
|Start||Max Payne's apartment in Sao Paulo|
|End||Branco Mansion Parking Lot|
|Level||Chapter 1 (Part 1)|
|Introduction Scene||Nothing but the Second Best|
Something Rotten in the Air is the first chapter of Max Payne 3.
Max Payne arrives at Sao Paulo to work as a bodyguard for the Branco family. The chapter starts as Max is standing at the party in Branco Mansion's penthouse along with his friend, Raul Passos. A few minutes later, Comando Sombra gang members arrive and kidnap Rodrigo and Fabiana Branco. Max kills several gang members in the mansion, later finding Fabiana Branco being held hostage. In an attempt to save her, he slides off the roof and kills the gang member who held Fabiana hostage, resulting in Max falling down into a swimming pool below. After discussing with Raul Passos where Rodrigo Branco is, Passos reveals he hasn't found him yet. Max then further explores after switching his wet PT92 for Passos' he takes a nearby elevator to a floor leading to the parking lot to find Commando Sombra enemies. Max then eliminates the CS members who are on foot. He rushes over to the gate to see a van loading in Rodrigo. Max gets past the gate to see the van attempting to get away from the area, freeing Rodrigo by shooting one of the tires, causing them to crash. Later, UFE arrives and secure the area, causing a bickering between two men, resulting in the UFE leaving the scene and allowing the other men help any survivors left.
Max Payne returns home for "some R&R, the only way he knows how", that is getting himself completely smashed from drinking whiskey and taking painkillers. Due to the abuse, Max vomits in the sink and goes to sleep. The action then skips forward to couple of days later, resulting in Chapter 2. Also Rodrigo Branco being kidnapped by the CS Gang.
- Comando Sombra (First appearance)
Other character appearancesEdit
- Raul Passos (First appearance)
- Rodrigo Branco (First appearance)
- Victor Branco (First appearance)
- Marcelo Branco (First appearance)
- Fabiana Branco (First appearance)
- Giovanna Taveres (First appearance)
- Armando Becker (First appearance)
- Dr. Arthur Fischer (First appearance)
- Wilson Da Silva (First appearance)
- Bachmeyer (First appearance)
Video Walkthrough On Youtube:Edit