To gain access to the cheats edit the game shortcut so it reads the following:
''C:(LOCATION OF GAME)\Maxpayne.exe -developer''
From within the game, you are then able to bring up the console using the F12 key. With the console on the screen type in the below commands to access the cheats.
Effect Code Gives All Weapons GetAllWeapons Gives Baseball Bat GetBaseballbat Gives Beretta GetBeretta Gives Bullet Time GetbulletTime Gives Colt Commando GetColtCommando Gives Dual Berettas GetBerettadual Gives Dual Ingrams GetIngramDual Gives Grenade GetGrenade Gives Health GetHealth Gives Infinite Ammo GetInfiniteAmmo Gives Ingram GetIngram Gives Jackhammer GetJackhammer Gives M79 GetM79 Gives Molotov GetMolotov Gives MP5 GetMP5 Gives Painkillers GetPainkillers Gives Pump Shotgun GetPumpShotgun Gives Sawed-Off GetSawedShotgun Gives Sniper Rifle GetSniper God Mode God God Mode Off Mortal No Clipping NoClip No Clipping Turned off NoClip_off Shows Frames Per Second ShowFPS
Contributed By: Necropolis.
Different Character Models
To set up this code, you will first need to add ''-developerkeys'' (sans quotes) to the end of the shortcut target. It should read something like ''C:\Program Files\Max Payne\maxpayne.exe'' -developerkeys'' if done correctly. Then, during gameplay, press F11, then press Page Up and Page Down to view (and control) the game's various character models.
Contributed By: Mortal Quietus.
Instantly Unlock All Gameplay Modes
Go to Start Menu->Run and type in ''regedit''. Press Enter. In the directory tree on the left, Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Remedy Entertainment->Max Payne. Click on the ''Game Level'' folder, and some items will appear on the right side of the screen. Right-Click and select New-DWORD Value Double-Click on the entry you just made and set the value to 1. Rename the entries to the following:
Effect Code Dead On Arrival mode hell Hard-Broiled mode nightmare New York Minute mode timedmode
Endless Empty Clips
When reloading a gun like the Double Beretta or Ingram, press jump as soon as the empty clips fall out, and Max will reload his gun again upon landing, producing more empty clips. You can do this an unlimited number of times.
'All Your Base' easter egg..
In the training level, look closely at the sign on the TAR CAFE (it's near the Police Mobile Arrest Centre on the street). It says:
''World's Best Since 1964
615 ALL YOUR BASE ARE...''
Vampire Easter Egg
On Part I-Chapter 3, there is a door that you can break down (just before the toppling boiler). Go through the door and out a window. After following the bloodstains on the ledge, you'll come to another window to go through after bashing in. Lots of goodies here, and also a body with a stake in its back on the floor with the letters ''BUFF'' drawn next to it in blood -- a little tip of the hat to a famous vampire slayer.
War of the Rats
On Part I: Chapter 2, you can cause the rats to war amongst themselves. Use the developer command line cheat and give yourself a grenade (<F12> then ''getgrenade'' in the console) at the start of the level. Toss it in the gap of broken titles after the initial level_start camera panning. This will cause the mission objectives to change to ''I had declared war against the rats''. As you progress through the level, you will come across the two factions of rats -- WITH DESERT EAGLES! Shoot at one of the ceiling lamps that's off at its base to make it fall, causing the start of the war. If your group of rats wins, they will join forces and follow you through the rest of the level. If the other rats win, they'll turn their remaining forces on you.
Access the secret ending
To view the secret ending of ''Max Payne'', enter this into the devloper console, without quotes:
Contributed By: mozwazherez.
To view the 'bad ending' of Max Payne, just let the helicopter on the final level take off.
Contributed By: Jeevan.
On the level where you are confronting B.B. on the parking garage, there is a hidden area where you can get a sniper rifle & ammo. Before going down the first ramp that leads deeper in to the garage, jump on the various objects by the entrance to the lower levels to get on a roof with a small metal-walled building on top. Bash on all the walls with the bat until a panel falls away and then go inside. Once inside, you'll also see a radio you can turn on to hear a rather humourous message from a couple of the game's developers.
Extra Difficulty Settings
If you successfully beat the game on Fugative mode you will unlock two new difficulty settings. ''The New York Minute'' and ''Hard-Boiled''.
Contributed By: AntiAppel.
God Mode, Unlimited Ammo, All Guns
Make sure you modified your short-cut first on your desktop, or this won't work.
Press F12 inside the game to bring up the console.
Type in ''coder'' without the quotes.
It will give you God Mode, Unlimited Ammo, and All Guns without having to actually type in each of the other codes.
Contributed By: Liquid Crash.
Musical Instrument Easter Eggs
There are several instances where Max will do something when you ''use'' a music-related item. In the Ragna Rock club, you can play a rim-shot on the drums, walk across the guitar to get a twang noise, or use one of the mics to have him say ''Karoke was never my thing.'' Later in the game when in the Punchinelo manor, you can have Max try a few -- unsuccessful! -- times to play the theme to the game on the piano [make sure you have NOT knocked out the lid support before doing this].
Secret area after completing game.
If you manage to beat Max Payne on the hardest difficulty setting, after the game ends you will appear in a secret area in which Max is in permanent bullet time. There’s a bunch of jackhammer ammo lying around, some painkillers and a few other things. There are around 20 guards waiting for you. After defeating all of the guards the game says “Well Done” and you’ll be able to access a room with photographs of the development team, a special Remedy logo and some other things.
Secret Area In Max Payne Tutorial
In the tutorial stage, jump on the van where you got the sniper rifle. Then jump to the square thingy on the wall. From there, jump to the fire escape balcony. Go up 3 floors and destroy the glass window. Wala. A secret room with a new gun.
I got the hint at the end of the tutorial where it says: ''Or you can continue exploring the rest of the environment...''
Contributed By: devil.
Beat the game on the hardest difficulty setting, Dead On Arrival, to unlock a secret room, which loads after the final comic book sequence has finished.
Contributed By: Hazden.
Secret Room beside Basketball Court
Near the end of the chase in part 1 chapter 7, when it shows Gognitti trying to get into a door (yelling punching and kicking). Go behind the satelite dish and jump down onto the ledge of the opposite building. From there you can jump down under the emergency stairway beside the basketball court. Funny poster inside ''Dopefish lives!'', molotov cocktails, and other weapons.
Contributed By: TaX.
Secret room in Asgard Building
In the second part of the Asgard Building, after picking up the video tape and watching the TV news report about Aesir Corp being a huge monopoly, there is a small, dark room with a table, couch etc. Shoot the small painting to make it fall off and a small white button is revealed. Press this button to make the couch behind you rise. Go down underneath it and use the control panel to open the door. Inside, switch the TV on to hear a funny version of Star Trek (called the Void) and open the cupboard behind the curtain to find, er... something else.
Contributed By: Crono667.
Secret Soldier of Fortune 2 Room
During the chase across the rooftop, inspect the dark window at the back to find a room with ammo and Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix posters.
Contributed By: goldenX87.
Thank-You Easter Eggs
There are (at least?) two parts in the game where Max will thank you for shooting something -- the first is in the bank's vault where the nosy alarms are going off. Shoot the red alarm hanging above the security area. The second is in Lupino's hotel when you enter the elevator and it's playing ''muzak''. Shoot out the speaker in the ceiling to the right after entering.
Turning off more klaxon sirens
While in the underground portion of the Cold Steel plant (Project Valhalla labs), you can turn off the annoying klaxons -- the Max Payne way! Any time you hear a siren blaring, look around the ceiling for the loud speakers. They are usually located by a doorway, except in the main control room where they are near the middle of the room's ceiling. Pop a round or two in to them and the god-awful noise will stop in that vicinity.
Know Something We Don't?
You can submit new cheat codes for this game using our Cheat Submission Form.
Have We Been Fooled?
If you see a non-working or fake code in the list above, let us know by using our Problem Submission Form.
More Max Payne from GameSpot