Mona is a non playable character in Max Payne but is playable in some scenes in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.
Mona Sax is introduced in the game Max Payne. Mona is said to be a contract killer before and during the events of both Max Payne games. On occasion Max runs across a trail of dead bodies attributed to Mona, who is described as Lisa Punchinello’s “evil” twin sister. Lisa is married to Angelo, Punchinello head of the Punchinello crime family. In Max Payne, Mona is thought to have been killed by mobsters while she was trying to kill Angelo, who she calls a “sadistic wife beater”, but she apparently survived as she reappears as a main character and love interest in Max Payne 2.
Mona is introduced in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne as a suspect in the murder of a senator. That case is assigned to NYPD Detective Max Payne’s partner Valerie Winterson. Despite his past encounters with Mona, Max does not inform the NYPD that he knows her, nor does he inform them after Mona visits Max at his apartment. Mona and Max work together until Mona reveals her employer and is ordered to kill Max. When presented with the opportunity and the orders to kill Max, Mona can not pull the trigger and as a result is shot in the back.
Depending on what difficulty level you play Max Payne 2 on, Mona is either killed or is found to have survived being shot in the back. If the player chooses the Normal or Hard difficulty setting Mona is shown to die in Max’s arms. If the player chooses the “Dead on Arrival” difficulty setting both Max and Mona are found alive by police and paramedics.
Mona Sax is voiced by Julia K. Murney in Max Payne, and Wendy Hoopes in Max Payne 2.
Mona in Film
Mona Sax was portrayed by actress Mila Kunis in the 2008 film adaptation Max Payne.