Note: This is only possible with the fixed camera views attached to a vehicle. Change the view to the desired cinematic view, then click the Right Analog-stick and move it Down while still clicked. Release the Right Analog-stick while in the Down + Click position. The view will not change while you remain in cinematic view and remain locked when you return to it (unless you exit your vehicle or the camera becomes blocked).
Note: A PCJ 600 or NRG 900 is recommended for this trick. To drive it faster, accelerate and just as your bike is about to shift into third gear, tap the Left Analog-stick repeatedly about every second. Don't tap it too fast or you will lose rear tire grip. If done correctly, the engine will gradually get near to the end of its last gear. When it gets to the end of its last gear, the revs will jump, indicating that you are traveling at the bike's top speed.
When you see phone numbers on graffiti or ads on buildings on in the subway, call those numbers on Niko's cellphone to make a prank phone call.
Dial 911 on your phone to reach the Liberty City Emergency Services voice menu. You can then request that the police, paramedics, or fire department to your location. They will arrive, look around for the emergency, realize that it is a prank, and drive away.
Try entering one of the locked boroughs early to get an immediate six star wanted level by taking a car on the subway tracks. Start picking off cops one by one to raise your wanted level. After you get a four star wanted level, go in your car and drive into the subway tunnel. Once you leave the flashing wanted circle and your wanted level disappears, the achievement will be yours.
Simply enter the restricted area in the airport and use your driving skills to evade the police.
Get in a taxi as a passenger, set a far away waypoint, and tell him to drive there. Enable the "Add one star to Niko's wanted level" code and repeat until you have a four star wanted level. Skip the taxi ride to your destination. When you get out you will lose your wanted level and unlock the achievement.
Go to Francis International Airport and steal an Annihilator helicopter, but make sure that you have the four start wanted level from entering the restricted area. Fly at least as high as the Empire State Building over the city. Note: The game will not allow you escape the police while in the stolen helicopter. When you are going fast enough and very high, jump from the helicopter and land in a body of water. You should move so fast that you leave the "circle" behind, but you won't die because you landed in the water.
The Hexer is the unique bike you get in the beginning of the game. To duplicate this bike without using cheat codes, before the first proper mission where you steal the bikes with a truck, steal a car and drive to the meet-up, leaving the Hexer in the parking bay outside the safehouse. When you arrive at the meet-up with the other gang member, the car will disappear and be replaced by a second Hexer. Do the mission, pick the bike back up again, and park it next to the original outside the safehouse. You now have two Hexers.
Go to the northern part of the map, just northwest of Butterfly Street in Bohan. Once there, get down to the outskirts of the land and walk toward the corner between the brick wall and the cliff. You can walk through the invisible wall there. Look up towards the city to see the city from below. Proceed onwards to swim under the city.
Reach at least 60% friendship with Little Jacob, then call him up to buy some guns. After purchasing weapons, Little Jacob will drive away in his car. If Little Jacob gets stuck with his car, you can shoot him in the head. You cannot open the doors of his car and it will disappear if you get in another car. When you leave the area where you killed Jacob, he will then call you up to ask you if you will give him a ride back home from the hospital. He survived the headshot, apparently.
While driving through southern Alderny right after completing Garry's kidnapping missions, you might notice a blip on the radar. Drive to the small house to see the mob daughter, who will scream and calls for help. Her father and several gangsters will appear and attack you.
Call Brucie for a race and head to the starting line, but do not start the race. Instead, shoot the person that has the car want and get in it. Drive to the side of the road and let the car idle to hear it rev automatically.
To avoid repeating the SUV chase after arriving where you must enter the car with Roman and Jacob, destroy the enemy car first. You will see an intermission sequence with Roman and Jacob saying that they will get them next time. Choose to retry the mission and you will be taken directly to the shootout.
During the game you'll hear mention of a serial killer on the radio, television and Internet. You can find him in an alley close to the Auto Eroticar dealership in Alderney. When you get close to the alley a circle called "friend" appears. He asks you for a ride. Go with him hear all the crazy things he has to say.
Sometimes after your character dies, you can cause your currently equipped weapon to fire off during the death animation . Where it shoots is completely random, and depends on the direction the gun is pointing as you fall. This effect is most notable if you have a rocket launcher or assault rifle equipped. Yo also have a greater chance of it happening if your death animation lasts longer (such as from being blown up and flying through the air due to a grenade or other explosive). While you do not get any benefits from this happening, it is pretty satisfying to kill your attacker after you die. Note: This also works the other way. Sometimes NPCs will shoot you after Niko kills them. It is pretty rare, but it can happen.
It is possible to date people from the in-game Internet. When looking at their profile, click "Date". You then have to wait a few in-game days for a negative or positive reply via email. If your date accepts, reply to their email to meet them.
Steal a helicopter and fly over the top of the prison, then land on the basketball courts to avoid getting a wanted level. Once you enter the prison, you can see prisoners talking with each other, eating on the benches, a crazy prisoner, and correctional officers on patrol.
The following is a list of weapons, their locations, and hints on how to obtain them:
Use a helicopter,boat, or swim to reach Happiness Island. Go inside the first door of the Statue Of Happiness to find a security guard with a carbine rifle. Kill him with your pistol and take the rifle.
To obtain the Desert Eagle before you can buy it, take it from the gun salesman in Broker after killing him. Note: Doing this will prevent you from making any future purchases at this location. This will also cause bodyguards with shotguns to pursue you.
Go to the Meadows Park area in Dukes and go straight for "The Monoglobe". Walk in the water to the center of the base and climb up to find hand grenades early in the game.
M-4 assault rifle
Go to the Easton area on Algonquin and at the Grand Easton Terminal, go up the stairs in front. Keep going around that floor until you reach a small pond. Move past it until you see a turn going left, then go to the left to get in between a tall building and a smaller one. At the end of the passageway is a dead end. Turn and you will see a glowing orange garbage can. Behind it is an M-4 assault rifle.
Swim to the island north of Algonquin and climb up the north side of the island. There, you will find a rocket launcher.
To get a good shotgun early in the game, go to the strip club. On the way out, there is a manager's office that you can enter that has a large Remington shotgun on the floor.
There are two smokestacks along the north coast of Algonquin. Climb the ladder on the eastern-most side to find a sniper rifle with a laser sight.
If you are having a hard time following a target, equip a gun and shoot out their rear tires. Eventually the tire will fall off the rim and your target will start to slow down, letting you keep up with them at a medium speed.
In ranked online multiplayer mode, either reach rank 10 or unlock the "Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie" achievement. Bring up the cellphone menu, choose "Multiplayer", and scroll down to "Player model". Select it. LB Xbox 360 to access a costume that turns you into a zombie wearing only a Rockstar underwear. When you access this mode, your character will sound like he is moaning and speak in a zombie-like fashion.
When you are being chased by the cops and you see a car you want to steal, don't wait for Niko to break the car window. Instead, take a gun out and shoot at the driver's or passenger's side window and he will just get in the car.
Unlock the following bonuses by performing the corresponding tasks:
HOW TO UNLOCK
Complete the game to unlock a Golden Buzzard at Yusef's heliport near the Booth Tunnel.
Golden Super Drop Diamond
After progressing through Yusuf's missions, you will eventually receive his golden Super Drop Diamond as a reward. It will always be available when you need it, and upon entering and exiting the vehicle you will have the Golden SMG in your inventory.
No ammunition limit
Get a 100% game completion.
Shoot all 50 seagulls to unlock the Noose APC at Henrique's construction site.
Complete all base jumps to to unlock a parachute at your apartment.
In the top left corner of Algonquin, there are a couple garage doors facing the water at the back of a building. When facing the garage doors, go to the far right one and slowly walk up to it. When you get close enough, Niko will completely disappear.
Make a Party game and get the Annihilator. Then, go to the second island's coastline and follow it until you reach the large parking lot. Jump down to the water and swim to the bottom side. Note: There are rocks on the side of the coastline. Swim to it and get on top of the rocks. You should be able to get on top of them before ending up going through them. Your character should now be on the bottom and won't be able to see until you walk down a short distance.
The following is a list of states and their corresponding neighborhoods:
Northwood North Holland East Holland Varsity Heights Middle Park Lancaster Middle Part West Middle Park East Purgatory Star Junction Hatton Gardens Westminster Lancet The Meat Quarter The Triangle Easton Presidents City Castle Garden City Suffolk Little Italy Lower Easton Fishmarket North City Hall Chinatown Fishmarket South The Exchange Castle Gardens
Boulevard Northern Gardens Little Bay Fortside Industrial South Bohan Chase Point
Steinway Meadows Park East Island City Meadow Hills Willis Francis Internal Airport Beachwood City Boabo Cerveza Hights
Rotterdam Hill Downtown Schottler East Hook Outlook South Slopes Hove Beach Firefly Projects Firefly Island Beachgate
Westdyke Leftwood Alderney City Berchem Acter Tudor Normandy Port Tudor Acter Industrial Park Alderney State Correctional Facility
Go to the Helitours located at the bottom right-hand corner of the middle island to find five employees wearing orange reflective vests. Start with the person that is furthest away from you, or else a second one will come over and double-team you if you start with the first one. Each person will last about two counters.
Go on the Algonquin Bridge that connects Dukes to Algonquin and find the part where the lanes split at the bridge when going westbound. At the split is a small ramp that, when hit at high speeds, makes your car roll over several times. Try to land in the lower area for more room to roll over.
Go up to any taxi and hit their car to make them get out and chase you down. Find a cop and let the cab driver hit you. The cop will then arrest the cab driver and force him into the back of a nearby police car.
Get to the part of the game where Niko and Roman have a safehouse in South Bohan. In the house on the left of the table, near the television, is a pile of books. The middle purple book of a stack of three is titled "Madness & Blasphemy: The Do's and Dont's", a reference to the movie 300 where in the "This is Sparta!" scene the lines "This is blasphemy! This is madness!" are spoken.
Dial "911" on your cellphone to reach a voice menu that will allow you to call the police by dialing "1", an ambulance by dialing "2", or a fire truck by dialing "3". Make a selection and wait for them to arrive. They will stop and look around for the emergency, allowing you to easily steal their vehicle.
Call Roman and have him send a taxi to you. Let the taxi drive you around to shoot at people without the driver stopping. He will also do a great job of running past the cops and blockades. When you get stuck, select to end your ride at a destination without a wanted level.
Before unlocking all locations (especially the part of Liberty City where Alderney City is located) go to any bridge leading to a locked place to find a roadblock and police guarding the bridge. Run through or use a vehicle/helicopter to get past them to immediately earn a six star wanted level. Note: The police and police helicopters will start shooting you. To get rid of the cops, go back to an unlocked location and enable the "Remove Niko's wanted level" code. Note: If you are going to the prison but it is still locked, land your helicopter carefully in the basketball courts.
It is pretty hard to get headshots, which do count in this game. With some practice, the following is an easy way to always get them. Press [Auto-Aim] and use the Right Analog-stick to move the auto-aim target around your victim's body. Then, barely move the Right Analog-stick as you are shooting to put bullets in the chest and head, resulting in an easy instant kill.
Go to any safe house containing a brown closet that is tall but not too wide. Jump to the corner while holding the Left Analog-stick Left. If done correctly, you should jump out and skydive before suddenly teleporting back to the street.
Get close to a hot dog stand. Try going a farther distance so that you can spawn a car on the hot dog stand. Once you are at the correct distance, enable the "Spawn Super GT" code. If done correctly, it should get stuck in the stand, fly up in the air, then blow up the hot dog stand. If it gets stuck, simply walk up to it and touch the car.
There is a tug boat located between Alderny and the industrial island in front of two barges. You will need another boat to get to it. Once near it, jump on it and hit the enter vehicle button. You can just cruise from there.
First, drive to the park with a swingset at the Firefly Projects in Broker. Using a light vehicle (like a Blista, Futo, or Comet), run into the swings at a moderate speed to get the chain moving. Back up and drive into the center pole at a good speed. If you have a rear wheel drive or four wheel drive car, drive forward until the front end is on the middle pole and it is in the air. Get the vehicle as close to vertical as possible without it flipping. If using a front wheel drive car, drive it in reverse into the pole. The car will eventually get tossed far into the air. Note: Sometimes Nikko will be tossed through the windshield instead when driving forward into the pole.
Choose the first lane (all the way to the left) and take two full steps to the left. Hold Right Analog-stick Down for about a half second, then press Right Analog-stick Up. Note: Do not add any aftertouch to the throw.
Usually Niko can scare his dates but cannot kill them. When on a date with someone, have them follow you to any coastline. Then, swim out into the middle of the ocean. Once you go a few yards in the water, Niko's date will instantly die. Note: This glitches the game. If Kate gets killed, her telephone will always be busy when called. Niko will also receive date invitations from dead people labeled as "Unknown Caller".
Steal a Blista Compact or any small sports car and drive to the abandoned rollercoaster at Firefly Island. Knock the section of fence next to the road near the ticket booths and drive onto the section of tracks that is almost level with the ground. Drive your car around the roller coaster. You may get stuck on the turns, but you can carefully squeeze by them if you drive carefully.
Use the following trick to ride a motorcycle without Niko wearing a helmet. Tap Y at any point during the animation where he puts the helmet on, but just before the helmet actually appears. Doing this cancels the animation and Niko will not be wearing his helmet. If you wait too long and press that button after the helmet has appeared in Niko's hand, it will still cancel the animation but the helmet will immediately appear on Niko's head.
The following is a list of all the 'Most Wanted' criminals and their corresponding crimes and location:
Bohan Dukes and Broker
Crime - Gang Related Violence Location - He is just one block north of the safe house in Bohan. As you near him he will pull out and drive away. Shoot him and his friend. Aim for the driver and the tires. If you cannot aim precisely, just fill the car with bullets until they bail out.
Crime - Gang Related Violence Location - He and his gang are hiding out in Steinway, in the large park to the west. Go to the road east of them then hop over the wall. There is a small wall down here that will give you cover. Take all four of them out from up here.
Crime - Racketeering Location - He and his friends hide in the train station at South Slopes. Go there and go up the stairs. He has three helpers with him. Be careful as it is very crowded.
Crime - Racketeering Location - He and three friends are on foot. Look for the blip location and go to the road west of it. The GPS will lead you to the one east of it. As you get close they will run to the street here. Run them over or shoot them. They will go north and split up at the end of the street. Kill them before that happens to save time.
Crime - Human Trafficking Location - Hides out in Hove Beach. He will come out in a car with three of his friends to the south of the blip. They will then make a run for it. Keep up with them. Try to kill the driver as that will get them to stop and get out, or simply riddle the car with bullets.
Crime - Human Trafficking Location - He is in Meadows Park, to the northeast of the big circle. He will make a run for it when you are close, but on foot. Run him over or gun him down.
Crime - Credit Card Fraud Location - He hides out in the northeast of Bohan. Approach him from the east. You can now gun them all down or blow up their two cars with a rocket launcher. The rockets are expensive; only use them if they try to get away. You can usually just snipe them, even out of the car as they move. If they take off, steal a car and follow and kill all of them.
Crime - Burglary Location - There are two people here at the airport. When you approach, one is in a car. The other person stays near the gatehouse where the blip was. Hunt down the one in the car first then return for the other person. Do not get too close to that second person because he has a shotgun.
Crime - Drug Trafficking Location - They hide out in a junkyard in Bobao. Approach it from the southeast. As you go down the road, stop and pull out a sniper rifle. From up here you can kill a fair number of them already. With their ranks thinned, go down and take out the rest.
Crime - Grand Theft Auto Location - Freddy is north in a parking lot in Steinway close to the waterfront and to the west of the bridge going north. As you get closer you will see Freddy and three friends pull out in a car. Fill the car with bullets until it explodes or they bail out then kill them all.
Crime - Gang Related Violence Location - He is in North Holland, in the block across the northwest corner of Middle Park. As soon as you get close, he will make a run for it in a Banshee. At first he is rather slow. Try to get close and shoot him out of the driver's seat. If that does not work he will speed up. Pump bullets into his car until it breaks down so he goes on foot or it explodes.
Crime - Gang Related Violence Location - He is in the northern area of the X building in Northwood, the same one Dwayne is at. Enter it through the south and use the stairs, just to the right and then around the corner to your left. On the first floor you will notice that the red target icon changes from an up arrow to a circle. That means you are on the correct floor. Ignore everyone else and shoot Jimmy in his room as he lays there passed out.
Crime - Racketeering Location - He and his gang hide out in Fishmarket South in the building with the sign Pier 45 on it that looks like a "#" sign on the map. You will find them all over the different levels of this building and they move around. Watch the radar closely to get their positions to find them all. Do not worry if cops show up, as you can also kill them. Your wanted level goes away as soon as you kill the last of the gang.
Crime - Racketeering Location - As you approach him in Castle Garden City, he will take off on a bike driving north form his starting position. Ram him with your car then drive over him or shoot him.
Crime - Human Trafficking Location - He is standing with two friends on the northeast corner of the apartment building on the south area on Colony Island. Kill his friends while he runs away, then chase him down. He moves south towards the old hospital.
Crime - Hit and Run Location - He and two of his friends are close to Middle Park. As you approach the blip, they will run to the east in that alley then go north to an SUV parked there. If they make it, they drive off and you have to chase them down. Two easy ways to kill them are to drive into that alley and run them over; or drive to the alley in the north and as they go for the SUV and kill them. This also has the advantage that you will block the SUV in case they do make it there.
Crime - Burglary Location - Found near the north end of Star Junction. When you get close, three bikes will take off from there to the east. Stand where they come out and gun them down before they can get anywhere. Kill any that you can. If one makes off, chase him. Bump the bike to make him fall off, then drive over him or shoot him.
Crime - Arms Dealing Location - He hides with five of his friends in a parking garage in Purgatory. You can get up there over a ramp to the south. When you get the red targets, stop and get out of the car. Take out your sniper rifle and shoot the people from this distance. Stand east of the barrier. By doing this, they will most likely not have a chance to hit you. You can also use the RPG on one of the cars to decimate them, but sniper is cheaper and almost as effective.
Crime - Drug Trafficking Location - He is in a building just south of the three X buildings in East Holland. The entrance is on the north side, to the very east of the building. When you stand in front of it, the entrance is to the left and to the right is a blue banner on the buildings reading "Real Loose Clothing". The first one is just on the first landing. The second one is on the other side where the steps go up again. Exactly one level above that one is the third person. The next level is clear. Another person stands at the landing of the next level. Then, go up to the door leading to the roof. Shoot the door and immediately to the right behind it is the next person. The last person hides on the roof, to the right around the corner and behind a small wall when you get out there.
Crime - Grand Theft Auto Location - He is in a building in Fishmarket South, just north of the Broker Bridge near the waterfront, with a lot of garbage trucks parked to the south. One of the story missions also brings you to this exact building. All of them are hidden in there. Snipe them from the south, just when you get past the fence. Anything that is not reachable that way (for example, the person in the upper level just to the left when you enter) needs a close up visit. The rest should fall easy prey to the sniper without you getting hit.
Crime - Gang Related Violence Location - He is hiding out in Acter, north of the gun shop. Approach it from the south. He has an entire crew there helping him out. Kill them all but be careful as they are equipped with assault rifles.
Crime - Gang Related Violence Location - He and his gang are in southwest Tudor. Approach it from the south and west. Throw a grenade over the wall then go in and clean up the rest. His gang has SMGs' so use the cover here.
Crime - Racketeering Location - He and his crew are holed up in a back alley in Berchem. Approach it from the south and go into the alley to take him and his three friends down.
Crime - Human Trafficking Location - In Alderney City, just south of the highway across from the Auto Erotica. As you get close he pulls out of an alley and drives off. Chase him and shoot his car to pieces.
Crime - Hit and Run Location - He is close to the Booth tunnel, just to the southwest of it near the marina. You will see two trucks there. Each has two men in them. You must kill all four to complete this task.
Crime - Burglary Location - He is hiding next to the Pay And Spray in the north. Drive to the first street to the south of the one in front of the shop. You can use a rocket launcher to blow up the car in front, doing a lot of damage to them. However this is very expensive with little pay off. Instead, use the sniper rifle and kill what you can from here. They will not come at you. Get closer and clean up those still hiding. You can do this easyily without a single shot hitting you.
Crime - Arms Dealing Location - He hides out at the port area, Normandy. These people also stay in place, around the large tanks close by. Watch the map to see targets that are above you, but most are on ground level. The last two hide between the containers to the southwest.
Crime - Drug Trafficking Location - He sits with his friends in two Patriots to the west of the TW@ Internet cafe. Approach them from the north using the street just east of the blip. When you get the red targets, get out of the car with an assault or carbine and target the men in the cars. You should be able to kill at least one of them by doing this. They often also stop, and you can easy pick all four off the streets. If they get moving, get in your car again and hunt them down. They drive very close here around the blocks all the time. You can also try to wait at a corner and blow them up with a rocket launcher, but that is unnecessary expensive.
Crime - Grand Theft Auto Location - He and his friends hide in Tudor, near the old bridge. One of the men is to the south under the bridge itself. The rest all hide up on the bridge. As you go up, check behind you. They like to shoot you in the back. Use your sniper rifle when you can see them from afar.
Crime - Armed Robbery Location - He and a lot of his gang are hiding out in a multi-storey car park in Leftwood, slightly to the north from the Pay And Spray. Go to the southwest corner here and enter through the door in the south wall. In here is a Sprunk soda machine. If you need some health while doing this, it will help. Go through the next door to the north. Follow the ramps just slightly to your right. Go up the levels. There are a few hiding behind pillars here, but the main force is on the roof. As you get sky above you, use your sniper rifle and shoot them. The last of them make a stand in the northeast corner. Remember the Sprunk machine at the entrance to refill your health if needed.
Steal a luxury car with a GPS. If it has a female voice, sometimes it makes the "bing bong" notification sound herself while giving directions. For example, "At 100 yards, turn left." At the junction, she would say "bing bong" instead of an actual beep.
To have your vehicle painted to the color of your choice, go to any Pay 'n' Spray and have them fix your car. It costs $100. However, if you drive back out then back in without hitting anything, they will give you a free paint job. Repeat this until you get your favorite color.
Pause game play, go to the "Display" option, and turn on the subtitles. This will translate all the foreign languages that are spoken into text, allowing you to read what they're saying at the bottom of your screen.
Go to the Helitour section and take all three tours. You can select to skip the tour at no penalty. After you have ridden all three, go to a safehouse and save the game. Then, go back to the Helitour section to find the helicopters in new positions. Ride a new tour. When you land again, the achievement will unlock.
With the "Spawn Annihilator police helicopter" code enabled, smack off the helicopter's tail on a building while in the air. Once it has broken off, hold the throttle to keep flying. Then, enable the "Restore Niko's health, armor, and ammunition" code. If done correctly, the tail should still be sparking although it is no longer broken.
As you proceed up the stairs to chase Clarence, you will see a green health kit. Do not take it. Instead, continue after Clarence and follow McCleary's advice about not using your weapon until you are on the second floor. Otherwise, Clarence will just get into a vehicle and leave. If you wait until you are on the second floor, he will climb to the roof. After choosing Clarence's fate, you automatically have a three star wanted level regardless of what you selected. You must battle your way out. Because you are going down, you have a distinct disadvantage in cover and will take heavy damage. To give yourself an advantage, at the start of the mission, park a fast car on the street close to the opening in the gate. Do not pull up to the gate. Use the stairs to your right to give chase. Once you have gotten to the roof and selected his fate, descend to the level with the first aid kit (green box). Sinceyou left it there on your way up, you will know what level you are on and can power up. Go to the side of the building where your car is parked and jump over the railing. Upon landing, you will not lose much health. Sprint to your car and get away from the cops. If done correctly, you should not take a single bullet from police. Note: The health pack is a requirement to survive the fall.
The following is a list of every hotel in the game:
The Celtica The Matterhorn The Majestic Goering Hotels Grand Northumbrian Hotel Underbrucker The Nicoise The Big House Pythagoras Apartments The Abattoir Apartments The Libertine :The Emissary Opium Nights Bell Tower Apartments
When you are injured and have blood on your clothes, go to a Burger Shot, a Cluckin Bell, or a nearby food stand and eat. Focus the camera on your blood stains to notice that the blood stain will disappear after you finish your food.
There is a funny hospital poster in the north Alderney hospital on Long John avenue that you can see when you go inside the hospital for a mission. On the left hand side after you walk in, read the Sex poster. Note: It may help if you use your camera or a sniper rifle to zoom in.
In a match that allows auto-aiming, cars are just deathtraps since all someone needs to do is hold and fire three bullets to kill you. Only use a car to get to the battle zone, not to plow through it--someone will notice and make fast work of you before you hit someone. They are horrible for cover as well since windows can be shot through. Also, a skilled player can still hit you by clipping your arm or leg because they always slightly show while in cover.
In a match that doesn't allow auto-aim, cars are very useful as it is far more difficult to hit the small part of your body that remains when you are using a car for cover. You can also drive through the battle zone with ease
When your car catches fire, avoid jumping out if you are being shot at. Keep driving as you have a good ten seconds before you must get out. That can allow you to drive to safety while bailing out (while driving) afterward, without sealing your own fate because you are a sitting duck when you exit any vehicle.
The tattoo on Brucie's breast means "I" in Chinese, the one on his right forearm means "straightforward person", the one on his left forearm means "unqualified", and the one on his waist actually means "shemale".
Go to Fishmarket South where the Helitour is located to find a big line of people waiting to board a chopper. If you stay in that area where the choppers are, you can beat people up without getting wanted levels. It is rare but you might get a star.
You can also use this location to get easy money by killing everyone standing in line for the helitour at Fishmarket South. Eventually there will be corpses all over the place you will see that the money on the ground will appear again and again. Repeat this until you are satisfied with the money you have collected. Note: The background will start to flash or objects may disappear. Simply leave the location and return and it will return to normal.
If you are trying to run with a rocket launcher, as opposed to a pistol, chances are the pistol will result in faster movement. If you are trying to run away from anything, try to run with the lightest weapon (or no weapon), if possible.
There are 22 total random character missions. All except Clarence, Cherise, Ivan and Jeff count towards 100% completion. The following random characters will appear after the corresponding missions are completed:
Brian - It's Your Call Badman
The Holland Play
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
The Puerto Rican Connection
The Puerto Rican Connection
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Jeff - Photo X Marnie
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Escuela Of The Streets
The Puerto Rican Connection
The Puerto Rican Connection
The following characters can be picked up at the corresponding locations. If a character has multiple missions, you must wait 1-2 days before picking them up again. Note: Get all your friend's special abilities and do all their activities to get 10% completion.
Sitting on a bench in front of the pill pharm pharmacy in east island city.
Next to Roman's cab business.
Near comrades bar(vlad's bar) and your schottler safehouse.
Downtown, on a street corner.
At the clukin' bell in northwood algonquin.
You'll run into him on the streets of east holland.
Eddie Low 1
He's at the mouth of an alley in alderney city.
Eddie Low 2
You meet him in berchem.
You'll find her standing outside her home in acter.
On a street corner in algonquin selling handbags.
On a corner in east holland.
He will call you.
He's sitting on a sidewalk bench in suffolk, across from ray's restaurant.
She's strung out on a park bench in alderney city. She's facing the big fountain.
Shes's inn varsity heights leaning up against a building on a corner.
On the sidewalk just up the street from the original safehouse in schottler.
On the main drag in star junction.
On the main strip in star junction.
In suffolk after hossan's encounter.
Pier 45 in fishmarket south.
On the boardwalk in schottler. Usually when you're on your way to the bowling alley.
First, create a traffic jam in an enclosed area, such as the Booth tunnel, by blocking off both lanes with two cars. After the cars back up, steal some of them and squeeze them between the others so that there are three or four next to each other. Then, throw a grenade at the cars in front and switch to your rocket launcher to destroy the others.
Park ten vehicles at any gas station around the pumps, then get an RPG and aim it at the gas pump. All ten cars should explode with only two shots.
Note: An RPG or grenades are required for this trick. Simply go to the Westdyke neighborhood on the third island ( found towards the top of the island). A bike shop is there that has eight bikes in it. Take a bike in with you and stack them all in the corner, then shoot a window and shoot an RPG at the car outside. Then, just blow up the bikes. You will probably get a one star wanted level for stealing bikes, then probably one or two more stars for the explosions.
To easily unlock the "Chain Reaction" achievement, have the "Remove wanted level" code activated in your phone. Go to the "AutoEroticar" store in Alderney to find a group of cars in the garage and in the lot. Stuff all the cars into the garage. As police see you breaking windows and moving cars, they will try to arrest you. Enable the "Remove wanted level" code to make them go away, then continue to stuff the cars in the garage. Once you have ten or more, throw some grenades in the garage and to unlock the achievement. Make sure you have completed the other achievements such as "Walked free" before attempting this, because you may not be able to earn it once the code has been enabled.
-Drive up to a busy intersection and start honking your horn to have other cars join in the fun and honk as well. Get close to a police car and honk your horn. They will run their siren to honk with you.
-When stopped in a car in a large traffic jam, tap out the rhythm of the musical phrase "Shave and a haircut" on your horn to have another car in the traffic jam answer it with the standard two beep "two bits" response.
When using assault rifles or machine guns, shoot one bullet at a time instead of unloading on your opponent. Tap RB to let one bullet out instead of simply holding the button and letting loose a full-auto barrage. Tapping will ensure that you hit much more often and kill the enemy faster. You will eliminate recoil and thus hit the target 90% of the time. Go for head shots. Even when they are fully armored, a headshot can take someone out in two hits. Zoom in while aiming by clicking the Right Analog-stick. This will also improve your aim. Crouching also helps improve your aim. However, never crouch in a game where auto-aim is not allowed, as you will probably die since you cannot move, crouch, and shoot at the same time. An added benefit is that you will conserve more bullets. You will find that you only will use a whole round of ammo, and require five bullets at most to kill someone.
Crouch the entire time to make your blip disappear. If the blips are off or set on "Far", your enemy will not see you until you shoot them (if they survive). If the blips are on "All" or "Near", you can set up ambushes in places with stairwells, such as the apartment complexes. Run up and crouch at the top of the stairs while looking down just enough for you to clip them as soon as they start running up. The blip on the radar shows you are above them, but that is all Ass far as they know, you could be on the roof. They'll be taking shots to the face on the first stairwell because the blip above your head is gone due to your crouching.
Change the point of view during game play to the cinematic camera and slow down time by using the horn. To choose the angles of the camera, tilt the Right Analog-stick Left or Right to cycle through them.
The volume of the radio stations in the options menu is also used to control the volume of the music inside strip clubs. You can turn it all the way down to make a club completely silent and watch the girls dance to nothing, which is kind of funny.
To find a location that reduces your wanted level, has free Turismos, and is well positioned for a shootout, enter the Grotti auto store in Middle Park East at the intersection of Bismarck Ave. and Pyrite St. (across from Perseus). Go to the upper level to automatically reduce your wanted level of four or more stars down to only three. It is also a good place to hold up for a shootout with the police if you blockade the stairs with one of the show cars, then take position on the large balcony just outside the front windows to shoot everyone. When you are ready to leave, steal a show car (all Turismos) and jump it out a top level window for a great escape, while leaving behind a few stars.
Before Niko goes in for his interview at the law firm, equip him with a knife. During the interview, the instruction caption will tell you to shoot the lawyer. Doing this will make your escape harder as you will have to deal with security guards and the police if you leave through the front door (or a group of police if you jump out the window). Instead, kill the lawyer using the knife and grab the evidence. You can just walk out as if nothing happened. Note: This may also work on any mission requiring a single decisive kill on an unsuspecting target.
Find the bridge that takes you to the second island and has train tracks underneath. Walk along the tracks toward the second island, before you are allowed to cross the bridge legally. When you are about half way, you will gain a six star wanted level. Stand on the train tracks for five minutes to unlock the trophy. The police aren't a problem because they will be on the bridge above you and cannot shoot. Their helicopters are above you so you have the bridge as cover from them.
Go to the hospital at the northwest corner of Algonquin and get a motorcycle. Set a waypoint at the hospital and drive to the nearby bridge that takes you to the third island. For this trick to work you must not have access to the third island. Slowly reverse backwards over the barricade on the bridge until you get a six star wanted level, then drive directly back to the hospital. As you are returning, break through the small red fence to the right of the hospital and get on the elevated train tracks. Wait there for five minutes and the trophy is yours. No cars can reach you on the train tracks and the helicopters can't shoot accurately enough to hit you when driving the motorcycle at a moderately fast speed.
Try entering one of the locked boroughs early to get an immediate six star wanted level by taking a car on the subway (or elevated train) tracks. This is easy to do near the corner of Grand Boulevard and Leavenworth Ave. in North Bohan, near the police station. From Leavenworth, take a left onto Grand and go up the little hill. When you reach the crest of the hill, look to your left to find a very short wall above a subway tunnel. Drive a car over that short wall, then drive underground toward North Algonquin. When you have a six star wanted level, stop your car and remain there for five minutes.
After the middle island is unlocked, steal a helicopter from the helitour site in the southeast corner and fly over any other area you have yet to unlock to instantly get a six star rating. Fly off the map in any direction and stay in the air. The police helicopters will only chase you so far. You will get the trophy after five minutes.
Unlock the "Add one star to Niko's wanted level" code in your cellphone, then go to any one of your safehouses and activate that code six times. Wait five minutes, then enable the "Remove Niko's wanted level" code to unlock the "One Man Army" trophy. Note: Doing this will block the "One Man Army" and "Walk Free" trophies.
In online multiplayer mode, find a shopping cart. Make sure you have someone with you. In multiplayer mode, everyone has their own shopping cart. In other words, that the shopping cart on your screen is invisible to everybody else. Run into the shopping cart and make sure it moves. While it is moving, try jumping on it. If done correctly, your character will appear as if he is drunk and stumble everywhere, but on your friend's screen it will appear as if you are sliding on the ground. Sometimes you will slide/stumble longer than others. You can do this in Story mode, but you will only stumble.
Go to an internet cafe and type in www.libertycitypolice.com. Scroll down to the bottom of the site and look for the word "Database" with an icon of a lock next to it. Choose "Database" and select "F-J" at the top. One of the first people to appear is "Fox, Frenchie". Frenchie is a 30-year old girl who prostitutes and donates the "profits" to charity. Her location/birth place is unknown.
Rather than fighting your way through the building to kill Clarence, reach the apartment block and go out on the street. Take out your sniper rifle and take him out with a headshot, then simply get in your car and drive away.
An easy way get money is to go to an ATM and cause a traffic jam to the surrounding area. Wait for someone to take money from the ATM and then kill them. Take the money they dropped on the ground. Run a short distance away and come back. The money should reappear on the ground. Repeat this as many times as you want. Kill more people accessing the ATM and their money will also reappear.
To get easy money, go to an area where there are a lot of people and dial the "Spawn Jetmax" phone number cheat. Position yourself so that the boat spawns above the people and kills them without raising your wanted level. Pickup the money dropped by the people you killed and repeat as desired.
Steal a Securicar and blow it up to earn about $1,000 from the piles surrounding the wreckage. To do this without getting a wanted level, drive it and get it damaged until it catches fire and explodes. Do not attack it with a weapon, or else it will result in a two star wanted level.
Park an armored truck in your parking space. Blow it up to take the money. Make sure the blown up truck stays in the parking spot. Then, save the game. Load the game. The truck will be brand new in your parking spot. You will keep the money each time you blow it up and save the game.
Go to Broker or Dukes and find an armored truck. Stop the truck by standing in front of it or blocking it with a car. Then, take out a rocket launcher and blow up the truck. Enable the "Remove Niko's wanted level" code. Collect all the money around the truck.
Go to the strip club and kill the strippers there. Each one drops about five or six wads of cash. Note: All the guards will attack you.
Go to the Modo clothing store and kill the cashier. Go behind the counter and stand by the cash register, then press LB to open it to get between $30 and $200. You will also get a one star wanted level for killing the cashier.
Go to any Internet cafe and walk to the snack bar. Get behind the counter and stand by the cash register, then press LB to open the register and take out the cash. You will usually get $30 to $200. You will also get a one star wanted level for doing this.
After completing the thirty text message car deliveries, you can spawn Turismos or Super GTs in front of the garage and park them inside to make $11,000 each time.
Walk into any clothing store and take cash register without getting a wanted level.
Complete Brucie's missions until you go into the police computer. Once you have done that mission, look at the "Top 10 Most Wanted" section and select a victim. Make a note of his name, then search the "Police Database" by name. Enter your victim's name and choose "Search" to have the criminal's location placed on your map. This is the easiest and the most fun way to get money.
Go to the Alderney State Correctional Facility and get inside. Then, spawn a car or motorcycle and have the "Remove Niko's wanted level" cheat ready to activate. Kill orange dressed prisoners by hitting them with your car as they usually drop lots of money.
Complete all thirty car deliveries to Stevie to receive a text message informing you that any car except emergency vehicles brought in will be sold and you will be paid a reward. There is no limit on how many times this can be done.
Using cheats affects the outcome of this mission. On the boat section, Little Jacob comes down to pick you up from under the helicopter. However, you will be far behind it and will miss the pick-up, thus failing the mission.
Get to Schottler Medical Center and enable the "Spawn Sanchez" code. Then, look at the inside of the hospital from the bottom of the stairs and repeatedly press A on the "Cheat" option of your cellphone until you see a Sanchez appear inside the hospital. Go up to it and get on the bike. Either all the walls will disappear, all the walls will have inverse colors, or everything will turn very bright white. No matter what, Niko will be invisible along with his gun if you choose to fire it. The muzzle flash appears but the gun itself does not. You can get on and off the bike. Note: If you try to go outside the hospital you will become visible again.
Steal a police car and whenever you are in trouble, press LB while your car is stationary. Choose "Call For Backup" and within minutes you will have two cruisers full of police who will fight on your side, unless you shoot someone. Note: They will turn on you when they realize you are not a cop.
To make any vehicle immune to rockets, grenades, and other weapons, take out a girlfriend on a date and get in your car. Then, shoot through your window to do a drive-by and scare her. A short intermission sequence will show your date leaving. Your vehicle is now immune to damage.
At the start of the game, it seems like you can only save two cars parked in the "Residents Parking Only" parking spaces in front of your safe house. However, if you can find other "Residents Parking Only" places around the city, you can also save cars there even if you do not have a safe house at those locations yet.
Outside your first safehouse is a small parking area marked with "Residents Parking Only" signs to park vehicles and save them. Do not park your vehicles fully within the lines. Instead, park vehicles partially within those lines to have more vehicles parked and saved there.
This trick only works up until you leave the current game session. If you shut off your system and play a multiplayer game or load your most recent save, all but two of your cars will have disappeared. It seems to either save the two cars closest to the center of the parking space, or save two at random.
It's possible to unlock these achievements at the same time. If you have not unlocked the "Half million" achievement via mission money, simply wait until you complete the game. Completing the "You got the message" achievement will add about $400,000 to your bank account. Find all 30 car to then bring cars to the garage for money. Just find SUVs in the neighborhood and sell them for $7,000 when in mint condition. If you follow these steps, you will unlock those two achievements pretty fast.
When you are going through the warehouse while chasing Jimmy Pegarino, you will trigger an intermission sequence with Pegarino when you enter a small room, talking smack with him. After the sequence, look under the set of stairs in front of you to see a small purple dildo with a mound of dirt around it.
When the game begins, when Luis is shown walking down the streets of Liberty City, you can see Niko in a vehicle after the heist. You will also see Johnny ride off on his motorcycle.
When the game begins, during the heist, Niko and the Irish family of Patrick McReary are the robbers. Unfortunately, Michael gets shot, just as in the storyline in Grand Theft Auto 4.
During the introduction sequence of Grand Theft Auto 4, you can see a chef placing diamonds into a cake. What the man is trying to do is import millions of dollars worth of diamonds to sell them in Liberty City. The buyer happens to be Tony, but he does not seem to be the only one who wants them. From a different point of view, you can see that the Lost gang is trying to come up behind their back, along with Johnny.
When Tony tells you to retrieve the diamonds back from the Lost gang before they sell them, Luis has to go to the Libertonian museum and ambush them. After he shoots the man inspecting the diamonds, notice that it is Niko and Johnny trying to sell them.
There is a secret Happiness Island shirt laying at the highest point on the statue's base that is reached by foot. It resembles a glowing red rectangle. Once it is picked up, Niko will automatically put it on. It is a navy blue sweatshirt. The front shows the statue and reads "Happiness is..." and is continued on the back with the word "...land".
When you see a cop on the sidewalk while out in the city, you can push past him like any other pedestrian while walking. However, if you keep pushing and pestering a cop, even if you do not have a weapon or throw a punch, he will try to arrest you.
To start the game with full pistol and shotgun ammo, unlock the ability to save by sleeping on the bed in Roman's home. The knife is also helpful. Go outside Roman's home and kill a few people until the police appear. Kill a police officer and take his gun, then immediately run into Roman's home and sleep on the bed. Save the game if desired. When you wake up, your wanted level will be down and you will still have the pistol. Go back outside and kill more pedestrians. When the cops appear, run up the stairs and turn around at the top of the stairs, then face the door going outside of Roman's home. When the cops go through the door, pick them off with your new pistol. Watch your health and do not worry about picking up the guns. If your health gets low, sleep on the bed. Wake up and when you go outside, there will be lots of weapons. The shotgun will take longer because not every cop has one. However, if you enter the police cars that have been abandoned outside the apartments, you can easily get five shells for the shotgun for each car you enter.
Gain some speed in a car and hold [Handbrake] until you have completed a full 180. Just before you complete the 180, release [Handbrake] and hold [Brake], which will spin you the next 180 degrees. Obviously you will end up facing the direction you were before the attempt. However, some vehicles cannot do this. Also with some vehicles holding [Brake] will spin you back the way you came while using the handbrake, resulting in back-to-back 180s.
Hop on a motorcycle and go to Francis International Airport. Reach full speed, then press Left Analog-stick Down to bring the front wheel up.
Find a Faggio scooter and a straight road, then drive fast down the road and pull back on the Analog-stick to hold the wheelie. It is easier to hold the wheelie with a Faggio because it does not tip as easily as other motorbikes.
Use the fire escape in the back of the clubhouse to get on the roof, then move near the front of the clubhouse near to the television antenna. When prompted to "Press Left Trigger to watch TV", press LT, then press LT again to stop and you will be back inside the clubhouse. Note: You cannot exit.
Go to a car when a man is in it (this will not work with a woman) while making sure that there are other pedestrians around you on the sidewalks. Push or punch the car around the front, then let the man exit and beat you up a little bit. Some of the male pedestrians will then rush to help you while punching or pulling out knives on your attacker. Sometimes, if an officer is around, he will arrest the attacker.
To call a taxi, position Niko near traffic--preferably somewhere on the sidewalk. Spot a cab and press LB to have Niko automatically call out for a taxi. It is also possible to order a taxi with the cell phone if you have problems spotting one. Additionally, Niko can eventually earn the ability to call a limo as you progress in the game.
You can also approach a taxi that already has a fare from the passenger side, then pull out the passenger and get in.
In Happiness island, steal a helicopter from the helicopter tours. Fly it over the Statue of Liberty and jump out of it at the statue's feet. You should land on a square platform with doors at the center of each side. One of the doors has a plaque on both sides of it that reads, "No Hidden Content Here." The door does not open but you can walk through it. Climb the ladder inside it and when you reach the top look up. There is a gigantic beating heart held in place by chains.
Use a computer at a TW@ Internet Cafe to access the Liberty City Police Department site at "www.libertycitypolice.com". Click the "Database" tab at the bottom of the home page to get information on every character, including Roman and Niko.
Go to the Liberty Tree website's main page and click the link to the LCPD website. There are a few interesting things, like the Threat Level, but aside from that it appears bare. However, when you go to the bottom and look at the copyright information, the word "Database" is a small hidden link that leads to a large profile list of criminals. Of special importance are Lola Del Rio, the hooker featured on the box art, Eddie Low (the No-Name Killer), and Niko Bellic, among others.
Kill Playboy X and get his penthouse, then save the game and restart the system. When you reload your saved game, flip through your outfits and you should have Claude's outfit (the main character in Grand Theft Auto 3). Everything from the leather jacket, the green cargos, and the black shoes with the white stripe on the bottom will be there.
There is a glitch in Aldeney at the intersection of Tudor and Port Tudor, near the prison where you visit Gerald. When you see a total of nine armored trucks arriving back to back, highjack one and then block the road. When another appears, blow them up one by one. There is a total of about $1,100 on each truck, which is useful when just starting out and needing money.
Get on the top of a large building via helicopter, then light yourself on fire with a Molotov cocktail on the edge of a building and proceed to fall off. When you hit the ground, you will not lose any life (except getting burned). This happens because the animation when Niko gets burned messes up the falling animation.
Pink "vibrators" are found throughout all of Liberty City. A good place to look is in the warehouse where the final mission takes place. Search in the little bundles of trash on the ground on the inside of the warehouse. They can be found elsewhere, but this is a good place to look since it is also the starting location of Party mode.
There are a total of 22 total random character missions. All but the following count toward 100% completion: Jeff, Cherise, Ivan and Clarence. There are six on the first island (three for Brian, and one each for Mel, Ilyena, and Badman), twelve on the second island (three for Jeff, two each for Marnie, Sara, and Pathos, and one each for Hossan, Clarence, and Cherise), and four on the third island (two for Eddie Low, and one each for Gracie and Ivan). Note: The missions for Ivan, Clarence and Cherise are only available if you don't kill them during the storyline missions. The following random characters only appear after the corresponding missions:
It's Your Call
The Holland Play
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
The Puerto Rican Connection
The Puerto Rican Connection
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Escuela Of The Streets
The Puerto Rican Connection
The Puerto Rican Connection
Top center of the map off Morris Dr.
Close to Roman's taxi cab stand.
Near Vlad's bar.
Middle left on the map, off Munsee Ave. and Dillon.
Exeter and Wardite.
Astoria and Vauxit near Jeff's first encounter.
Eddie Low 1
Between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. at Panhandle and Lockoqski.
Eddie Low 2
Between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. at Aspdin and Cockerell.
Near Babbage Dr.
Off Garnet St.
Firefly Island on the bottom of the map, near the park.
Near Farnsworth and Fleming area.
Near Bismarck and Uranium.
Will call you on the phone near Bismarck and Topaz.
Denver and Feldspar.
Diamond and Liberty.
Union Drive and Quartz.
Near Vlad's bar on Iroquois.
Middle of the map, off Burlesque and near Lorimar.
Near the previous location, except off Manganese and Denver-Exeter.
While running away from the cops, you will have a circular area in which they look for you. However, if you get out and another cop sees you, it will change. To use this to your advantage, get barely out of that circle which you will see on your radar, then just sit there for about five seconds instead of flooring past it.
To regain health during a mission, exit the mission area and go to a Cluckin' Bell, hotdog stand, etc. Eat the food to replenish your health if you are low and cannot find a health pack. This works great on missions where there aren't any health packs in sight. Note: You can also take a taxi to those locations during missions.