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Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) FAQ/Walkthrough by Mr Mince Boiler `You don`t love the show; you don`t know who`s on it. You`re barred!` NOTE: This FAQ/Guide is primarily for the PS3 version of the game. As far as missions and whatnot go it should be applicable for 99% of the XBOX version as well. NOTE: I have grouped this guide together systematically. I.E. the story missions for Broker, then the side~jobs. Story missions for Bohan, then the side~jobs for Bohan. And so on.... This guide is very much a work in progress. Keep checking gamefaqs.com for the latest update. Any questions/comments can be sent to email@example.com Contents Preliminaries a. Welcome to Liberty City! b. The Five Boroughs c. Tourist Information ~ What to do Upon Arrival d. Getting Around e. The Boys in Blue _____________________________________________________________________________ Broker/Dukes Story Missions Walkthrough a. Roman Bellic The Cousins Bellic It`s Your Call Three`s a crowd First Date Bleed Out Easy Fare Jamaican Heat b. Vlad Bull in a China Shop Hung out to dry Clean Getaway Ivan the Not So Terrible c. Little Jacob Concrete Jungle Shadow d. Roman (II) Uncle Vlad e. Faustin Crime and Punishment Do you have Protection? Final Destination f. Roman (III) Logging On g. Faustin (II) No Love Lost Rigged to Blow The Master and the Molotov Russian Revolution h. Brucie Search and Delete Easy as can be i. Roman (IV) Roman`s Sorrow Miscellaneous a. Random Character 1 ~ Brian b. Michelle ~ Dating Tips c. Random Character 2 ~ Badman d. Taxi Missions e. Vigilante Missions f Little Jacob Side Job ~ Drug Delivery g. Vigilante Missions h. Most Wanted ~ Broker/Dukes _____________________________________________________________________________ ________________ | | | Preliminaries | |_______________ | *************************** A. Welcome to Liberty City *************************** Welcome to Liberty City! Long time players of GTA will know that it is not the first time we have been here. Back in 2001 the 3D world of GTA began here with the first game on the playstation 2. Then, we revisited this city (for a mission) in GTA San Andreas and even got to come back for a second full game in Liberty City Stories. With three GTA games featuring Liberty City why did Rockstar choose it as a basis for their first outing on the playstation 3` The answer to that came in 2007 when Dan Houser explained `the visual make~up of the city was something we could capture really well and really understand the minute aspects of its personality`. As such, the Liberty City of past games has gone and is replaced with a brand new one which bears some similarities to real life New York City with lunatics and mob bosses galore! ********************* B. The Five Boroughs ********************* Although it is by no means an exact replica, the new Liberty does have a few things in common with real life New York City. There are five boroughs in Liberty City which are based, loosely, upon certain areas in New York. * Broker * Modelled loosely upon real life Brooklyn, Broker is the first Borough Niko visits in the game. It is not exactly a poor, run down area, but much of it is still developing with housing projects littering the streets. The most important building here is Roman`s Taxi Depot and is your first port of call upon arrival. Exactly why it is important will become clear shortly. * Dukes * A step up from Broker, Dukes is modelled on Queens. `Like the suburbs, only worse` is how Rockstar describe it and never was there a more apt name. It is home to many areas of interest such as Francis International Airport and is the centre of much tourist activity. * Algonquin * Modelled on Manhattan, this thriving Borough is the `self proclaimed centre of everything`. It is littered with many interesting buildings such as the Empire State Building (which provides some spectacular views of Liberty City from the top) as well as many bars, restaurants and strip joints for your entertainment. * Bohah * Ripe for re~development and based upon The Bronx. This borough is perhaps one of the more inhospitable looking boroughs as it is very much still developing. It is relatively unimposing with burger bars, some clubs and many inhabitants. Just watch out for muggers wanting to take your money and re~arrange your facial features. * Alderney * Based on parts of New Jersey, this is the most impressive and rich of the five boroughs in GTA IV. Home to Liberty Cities elite, money equals popularity in this town. So best have your wallet handy. ************************************************ C. Tourist Information ~ What to do upon arrival ************************************************ The beauty of GTA games is that you can do pretty much whatever you want. If you wanna go ape with an RPG, you do that. You wanna take on the cops, you can. However, since this Liberty City bears no resemblance to anything previously seen, I figured a few handy tips on getting started in a new city would be handy. 1. Know your territory Most of the missions in GTA: IV rely on having a knowledge of the area you`re operating in. For instance, should you have to go take someone out, you will attract the cops attention and knowing some handy shortcuts to lose them is always a good idea. Therefore take time out to drive around in a taxi (you can always get one by jacking one but its often safer to pop down to Roman`s taxi rank and get one there) and do a few taxi missions. Not only with this quickly acquaint you with the layout of the city but its also a good way to make some quick cash which is always a good thing. 2. Make friends Unlike in previous GTAs, interacting with friends is a really useful thing to do. Take Little Jacob for instance. He`s a Jamaican arms dealer who supplies Niko with weapons but will be more inclined to do so if you befriend him and socialise with him. The same goes for Roman or anyone else you meeting during your life. If you take the time to play some pool or have a drink with them, they will reciprocate and help you out as well. 3. Don`t piss people off needlessly Although it is always fun to start a war with some gang members and go apeshit with your latest weapon it is unadvisable upon arrival. Simply because you can`t fight back as you have no weapons. Save that killing spree for later when you are packing some serious heat. 4. Make a note of useful spots As in previous GTA games there are many spots that you will need to visit Again and again. Hospitals, Gun Retailers, bars, restaurants will all be recurring destinations for you. The trouble is finding them again if You`re new. So, make a note of them on your map using the square button to put a cross next to that important place of business. By following these handy tips, survival in this bustling metropolis will be made a lot easier for yourself. ****************** D. Getting Around ****************** In previous GTAs the easiest way to get around was to simply jack a car and drive drive drive! However, the police are much more alert and jacking a car in view of them will result in a lot of hassle. Thus, there are other ways of getting around. Taxis ~ Since your cousin Roman owns a taxi depot this is the easiest way of getting around. Either go to the taxi rank or, if you see one passing by simply stop and press L1 to flag it down, then triangle to get in. It may cost a few dollars but it is easier than having to avoid the cops before going to wherever you want to go. Alternatively, if you don`t wanna part with as much cash simply open your phone`s contacts book, select Roman and `Car Services` to get your cousin to send a taxi to pick you up wherever you are. On foot ~ Again easier but slower. If you`re only going a short way then try walking. This may seem daft but by walking to places often see things that you would miss if you went zooming past in a taxi or car. For instance, it allows you to take in specific buildings like a new club which allows you to take a friend there, build up your relationship with them and get them to do more for you. Trains ~ Players of GTA III will remember the trains that zipped around Portland that you could catch. Well in GTA IV they are back and infinitley different and more useful. For certain story missions, like Vlad`s, you have to use them but they can be used any time. Simply go to the station and when the train arrives press Triangle/Y and you will be taken to your destination. A good alternative to using a taxi. Cars/Bikes ` Of course, there is always the good old fashioned mode of transportation. Jack some poor bastard and drive drive drive! To do this, simply approach your car of choice and press triangle. If it`s got someone in it, Niko throws them out. If its stationery and locked then you get to see a rather cool animation of Niko smashing a window and hot~wiring the car. Helicopters ` Further into the game, the helicopter makes a come back and it is a bitch to fly. Expect to crash into a few buildings before the helicopter`s super sensitive steering becomes a habit. As with cars, these require a little fiddling with before you can use them. E. The Boys in Blue Players of any GTA will know about the boys in blue. Patrolling the streets of Liberty City protecting its inhabitants are the cops. Sometimes useful, sometimes a royal pain in the ass. Either way, they are different than previous GTAs so bear a few points in mind when dealing with them or starting to commit a crime. Intelligence ~ Intelligent cops` Hard to believe I know but they are more intelligent in GTA IV. If they see you jack a car or shoot someone for instance they will chase you and call for back up. Also, if someone else saw you do something not quite kosher they will call the cops and they will be their in seconds. Furthermore, the fact that all the streets are named means that, even if you go out of a particular area, they will simply call for backup in the area you escaped to. Pay N` Spray ~ In previous GTAs, unwanted legal attention was solved by simply popping into the local pay n` spray. Although they are still present they are not as useful. If the cops see you going in to a pay n`spray they simply wait for you to come out and it has no effect on your wanted level like it did before. Therefore, it is advisable to find other means of getting rid of the heat. How they track you ~ Previously, police attention was noted by a `LCPD Freeze!` or similar cry followed by a star or two appearing on your wanted level. While this still happens, your radar now plays a part in the proceedings. When one star or more is gained a flashing area will appear on your radar. In order to get the wanted level down again you must get out of this area without the police seeing you. If you do, all is well. If not they will continue to chase you and, using the street names to tell where you are, they will communicate with each other. Fortunately, unless they see you they cannot catch you (as in real life) so haul ass out of sight and you will be fine. To make things a little easier, the cops who are nearby are denoted by little blue dots on your radar so you don`t have to worry about spotting them for yourself. Be careful when car~jacking ~ In GTA IV you have to do a whole lot more than pressing triangle and driving away to jack a car. If it`s stationary you have to break a window to get in and then hotwire it. This broken window can and will attract the police attention. So be warned. Wanted Level Breakdown ~ As always there are 6 levels that can be filled in your wanted level. One Star ~ Nothing to write home about. A couple of cops chase you and one police cruiser with 2 cops inside it. Two Stars ~ Little bit harder to shake off but not much. Cops now start shooting at you with their pistols. Also one more police cruiser is Deployed. Three Stars ~ Roadblocks are now brought into operation and police SUVS/ Helicopters are unleashed. Helicopter`s are hard to shake off owing to their spotlight, which tracks you at night and the sniper that fires at you from above. Also, predators are brought out to bar your exit via ocean. Four stars ~ Now its time to bring out some big guns. The Annihilator gunship and assault rifle wielding helicopters join in as do NOOSE. These are highly trained hitmen who will do anything in their power To take your ass down. Roadblocks now have FBI Agents posted at them who also block all exits and try to trap you on your current island. Five Stars ~ Similar to four stars just more of it. Six Stars ~ Woot! Time to bring out the big guns fellas! It now escalates from a perfectly legal apprehension mission to a take the sod down shoot out between you and Liberty Cities finest. Stay alert and near a gun as the boys in blue throw everything they got at you. NOTE: In the early stages only 4 stars can be obtained. _________________ | | | Story Missions | |_______________ | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ROMAN BELLIC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <The Cousin`s Bellic> Welcome to Liberty City, land of opportunities. As Niko arrives at his new home it becomes clear that Roman was exaggerating somewhat about his wealth and success. Furthermore, he`s too `happy` to drive so Niko takes the wheel as they go home. As it`s the first mission of the game this shouldn`t cause too many problems. Get into the car and you`ll notice a yellow line on your radar. This is your GPS and is your friend until you get to know the city better. Follow the yellow line and you`ll arrive at Roman`s apartment in Hove Beach. If you want to save your game then feel free to do so. Simply approach the bed and follow the prompt to save and advance time by six hours. Additionally, as you came in you may have noticed the yellow `Reserved` marker on the pavement which is your `garage`. To save vehicles simply park them in this spot. Mission Complete! At this point you can explore Liberty City and do whatever you like. For a few suggestions, see `Upon Arrival` or the `Sights and Sounds` section. However, let us press on with Roman`s missions for now. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It`s Your Call ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Once you have acquired a feel for the controls and Liberty City, follow your radar to the R icon which is Roman`s, somewhat floundering, taxi business. During the cut scene Roman tells Niko that, surprise surprise, he has debts and wants a lift to the Hardware Store in Dillion Street. Either jack a car or simply take the cab conveniently placed in the garage of the taxi rank (note this is always there) and trot on over to the hardware store. Once there, Roman heads inside and leaves you outside. When he goes inside, wait for a few seconds then press up and select Roman`s name from the contact list. Ring him and he`ll tell you how he`s cleaning up. Now the loans sharks will appear so ring Roman back and let him get back in the car. On your drive back to the taxi firm the loan sharks will accost you, ignore them and park in the designated spot outside. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Three`s a Crowd ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When you`re done with the last mission, Roman will text requesting your help so head back to the taxi rank to trigger the next mission. This is a fairly simple driving mission but it is good for learning a little about the layout of Broker. Take the taxi provided and follows your GPS to the Subway station. Park in the designated spot and honk your horn to attract Michelle and Mallorie`s attention. When you`ve driven them back to their Apartment, Mallorie suggests you should get some new threads and tries to set you up with Michelle. After they`re gone, Niko calls Roman who suggests the clothes store in Mohawk so head there next. Once inside, you can pretty much chooses whatever you want so customize Niko how you want to and then head back outside where Niko calls Roman and tells him about his new look. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First Date ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Time to start dating girls. Press up and select Michelle from your contacts. Niko will then ask her out for a date which she accepts. Grab a car or take a taxi over to her place to begin your first date. As Niko doesn`t know many hot spots, Michelle suggests the carnival so take a spin in that direction. Upon arrival, the carnival is closed so Michelle says she knows a good bowling alley nearby. Hop back into your car and head there. Enter the building and approach an empty lane to begin bowling. After completing five frames of bowling, Michelle wants to go home so take her there. Mission Complete! You now have a girlfriend, to date her simply open up your phone and select her from your contacts list. You can, of course, wait till she calls you but you get more from her if you do the chasing. For details of how to please her and other girlfriends in the game, check the appropriate section. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bleed Out ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Roman will give you another call and a blue marker appears. Follow your radar to it and you`ll find it is the basketball courts. As you trigger the mission, you find Bledar and Kalem (loan sharks) kicking seven bells out of Roman. Naturally this doesn`t go down too well with Niko and he steps in. Press L2 to target Bledar and then press triangle to punch him, circle to push him, and X to block his attacks. You can use them in any combination and taking him down shouldn`t prove too difficult. Next, Kalem starts on you and the same routine applies. Keep hitting and kicking him till he goes down. Once the two goons are gone, Dardan (another loanshark) legs it. Chase time. Grab your car and zoom after Dardan, making sure not to lose him. After a bit, he gets out of his car and climbs a nearby staircase. Follow him and either push him off the roof or beat the hell out of him. When he`s been dealt with it is a simple matter of driving Roman back to the cab office in Broker. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Easy Fare ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Back at the cab office, Vlad is giving Roman a hard time over the money he owes. He suggest Niko and Roman do him a few favours to clear them and so Niko gets another assignment. Grab the taxi in Roman`s garage and head up to Rotterdam Hill using your GPS to guide you. Once there, Jermaine who is a regular of Vlad`s gets in and asks to be taken to Masterson Street and another dot appears on your radar. Head on over there and watch as Jermaine goes to get the stolen gear. Suddenly, the cops swoop in and its time to high tail it out of there! Drive off and Jermaine tells you to lose the heat. The flashing circle on your radar is the cops line of sight, get out of there and you`ll be fine. As its only two stars it won`t be that big so simply get some gas on and speed down the road. Once out of the circle just hang around and do nothing illegal and they will soon go. After the heat has been removed Jermaine wants you to take him to a garage in Gibson Street so do this and you`re done! Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jamaican Heat ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It`s time to do another favour for Roman. Grab the taxi from Roman`s garage and Head on over to South Slopes where Little Jacob is waiting for you. Honk your horn to get his attention and he will tell you where he wants to go for his meeting. Drive on over there and he tells you to go to the vantage point and oversee the proceedings. Pretty soon a trio of gangsters arrive on the scene so, using the L2 to target each on and R2 to fire, pop a couple of rounds in to them. Once those are down, a fourth appears to your left in a doorway so cap his ass and then return to Little Jacob. Now, hop back into your car and drive Little Jacob back to the cafe. Mission Complete! After completing `Jamaican Heat` Roman will call you and tell you that if you ever want to help out the family business and drive for him then all you need to do is call him. Driving taxis is a good way to get to know the city so feel free if you fancy a little exploring and check the Miscellaneous section for Broker/Dukes for more information. Right now though we got an appointment with Vlad for some more fun! ~~~~~~~ VLAD ~~~~~~~ Vlad is a Russian mobster who Roman owes money to. So, to help clear Roman`s debt, Niko decides to do Vlad a few favours as well as make a few extra dollars for himself along the way. You can find Vlad at the Comrades Bar just opposite Roman`s apartment so proceed there for your first assignment. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bull in a China Shop ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The owner of a china shop on Camden Avenue owes Vlad some protection money and so Niko is sent to give him a little reminder but Vlad doesn`t want him hurt. Using the yellow GPS on your radar, head over to Dukes and the china shop. Upon arrival, the china man makes it plain that he isn`t scared at all and locks his doors. Head around the back to the green dumpsters and some bricks. Following the on screen prmpts, pick up a brick and head back to front windows. Lob the brick through the window and, hopefully, the glass will shatter. If it doesn`t simply grab another brick from around the back and try again. Once the window is broken however the china man quickly pays up and all that remains is to give the money to Vlad back at the club. Either take a taxi back (the easiest thing to do) or simply drive back to Vlad`s using the yellow GPS on your radar. Walk into the marker to complete the mission. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hung out to Dry ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This mission is similar to the last one. This time it is a laundry that won`t pay up and Niko is sent to recitfy the situation. Follow your yellow GPS to the laundry in question and walk into the yellow marker to trigger a cut scene whereby the owner throws laundry at you and legs it to his van and drives off. Quickly, nab a car and chase after him. Refrain from using firearms to stop the van as this will normally result in the vehicle being blown up and the shopkeeper needs to stay alive, plus you`ll probably get the cops after you. A much simpler method is to continually ram him until he stops and finally pays up. Afterwards, Niko calls Vlad to report another job well done. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Clean Getaway ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Some guy named Jimmy owes Vlad`s boss, Mikhael, some money and is refusing to pay up. So Vlad wants Niko to steal his posh new car, re~spray it and get it to Vlad`s lockup. Vlad refuses to give Niko a lift and suggest he takes the train. Head up the street and follow the yellow blip to the train station. Make a mental note of this location as the train is a very useful way of getting from one end of the city to another later on in the game. Step into the yellow marker and you will see your next destination, the station platform. Go into the station and up the ramp to a set of stairs. Climb these and turn left at the top and you`ll emerge on the station platform. You will now be told to wait for the train to arrive which shouldn`t take too long. It`s the blue dot on your radar so wait till it stops in front of you and then press triangle to enter the train. The train drops you off at the East Island City Station so disembark and follow your radar to the car Vlad wants. Upon arrival, Jimmy will try and prevent you from stealing the car so knock him out and then enter. Niko will the phone Vlad who says he wants the car cleaned before its delivered so follow the yellow GPS signal to Saratoga Avenue and the car wash. Drive inside and either watch the cut scene (which is rather impressive) or press X to skip ahead. Once the car is cleaned you need to deliver it so follow the yellow GPS to Vlad`s lock up and drive it inside. Then get out of the car and walk outside. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ivan the Not So Terrible ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ An associate of Vlad`s, Ivan, has pissed him off so Vlad has arranged for Niko to catch him robbing Roman`s taxi depot. The idea is for Niko to kill him and make it look like self~defence during a robbery. Grab a car and head to Roman`s taxi depot in Broker. As you pull up, Ivan is all ready legging it so speed after him and keep following him until he stops at a construction site in Hove Beach. At this point he abandons his car and runs off on foot so high tail it after him, using triangle to climb up any ladders you encounter. After arriving on the roof, Ivan still won`t give up so keep chasing him and jumping over roof tops using square and eventually he stops right on the edge with nowhere else to run to. This is where you get a choice. At certain times in the game you have a choice as to whether you kill a character or let them live. Think carefully as some have story repercussions later on. Fortunately, whether Ivan lives or dies makes little difference. If he lives he turns up again as a Random Character after you complete `Actions speak louder than words` and is a fairly lucrative source of income. But apart from that he doesn`t do much so either save him or waste him. You`re the boss! Mission Complete! After choosing and completing the mission, Niko calls Vlad to say Ivan is `gone`. Far from thanking Niko, Vlad taunts Niko which sets the stage for a showdown with Vlad a little later and ends your work for him. Now though, time to take care of Little Jacob who we helped out back in `Jamaican Heat`. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LITTLE JACOB ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Little Jacob is a friendly Rasta who, after seeing him in action, trusts Niko and is willing to give him further work. You can find Little Jacob at his place on Dillon Street so head there when you`re ready. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concrete Jungle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Little Jacob has a meeting arranged to make a deal and he wants a driver and back up, both of which would be you. Nab yourself a car and follow the yellow GPS trail to the meeting place. Upon arrival, Jacob tells you to head round back and keep watch so turn left and drive down the nearby alley. Shortly, Niko receives a call from Jacob who reports the deal just went bad and wants you to nail the thieves before they escape. The three dealers in question burst out of a door nearby and there are two ways to deal with them. Firstly get some gas on and mow them down in one go. Or two start blasting them with your pistol. Either way works but mowing them down is easier as it is less likely to attract unwanted attention. Once all three dealers have been dealt with head back to the blue icon on your radar and pick Little Jacob up. He is mighty annoyed and says `Badman` wants revenge on the dealers who set him up. It seems they have a place nearby which Jacob suggests you `clean out`. Head over there and follow Jacob up to the front door. Draw your pistol and press R1 to take cover behind the wall as Jacob kicks the door in. Making sure to avoid taking too much damage, use L2 to target the two dealers just inside the door and nail them. Once they;re down, there is a third which Jacob can`t get a good shot at and he asks you to tryu from the window. Push the L3 stick to crouch and then crawl along to the left under the window sill. Look right and you should just be able to see the dealer just near the door so quickly nail him. Quickly get up (tap L3 again) and, keeping your pistol drawn, follow Little Jacob into the living room and hide behind the sofa with him. Two more dealers will come bursting into the room at this point so, like before, take them both out. The camera now draws your attention to the first aid packet on the table to grab that and then follow Little Jacob outside again. Jacob then asks you to take him back home. All that shooting may have attracted some heat, it shouldn`t be more than two stars maximum so simply drive around for a bit and get out of the blue circle to lose them. Then drive Jacob back home to complete the mission. ~~~~~~~~~ Shadow ~~~~~~~~~ Little Jacob ain`t happy. It seems drug dealers are mustling in on his territory and he wants them out sharpish. He asks Niko to tail one back to their hideout then wipe them all out. Fun! Grab a car or taxi and head on over to Franklin Street where a local dealer is just finishing off. He begins to walk home and it`s important he doesn`t see you following him or the end gun fight becomes a little more tricky. Stay a safe distance and try not to run as you then get too close. Also, watch out for Roman, when I did this mission he phoned me and spooked the guy so make sure you`re far enough away so he won`t hear the phone. After a while, he wanders into an apartment block so follow him in and up the flights of stairs to the top floor. Now, equip your pistol and get ready for some firing. Push R1 to take cover behind the door and open the door. You may need to shoot the lock off as sometimes the dealer locks it if he thinks he`s been followed. Either way, nail the dealer to the right of the door and use the nook he was in for cover as you take out the two by the kitchen door. Now run to where they were and, using the wall as cover, take out the remaining thugs in the back area. After they are all disposed of, Niko calls Little Jacob and tells him so. Little Jacob now becomes another friend and will call from time to time to ask if you fancy doing something. When he does, check the `Friends` section of the Broker Walkthrough to maximise your success on nights out with Jacob. You have also unlocked another random character, Badman, for whom you can do some drug dealing. See the Random Characters section of the Broker walkthrough for more details. We have now finished Little Jacob`s missions. Assuming you have also done all four of Vlad`s missions, Roman will call so head back to his taxi rank. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ROMAN II ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Upon arrival, you find Roman is heartbroken having just found out that Mallorie has been cheating on him with Vlad. Obviously Niko is not prepared to stand for this and sets off to finish Vlad off once and for all. Which triggers...... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Uncle Vlad ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Grab a car and head over to Comrades Bar with Roman. When you enter, Niko confronts the Russian who promptly legs it and his thugs bar your exit. Tempting though it is, don`t waste valuable time beating the hell out of them, prioritise and chase after Vlad. Outside on the street, Vlad speeds off in his car so quickly enter the car you left outside (as that`s where Roman is) and pursue him. Vlad takes a somewhat random route through town but don`t lose him and continue your pursuit. Eventually, he abandons his car and runs off on foot. Get out of your car and run after Vlad who eventually stops and a cut scene ensues, featuring a rather pleasant exchange between the two of you. Once you gain control again, waste Vlad and then return to your car where Niko tells Roman all about it. ~~~~~~~~~~ Faustine ~~~~~~~~~~ Shortly after `Uncle Vlad`, Roman calls and tells you he is on Tulsa street. Follow the `R` icon to his location and enter the marker to trigger the first mission for Faustine, head of the Russian Mob. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Crime and Punishment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ During the long cut scene you are introduced to Faustin and the Russian Mob who aren`t too happy you rubbed out Vlad. In exchange for not killing Niko and Roman, Niko must perform a couple of local jobs for them. The first is to capture a shipment of TVs that are being shipped in by van and take them to Faustin`s lockup. Unfortunately, there isn`t just one truck; there are three of them so you have to keep hijacking vans till you get the right one. To do this you need a cop car so you can pull the vans over. There are ways of getting a police car but, fortunately, you don`t need to use any on this occasion. Simply turn left and follow the siren sounds and a police car will show up. Now wait till the two cops are out of sight then nick the car to get your next set of instructions from Dimitri, Faustin`s associate. The three trucks will appear as blue dots on your radar. It doesn`t matter which you pick first as the correct van is nearly always the last one you check. When you get close to a van you need to pull it over. To do this turn on your police siren and stay close behind the van until it stops. Then, get out of the car and approach the driver to trigger a cut~scene in which the driver shows Niko what he`s carrying. When you eventually pull the correct van over, be ready as the passenger will also get out and shoot at you when you steal the van. Ignore him as shooting him just gets you an unnecessary wanted level and speed off down the road out of his range. Now it is a nice simple case of driving the van to Faustin`s lock up so follow the yellow GPS marker on your radar to it and drive inside. Mission Complete! Completion of `Crime and Punishment` unlocks two rather lucrative side missions which you can try. `Most Wanted` and the familiar `Vigilante` missions from previous GTAs. See the appropriate section for more details. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you have Protection? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Head back over to Faustin`s house (the `F` icon on your radar) to trigger the next Russian Mob mission. It seems there is a porn shop over in Hove Beach whose owner has not been coughing up enough dough from his new venture. Faustin thinks it is time to rectify this and sends Demitri and you over to pay him a little visit. Nab the, rather flash, red Turismo parked in the driveway and head on over to the `peep hole`. Follow Dimitri downstairs to get a cut scene in which Joseph, the proprietor is confronted by Dimitri. When Joseph still refuses to pay up, Niko is given a gun by Dimitri and told to intimidate Joseph with it. Press L2 and target Joseph (he has a red arrow over his head) who pleads with Niko. Dimitri suggests injuring one of his associates and the target switches to Brett who is stood next to Joseph. Ignore his offers for a film career and shoot the git in the leg as per the on screen instructions. This does the trick and Joseph pays up. Having obtained the money, Dimitri wants to go to a gun shop in Dillion Street so hop back into the car and drive him there. Enter the gun shop and watch the tutorial on how to use the store. At the moment, there is only one weapon you can purchase so head over to the Micro SMG (with the green marker over it) and press L1 to `purchase` it. Now, Dimitri wants to go back home so head back outside and into your car. Follow the marked yellow GPS route back to his house and park in the yellow marker. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Final Destination ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Faustin and Dimitri have just discovered that the authorities are getting wind of their operations which leads them to suspect there is a rat. This rat goes by the name of Lenny and must be eliminated. He is arriving at the train station in South Bohan so this would be a good place to take him out. Nab a car and head on over to the station. Once there, ascend the stairs on to the platform and wait for the train to come in. Lenny will get off the train with some protection. The guy protecting him can be taken out swiftly but, Lenny always runs off just before a train passes through and you can`t get a shot at him. Chase him along the platform and try to nail him before he gets to his parked car. If not, chase him and drive by his ass till he falls. When he`s gone, Niko calls Faustin to report the successful hit. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~ ROMAN III ~~~~~~~~~~~ Roman now phones up and tells you to come and see him back at the taxi depot. Upon arrival you meet `Brucie` who is a new friend of Roman`s. Roman insists that you need to get online and directs you to the TW@ internet cafe. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Logging On ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the yellow GPS marker to the internet cafe and enter it. Head to the information desk and the lady working there tells you that you`re all ready set up and good to go. Approach an empty computer and press L1 to begin using it. Using L3 to move the cursor, click on the WEB icon and then `CHECK MAIL` to check your email. When prompted to, click the `positive reply` button to set up your email account. Feel free to browse the internet now (it is quite amusing) but, in terms of the mission, we are done here for now so log off and exit the cafe when you`re done surfing. Mission Complete! You will now get another call from Roman who tells you about Brucie. Brucie loves fast cars and he will email you about cars he wants which provides yet another lucrative side mission for you. Be sure to check the appropriate section for more details. For now though, we have a little unfinished business with Faustin. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FAUSTIN II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No Love Lost ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Niko walks in on a little domestic between Faustin and his wife. He says that his daughter is a `spoilt, out of control whore` and he wants you to go to Firefly Island and check on her. If you happen to find her no good biker boyfriend is there too, kill him. Grab a car and head for Firefly Island using the yellow GPS marker to guide you. When you get there, there is a cut scene during which the biker dude threatens Niko and takes off to gather his `brothers`. Leap aboard the nearby PCJ~600 and high tail it after him. You can now perform drive bys and are given a tutorial on bike combat. The most important thing here is tapping. When braking to go around a corner merely tapping the brake button will suffice. Also, ease off on the acceleration when going around corners in order to stop yourself from spinning out of control. It is easier to forget about shooting and concentrate on following since an easier opportunity to wipe the guy out will present itself shortly. Eventually `The Lost` meet up with their leader and you now have multiple targets. By all means try and take some of them out on the bike but be wary of maintaining control of the bike when driving it. Soon, they all veer off into a wooded area and dismount to make a stand against you. Quickly dismount and use R1 to take cover behind a nearby tree. Using L2 auto aim, pick off one biker at a time by manoeuvring from tree to tree and keeping out of the line of fire for as long as you can. Once all the bikers have been disposed of, Niko calls Faustin to report the hit and the R icon appears on your radar, indicating that Roman is open for business once again. Ignore him for now though and continue with Faustin`s missions. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rigged to Blow ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After a lengthy cut scene during which some more of Niko`s past is revealed, Faustin tells Niko about some guy who owns an auto parts garage who isn`t paying up. He wants Niko to go jog his memory a little. Follow the blue dot on your radar to where the truck is parked outside a factory. Once inside careful driving is important. The truck is loaded with explosives so I highly advise against go ape shit. Take it nice and easy when driving to the auto parts garage. En route to the garage, you will notice a green light on the truck`s tailgate. If the truck starts taking damage, the light will flash red. The faster it flashes red the more likely the explosives are to explode before arrival at the garage. So drive carefully and use this as an indicator of the damage you`re taking. Once at the garage, park the truck inside and press the action button to ignite the explosives. Now get out of the truck and run like hell away from the garage to avoid a wanted level and being hurt in the explosion. After a really cool cut scene, Niko calls Faustin to report the successful attack. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Master and the Molotov ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These missions aren`t technically for Faustin but I put them under his heading as they are for Dimitri who is Faustin`s associate. Head over to the DR icon on your radar to trigger a cut scene. Here, Dimitri reveals that Faustin`s recklessness has put him in a very tight spot. Additionally, since Niko took out Petrovic`s son (Lenny) he is in a tight spot as well. The only solution for both men is to eliminate Faustin. Unfortunately for you, Faustin is at his club and is very well protected. Grab some transport and head over to Faustin`s club and into the yellow marker to trigger a cut scene of Faustin arriving with his goons. Dimitri then texts you, telling you about some `protection` he`s left for you around the back of the club. Follow the green dot on the radar and pick up the armour from behind the green dumpsters. Now return to the front of the club and enter. Immediatley nail the two goons in front of you and then take cover behind a table as more goons begin firing at you. Faustin is at the other end of the room, behind the right end of the bar. Keep firing and taking cover as you progress toward the bar and take out as many goons as you can. When you get to the bar, Fuastin yells for backup and legs it out of the back door. Follow him but be wary of two sets of goons waiting for you. The first is in the exit hallway just beyond the swinging door and the second is in the back alleyway. Gun them down and, if you can, nail Faustin. If you can`t get him here then run after him up the stairs and on to the roof. After ranting and warning you against Dimitri, Faustin finally gives up so shoot him a couple of times until he falls dead. Niko will now automatically call Dimitri and report the successful hit. Dimitri thanks Niko and says the money will be at the warehouse on Monahet and that Niko should come alone to get it. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Russian Revolution ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE: Before beginning this mission, make sure you have full health, full armour and a shed load of ammo for your pistol. A Micro~SMG would also be a good idea if funds allow but is not essential. After calling Dimitri, Niko gets a call from Little Jacob who warns him that the Russians are very pissed off at him for killing Faustin and offers some assistance at the Warehouse. When you have all of the above, proceed to the warehouse and into the marker to meet up with Little Jacob and trigger a lengthy cut scene. During the cut scene Bulgarin, a figure from Niko`s past shows up along with a gang of men who open fire on Niko and Little Jacob. Get ready for a gun fight! Take cover behind the boxes in the warehouse and use the L2 targeting system a lot to help you locate specific enemies. Although taking your time is advisable, don`t go too slowly as Little Jacob takes a lot more damage in a shorter space of time than you do and if he dies you fail the mission so keep on your toes and gun down foes left and right to stop Jacob dying. Follow the on screen hints when they appear about blind firing (a less accurate but more effective in terms of minimising damage taken method of firing) and also fire in short bursts to maximise weapon accuracy. Once the majority of goons are gone, Bulgarin and Dimitri escape and cop cars come screaming in and surround the building. Before you go anywhere, take out the guy sitting just above the exit. Leg it outside the front entrance and take out the two cops waiting for you by your getaway car and then enter the car. Once Little Jacob gets in, floor it and haul ass out of there! Although the on screen prompts say to get Little Jacob back to his place your goal should primarily be losing the cops so focus entirely on speeding out of the flashing blue circle on your radar. Once the heat has been lost, take Little Jacob back to the Homebrew Cafe where the friendly Rasta advises you and your cousin to lay low for a while. Phone Roman and he asks you to meet him in the alleyway just off Hopper Street in East Island City. This we will do but Brucie has some business that is very profitable so we`ll deal with him first. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~ BRUCIE ~~~~~~~~ You may remember Brucie from `Rigged to Blow` when you met him with Roman at the taxi depot in Broker. After completing that mission, Roman phoned to say Brucie had some work for you. He can be located at his Auto shop in Broker`s East Hook district so head on over there for your first mission. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Search and Delete ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brucie`s first mission is perhaps one of the most fun thus far. A guy named Rivas is a witness to some dodgy dealings of Brucie`s so Brucie wants him dead. But, all his details are on police file so you need to hack the police computers that are placed inside police cars to find out where he is. The easiest way to get the police attention is to flip open your cell phone and dial 911. This will get a police car sent to wherever you are. Do so then, when the police aren`t looking, get into the car and drive like hell out of there. This will certainly get you a 1 star wanted level so quickly drive outside the blue circle to lose it. Then pull over and Niko will automatically call Brucie. Brucie tells you that the guy`s name is Lyle Rivas. From the police computer`s main menu, select `SEARCH POLICE RECORDS` and then `DEARCH BY NAME`. Punch Lyle Rivas into the field bar and click on `SEARCH`. This will bring up his address so that`s where we`re heading for next. As always, use your GPS tracker on your radar to located Rivas` house. Once there, park your car out front and enter through the front door. During the ensuing cut scene Rivas makes a run for it out of the bathroom window. Quickly, head outside and into your car. Keep on Rivas tail and, when he`s in range, pepper his car via drive~by or keep ramming him. Eventually, when he`s taken enough damage he will get out of the car. Now, simply floor it and run him over to complete the mission. Mission Complete! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Easy as can Be! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the first mission I did that I thought was a real pain in the ass as it relies on you having good drive~by skills and plenty of ammo. It turns out Rivas left behind a rather nice looking car in Yorktown Avenue that Brucie wants Niko to go pick up. Risk~free he says. Making sure to have your Micro~SMG equipped, head on over to the car using your GPS navigator to guide you. Once there, hop inside the car to trigger a cut scene where you become surrounded by three machine gun wielding enemies who don`t want you to have the car. It is possible to out run them in your car but it is incredibly hard as they are literally on your ass the entire journey and the likelihood is the car will be destroyed before you get there. So, we need to get rid of them before proceeding. The first car is directly behind you so swivel the aim around to face the car and fire a couple of rounds at the windscreen which should take out the two in that car. Next, there is one down the alleyway leading out on to the street so swivel the aim around and blast them. The third pair will only emerge after you come out of the alleyway so carefully drive the Oracle out on to the street and the third car will start firing at you. Quickly fire a couple of rounds at the firing passenger and then take out the driver when he starts. Having disposed of these three attackers the drive over to Brucie`s lock up is ten times easier. Only trouble is, all this firing will have probably attracted some police attention (it shouldn`t be any more than two stars maximum) so take a moment or two to lose the heat before following your GPS back to Brucie`s lockup and parking the car inside. Niko will then phone Brucie and inform him that the car is safely in the lockup. Mission Complete! You may recall after finishing Faustin`s missions, Roman called asking you to meet him in an alleyway off Hopper Street. This is where we`re now headed so head on over to the `R` icon whenever you`re ready to trigger the final mission of Broker. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ROMAN III ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Roman is in trouble yet again and Niko is wanted by the Russians for killing Vlad so the pair of them need to get out of Broker for a bit. Roman knows just the place........ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Roman`s Sorrow ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Roman tells Niko about his dream which ain`t half bad and its possible. He says he has something important to show Niko back at his apartment so that`s the first port of call. Head on over to Roman`s apartment and you`ll see a slight spanner has been thrown in the works. Someone has burned Roman`s apartment to the ground! Roman then says he wants to go the cab depot so head over there and you`ll find yet more sorrow for Roman. The cab firm is burning too! A very pissed off Roman phone`s Mallorie who says that both cousin can come stay with here In Bohan for a bit till things quieten down. I would suggest grabbing a taxi as it is quite a long haul to Bohan but feel free drive yourself if you want to check out some scenery along the way. Either way, upon arrival at Mallorie`s apartment step into the yellow marker to trigger a cut scene. Mission Complete! And you now have a new safe house in Bohan. Welcome! ============================================================================= Miscellaneous Projects ~ Broker/Dukes ============================================================================= The completion of `Roman`s sorrow` concludes the story mission for Broker. However there is tons of stuff still to do which is what this section is about. Index a. Random Character 1 - Brian b. Michelle ~ Dating Tips c. Random Character 2 ~ Badman d. Taxi Missions e. Vigilante Missions f Little Jacob Side Job ~ Drug Delivery g. Vigilante Missions h. Most Wanted ~ Broker/Dukes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A. Random Character 1 ~ Brian ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After completing `It`s Your Call` for Roman you unlock the first random character of the game. Brian can first be found next to Roman`s taxi depot. Just follow the blue icon on your radar and you will find him standing by himself outside the taxi rank. <First encounter> Approach Brian next to Roman`s taxi depot in Broker and Niko will automatically talk to him. After laughing at you for a bit he hands you $100. End of mission. <Second Encounter> Brian can next be found lurking near Vlad`s club (Comrades Bar) in Shotter. This time it`s not quite so easy and he wants you to help him `collect the biggest rock in the world`. Follow the yellow GPS signal to the marker near the entrance to an alley. Brian then gets out and makes the deal. Now all you need to do is follow the yellow GPS blip a few blocks and drop Brian off at his destination. Easy eh? <Third Encounter> Brian can finally be encountered in Downtown where he has cleaned up his act somewhat and is now engaged. He says he wants you to take him to some old dealer friends of his who he feels he needs to apologise to. Hop in a car and drive him over to the yellow blip on your radar. Unfortunately for Brian, the dealers don`t accept his apology and whack him with a baseball bat. Get out of the car and take out both dealers. Now return to the car and wait for Brian to get in before taking him back to Wappinger. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B. Girlfriend 1 ~ Michelle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After dating Michelle in `First Date` as part of a story misson you van arrange to see here any time you`re not on a mission until after you complete `Snow Storm` for Elizabetha. She can be contacted any time from 6:00am to 11:00pm. When you go pick her up there are some cars which will make a bigger impression on her than others. See the list below for further details: YES! NO! Roman`s Taxi Futo Merit Fortune Voodoo Uranus Banshee Primo Blista Solaire To get the date off to a good start, always be sure to wear some Russian clothes (low style) and a hat or some glasses as she seems to like those. Never go and see here wearing Modo gear (mid~style) or clothes bought from Perseus (high style). It is also important to know where to take a girl on your dates since this is key if you want to get anywhere with her. The following list shows what`s hot and what`s not in Michelle`s eyes: ______ ________ | | | | | Food | | Drink | |______| |________| Cluckin` Bell 5 Comrades Bar 6 Burger Shot 5 Beer Garden 7 Diner 6 Lucky Winkles 7 Pizza This 6 Jerkov`s 5 Mr. Fuk`s 5 Club Liberty 5 Superstar Cafe 5 ________ ________ | | | | | Games | | Shows | |________| |________| Bowling 6 Cabaret 5 Darts 8 Comedy 8 Pool 8 Strip Club 0 NOTE: The more times you take Michelle somewhere, the lower her opinion of it drops so be varied in your choice of venue for a date. More to follow!