Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition – Complete Achievements Guide

This complete achievements guide will show how to obtain them in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition

Complete Achievements Guide

Introduction

This guide will contain all 55 achievements for GTA IV: The complete edition. The achievements will be categorized into campaign, side-missions, hobbies, friends & EFLC. If you find any incorrect information in this guide leave a comment below and I’ll edit it.

This guide won’t be entirely in-depth as most of the achievements are self-explanatory, some of the achievements will have links next to them if you’re having issues with it.

Multiplayer achievements are not included.

Credit can be found at the bottom.

GTA IV – Campaign

Off the boat

Complete the first mission.

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

Fed The Fish

Complete the mission “Uncle Vlad”.

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

Warm Coffee

Successfully date a girl to be invited into her house.

This can be done with all girlfriends except Kate. The easiest one to get this achievement with is Michelle when you take her to the diner

Lowest Point

Complete mission “Roman’s Sorrow”.

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

Full Exploration

Unlock all the islands.

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

Impossible Trinity

Complete mission “Museum Piece”.

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

That Special Someone

Complete mission “That Special Someone”.

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

Gracefully Taken

Complete mission “I’ll Take Her”.

This mission is split into 2 parts.

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

You Won!

Complete the final mission.

Simply choose to complete “Out of Commission” or “A Revenger’s Tragedy”.

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

Liberty City Minute

Complete the story missions in less than 30 hours.

Pausing the game will not count towards time, and skipping cutscenes is advised to avoid wasting mission time

Key To The City

To attain 100% Completion in Grand Theft Auto IV, the player needs to do the following:

  • Complete the main story missions
  • Complete all 10 drug deliveries for Little Jacob.
  • Win all 9 races for Brucie Kibbutz at least once.
  • Complete all 10 Exotic Exports for Brucie.
  • Complete all 9 missions of The Fixer’s Assassinations.
  • Complete all 30 car thefts for Stevie.
  • Brucie Kibbutz – Unlock special ability.
  • Little Jacob – Unlock special ability.
  • Patrick McReary – Unlock special ability.
  • Brucie Kibbutz – Do each available activity once.
  • Little Jacob – Do each available activity once.
  • Patrick McReary – Do each available activity once.
  • Beat a computer or friend at Pool.
  • Beat a computer or friend at Darts.
  • Beat a computer or friend in a full game of Bowling.
  • Beat the high score in the QUB3D arcade game.
  • Do all 16 random character missions (excluding Jeff Harlingford, Ivan Bytchkov, Clarence Little, and Cherise Glover).
  • Complete all the Most Wanted missions via police computer.
  • Do 20 vigilante missions via police computer using the “Recent Crimes” option.
  • Kill all 200 Pigeons.
  • Complete all 50 stunt jumps.

GTA IV – Side Missions

Assassin’s Greed

Complete all 9 assassin missions.

Assassination missions are not required for completion of the story, but do work towards 100% completion

Courier Service

Complete all 10 package delivery jobs.

The Drug Delivery missions are unlocked after completion of the mission Shadow for Little Jacob.

No More Strangers

Meet all random characters.

Total of 22 random characters throughout the game, not all of them are available from the start.

Name Location Unlocked After
Brian Meech (3 Missions) 1) Iroquois Ave, 2) Crockett Ave & 3) Montauk Ave 1) It’s your call, 2) Brian’s first encounter & 3) Brian’s second encounter
Real Badman Dukes Boulevard Shadow
Mel Mohawk Ave Escuela of the Streets
Ilyena Faustin Firefly Island The Puerto Rican Connection
Hossan Garnet St & Frankfort Ave The Puerto Rican Connection
Sara (2 Missions) 1) Back Passage & 2) Flatfish Plaice 1) The Puerto Rican Connection & 2) Sara’s first encounter
Pathos (2 Missions) 1) Denver-Exeter Ave & 2) Star Junction 1) The Puerto Rican Connection & 2) Pathos’s first encounter
Marnie Allen (2 Missions) 1) City Hall & 2) Quartz St 1) Three Leaf Clover & 2) Marnie’s first encounter
Eddie Low (2 Missions) 1) Lockowski Ave & 2) Cockerell Ave 1) Three Leaf Clover & 2) Eddie’s first encounter [Night Only]
Gracie Ancelotti Babbage Drive Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

GTA IV – Friends

Driving Mr. Bellic

Unlock the special ability of taxi.

Reach 60% like with Roman

Retail Therapy

Unlock the special ability of buying guns from a friend.

Reach 75% like with Little Jacob

Dial B For Bomb

Unlock the special ability of phoning for a bomb to be placed.

Reach 75% like with Patrick

That’s How We Roll!

Unlock the special ability of helicopter.

Reach 75% like with Brucie

Liberty City (5)

After meeting all possible friends, the ones left alive all like you above 90%.

Simply take all available friends on activities until their like statistic is at least 90%.

GTA IV – Hobbies

Pool Shark

Beat a friend at pool.

The locations where pool can be played are at the Homebrew Café & Playboy X’s Penthouse

One Hundred And Eighty

In a darts game score 180 with 3 darts.

Dart boards can be found in Steinway Beer Garden in Dukes, and Lucky Winkles in Algonquin.

King of QUB3D

Beat the High Score in QUB3D.

QUB3D can be played at Homebrew Café, Perestroika, Modo & The Triangle Club

Gobble Gobble

Score 3 strikes in a row, a turkey, in 10-pin bowling.

You can go bowling at Firefly Island & The Golden Pier

[Note: Best way to get a strike is to take 2 steps to the left and bowl fast]

Sightseer

Fly on all helicopter tours of Liberty City.

Head to Higgins Helitours in south-east Algonquin and take a tour on each of the five helicopters

GTA IV – Challenges

You Got The Message

Deliver all 30 cars ordered through text message.

To unlock Stevie’s Car Thefts, the player must unlock the Alderney Safehouse, and complete the mission Smackdown for Derrick McReary and No. 1 for Brucie Kibbutz

Dare Devil

Complete 100% of the unique stunt jumps.

There’s a total of 50 stunt jumps throughout the game, most of them are pretty easy if you use a fast vehicle

Under The Radar

Fly underneath the main bridges in the game that cross water with a helicopter.

Use a helicopter to fly under all of the bridges. Flying with a keyboard can be a bit tricky & the default mapping sucks so I recommend changing your flying controls.

Order Fulfilled

Complete all 10 Exotic Export orders.

The Exotic Exports missions are unlocked after completion of the mission Logging On for Brucie Kibbutz.

Endangered Species

Collect every hidden package in the game.

This achievement is probably the most annoying one to complete, there’s too many to fit into 1 photo so you’ll have to watch the video above if you’re struggling to find them all.

It’ll Cost Ya

Complete a taxi ride without skipping from one island to another.

Pretty boring one to do, travel to another island but don’t rush or skip. Take a toilet break or something when you’re doing this.

Walk Free

Lose a 4 star wanted rating by outrunning the cops.

This achievement is actually very easy to complete. You can gain a wanted level when you’re a passenger in Roman’s Taxi. Once you have 4 stars, just skip the ride and you’ll lose the wanted level with no cops nearby.

One Man Army

Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level

Using a helicopter with 6 stars is a great way to survive, an alternative option is to hide in the subway tunnel

Wheelie Rider

Do a wheelie lasting at least 500 feet on a motorbike.

If you’re struggling with this use a faggio on a straight bit of road as it’s more easier to control [Hold CTRL to do wheelies].

Cleaned The Mean Streets

Capture 20 criminals through the police computer.

Find any police car and stop to access the police computer. Go to “View Current Crimes”. Choose any active crime and kill the criminal involved to complete it then repeat 19 more times

Half Million

Reach a balance of $500,000.

Completing the story & side missions are the easiest way of gaining this achievement. If you really want to do this achievement, then don’t spend that much money on firearms/ammo. During gunfights, just pick up the ammo to save money..

Finish Him

Complete 10 melee counters in 4 minutes.

Genetically Superior

Come first in 20 singleplayer street races.

Grafting the races while driving a fast car, such as the Infernus or even something as simple as a Turismo or Sultan RS should make winning the races easier and shorter.

Chain Reaction

You must blow up 10 vehicles in 10 seconds.

The easiest way to get this achievement is by blocking a busy road, such as Frankfort Avenue near Middle Park or gathering vehicles inside Westdyke Autos, then blowing up all of the cars which pile up using ideally a Rocket Launcher.

Rolled Over

Do 5 car rolls in a row from one crash.

If you’re struggling with this, crash your car while travelling at a high speed downhill as the car will roll further without stopping.

Manhunt

Complete the most wanted side missions from the police computer.

Find a police car and stop to access the police computer. Go to “View Most Wanted” and complete the 30 Most Wanted missions by killing each of the criminals

TBOGT

Campaign:

Diamonds Forever

Complete the Trinity.

Complete the mission “Not So Fast” to unlock the achievement

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

Maestro

Finish the Ballad.

Complete the TBOGT campaign

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

Past the Velvet Rope

Score 80% or above in all missions

[Note: If you don’t get the recommend score you can always replay the mission at the end of the game by using your phone]

Gold Star

Score 100% in all missions.

[Note: If you don’t get the recommend score you can always replay the mission at the end of the game by using your phone]

Activities:

Snow Queen Click to watch tutorial

Complete 25 drug wars.

When you complete…

  • 10 Wars – A Pistol .44 spawns on the coffee table of Luis’ safehouse
  • 20 Wars – An Advanced Machine Gun (M249) spawns in the kitchen of Luis’ safehouse.
  • 25 Wars – The ‘Snow Queen’ achievement.
  • 30 Wars – An Automatic Shotgun (AA-12) spawns in the kitchen of Luis’ safehouse.
  • 40 Wars – Sticky Bombs spawns on the coffee table of Luis’ safehouse.
  • 50 Wars – A Gold SMG spawns on the dining table of Luis’ safehouse.

Gone Down

Complete all base jumps.

Around the map are several parachute icons which represent the base jumps.

Challenges:

Four Play

Hit a flag with a golf ball four times.

This takes some trial and error to get the aim and range right, but once done it is a lot easier.

Bear Fight

Win the L.C. Cage Fighters championship.

The L.C. Cage Fighters championship can be found in the basement of a building near the Holland Hospital Center in Algonquin.

Adrenaline Junkie

Freefall for the longest possible time.

Fly a helicopter to the max height and jump out, open the parachute at the last possible moment

Catch the Bus Click to watch if you’re having issues

Dance perfectly in both Tony’s nightclubs

The two nightclubs are Maisonette 9 and Hercules

Maisonette 9 times; 21:00 – 6:00

Hercules is open 24/7

TLAD

Campaign:

One Percenter

Help Billy get his bike back.

Finish the first mission

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

The Lost Boy

Become leader of The Lost.

Finish ‘This ♥♥♥♥’s Cursed’

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

Easy Rider

Finish the story.

[Mission Achievement – Impossible to miss.]

Challenge:

Get Good Wood

In the bike races, whack off 69 bikers with a bat.

The easiest way to get this achievement/trophy is to just keep persistently playing the bike races while trying to knock as many bikers off their bikes with a Baseball Bat as possible.

Full Chat

Build Terry and Clay’s toughness to 100%

Calling out Terry and Clay to help out with Gang Wars repeatedly is the quickest and easiest way of getting this achievement

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