Grand Theft Auto IV: 100% Completion Guide & Checklist

On this page, you find the ultimate guide and checklist to achieve 100% Completion in GTA IV, with all the required tasks. Your progress towards GTA IV 100% Completion can be tracked in the Pause Menu, in the "Stats" section.

Released in 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV was the first GTA game to introduce both high-definition graphics and ragdoll physics to the game. In the eerie and industrialized landscape of Liberty City's four boroughs, Broker, Dukes, Algonquin, and Bohan, there are many tasks for the player to achieve to complete the game 100%, from completing the main story and secondary missions to finding collectibles scattered throughout the city.

To ease your task of fully completing Grand Theft Auto IV, we've created this full list of all the tasks required to achieve 100% completion in GTA 4. For each task, you can find out extra information by accessing the links to our GTA IV Guides.

NOTE: In GTA IV, nothing prevents you from achieving 100%, allowing you to complete these tasks in any order you want. You can even safely use cheat codes on your way to 100% completion, as the GTA IV cheats only block some achievements for the current game session, and have no permanent effect when you reload the game.

GTA IV: Story Missions (60%)

In his search to fulfill "The American Dream", Niko Bellic completes illicit tasks for friends, acquaintances, and enemies. All of these missions must be completed to achieve 100% completion of the game.

Complete all 88 Storyline Missions (60%)

Complete all 88 story missions available in the game, from "The Cousins Bellic" to "Out of Commission" or "A Revenger's Tragedy".

You are free to choose any ending you please - find how to successfully complete all these missions in our GTA IV Story Missions guide.

GTA IV 100% Completion - Missions

GTA IV Side Missions & Activities (25%)

Throughout Liberty City, Niko can take part in various Side Missions & Activities, such as Assassinations, Races, Vehicle Exports & Thefts, Vigilante missions, encounters with Random Characters, and of course, playing Bowling with his cousin Roman. All of these tasks need to be fulfilled for the GTA IV 100% completion.

Complete 10 Random Character's Encounters (5%)

You must complete all of the random encounter missions available, apart from the ones of characters who can be killed or spared during the game's story missions.

The required mission strands for 100% completion are the ones from the following 10 random characters, which will each give you a 0.5% increase:

Note: The random encounters for Jeff Harlingford, Ivan Bytchkov, Clarence Little, and Cherise Glover are not required for 100%.

Find more information about every random encounter and their respective missions in our GTA IV Random Characters Encounters guide.

Complete all 10 of Little Jacob's Drug Deliveries (2%)

Help your friend, Little Jacob in his drug dealing business by completing all 10 of his Drug Delivery missions.

Find more information on these side missions in our GTA IV Drug Delivery guide.

Complete all 9 of The Fixer's Assassinations (2%)

Do the dirty work of the anonymous "Fixer" by completing all 9 of his assassination missions, which you receive at a payphone in Alderney.

Find more information on these side missions in our GTA IV Assassinations guide.

Complete all 10 Exotic Exports (2%)

Steal a specific list of 10 cars and motorcycles and bring them to Brucie's lockup in East Hook.

Find more information on this side mission, including a complete list of the required vehicles in our GTA IV Exotic Exports guide.

GTA IV 100% Completion - Stevie's Car Thefts

Complete all 30 of Stevie's Car Thefts (2%)

Help Brucie's associate, Stevie, acquire all 30 vehicles he's looking for, which can be found throughout Liberty City in specific locations.

Find more information on this side mission, including a complete list of the required vehicles and their locations in our GTA IV Stevie's Car Thefts guide.

Complete 20 Vigilante Missions (2.5%)

Access a Police Computer in any Law Enforcement vehicle, find and intercept ongoing crimes throughout Liberty City. Intercept a total of 20 crimes during Vigilante missions to progress your completion percentage.

Find more information on these side missions in our GTA IV Vigilante guide.

Complete all 30 Most Wanted Missions (2.5%)

Access a Police Computer in any Law Enforcement vehicle, track down and take out the 30 Most Wanted criminals in Liberty City.

Find more information on these side missions, including a complete list of the required criminals and their locations in our GTA IV Most Wanted guide.

Win all 9 of Brucie's Car Races (2%)

Prove you're the best racer in Liberty City by winning all 9 races that Brucie Kibbutz invites you to.

Find more information on these races in our GTA IV Races guide.

GTA IV 100% Completion - Brucie's Car Races

Win a game of Pool, Darts, and Bowling (3.75%)

Win a game of all Pool, Darts, and Bowling against the computer or an in-game friend.

  • You can play Pool in the Homebrew Cafe or Playboy X's penthouse. Michelle is the easiest enemy to win against.
  • You can play Darts in the Steinway Beer Garden in Dukes or at Lucky Winkles in Algonquin.
  • You must win a FULL game of bowling. You can play Bowling in Firefly Island, Broker, or in Westminster, Algonquin, off Union Drive West.

Find more information in our respective GTA IV activity guides for PoolDarts, and Bowling.

Beat the High Score in QUB3D (1.25%)

Beat the developer's High Score of 10,950 points in the QUB3D arcade game.

This minigame can be played at the Homebrew Cafe, at the Perestroika, the Modo, or the Triangle Club.

GTA IV Friendships (10%)

After moving to Liberty City, Niko makes some friends who are loyal to him throughout the game's story. By spending quality time with them and helping them out when needed, Niko keeps his friends close to him.

Do all Friend Activities with Brucie Kibbutz

Complete every available activity with Brucie Kibbutz, who is available between 7 AM and 1 AM to be taken to:

  1. Boating
  2. Bowling
  3. Drinking
  4. Eating
  5. Helicopter Rides
  6. Show
  7. Strip Club

Do all Friend Activities with Little Jacob

Complete every available activity with Little Jacob, who is available between 1 PM and 4 AM to be taken to:

  1. Darts
  2. Drinking
  3. Eating
  4. Pool
  5. Show
  6. Strip Club

Do all Friend Activities with Patrick McReary

Complete every available activity with Patrick McReary, who is available every day between 4 PM and 6 AM to be taken to:

  1. Bowling
  2. Darts
  3. Drinking
  4. Pool
  5. Show
  6. Strip Club

GTA IV 100% Completion - Bowling

Unlock Brucie Kibbutz's Special Ability

After mission No. 1, Brucie and Niko become friends.

Getting Brucie's likeness level over 70% by completing friendship activities with him will enable Niko to call him for Helicopter Rides across Liberty City.

Unlock Little Jacob's Special Ability

After the mission Shadow, Jacob and Niko become friends.

Getting Jacob's likeness level over 60% by completing friendship activities with him will enable Niko to buy discounted weapons from him.

Unlock Patrick McReary's Special Ability

After the mission Three Leaf Clover, Packie and Niko become friends.

Getting Packie's likeness level over 75% by completing friendship activities with him will enable Niko to call him to deploy car bombs.

GTA IV Collectibles (5%)

Complete all 50 Stunt Jumps (2.5%)

Become the ultimate stuntman and complete all 50 Stunt Jumps available in Grand Theft Auto IV, two of which require a boat.

Find more information on the stunt jumps in our GTA IV Stunt Jumps guide.

Find and kill all 200 Pigeons / Flying Rats (2.5%)

Kill all 200 Pigeons scattered throughout Liberty City. They have a red glow associated with them for easier spotting and can be shot with a weapon, disappearing after one singular hit.

Here is a map of all the pigeon locations in Grand Theft Auto IV:

GTA IV 100% Completion - gta iv pigeons map flying rats

GTA IV 100% Completion Rewards

King of Liberty City! After completing all tasks, you've finally achieved 100% completion of the game - but what does this mean? 

Achieving 100% Completion of Grand Theft Auto IV allows the player to buy unlimited ammunition for their weapons.

Additionally, the player receives a "100% Game Completion" message in the top left corner of the screen and the "Key to the City" Achievement.

Tasks NOT Required for 100% Completion

So you've finished the game 100%, but you still want to play? Well, there are many more things to do in GTA IV, which are not actually required for 100% completion of the game, such as:

  • Completing all 10 Roman's Taxi Driver missions
  • Completing the Random Character's Missions for Jeff Harlingford, Ivan Bytchkov, Clarence Little, and Cherise Glover
  • Doing all activities with Roman Bellic and Dwayne Forge and unlocking their special abilities
  • Reaching 100% likeness level with every girlfriend and unlocking their special abilities
  • Completing all 5 Helitours
  • Flying a helicopter under the 14 main bridges
  • Using a car wash
  • Watching television
  • Purchasing all ringtones and themes from vipluxuryringtones.com
  • Giving money to the Buskers 3 times and unlocking the "St. Thomas" ringtone
  • Purchasing every clothing item available
  • Holding up every store in Liberty City
  • Visiting all websites on the internet
  • Purchasing all weapons available
  • Eating at all restaurants
  • Discovering the "Heart" of Liberty City

GTA IV 100% Completion Video Walkthrough


This was everything you needed to know to achieve 100% Completion in GTA 4!

For all guides, walkthroughs, and a complete database of the game, check out our Grand Theft Auto IV section.

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