Saturday, February 16, 2008

GTA IV Hints, Tips, Easter Eggs, and Secrets

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Don't Pay Toll
If you approach a toll booth with an emergency vehicle (sirens on), the gate will open and you'll avoid paying $5.
(Submitted by: Mike)

Call the Police!
If you press LB while in a police car (stopped), you can call for backup. Officers will come to help you (though they'll turn on you when they realize you're not a cop!).
(Submitted by: GeeTeeAy)

Unlock a Helicopter with Rockets
Collect all 200 flying rats (pigeons).

100% Completion

Complete all missions - 68%
Complete all 30 car thefts - 2%
Complete all 50 stunts - 2.5%
Collect all 200 pigeons - 2.5%
Complete missions from all random characters - 5%
Complete all 20 vigilante crimes - 2.5%
Kill all 30 people on the list - 2.5%
Beat someone on every activity - 5%
Get all special abilities from your friends (doesn't include Dwayne or Roman and do the associated activities - 10%

Water Cannon

Steal a fire truck and press the fire button to shoot the water cannon.

Statue Of Happiness' Heart

Steal a helicopter from the Helicopter Tours place to the east of Happiness Island. Fly over the Statue of Happiness and jump from the helicopter, landing on the platform by its feet. You need to land at the top of the statue's base - run around until you find a door marked with plaques which read "No Hidden Content Here." The door doesn't open, you just walk through it. Climb the ladder to find the heart of the Statue of Happiness! See video below:

Unlock Rastah Color Huntley SUV
Complete 10 Package Delivery missions

Free health boost
Enter an ambulance and you'll get a small health boost

Free shotgun shells
Enter a Police Cruiser for five shotgun shells

Steal a Desert Eagle early
Kill the gun dealer in Broker and take it

Get a Remington shotgun
Go to the strip club, and enter the manager's office - it's on the floor.

List of every Website*
Lower Wanted Level Easily
To clear your wanted level, simply start a mission, or go to your safe house and save.

Quick Repair
If you drive over a health pack, your car will be repaired.

Unlock Ski Mask
Complete the mission "Three Leaf Clover."

Useful Phone Numbers
Bean Machine Coffee: 555-0110
Emergency Services: 911
Express Car Service: 555-2222
Express Car Service: 555-3333
Fire Proof Doors: 555-5700
Hero Shop: 555-8575
LCPD Recruitment: 555-RECRUIT
Liberty Construction: 555-1274-73
No Problemo Bail Bonds: 555-945-733-92
Storage: 555-221-3877
Superb Deli: 555-4674
The Serrated Edge: 1-800-555-5555
Used Auto Parts: 555-7300
Vinewood Laundromat: 555-5123
Zit Song Identifier: Dial "948-555-0100" - his will identify the song playing on your radio.

Blackmailer from "Call And Collect" mission: 843-555-0124
Drug dealer from "Lure" mission: 545-555-1022
Roman Bellic: 718-926-7215

Instant Stop

Submitted by: Jesse

Here’s a pretty neat trick. When driving at extremely high speeds, you can come to an instant and complete stop by starting up the camera of your phone. Just make sure that your phone is out when you’re driving with the “Camera” option highlighted—whenever you need to stop (i.e. to avoiding crashing and flying out of the windshield of your car) you can just press “A” and halt instantaneously!