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- Francis McReary's Missions

Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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Grand Theft Auto 4 Guide - Francis McReary's Missions (Algonquin)

You will receive a text message from an unknown source sometime after completing “The Puerto Rican Connection” in Manny's mission line. Travel to the ‘?' symbol in Castle Gardens, Algonquin to meet with the contact.

Mission 1: Call and Collect

Francis McReary is being blackmailed, and he needs you to eliminate the individual behind it. Get some wheels and travel to the viewpoint in Lancaster. After the call, McReary will send you a text message with the blackmailer's phone number in it. Bring up your cell phone, open the “Phonebook” menu and give the blackmailer a call. While you're chatting with the man, scan the area below for a person currently using a cell phone. When you have the guy in your sight, keep track of him once the conversation has ended.


Storage Device

All you must do now is kill the blackmailer, retrieve the storage device and bring it back to McReary. Use a Sniper Rifle to pick him off from the viewpoint if you have one, otherwise head down to the area below and simply gun him down with something else.

Mission 2: Final Interview…

Now that he has been identified, McReary's mission start point is denoted on the radar by an ‘Fm' symbol. Travel to the LCPD in Westminster and hit the marker there to get some more work from him. You'll need to get an interview with one Tom Goldberg, your target for this mission. After the cutscene, get to an internet café and access the web. Click on the “Need Legal Help?” ad on the main page, go to “Careers” and then “Submit Resume.” Once that is done, you'll have to wait to hear back from the lawyers. You can attempt other missions in the meantime.

Legal Ad


The Goldberg, Ligner and Shyster building is on Amethyst Street in The Exchange sector of Algonquin. A tie symbol will appear on your radar and map to denote the location when the interview becomes available. A suit and tie and smart shoes are needed before you can take the interview; these items can be purchased from the Perseus clothes store nearby. Buy a suit and some shoes and head off for the interview when the time comes. Once you're inside, see the receptionist and then follow her to Goldberg's office.



You are free to stand up at any time during this interview and eliminate Goldberg. The security guards in the building will promptly show up when Goldberg's death is discovered. The deed also earns you a two-star wanted level to start with, so you'll have to deal with police downstairs as well. Take the stairs down to the bottom floor and escape through the front door. Once outside, quickly get yourself a vehicle and then lose the cops. Bring the files to McReary at the police department in Westminster to complete the mission.



Mission 3: Holland Nights

Yet again, McReary wants you to kill someone. Travel to the projects in East Holland and hit the marker there to get started.  As McReary advised, do not start trouble with the residents on the ground floor. Don't even draw your weapon until you are up the stairs and on the second floor. Ignore the onslaught of insults thrown your way and find a set of stairs and take them up to the second floor.

You'll be attacked as soon as someone spots you up here, so get a weapon out and remain vigilant. Fight your way over to where your target is. He'll flee when you reach him, so finishing clearing the way and follow him up the stairs. He can't be killed at this point, so don't bother trying to hit him as he runs by. The target will climb up a couple of flights of stairs and eventually make it to the rooftop. Take out the thugs in the area before confronting him.


When you confront Clarence, this mission's target, you then have a choice: execute him, or walk away and let him live. If you are playing the Xbox 360 version, you'll probably want to let him live, as he may be needed to unlock the “No More Strangers” achievement. Either way, there's no harm in letting him live, but it's your choice. Once you have made your decision, you'll have to shake a two-star wanted level to complete the mission.


Mission 4: Lure

Meet Francis in Castle Gardens to accept a mission from him. Francis has left a Sniper Rifle in a car in Hatton Gardens, so make your way over there and get in the marked vehicle to pick it up. Afterwards, drive to the Dealer's apartment and park across the street. To get up to the rooftop, head through the red door nearby and climb the stairs all the way up to the top of the building. Step into the marker on the rooftop to scope out your target.



The target is in the apartment across the street watching television, inconveniently out of your view. You're going to have to lure him away from the couch and into your view. Shooting the TV will get him to stand up. Make sure that you have a clear view of the TV and the door before taking the shot, and then quickly shoot him when he stands up. That's it. Get back down to street level to complete the mission.


Mission 5: Blood Brothers

You'll get a text message from Francis shortly after completing “Tunnel of Death” in Derrick's mission line. He needs to meet with you in Castle Garden. You'll have to choose to kill either Derrick or Francis. If you kill Derrick, you can then make use of Francis' call-in ability that completely lowers any wanted level. It's a nice ability, however you will miss out on an additional mission in Francis' mission line if you keep him alive, so killing Derrick would effectively prevent you from attaining 100% completion. All things considered, you've been fine without Francis' ability up to this point, so it'd be better to kill Francis for completion sake.

Francis and Derrick are to meet each other at the courtyard park in Lancet, Algonquin. Make your way over there and climb up onto the scaffolding in front of the marked building. Ride the lift up to the roof and step into the marker there to trigger a cutscene. Afterwards, pick your target and fire away. With the McReary brother you have chosen dead, get back to street level and leave the area to complete the mission.


Francis and Derrick

Mission 6: Undertaker

If you choose to kill Francis in “Blood Brothers,” you will get a call from Packie shortly after, inviting you to his brother's funeral. Change into a suit and tie and smart shoes, or purchase them from a Perseus clothes store, and then make your way to the church in Suffolk. After the cutscene, some Albanian gangsters roll up and open fire. Another car full of them will arrive after you have dealt with the first batch, so be ready. When all of the gangsters have been taken care of, get in the hearse with Packie and start towards the graveyard where Francis is to be buried.



More Albanians will start to pursue you, and unfortunately the back of the hearse is quickly opened due to their gunfire. Drive slow enough that the coffin will not fall out of the hearse, but fast enough to avoid being rammed into by your pursuers. Drive into the marker in the graveyard parking lot to complete the mission.