Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough and Guide

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Grand Theft Auto 4 Guide - Friends

As you progress through the storyline, Niko will meet new people and make friends in Liberty City. You can arrange activities with these friends once they have been made by selecting one via their Phonebook menu, or you can wait for them to call you. Each friend has activities that they prefer, though they will most likely have a good time wherever you take them. Furthermore, each friend is only available during a certain time of the day, so you'll get their answering machine if you call them while they're not available. Your friends will like you more if you hang out with them and answer the phone when the call; they will come to resent you if you continuously turn down their invitations or neglect them.

Each friend has a special call-in ability which can be utilized once they like you enough. To unlock these abilities, hang out with these characters until their “Like” and “Respect” values are high enough. If their like and respect falls below the required percentage to unlock their special ability, it will be lost until you reach that percentage again.

Note: Roman and Dwayne are not needed to unlock the “Liberty City (5)” achievement on the Xbox 360 version, nor for the 100% completion requirements that involve friends.


Complete “Bleed Out” to gain Roman as a friend.

Special Ability: Taxi - Roman will send a cab that you can use free of charge.

Little Jacob

Complete “Shadow” to gain Little Jacob as a friend.

Special Ability: Weapon Sale - Buy guns from Little Jacob at a reduced price, though his selection is limited.


Complete “No.1” to gain Brucie as a friend.

Special Ability: Helicopter - Brucie will fly to your location and pick you up in a helicopter.


Complete “Three Leaf Clover” to gain Packie as a friend.

Special Ability: Car Bomb - Packie will prepare a car bomb, which you can then plant on a car and use your phone to detonate.


Complete “The Holland Play” to gain Dwayne as a friend (if you make the right choice).

Special Ability: Back Up - Dwayne will send gang members to help you.


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23 comments, latest first.

Added 30th Nov 2015, ID #630016

Lil jack up is cool but he is nasty and a junk

Added 11th Mar 2015, ID #527392

dont forget to reply positive to dwaynes e-mail too cuz that is needed for becoming friends. i didn't realise until i completed the game.

Added 6th Aug 2013, ID #302917

Dwayne won't pick up the phone EVER Wtf

Added 24th Jul 2013, ID #299856

I have gta 4 I killed playboy I has not came up if you want be mates with dwayne

Added 2nd Jun 2013, ID #287163

Are there any really cool cheats
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Added 25th Jul 2012, ID #168209

Dwaynes backup is at 75%
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Added 25th Jul 2012, ID #168206

i wont do it i cant get dywanes backup and im at 62

Added 19th Jul 2012, ID #166055

hint: go fast when doing a stunt

Added 13th Jun 2012, ID #152107

it dont say backup in the phone and i am 61% friends with Dywane

Added 18th May 2012, ID #143184

I killed Dwayne and me and playboy arent friends anymore

Added 20th Dec 2011, ID #96644

I'm loving it!

Added 25th Nov 2011, ID #90183

how do you know wat percentage they are at

Added 20th Sep 2011, ID #75517

how comes i finished the missions for dwayne,roman,lil'jacob,packie and brucies but the only onethati got (special ability) is brucies and thats it. D:

Added 2nd Sep 2011, ID #71871

Can i still get 100% if Kate stops liking me ? Roman died and kate droped out.

Added 8th Aug 2011, ID #65179

how do i get packie's respect level to 100%

Added 30th May 2011, ID #45856

kill playboy, you get his suite

Added 28th Mar 2011, ID #34657

I cant decide who to kill playboy or dwayne ahhhh

Added 19th Mar 2011, ID #33233

what are the required percentages

Added 29th Jan 2011, ID #27288

are those missions..

Added 18th Dec 2010, ID #21445

how many times do I have to take each out.

Added 10th Nov 2010, ID #17800

hi this really help

Added 30th Jun 2010, ID #2583

Note: Roman and Dwayne are not needed to unlock the “Liberty City (5)” achievement on the Xbox 360 version, nor for the 100% completion requirements that involve friends.

Edit: but you DO need them if you kept them alive.

Added 27th Jun 2010, ID #2060