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Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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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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24 comments, latest first.
Feb 13th 2016 Guest
JJ and Dimitri and dj and
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Nov 30th 2015 Guest
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Mar 11th 2015 Guest
Lil jack up is cool but he is nasty and a junk
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Aug 6th 2013 Guest
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.
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Jul 24th 2013 Guest
Dwayne won't pick up the phone EVER Wtf
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Jun 2nd 2013 Guest
I have gta 4 I killed playboy I has not came up if you want be mates with dwayne
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Jul 24th 2012 Guest
Are there any really cool cheats
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Jul 24th 2012 Guest
Dwaynes backup is at 75%
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Jul 19th 2012 Guest
i wont do it i cant get dywanes backup and im at 62
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Jun 13th 2012 Guest
hint: go fast when doing a stunt
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May 18th 2012 Guest
it dont say backup in the phone and i am 61% friends with Dywane
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Dec 20th 2011 Guest
I killed Dwayne and me and playboy arent friends anymore
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Nov 25th 2011 Guest
I'm loving it! Smile
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Sep 20th 2011 Guest
how do you know wat percentage they are at
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Sep 2nd 2011 shan12
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:
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Aug 8th 2011 Guest
Can i still get 100% if Kate stops liking me ? Roman died and kate droped out.
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May 30th 2011 Guest
how do i get packie's respect level to 100%
ID #45856
Mar 28th 2011 Guest
kill playboy, you get his suite
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Mar 19th 2011 Guest
I cant decide who to kill playboy or dwayne ahhhh
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Jan 29th 2011 Guest
what are the required percentages
ID #27288
Dec 18th 2010 Guest
are those missions..
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Nov 10th 2010 Guest
how many times do I have to take each out.
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Jun 30th 2010 Guest
hi this really help
ID #2583
Jun 27th 2010 Guest
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.
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