This Gamespot game guide to Grand Theft Auto IV features: This section provides walk-throughs for all of the single-player story missions.Note that many of these missions can be completed in a different order than the one presented below.You must evade the loan sharks, not eliminate them. After setting up the date with Michelle, a heart and "M will be marked at her apartment. After brief introductions in her extraordinarily clean apartment, you decide to take her to the fun fair, err…the carnival. Once inside her vehicle, proceed along the marked route south to find the carnival. Jermaine leaps back into Roman’s taxi and tells you to start driving! Roman’s taxi isn’t exactly a Ferrari so you should turn down side streets and even proceed through the park northeast of the cab depot to try and avoid the pursuing police.
It’s rare for a game to live up to the enormous pre-release hype and Grand Theft Auto IV is that rare game.With a huge Liberty City to explore, impressive detail, sharp writing, compelling characters, and a ton of side missions and activities to complete, Grand Theft Auto IV is not only the best GTA game ever, it’s one of the best games ever period.Niko enters the establishment—and gets underwear tossed in his face. The shop keeper decides your way is the best way and hands over Vlad’s money. Drive up to the front to trigger the car wash cut scene. Just stick close to him and don’t let him get too far away or you will fail the mission. He thinks it might be a set up but that might just be the influence talking.As you return to your car, expect a call from Vlad that concludes the task. Jimmy’s cleaning his prized possession as you approach. You call Vlad on the way back and tell him about the car’s condition: Vlad can’t sell it dirty! At its completion, continue along the route and drive the vehicle into the lockup garage to finish the task. Eventually Ivan reaches a construction site and gets out of the car. Objective: Ivan is escaping into the construction site. Get out of your car and head into the construction site. Climb up; at the top, turn right and locate another ladder. Follow the marked route toward the apartment block in Willis. Once you drop Jacob off, he tells you to drive around the back in case one of the dealers tries to make a run for it with the product.Drive fast and put distance between you and the loan sharks. Accelerate along a straightaway and avoid crashing into vehicles or objects that would slow you down. Proceed along the marked route toward Michelle’s apartment. Darden’s got a knife so you’ll need to disarm him if you want to survive. Michelle quickly discovers a new activity; there’s a bowling alley nearby. Go south onto the boardwalk then east toward the bowling alley marked on the mini-map. Follow the onscreen instructions and try to get three strikes in a row—a turkey—to unlock an Xbox 360 achievement. After the strenuous five frame bowling game, Michelle is tuckered out and ready to go home. You don’t want to get spotted and create another zone. Drop Jermaine at the auto parts store on Gibson Street. Vlad says he has more work…looks like you’ll have to comply in order to keep Roman intact. Roman wants you to go pick up a friend of his, Little Jacob.
Return Roman to the cab depot and pocket for your troubles. It sounds like Michelle might be interested in ole Niko…but your "fresh off the boat" clothes need a makeover. Your cousin spots Darden outside the court—Darden makes a break for it. Eventually, Darden will hop out and attempt to escape on foot. Fortunately for you, this is a rather cheap date: there’s a five frame bowling game for free! Return to her car and drive Michelle back to her apartment. You can call Michelle again on your cell phone to set up another date (or she may call you). Once you’re free of the zone, lay low and lose the wanted level. The location is also a Pay-n-Spray used to paint your car to avoid police and the wanted level. Get inside Roman’s taxi and follow the marked route to Little Jacob.
Roman claims he’s known as "The Janitor" because he cleans up…but that might be as accurate as his sports car and mansion.
Park at the marked location in front of the Discount Hardware and Roman will exit.
If he’s not going to pay then, well, he’s going to have to pay. Walk over and pick up a brick from the debris pile and then return to the shop window. Steal one found on the right side and pursue the fleeing van, which is marked as red on your mini-map.
Objective: Throw the object through the window to show the owner you’re serious. Return along the marked path and park in front of Vlad’s watering hole. Objective: Ram the shop keeper’s van until he stops. Your objective isn’t to kill the driver but to make the van stop. As you pull up behind the van, move to its left or right side and accelerate.
Niko Bellic arrives at Liberty City onboard the Playtpus; he’s come to live the American dream, like his cousin Roman.