Niko Bellic comes to Liberty City, America to live the good life, but ends up having to assist his dangerously indebted cousin Roman with his financial troubles, by any (mostly illegal) means necessary.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hollick ...
Niko Bellic (voice)
Roman Bellic (voice)
Moti Margolin ...
Mrs. McReary (voice)
Francis McReary (voice)
Gerry McReary (voice) (as PJ Sosko)
Packie McReary (voice)
Mary Catherine Donnelly ...
Kate McReary (voice)
Coolie Ranx ...
Little Jacob (voice)
Seeborn ...
Real Badman (voice)
Charleigh E. Parker ...
Elizabeta Torres (voice) (as Charlie Parker)
Tony Patellis ...
Jimmy Pegorino (voice)
Ray Boccino (voice) (as Joe Barbara)
Phil Bell (voice)


Niko Bellic, a veteran from the Bosnian war who struggles with memories of the horrors of war, migrates to Liberty City in search of a better life as well as to escape the memories of his past. His cousin, Roman, tells Niko of how great life is in Liberty City prior to his arrival. But Roman's stories turn out to be false. Instead, Roman struggles with paying off debt to other mobsters, and this puts both men, especially Niko, in a bad spot as Niko ends up having to work with mobsters in order to scrape up a living in the city. However, Niko and Roman are forced to leave their home in Hove Beach as Russian mobster, Dmitri Rascalov, puts their lives at stake. Will Niko be able to get the dreams he wishes that he wanted to have in Liberty City, or will he have to live through his memories again? Written by Sam

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Welcome to Liberty City, where the only dirty word is hope See more »


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Release Date:

29 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Removed locations had the names "Anger Bay" (based on Pelham Bay), Norfolk (NoHo), Jefferson Heights (Hamilton Heights), Acter Bay (South Kearny), Richmond (Richmond Hill), Frogtown (Turtle Bay) and a representation of Washington Heights. See more »


On Public Liberty Radio's 'The Pacemaker' show, Waylon Mason explains that his mother died during childbirth, but later refers to her as "leaving him in dirty diapers all day", despite the fact she died during his childbirth, which is verified when he and his father home-cremated her. See more »


Gracie Ancelotti: So, you like the car? I didn't think a manly guy like you would drive something like this. You got a wife or girlfriend or something?
Niko Bellic: I'm picking this up for a friend.
Gracie Ancelotti: Yeah? What a gentleman. You don't meet guys like you in this city no more. All the good men are gone is what my dad says.
Niko Bellic: Your dad sounds real old school. You and him close?
Gracie Ancelotti: Nah, not really. he's great and all, it's just I don't like his tough guy friends. I only hang out with gay guys, you know. At least they won't try and get ...
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References Behind Enemy Lines (2001) See more »


Goodbye Horses
Performed by Q. Lazzarus (as Q Lazzarus)
Written by William Garvey (as W. Garvey)
[Station: Liberty Rock Radio 97.8]
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Online Multiplayer for the win!
1 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I picked the special edition version up at Midnight with my best friend and then I called in sick to work the next day. This game has the best story line that truly makes feel for the main character Niko. The dialogue is amazingly realistic and the missions are unique and allow you to beat them at your own pace. (very few timed missions are a plus). Bottom line on single player... detailed, humorous, engaging and dramatic.

Now to the part of the game that puts it over the top of EVERY next-gen console... Online Multiplayer! You can play with up to 16 people in a wide range of scenarios. From team deathmatch to racing, this game has it all. Its like COD4 collides with Forza 2. The graphics and city area do not change when playing online, so you have more freedom than any game out there. The multiplayer also allows you to change settings such as traffic, police, and weapons of course. (I know what you're thinking... Rocket Launcher!).

I have to stop this review now and get back into the game. If you own a next-gen console or are thinking of getting either an Xbox 360 or PS3, this needs to be at the top of your list when picking out your next game. Thank you for reading.

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