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(2008 Video Game)

Goofs

Factual errors 

The gubernatorial candidates names and persona's are mixed up (John Hunter / Michael Graves).
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

In one of the boating activities you go on with Brucie, he tells you to go to the "Statue of Freedom" and the subtitles read "Statue of Happiness", which is what it is actually called in the game.
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Character error 

If you hang out with Dwayne long enough, he will eventually tell you that he doesn't know how to read or write, however he is perfectly capable of sending text messages with proper spelling and word use.
In "She's A Keeper", while Gordon is moving Grace Ancelotti from the safe house to the trunk of the car, he yells out that Grace bit him. How could Grace bite Gordon when her mouth is gagged, her hands are tied behind her back (so she can't grab him to bite him), his hands are on her waist and he's behind her the whole time?
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The police radio dispatcher mispronounces the name of the vehicle manufacturer "Zirconium" as "Zireonium" (note: "Zirconium is misspelled in the game's files as "Zireonium).
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One of the Mafia crime families is named the Ancelottis. The Italian pronunciation would be 'AnCHelottis'; despite this, most of the Italian characters mispronounce the name, besides Niko and others.
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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.
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When Niko is watching Rascalov die, he says, "You betrayed everyone who ever came in contact with you". However, Rascalov never betrayed Bulgarin, since Rascalov dies before he gets a chance to.
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On the Richard Bastion Show, he says we don't have many great traditions left, but when a caller says no one cares about holidays and what people are doing wrong, Richard says "what are you talking about? We have a lot of great traditions left."
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Continuity 

In the cutscene for the mission 'Museum Piece', Niko enters through a swinging door. However the behaviour of this door changes throughout the cutscene. When Niko attempts to leave, Ray is able to slam it closed, and at the end of the cutscene the door is able to stay in the one position to allow us a view of Ray after Niko leaves.
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Factual errors 

In the mission 'Clean Getaway' for Vlad Glebov, the subway train stops at an abandoned station at Dukes Boulevard. No other train ever stops here.
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In the mission "Deconstruction for Beginners" the workers are on strike with armed guards watching over the site to prevent scabs from working, construction noises can clearly be heard.
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When traveling down Babbage Drive in Central Alderney, it is a 4-lane road, like a highway, and there is the north and south bound lanes. Like a highway, the north and south bound lanes have two lanes each. When looking at either highway lane, it has the double solid yellow line, which would mean that the northbound and southbound lanes are in fact, a two-way road, and that Babbage drive is in fact, two different roads.
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On the radio you can hear Lazlow say "you get in high-speed accidents, you go "dude, I lost my right arm" and your friends would say "dude, who cares? you can drum."" This is clearly a reference to Rick Allen, but Rick Allen lost his left arm, not the right.
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In the mission "Flatline", a character is on a life support machine, as is stated when you attempt to turn it off. However, the character is well able to speak, something which would be highly unlikely if his condition necessitated the machine.
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Plot holes 

In the mission 'Hating the Haters' Bernie says he has been getting attacked at the park and needs the help of a good fighter like Niko, but if you get into a fight with someone before you reach the park during the mission, Bernie will also start to fight the pedestrian and he fights just as well as Niko. While fighting, he will also speak with a different style of voice.
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Revealing mistakes 

If the player receives a two star wanted level, police officers start to use the Pump Shotgun. Strangely, if the player gets into a police car they receive the Combat Shotgun.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

If you choose to kill Trey 'Playboy X' Stewart, his profile on the online LCPD criminal database does not list him as deceased. However, in the Police car's database Stewart is listed as deceased.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Rodislav 'Ray' Bulgarin is listed as 'deceased' on the LCPD Database, despite not being killed in Grand Theft Auto IV. However, Bulgarin's fate is revealed in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the cutscene for Gerry McReary's mission 'I'll Have Her', a sign in the background says "Liberty City Correctional Facility Duty Officer Rotation"; despite Gerry being in the Alderney State Correctional Facility.
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