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(2008 Video Game)

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Follows 

Grand Theft Auto (1997) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 (1999) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961 (1999) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (Video Game)

Followed by 

Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)

Spin-off 

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (2009) (Video Game)

References 

King Kong (1933)
When on the helicopter tour, at the Rotterdam Tower (based on the Empire State Building), the guide says "if I was that big chimp, I'd climb it too".
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
In the cutscene for 'Clean Getaway', Vlad Glebov says 'I'm Walkin' Here!' after almost being hit by a cab.
The French Connection (1971)
A mission titled 'The Puerto-Rican Connection' involves chasing a train in a car.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
When you reach 72 hours playing time, your addiction level says "Ready for the Old Ultra-Violence. A well known line from the movie.
The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) (TV Series)
The 'Dukes' car is a reference of this show, which is based from 1969 Dodge Charger.
Dressed to Kill (1980)
There is a mission titled 'Undress to Kill'.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Brian Meech makes reference to the boulder scene.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
In the trailer for GTA IV, the song "Pruit Igoe" from Koyaanisqatsi is heard while high-speed timelapse photography of the game's environment is seen.
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
There is a mission titled 'To Live and Die In Alderney'.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
title reference to the level "Portrait of a Killer"
Red Dwarf (1988) (TV Series)
There is a shop named Rimmers.
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
There is a mission titled "Weekend At Florian's", and Florian has changed his name to Bernie.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
There is a mission titled 'I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots and Your Motorcycle'.
Point Break (1991)
the cutscene for 'Three Leaf Clover' is nearly identical to the final robbery in Point Break.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
There is a shop named Kronos.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
When an officer is shot they'll lie on the floor and sometimes they moan similar words to the what Mr. White says to Mr. Orange in a scene from this.
Heat (1995)
The mission 'Three Leaf Clover' features a bank heist that goes wrong, forcing the robbers to engage the Police in a gun battle to escape.
U Turn (1997)
Two characters separately ask the protagonist to kill the other.
Initial D (1998) (TV Series)
The car name, 'Futo' is an anagram of the word "tofu", which is a reference to the anime Initial D that features the car, Toyota AE86 which the car is based from.
Ronin (1998)
In the mission 'Union Drive', whilst in a car chase, an intervening Police car flips over in the road tunnel, causing the chasing car to avoid it.
Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001) (Video Game)
Numerous references to Lazlow's time at Chatterbox 109.
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
The main protaganist, Niko Bellic, was strongly influence by Sasha, one of the film's antagonists, both in terms of personal background as well as in physical looks.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
In the mission 'Catch the Wave', the Russians import cocaine from Vice City.
Prison Break (2005) (TV Series)
A news article on the Liberty Tree following a mission involving a 'Prison Break'. The news article claims that it is nothing you'd see in a show on Weazel Network (a parody of FOX, which runs the show).
Bully (2006) (Video Game)
Bullworth Academy can be seen on the "I'm Rich" program on TV. In Niko's faked resume, it states that he attended Bullford University.
Assassin's Creed (2007) (Video Game)
There is an achievement with the title "Assassin's Greed".

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Spoon (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Shia LaBeouf/My Morning Jacket (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Lorenzo McIntosh skit and weekend update
Peep Show: Jeremy's Broke (2008) (TV Episode)
Teaser poster visible in computer games shop.
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Seen advertised on a billboard.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.20 (2008) (TV Episode)
Although unnamed, the game is the subject of a $50,000 question
Life: Not for Nothing (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.38 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $16,000 question
Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% Is Santa? (2008) (Video)
Jess Margera says that he wants GTA IV for christmas when Bam Margera ask's.
Family Guy: Big Man on Hippocampus (2010) (TV Episode)
Lois tells peter to play Grand Theft Auto in order to practice driving. 8 hours later, much like some people who play the real thing, he is seen beating up a hooker and stealing a car, much like the related activities in the real game. It should also be noted that Peter is playing the game on a Xbox 360.
Pozner: Vladimir Mashkov (2010) (TV Episode)
Discussed by the host and interviewee, the prototype of the main character of the game.
Criminal Minds: Safe Haven (2010) (TV Episode)
Rossi mentions the title by name.
Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012) (TV Movie)
playing this title on PS3 mentioned
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
Packie McReary and Michelle/Karen make appearances. Brucie Kibbutz has a website in GTA V and is a phone contact in GTA Online.

Features 

Red Dead Revolver (2004) (Video Game)
Gameplay is featured on the in-game television.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (Video Game)
Gameplay is featured on the in-game television.

Featured in 

X-Play: Grand Theft Auto IV Special (2008) (TV Episode)
The entire episode revolves around the release of this game; it is discussed, reviewed, and demonstrated.
Troldspejlet: Episode #39.17 (2008) (TV Episode)
Playstation 3 & Xbox 360 versions reviewed + footage used
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley: Ghostbusters: The Video Game (2008) (TV Episode)
The game is reviewed.
United States of Tara: Alterations (2009) (TV Episode)
Kate and Marshall play this game
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Pong Consoles (2010) (TV Episode)
The game is briefly played towards the end.
Game One: Prince of Persia, Lost Planet 2, Top 5 TV-Shows in Games (2010) (TV Episode)
Placed #1 in the Top 5 of "TV in Videogames"
Propaganda (2012)
Clips shown and analysed

Spoofs 

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The beginning of 'Republican Space Rangers' features scrolling text describing the story so far.
ER (1994) (TV Series)
There's a spoof series advertised named 'Medicate Me'.
Judge Judy (1996) (TV Series)
'Just or Unjust' on WKTT is a spoof of 'Judge Judy'.
The Sopranos (1999) (TV Series)
The Pegorino Family have vague similarities to the Soprano Family. Mobster Phil Bell, who bears a slight resemblance to Tony Soprano, hangs out in the Honkers strip club, which is modeled after the Bada Bing. Three actors also featured in both titles.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) (TV Series)
There's a spoof series advertised named 'Science of Crime'.
24 (2001) (TV Series)
There are ads in Liberty City for a show called "72". There is also a radio show where the host mentions it and says that the main character has been up for 3 days and fights terror. Also, the president on this show has been shot.
Halo (2001) (Video Game)
The in-game TV show 'Republican Space Rangers', which features a team of alien killing astronauts, all wearing (badly drawn) spartan armour.
American Idol (2002) (TV Series)
There's a spoof series advertised named 'American Asshole'
America's Next Top Model (2003) (TV Series)
There's a spoof series advertised named 'America's Next Top Hooker'.
Dancing with the Stars (2005) (TV Series)
There's a spoof series advertised named 'Waning with the Stars'.

Spoofed in 

Code Monkeys: Car Robber Sunnyvale (2008) (TV Episode)
Boris is a spoof of Roman Bellic, and is even voiced by the same voice actor.
Grand Theft Auto: XXX Parody (2010) (Video)
Porn parody.

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