Grand Theft Auto IV (2008 Video Game)
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".
In the cutscene for 'Clean Getaway', Vlad Glebov says 'I'm Walkin' Here!' after almost being hit by a cab.
A mission titled 'The Puerto-Rican Connection' involves chasing a train in a car.
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' car is a reference of this show, which is based from 1969 Dodge Charger.
There is a mission titled 'Undress to Kill'.
Brian Meech makes reference to the boulder scene.
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.
There is a mission titled 'To Live and Die In Alderney'.
title reference to the level "Portrait of a Killer"
There is a shop named Rimmers.
There is a mission titled "Weekend At Florian's", and Florian has changed his name to Bernie.
There is a mission titled 'I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots and Your Motorcycle'.
the cutscene for 'Three Leaf Clover' is nearly identical to the final robbery in Point Break.
There is a shop named Kronos.
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.
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.
Two characters separately ask the protagonist to kill the other.
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 used as a tofu delivery car. Also, the "Fujiwara" upgrade for the car is based from the main protagonist's name, Takumi Fujiwara.
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.
Numerous references to Lazlow's time at Chatterbox 109.
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.
In the mission 'Catch the Wave', the Russians import cocaine from Vice City.
The Most Wanted achievement is called 'Manhunt'. Some criminals are listed as being from Carcer City. The hippos at the amusement park were in the zoo levels. The drug dealer ped has characters from Manhunt on his clothes. In the stats for distance traveled, there's one for 'Liberty City to Carcer City'. One of the female multiplayer character's shirts has 'Carcer City Unicorns 11 03' on it, which was the release month/year for Manhunt. The female running animations are the same as the Journalist.
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).
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.
One of the beta Bloodhounds is on the jacket of the drug dealer. Posters from Red Light and Safe House are used in the sex shops. On the YourMexicanDoctor website, there's the Hingmyralgan and H4PP1 drugs as seen in the Origins level.
There is an achievement with the title "Assassin's Greed".
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Referenced by name
Mentioned during Lorenzo McIntosh skit and weekend update
Teaser poster visible in computer games shop.
Seen advertised on a billboard.
Although unnamed, the game is the subject of a $50,000 question
Mentioned in dialogue
Subject of a $16,000 question
Jess Margera says that he wants GTA IV for christmas when Bam Margera ask's.
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (2009) (VG)
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.
Discussed by the host and interviewee, the prototype of the main character of the game.
Rossi mentions the title by name.
playing this title on PS3 mentioned
Packie McReary and Michelle/Karen make appearances. Brucie Kibbutz has a website in GTA V and is a phone contact in GTA Online.
Joe mentions the predecessor
Gameplay is featured on the in-game television.
Gameplay is featured on the in-game television.
The entire episode revolves around the release of this game; it is discussed, reviewed, and demonstrated.
Playstation 3 & Xbox 360 versions reviewed + footage used
The game is reviewed.
Kate and Marshall play this game
Jakob Stegelmann looks at easter eggs found in video games and on DVDs + clip shown
The game is briefly played towards the end.
Placed #1 in the Top 5 of "TV in Videogames"
Clips shown and analysed
The game April's step dad was playing before she came into the room to pick up her History paper.
gameplay is shown
The beginning of 'Republican Space Rangers' features scrolling text describing the story so far.
There's a spoof series advertised named 'Medicate Me'.
'Just or Unjust' on WKTT is a spoof of 'Judge Judy'.
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.
There's a spoof series advertised named 'Science of Crime'.
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.
The in-game TV show 'Republican Space Rangers', which features a team of alien killing astronauts, all wearing (badly drawn) spartan armour.
There's a spoof series advertised named 'American Asshole'
There's a spoof series advertised named 'America's Next Top Hooker'.
There's a spoof series advertised named 'Waning with the Stars'.
Boris is a spoof of Roman Bellic, and is even voiced by the same voice actor.