Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements

Finish Him

Complete 10 melee counters in 4 minutes.  

A counter is performed in a fist fight by pressing to dodge when your opponent attacks you, then following up with to make your counter attack.

The most important part of this achievement is timing. When your opponent swings at you, quickly press and hold to dodge their attack, then let up and press down to counter them while their arm is still extended in attack position. Complete 10 of those within four minutes.

Note: If you die, it does not reset your counter-count, you pick up right where you left off, you only lose the amount of time wasted dying and respawning. 

**Can be done after completing story mode**

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 12 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Chris Long
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:51:11 PM

i did this pretty easily i went to the park and punched alot of diffrent people to get them to follow me. then i killed them all with me barehands

Comment #2 by Zodi
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 01:34:36 PM

dude thats a good idea!

Comment #3 by jswartz0181
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 02:14:13 PM

Doing this at the helitours heliport is pretty easy. The people just file in for you to attack.

Comment #4 by Captain Zaraki
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 12:41:08 PM

I used the heliport too. It is a little annoying for what it is worth, but really funny while you try it.

Comment #5 by maximusvonmax
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 04:30:55 PM

Helitours is definitely the best place to do this. You can hit up the hot dog stand on the street if you get low on health.

Comment #6 by Keaanu
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 07:44:41 PM

You can die or take cabs within that 4 minutes, and your 4 minutes isn't affected.

I just did 5 counters at the helitour, died, cabbed back, and did the last 5.

Comment #7 by Isaacthegamer
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 04:06:03 PM

I found the best place is fighting the bums and black guys around the hospital in North Holland (where you end up if you die in middle park). If you get killed, you start right there and there are plenty more people there to pick fights with. The bums are the easiest to counter.

Comment #8 by Jeepers Mimi
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 06:13:10 PM

I think the best place is the heliport. Just get the tourists going in and not the workers. Them workers be tough S.O.B.'s. Just stay out by the hot dog cart and get them as they are going in. Got my butt kicked by a chick though. ha ha

Comment #9 by santosthemaster
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 10:51:06 PM

so u need to got to the heliport to get this achievement

Comment #10 by emjayen
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 01:07:28 AM

The heliport is a good place to start. However... when you die and go back to the hospital, find a taxi and press B to assault it. Taxi drivers are really aggressive and will get out and fight you. They're a lot slower than the heliport flaggers and easier to counter. When a cop comes, just run away and have them shoot you down. When you come back, find another taxi. Keep doing this, it shouldn't take longer than about 10-15 minutes.

Comment #11 by starwarsfan0402
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 08:20:33 PM

thanks for the tips they will help me a lot.

Comment #12 by The Professional
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 01:30:29 PM

I really enjoyed earning this achievement. Find an area with a bunch of rough looking people, but not a whole lot of cops. When you do, just give someone a shove or a jab to the face. They should begin to fight back after a few harsh remarks, but some people may run away when you do this. After you have entered into a fist fight with another person, get ready to tap the A button when they throw a punch. Niko should duck down or lean back. When he does, tap the B button and he will preform a counter-attack. Repeat this until the achievement is earned. You should be able to get at least two counters with every opponent.

Difficulty: Average

Comment #13 by xKie
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 03:55:12 PM

At first it was really anoying but i just kept pulling people out of cars, fighting them,, and moving on. if cops came i just used remove star cheat. if i died i spawned right next to where i was anyway

Comment #14 by XxDesperadoxX
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 11:05:49 PM

This one is quite annoying...Not exactly difficult just irratating as all hell cuz every single time I try and punch a person, they either run away or the cops start coming after me

Comment #15 by GRIM REAPER 25
Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 02:33:59 PM

this was ez but just so damn annoying

Comment #16 by Pede B
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 10:29:32 AM

lool, i was reading it wrong. ive been beating people to death the last half hour..
counter attack they say..
and to #15, fight them at the Helitour, no police will come :)

Comment #17 by EL HADADDI
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 02:55:20 PM

straight up bullshit this achievement cause police does come to the airport no matter what!!! second im doing this ten times faster and better dan the vid shows... but did more than 250 couters still no achievement im giving up!!!!!!!!!! BULLSHITTT

Comment #18 by Rickmassacre
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 12:22:49 PM

NOTE to everyone
if you use the health and armor cheat
THIS Is never unlockable you have to restart your game!

Comment #19 by Rickmassacre
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 12:24:52 PM

NOTE to everyone
if you use the health and armor cheat
THIS Is never unlockable you have to restart your game!

Comment #20 by JJMann27
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 01:59:52 AM

The easiest way to get this achievement is to travel to the heliport on the middle island. Using the bat, hit as many tourists as you like when they line up for their ride. If the police show up hit them too...

Comment #21 by JSP 16
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 01:45:31 PM

@Rickmassacre....oh my fucking god....i've been trying to get this achievement since this game came out and kept wondering why it never unlocked....fuck sakes....i been using cheats all these times.... >:( >:( FUCK!

Comment #22 by jakc1
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 01:26:38 AM

the easy way for this is to go on tbogt in the lc cage fighting areana plus u get the lc cage fighter achievement

Comment #23 by DavidinCT
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 10:25:35 AM

Got this one at the helliport, took a few tries as soon as I would get close to the line and got a few, cops would come, hitting one of them would get 2 stars then more would come.

My last achivement in this game before Multiplayer...

Comment #24 by TheeChiv
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 01:03:34 PM

The cops keep coming and stopping my run. Any advise?

Comment #25 by Jubes
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 11:04:09 PM

i'm having the same problem as #25

Comment #26 by CaptainFoFLER
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 08:53:36 PM

Go to the heliport and the cops won't get you there #25 and #26 and also you don't need to counter one person at a time you can do a few counters on one person :D

Comment #27 by ClintonBaptiste
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 08:27:20 AM

I'm sure I'm going wrong somewhere, but do you do a counter attack by holding A and then using the left analogue stick to dodge and press either Y, B or X to perform the counter?

Comment #28 by ii Legendary 2K
Saturday, June 16, 2012 @ 03:24:13 PM

To everyone that keeps writing that the cops dont come at the helitours, THEY DO !!! every bloody time !!!

Comment #29 by xRyudo
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 10:46:25 AM

Absolutely ridiculous. I've combo'd way more than 10 times within 4 minutes and it still won't trigger. No cheats used either.

Comment #30 by xRyudo
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 10:47:42 AM

Countered I mean.

Comment #31 by stan9
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 04:36:49 PM

This is one of the most annoying achievements and I still haven't got this one :/.

Comment #32 by HoodedJustice86
Thursday, October 04, 2012 @ 09:43:17 AM

I guess it cant be done in online party mode? It would solve the cop problem..

Comment #33 by Bobarett
Monday, October 15, 2012 @ 10:48:25 AM

Here's a quick and simple way to get this. You want to be along the far south coast of the 2nd island (just to the left of Castle Tunnel on the map). There's a long pleasant walkway along side the water where several folks are taking a stroll. As you walk along this area, you'll keep encountering the same tall black gentleman in a suit (he'll be sitting down a lot). ALWAYS PICK A FIGHT WITH THIS DUDE. He's lanky and slow, and you can see his punches coming from a mile away- Very easy to perform reversals on! The game generates more than enough of this guy to get the achievement here in this location within 4 minutes. Good Luck.

Comment #34 by DDRHaloChief
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 06:01:06 PM

I'm confused on why the cops wouldn't show up to the heli-pad...

Comment #35 by HappyGleek93
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 04:19:58 PM

Such an annoying Achievement... Tried and didn't get this one, got frustrated, ejected the disc and played Mortal Kombat instead.

Comment #36 by HEARmeOUT
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 11:37:54 AM

this is easy. just go to Helitour, hit one then wait for the punch...hit (A) wait for it,then (B)... then on to the next person. its quick i finished this in about a minute in a half.

Comment #37 by d3v11s adv0cat
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 10:05:22 PM

cops keep showing up at the helitour :(

Comment #38 by d3v11s adv0cat
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 01:11:17 PM

i give up screw this achievement

Comment #39 by David ov ince
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 08:59:49 AM

Go to the helitours place start fighting with the guys then run towards the edge of the water away from the street so if you do get the cops on you it will take them a little longer to get to you

Comment #40 by starwarsfan0402
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 06:13:41 PM

I got this on The Ballad of Gay Tony when I was going for the fighting achievement. So I suggest doing it there.

Comment #41 by FLYNNSTA97
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 12:52:52 PM

I finally got the finish him achievement today. Really I got it b4 but this time I never used any cheats. It's really easy when u figure it out.

Comment #42 by Brice D
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 01:21:34 AM

FIRST OF ALL - id like to note that for the achievement you only need to preform the COUNTER ATTACK 10 times in 4 mins , NOT KILL 10 people with melee in 4 mins. Which is what i thought for the first few times I tried this. This achievement was really annoying at first. Once I came on here and read the tips it was a little easier. First of all - going to the Heiltours place is a good idea. For those of you who are saying that the cops wont leave you alone , what I found to work was I never attacked the people working at the helitours. you can tell them apart cause they are wearing visi-vests, the types that you see people working in all the time. If you attack one of them they will gang up on you , and also I found that's what would bring the cops around. Also, stay in the back where the h

Comment #43 by Deadpool480
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 02:00:53 PM

I still cant get this damn achievement

Comment #44 by Deadpool480
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 06:15:30 PM

Ok so it turns out a cheat code i used blocked me from getting the achievement. I got it today when I used no cheat codes.

Comment #45 by Hades Dragon
Sunday, May 19, 2013 @ 03:16:58 PM

My friend got this in Ballad of Gay tony in a cage fight

Comment #46 by oORachaelDeeOo
Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 05:24:25 AM

I used the heliport too.

Comment #47 by Jake0874
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 07:42:23 PM

The cops now patrol the helitours helipad.

Comment #48 by RuBiiKS CuBE HD
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 06:40:23 AM

Heli tours is the place to get this

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US April 29, 2008
Europe April 29, 2008
Japan October 30, 2008

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1
Online Players : 16
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