Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements

Genetically Superior

Come first in 20 singleplayer street races.  

After completing the mission "Number 1" for Brucie, you unlock the ability to compete in street races. Brucie will call you on your phone soon after the mission is over, and explain that any time you want to race, give him a call to set one up. Win 20 races to unlock the achievement.

Now, initially you only have the option to do 9 races, as is the total required for 100%. You need to be standing on the 1st island and call Brucie, he will then set you up for one of the three possible races on the 1st island. Once all three are completed, he will tell you that there are no more. You then need to travel to Algonquin, call him, win those three races, then go to Alderney, call him, and win those three races.

After that, he will send you a text message telling you that you won all the races, and can call him back whenever to race any of them again. At this point, you have completed your quota for 100% completion, but still need 11 more for the achievement. At this point, they work like every other friend activity. Sometimes he won't answer, sometimes he won't know of any, and sometimes he'll set you up with a race.

**Can be done after completing story mode**

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 3 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Chris Long
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:54:04 PM

i found that when you get the third island unlocked you go to the 3 dirt roads up north to get the Sultan RS. I think this is the fastest car in the game. with this the races were a piece of cake.

Comment #2 by Gigi 142
Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 03:30:30 PM

The fastest car in the game is the Comet, if you can't find one in the game, use a cheat code to get one.Get the cheat codes at

Comment #3 by Toams07
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 08:17:10 AM

I preferred either the PMP 600, cause it looks badass and drives nice, or else the Blista Compact. In the Blista I've driven 8 races so far without even hitting anything. A king on the road

Comment #4 by Isaacthegamer
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 08:26:46 PM

You can call Brucie for a race no matter if he's awake or not. So, just drive around and call him over and over until he gives you a race. Then, just have a fast car (I used the Comet), and you can win them easily.

Comment #5 by Jeepers Mimi
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 07:33:15 PM

Kinda suprised that no one mentioned shooting out the other cars tires. Then you don't even have to do well. That worked for me in the first 10 races. Haven't gotten around to the next 10 yet.

Comment #6 by MikeinSC
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 06:20:09 PM

The trick of driving right up to the starting line, getting out of your car (causing your competition to drive off) and then starting the race doesn't work still? That made winning is pretty easily.

Comment #7 by THF_Reborn
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 09:18:55 AM

Here's a WORKING and simple way to rig the race. Simply approach the race start point but do not move into position yet. Use brucie's quit race option on your phone but as soon as it rings once, cancel the call by pressing B. The other racers should drive off as if the race was cancelled but you can still move into starting position and complete the race with no competition. Remember to wait 1 or 2 minutes after the racers drive off or they may come back mid race.(Happened to me once)

Comment #8 by monleypunk28
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:15:20 AM

@2 using a cheat code voids achievements....this site is for gathering
achievements, not a good tip to give

Comment #9 by santosthemaster
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 10:54:06 AM

so whats the best car

Comment #10 by starwarsfan0402
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 02:04:04 PM

I like using the Super GT but i dont think that it is the fastest car in the game

Comment #11 by xKie
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 08:32:23 AM

I'm using the turismo, win easily each race, tedious going to 20 though. i wouldnt mind if they were all 2 laps

Comment #12 by Max Galaxy
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 12:39:42 PM

Don't drive up to your starting position, but get your car in front of one of the first two racers. Then slowly drive backwards so you bump one of them. The race will start and you will just pull the other trigger to drive off as first. Never seen anyone of them again.

Comment #13 by Max Galaxy
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 12:56:05 PM

Well actually don't drive back tooo slow, since you really have to bump into them to start the race.
And be careful not too 'accidentially' drive through the yellow spot you should be starting normally, because then, well, the race will start off just the normal way.. (with you as 6th.)

Comment #14 by Samfisher0093
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 03:48:39 AM

wow i am stupid, i have been doing tons of races online thinking it was
an online

Comment #15 by Rallymen007
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 04:09:46 AM

The only hard thing with this achievement is the length of races. Else they are piece of cake, using a quite fast car (Infernus because I like the way it handles, but the best car depends on the player) the opponents are easily distanced. Especially as they always crash when they are in front of me.

Comment #16 by ownthenoob55
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 09:38:52 PM

For some reason when i go to "phonebook" and then "brucie" there is no race option. I've done every mission except for the last one. Does anyone know why this is happening to me?

Comment #17 by purious
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 03:56:37 PM

Just join a multiplayer match and try really hard

Comment #18 by FreshFitted
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 10:17:08 AM

Use a comet(best car in the game) and shoot out the opponents tires and they wont be able to make the turns.

Comment #19 by Bizarre Sparks
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 06:46:27 AM

havnt got around to this one yet

Comment #20 by Legolas
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 07:20:42 AM

I think the car that you get from Bernie is the best for the races. It's not only incredibly fast, but the acceleration time is the best I've seen. Also all the other competitors don't seem to know how to slow down before a curve, so just take you time and let them crash. idiots...

Comment #21 by coty
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 01:25:31 AM

In my opinion the best car would be the "infernus" 2nd best would be "comet". I have completed all the races and came in first on all of them. I got the text message from brucie saying i have completed all the races but i still dont have the achievement? Any suggestions?

Comment #22 by Rickmassacre
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 09:55:04 AM

i spawn a turismo, i like the way it handles and it's fast
the Ai's are crap anyway

Comment #23 by nivekzen
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 07:33:33 PM

you probably have figured this out already, #21 but just in case, view the achievement guide up at the top of this page and it explains how to get more races

Comment #24 by r3w1nd666
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 @ 09:26:06 AM

I've been trying to call Brucie for races for a 2 weeks worth of game time and he never has any races. Any ideas?

Comment #25 by Death4life
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 05:05:59 AM

You guys realise that cheats can disable stuff right ? and you're cheating at getting the achivement.

I hated the SP races in IV because the AI was terrible I mean I'd get bored just staying in 1st place 2/3rds of the time.

It made me miss the Vice CIty race were you had to out race that fat getaway driver guy :P and the awesome Saandreas street races.

Comment #26 by mrshakezula
Sunday, March 04, 2012 @ 11:28:35 PM

no cheat disables this achievement... look it up.

Comment #27 by Sigmund666
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 03:46:31 PM


You're writing pure bullshit. There are only four achievements that could be disable obtaining the following achievements:

*Cleaned the Mean Streets
*One Man Army
*Walk Free
*Finish Him

Totally worth a 125G

Comment #28 by Ereaser NL
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 10:49:27 AM

I was using the sultan RS for the first 6, then I found a comet at the start (airport race) and shot the driver. Now I completed 4 races already on the right isle, but still no text from brucie...

Comment #29 by wsmbm
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 11:53:40 AM

This achievement is boring. 10 races would've been enough.

Comment #30 by Cooper24
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ 11:52:22 AM

It's so annoying that I've done 6 races and yet he's never got one avaliable. Pure hitrage!

Comment #31 by Cooper24
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 06:11:40 PM

Figured it out now, you have to be in different parts of the city :P

Comment #32 by RuneFox
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 05:38:33 PM

This one takes to long

Comment #33 by Colonel Russell
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 08:59:56 PM

It should be either this or multiplayer, not both

Comment #34 by WilyYapper0064
Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 10:24:33 PM

I do agree that this achievement is boring, but while doing the races, you are also bumping up Brucies Like and respect for you, contributing to the Liberty City (5) achievement.

And yes, I do still play this game, because it is boss.

Comment #35 by Vermitus
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 09:16:29 AM

Definitely one of the longer achievements in the game. Pretty straight forward, win 20 of the races Brucie sets you up with.

Comment #36 by Ozfan5000
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 12:06:07 AM

I know a much easier way to do it. It is a little sneaky. You line yourself up near the start marker but do NOT drive into it. Or just park at the front of the start line. Call Brucie and select "Cancel Race" and and as soon as the other drivers start to drive away, cancel the call to Brucie and then wait a few seconds, a minute tops for the other drivers to be out of sight and then go into the marker to start. You will be the only driver at the start. They others do come back but not until after the race starts, which by then you would already have had a substantial lead. I hope this helps.

Comment #37 by Ozfan5000
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 12:23:35 AM

I know a much easier way to do it. It is a little sneaky. You line yourself up near the start marker but do NOT drive into it. Or just park at the front of the start line. Call Brucie and select "Cancel Race" and and as soon as the other drivers start to drive away, cancel the call to Brucie and then wait a few seconds, a minute tops for the other drivers to be out of sight and then go into the marker to start. You will be the only driver at the start. They others do come back but not until after the race starts, which by then you would already have had a substantial lead. I hope this helps.

Comment #38 by Steelcityx6
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 11:11:06 PM

I find that the races are all pretty easy. I even won a few with a taxi after flipping my original car on the second lap. It just gets tedious if you do it all at once, and tracks with long laps or 5 laps can get boring.

Comment #39 by Ozfan5000
Saturday, May 04, 2013 @ 09:15:57 PM

If you just want the achievement and don't really care about the races themselves, then do the following to make it quicker and easier. When you drive over to the start line, DON'T drive into the marker. Go up to the front of the line. Next, call Brucie to cancel the race. As soon as you see the other competitors drive away, cancel the phone call before Brucie picks up.

Next, drive into the marker. You wil be the only competitor at the start. Then just simply do lap after lap, win the race easy and repeat this until the achievement pops up.

NOTE: Wait a few seconds, a minute tops for your competitors to be out of sight and then drive into the starting marker. As soon as the count down begins, they will immediately start driving back.

Consider this tip somewhat of a headstart. Ho

Comment #40 by hecticfreeze
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 11:08:30 AM

This achievement is so tedious. The first few races were fun but it becomes boring so quickly.

Comment #41 by sph00d
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 12:55:18 PM

I'm going to get this one on my next play through with the stunts and 100% friendships and all that jazz.

Comment #42 by Shotie 12 Gauge
Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 05:23:04 PM

use the infernus you get it from bernie, and it used to belong to his boyfriend.

Comment #43 by WeKa123
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 @ 02:52:39 AM

None of those tricks mentioned actually work.

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


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

HDD Space Required : 6.51 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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