Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements

One Man Army

Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level.  

Here is one method, assuming you have not yet unlocked all the islands:

If you have all islands unlocked, this is obviously impossible. Try this method instead:

You have a safe house outside of Middle Park in Algonquin. Stock up on weapons and ammo (be sure to grab armor), then go to it. You can grab a few big cars for cover, but that's unnecessary. Shoot a few random civilians to get a cop to appear, then shoot him for three stars. A chopper will appear, and you can RPG that down for possibly four or five stars. Through any means, get four or five stars, then head inside. Don't go upstairs, just take cover on the left side (as you enter), at the top of the stairs.

Pick off the cops as they enter the doors to get a six-star rating. Any method you use to get six stars is alright, it's this part that's important. Go to the yellow arrow icon to teleport upstairs. You will now be in your loft, and in the search radius, but completely out of reach to the cops. Just hang out for five minutes.

**Can be done after completing story mode**

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 12 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Isaacthegamer
Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 08:20:18 PM

Steal a helicopter and land it on top of a building in Alderney. Then take cover from the other helicopters. Easy.

Comment #2 by dezon1
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 01:14:15 PM

i have done 15 minutes and it has still not done it

Comment #3 by Chris Long
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:47:29 PM

i did this with cars but found it easier to do it by stealing a helicopter and flying it around the 3 island and second. HINT: if you keep flying they cant get you.

Comment #4 by WeCantBreatheInSpace
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 03:22:54 PM

I hid in the strip club, on the 3rd island I think it is, and took cover for the 5 minutes.

Comment #5 by Zodi
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 01:38:54 PM

omg this was so easy! i used a car to push 2 garbage dumpsters in a corner of an ally and hid behind it while 20 cops just kept shooting! it was so easy i left to go to the bathroom and i cam back to see i did the achievement!! eass! hahah

Comment #6 by cosmicsemone
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 08:55:48 PM

i took a boat went to alderney and kept circling around for like 10 min but no acheevo wtf!

Comment #7 by wayne895
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 12:32:09 PM

I drive a helicopter to the subway at northern gardens and got out of the helicopter and went in the tunnel

Comment #8 by jswartz0181
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 01:51:24 PM

After getting the 6 stars, just head for the subway tunnels (not near the stations though) and wait out the clock. The police aren't smart enough to search the tunnels away from the stations unless they see you go in, so kill them as you make your way deeper, and you'll have no problems. The subway lines are also the easiest way of losing multiple star levels, again, because the cops don't see you.

Comment #9 by TobyD
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 05:05:01 AM

To get this I went to the apartment roman buys, went on the laptop and went to "" this gives you 5 stars I then went down the elevator and killed cops til I had 6 stars then went back into the safehouse which cops cant get into :D and then went and got something to eat to wait out the clock :)

Comment #10 by maximusvonmax
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 04:33:24 PM

Get the copter from helitours and fly around for the whole time. You don't even need to get out of the copter if you do it early in the game.

Comment #11 by Facetious T OSU
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 08:55:13 PM

Find a Tw@ internet cafe and gun down a few people infrong to attract the cops. Then, start killing cops to get 3 stars. Once you have 3 stars, go inside the cafe and stand by the counter and kill cops as they run in. You'll eventually get 6 stars racked up. Now all you have to do is stand infront of the door so they can't open it and come in. Everyone once in a while you'll have to do some pushing back on the door. This has got to be the easiest and most comical way to get this to ding.

Comment #12 by H41L TR1GG3R
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 01:14:15 AM

survived 4 11 minutes and lost 90G

Comment #13 by scudmonkey4
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 12:22:02 AM

how did you lose 90G?

Comment #14 by DFX
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 01:32:18 AM

I did this achievment without any armor standing behind the coffee in algonquin
Hospital. I just shot every guy that came into in the head. Pretty easy, if you
get shot, drink a soda.

Comment #15 by SparkiiJaxx
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 01:30:27 PM

I just had full health/armour and a full stock of M4A1 rounds, sat at the top of the stairs in your Bohan safehouse after getting a few stars shooting people/cops in the street and let them flood in getting headshot after headshot, was pretty fun and made a change from running around finding real people to shoot on BFBC2! (:

Comment #16 by sphinxy
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 12:40:23 PM

if you start a new game drive 2 the top right island n there is a railway goin 2 the 2nd island that goes underground. if u go so far ull get a six star wanted level just drive about in there till ur 5 mins r up n drive bk out n they go away

Comment #17 by onehighcanadian
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 02:51:43 AM

easiest if you do it at the start of the game. as soon as you get a phone go to the south beach and spawn a speedboat by calling 938-555-0100. then just go out in the bay in between the islands and drive in circles after you get the cops on you.

Comment #18 by mttvnkrk
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 11:42:46 PM

got to a hospital and shoot up the place then run into the back and hide behind something. Kill any cops that come down the hall. (HEadshots make this easier) then just stay there until you get the achievement

Comment #19 by Sousk3
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 09:38:39 AM

If you still have the fourth island locked, then it's easy. Go to the first island and get on the train track above ground with a motorcycle. Then ride towards the fourth island. Once you get close and get the six stars, then turn around and camp on the bridge. to avoid helicopters, actually jump on the track cause there is a ceiling to the track and wait till achievement pops up.

Comment #20 by SteeeveDaPirate
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 07:51:42 PM

I just hid behind the corner in the Cluckin' Bell and killed a ton of cops. Just load up on ammo and get some armor before going in. It's pretty easy

Comment #21 by El MoreChule
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 10:55:03 AM

Easiest Way:
1.- Have 4th Island Blocked
2.- Have Plaboy X's house as your own.

Cross the road block on bike and head straight for the penthouse. Go up on the elevator and stay inside. Wait for five min. and achievement is yours.

Comment #22 by nman4498
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 12:38:58 PM

i got this when i was at the statue i killed the guard and only helicopters go after u

Comment #23 by nman4498
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 12:40:16 PM

just stay inside

Comment #24 by Trooper45
Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 07:28:43 PM

Remember some cheats block certain achievements, if you cant get this with flying the annihilator around it's prolly cuz you used a code that blocked it.

Comment #25 by JohnMichael
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 09:31:57 AM

When I was doing this I wasn't even had all the islands..And all I was
trying to have was the achievement "Under The Radar". So, I got it and I got
all 6 stars because I went over the area I didn't get to go.
Then just survived to the house of (Playboy) And randomly ran there to
spend my time and then this came.

Comment #26 by RossM92
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 08:31:54 PM

I got this at the start of the game.
before you unlock the second island go to one of the bridges, I can't remember exactly what one but it's the bridge with the railway track running under it, if you just run down there until you get close enough to the second island you get a full wanted level and you can just stand there because no cars can get down and the police guys try to jump down but they just jump in to the water.

seems like quite an easy achievement to get considering all the different methods people seem to have used.

Comment #27 by Seperatist98
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 10:02:46 PM

If this achievement isn't working for you, you might've used a cheat that blocked it earlier in the game. Achievements are only unblocked if you start a new game or reload to before you entered the cheat.

Comment #28 by samurailepricon
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 02:01:34 AM

I got this achievement by going to blue hell. You'll need a grenade, and a LOT of ammo. Go to the hospital in Schottler, (with the horseshoe road in front of it) and run inside. Take a right and go into the hallway. In the hallway, go through the open door to your right. You'll see a bed standing next to a window with an IV in the corner that they make. Drop the grenade next to IV stand and run back a little ways. After the explosion, go back to the window and jump through.
IMPORTANT: You can walk through the other three walls in the room, but only the wall to your right as you jump in will let you back through. Plus, the first room you enter is the safest. While in this blue hell room, take out your choice of gun and start locking on randomly. You'll notice a few times that you'll lock

Comment #29 by SqueezMyCheese
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 08:52:57 PM

i got it by stealing a copter from the airport and then landing it on the island were the statue of happiness is at.....i hid in a little gift shop....easy

Comment #30 by Pede B
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 01:34:44 PM

i just stood at the golf field, and used the shotgun to shot down the helicopters and the police men. easy.

Comment #31 by thatdamnflea
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 09:55:54 PM

i just stayed in the hospital and shot any one who came in,

Comment #32 by JONTHERIPPER05
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 07:26:31 PM

I got 6 sixs when i went to the last island i just drove my car in the subway and that's a how i got it plus if u really want to have some phone go to the Hospital at Schottler and have 6 stars you'll get LCPD, NOOSE and FIB after you just keep on shooting when you're low on ammo go to that corner and use the weapon cheat be careful cuz you have to do it fast so the cops won't shoot at you but it's a fun way to kill a bumch of cops if you want to make Niko be a cop killer but it's fun though your'll need Advanced Weapons cheat, Poor Weapons cheat and the Armor and Health cheat

Comment #33 by Boba Fett
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 04:50:08 PM

Since no body can sum this up in less then a short story I will. Go to the hospital in Alderny I believe ( the one with the long hall way in the back) shoot up the place till you rack up your stars, take cover at the end of the hall way and pick off anyone that trys to make their way to you. You can safely pepper anyone that tries to walk down "hells hall way" while taking cover behind either wall. Five minutes later you will have your 40 points. Sounds simple huh? It's because it is, try it!

Comment #34 by Echo64
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 01:26:21 PM

If you used the Clear Wanted Level cheat, this achievement is blocked.

Comment #35 by velPL
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 06:58:17 AM

I did it quite easily like that: I went to an airport (4 stars guaranteed), stole helicopter and flew to Hapiness Island. From there I shot down a few police choppers, than started to kill pedestrians all around staying under the roof of altane just before entrance to statue (perfect protection against choppers). It took about 10mins to rise wanted level to 6 stars, then went inside status to the stairs and simply waited 5mins and voila

Comment #36 by Echo64
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 @ 12:31:00 PM

RossM92 - worked perfectly, thanks!

Comment #37 by DavidinCT
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 08:52:45 PM

easy one, thanks for everyones ideas here...

Comment #38 by Jubes
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:53:33 PM

thanks #35 that worked great

Comment #39 by KingCarterEC1
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 06:12:52 PM

i went out and got about four stars on the street just by doing the regular stuff shooting every cop i saw then went to the nearest safe house stood on top of the stairs and keep preceding to shoot every cop that came in until i was up to six stars and from there i just went inside the apartment and stood there for 5 mins. simple as that. (One or two cops might come in while your in the apartment but thats it.... enjoy the achievement.)

SafeHouse Used: Alderney,Mahesh Ave, Alderney City, Alderney

Comment #40 by PiixL
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 06:56:20 PM

My Cousin Used A Cheat :( So It Wont Work

Comment #41 by ClaytonCarmineFTW
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 @ 07:38:10 PM

if i start a new game even if i used cheats on the first game will it affect the new 1??

Comment #42 by SandpiperN121PP
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 09:37:00 AM

This was my very first achievement in the game and I got it by complete accident. I hit the barrier while being chased by the cops on one of the closed bridges... flew out of the car thru the winsheild over the cops. As I jumped off to go to the water below, I landed on the train tracks. I just kept running on them to the next island and a few minutes later... achivement time!!!

Comment #43 by DarkDragonEye7
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 02:52:26 PM

Comment #44 by XX HEH8ME XX
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 05:18:09 PM

never tried the way it mentioned in the guide here, was flying under all the bridges had 2nd island unlocked but not the 3rd flew to it and automatically got 6 stars, was flying under bridges as police copters were chasing me and got the achievement after 5

Comment #45 by Blue Cactuar
Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 02:55:32 PM

Such an easy one. As soon as you get on the 2nd Island, steal a helicopter from the tours and fly it to the 3rd Island to get an instant 6 star level. Then just fly around for 5 minutes. Simple!

Comment #46 by ImInURgard3n
Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 01:45:28 PM

I did this right at the start of the game. I went to the closed bridge and crossed the line. After getting 6 stars I ran into a dark alley and hid behind a dumpster. Before provoking police I also blocked main entrance into alley with an ambulance truck.

Comment #47 by aimedatyou17
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 11:33:20 PM

easy once you unlock the last safe house i think it is the one where you walk in and you go up stairs and it looks like a condo xD lol i havent played in over 3 years but anyway type in the cheat to increase your heat level to 6 stars and just wait then when you get the achievement you can use the cheat to loose the cops or you can just go down stairs and run from the police

Comment #48 by aimedatyou17
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 11:34:54 PM

it is this safe house lmao outside of Middle Park in Algonquin

Comment #49 by snakeRAT
Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 04:33:29 PM

I just unlocked this achievement, hospital in Schottler method... Blah blah blah.
To avoid trying to escape, or having more deaths/arrests I got my achievement while I still had a "Gravelli" mission waiting out the front of the hospital (big grey G, about 60% into the game.) As soon as my achievement unlocked I strolled out of the hospital and into a mission, no wanted stars, no cops. Perfection!

Thanks for the hospital suggestions, easiest by far.

Comment #50 by FortressGamer
Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 06:29:11 AM

I did it by stealing a speedboat early in the game, and driving it into Algonquin waters when the island was locked. Instant six stars, and since the speedboat goes the same speed as the police boats, I just drove around for five minutes. Easy achievement if you know how to do it right.

Comment #51 by altima
Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 08:47:58 PM

when Brucie invited me to a boat trip for the first time, we all went to the left of Algonquin and immediately got the 6-star rating. then we simply went all the way to the north, around the Algonquin, all the way south and a half way north again. and voila.

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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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