Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements

Key To The City

Achieve 100% in "Game progress" statistic.   

Here’s what you need to do for the 100% achievement. Be prepared to spend anywhere from 30-60 hours on this puppy.

Below I’ll explain where the percentages come from to add to 100% and how to obtain them.

Story Missions - 60%

  • Complete every available story mission.
  • For a printable checklist, go here.

Procedural Missions - 8%

  • Little Jacob drug delivery - 2%
    • For locations/strategies see “Courier Service” here.
  • Brucie 10 cars export - 2%
    • For locations/strategies see “Order Fullfilled” here.
  • Brucie Races - 2%
    • For locations/strategies see “Genetically Superior” here.
    • NOTE: Although the achievement requires you to win twenty races, you only need to win the original nine for the percentage.
    • For a printable checklist, go here.
  • Assassinations - 2%
    • For locations/strategies see “Assassin’s Greed” here.
    • For a printable checklist, go here.

Car Thefts - 2%

  • Deliver all 30 vehicles requested by Stevie via text message to the garage:
    • For locations/strategies see “You Got the Message” here.
    • For a printable checklist, go here.

Friends - 10%

  • Open all unique abilities:
    • You must unlock all unique abilities from friends.
      • Brucie - Helicopter
      • Little Jacob - Guns
      • Packie - Bomb
    • You do not need to keep the abilities unlocked, you just have to unlock them all at least once.
    • For a printable checklist, go here.
  • Complete every possible activity with each friend:
    • You must actually BEAT your friends at pool, darts, and bowling.
    • Dwayne, Michelle, and Roman do NOT count towards the percentage.
    • For a printable checklist, go here.

Games - 5%

  • Beat all games at least once:
    • Darts vs friend or computer - 1.25%
    • Bowling vs friend in a FULL game - 1.25%
    • Pool vs friend or computer win - 1.25%
    • QUB3D beat high score - 1.25%
      • For locations/strategies see "King of QUB3D" here.

Random Characters - 5%

  • Find all the random characters and complete all their missions:
    • For locations/strategies see "No More Strangers" here.
    • NOTE: The achievement for No More Strangers only requires you to meet each random character once, for the percentage, you must complete all parts i.e. Brian Part 1, 2, and 3.
    • Jeff, Cherise, Clarence, and Ivan do NOT count towards the percentage.
    • For a printable checklist, go here.

Most Wanted - 2.5%

  • Kill all 30 PEDs on list:
    • For locations/strategies see "Manhunt" here.
    • For a printable checklist, go here.

Vigilante - 2.5%

  • Complete 20 crimes:
    • For locations/strategies see "Cleaned the Mean Streets" here.

Flying Rats - 2.5%

  • Find all 200 pigeons:
    • For locations/strategies see "Endangered Species" here.

Unique Stunt Jumps - 2.5%

  • Complete all 50 stunt jumps:
    • For locations/strategies see "Dare Devil" here.

Total - 100%

  • For a printable checklist, go here.

Complete all of the above and bask in the awesomeness of the Key to the City achievement.

NOTE: Make sure you save after you do things! If you take Brucie out to the bar, then quit, the game won't remember you took him out! Before you stop playing make sure to save so you don't get stuck at 98% scratching your head and cluttering up the forum with questions about your game glitching.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 9 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Jhart2509
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 03:23:52 AM

This is so annoying to get, as if you did like i did, you have to do every event with every friend, and i was like .9% away from 100% and i had to do every event with every friend until i found the one i was missing, so after ages i found it. So my hint to people is do things in batches, start with story, then side missions, then random characters, then jumps, then pidgeons, then do the friend activities and just slog through them

Comment #2 by M i L ii T AN T
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 10:07:45 AM

I would also advise playing methodically through the game by keeping notes or focusing on story 1st and side missions 2nd etc ...

I was missing 0.5% for the "100% game progress" achievement and it turned out it was for a mission with one of the 'random characters'.

Comment #3 by Gigi 142
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 10:22:08 AM

Comment #4 by mrasskicker
Friday, December 03, 2010 @ 12:52:17 PM

not easy, but not THAT hard people, jesus, its not half as hard as in SA or VC

Comment #5 by DunMiffSys605
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 08:32:09 PM

Comment #6 by Gigi142
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 05:36:36 PM

It's kinda fun and not that hard or annoying, just a little time consuming, about
45 or 50 hours.

Comment #7 by ethanpj
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 12:12:04 PM

Brilliant guide, very helpful :)

Comment #8 by KillerDonut96
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 06:31:34 PM

.10% away.... JUST 1 MORE MISSION!!!!

Comment #9 by Gigi142
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 10:11:06 PM

Go to and click on interactive you'll find everything u need to get
the achvmnt ''KEY TO THE CITY''. After u visit the website please comment on
if u think this guide is good.

Comment #10 by Mr GoOD CoOkies
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 10:33:13 PM

Can I do it if y have already finished the game and cheats ??? thanks

Comment #11 by juniorsega
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 01:45:33 AM

im currently at 87.17% complete i still need the pigeons, text message cars, stunt jumps, buying guns from friend. wait do i have to unlock all other achievemets besides the xbox live and DLC ones like ballad of gay tony to get this? its so may pigeons itll take me weeks at the rate im going unless i play nonstop day and night which i cant. and i already finished the game as well but didnt get the liberty city minute achievement does that affect anything???

Comment #12 by BluffDarqfox
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 04:14:53 AM

I Just got this achievement..... HOORAAY!!!
Good luck everyone, and heres what you need to do
- Main Story Missions
- Assassin Missions
- Little Jacob'S Jobs
- Brucie's Exotic Export
- Brucie's Street Races
- Stevie's Text Message Cars
- Most Wanted ( Kill 10 criminals in each 3 islands)
- Vigilante (20 different crimes on "current crimes" in Police Car)
- Friends Special Ability's (Packie, Brucie and Little Jacob's "likes" up to 75%)
- Friend Activities (Take each of your friends to each activity they have)(Packie,Brucie, Little Jacob)
- Random Pedestrians.
-Activites (Win a game of - Pool, FULL game of bowling, Darts, Beat high score of QUB3D)
- Flying Rats (Endangered Species Achievement)
- Unique Stunt Jumps (DareDevil Achievement)

All this = 100% COMPLETEION!!!!!!

Comment #13 by Gigi142
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 11:01:17 AM

u need to hang out with Roman he counts as u're friend, when u do the mission
Holland Play, don't kill Playboy X if u do u'll have to start the game over, DWAYNE
counts as u're friend and I couldn't hang out with him.

Comment #14 by Captain Zaraki
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 12:37:45 PM

True, this is nowhere near as hard as previous Grand Theft Auto games.

Comment #15 by Haztheo12345
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 08:23:18 AM

I Found this one surprisingly easy the only hard bit was the time it took me to complete it. It took me about 55-60 hours. Its defiantly easier than GTA SA and GTA VC.

Comment #16 by H1N1
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 05:07:49 PM

Gigi142, not true. The only ones that count for 100% is Packie, Brucie and Jacob.

Comment #17 by asalman311
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 11:36:35 PM

Took forever, but I have to say the only truly annoying part was the dumb pigeons...

Comment #18 by Dramatic Unknown
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 06:32:39 AM

This one is gonna be the pain in the ass...

Comment #19 by BranLP84
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 03:50:36 AM

I almost cried when I finally got this one. (LOL) I got through this HELLISH achievement by investing in the official strategy guide that came out for the game. The book shows the exact locations of the birds along with a picture of each individual bird. The same goes for the stunt jumps.... The book also shows where the random characters are and I believe it shows the times that the characters are to be in certain spots. The book had ONE typo, saying that the drugged out random female is in Alderney on the first encounter when she is actually in Algonquin on the first encounter. The book also helps with your missions and odd jobs, letting you know what to expect so you won't be caught off gaurd.... Moving on, I kept up with my friend activities by printing out the activity sheet that is o

Comment #20 by BranLP84
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 03:52:08 AM

n this website. If you get this sheet, take the time to write down what times your friends are awake as well It makes the process a lot easier.... Like others have said, it's WAY easier to do everything in sections. For example, don't shoot any birds until you're ready to start your bird search. It helps you keep up with what you've shot already. Same with the jumps.... If you focus on one thing at a time, you should gain this achievement a lot easier and quicker.

Comment #21 by Amedeus52
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 03:27:01 PM

i am at 91.50 and can't figure out what i still need to do. i keep doing activities with the friends but i don't think it's that.

Comment #22 by jlagon93
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 11:33:26 PM

im at 96.67 and i have done everything i dont know what 2 do next 2 improve my percent up

Comment #23 by BranLP84
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 12:10:06 PM

@ Comments 21 & 22: Taking your friend places is fine, BUT you have to do activities that they like. Brucie has the trickiest ones. He likes that restuarant that's near the 'Times Square' area of Algonquin. You can actually see inside the restuarant and it has TVs in it and a star symbol inside and outside, I believe. Also, take him to the the nightclub that has a music record on your map when you press start. He likes BOTH of these activities. Don't take Brucie to Burger Shot, Cluckin' Bell or ANYTHING ELSE. He doesn't like those choices and you can tell by his dialogue when you take him to those choices.

Comment #24 by BranLP84
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 12:18:16 PM

In addition to Comment 23, you can only see the nightclub symbol on your map when you are ACTUALLY on a 'date' with your friends. Just thought I'd throw that in so you wouldn't be looking for the 'music record' on your map during regular play. Also, that symbol will be near the top of the Algonquin map, near the Playboy X safe house. Hope this helps.

Comment #25 by mini696
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 08:02:01 PM


By the %completion you have stated I would suggest you haven't completed one of your friends activities (Brucie, Jacob, Packie), get their "like" above 75% and do all activities with them (I believe you must win the games). This whole goal is worth 10% which equals 3.33% each.

96.67 + 3.33 = Winning!!

Comment #26 by BranLP84
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 11:58:05 AM

@ Comment 25: If you read Comment 19, it will tell you that I HAVE gained 100% and this achievement. I was just stating that Brucie has the trickiest choices on the map. It took me the LONGEST to figure out what he likes to do and what he doesn't like. To my knowledge, the only place he likes to eat is the place that I mentioned in Comment 23. And the only place I know he likes to drink is at the nightclub that I mentioned in Comment 23 as well. If you know any other places, please let the people know. I was stuck at 96.67% as well until I figured out Brucie's areas of interest. When I figured it out, my achievement popped and I WAS 'WINNING' like Charlie Sheen. (LOL)

Comment #27 by BranLP84
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 12:00:56 PM

And yes, to the best of my knowledge, you DO have to win each game with your friend at least once for it to count as a completed 'activity'.

Comment #28 by iTzZ iRoBBiee v
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 06:59:46 PM

this is hard but i dont know whats harder this or damn LA Noire 100%

Comment #29 by NikkyFlippers
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 03:08:47 AM

There is no better feeling in this game then seeing this achievement pop up... Aaaahhhh...

Comment #30 by Cw Icecold
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 02:34:16 PM

I`ve got it too. It was very easy to get because I've done this on the PS3 and I played with structure. @GIGI142: I killed Playboy X and everything went right. I don't know what your problem is? Greatings from Germany ;)

Comment #31 by ali2000ksa
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 10:51:14 PM

Here could give me a link to this achievement in Aluotob
I will be grateful to you

Comment #32 by Samfisher0093
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 11:37:28 PM

can you use minor cheats like vehicle, weapons and wanted cheats and still get it?

Comment #33 by Samfisher0093
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 12:06:14 AM

just got this achievement! BAM! Finally!

Comment #34 by sylwooo
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 06:23:00 AM

I have started game another time... I have stopped on 98% and brucie don't want to give me more races... i have done only 3.

Comment #35 by Aneurysm
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 05:20:25 PM

Do not put your phone into sleep mode... there is a known glitch where you won't get the first text from Stevie, therefore never being able to collect the 30 cars for him and get 100%. It happened to me.

Comment #36 by psybOltOn
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 09:42:16 PM

#34: go to another island, and call again there.

Comment #37 by sylwooo
Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 08:47:13 PM

#36 Thanks man a lot! That's what I've had needed for 100% game :) The hardest thing in this achievement are pigeons, friends and... this races Oo (I didn't know that I have go to another island :P) 100%!!!!! :)

Comment #38 by D3MISEofSANITY
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 09:14:06 AM

this will be my next goal... thanks for all the tips and comments guys.

Comment #39 by badreality
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 09:02:32 PM

Right now I have 99.50% of the game completed. I've done everything with my friends and have every single player achievement in the game. The only thing I can think of is that I can't get a date with Kate. Her like percentage is at 35% after many "crash-riddled" dates. What do I do now? Did I screw myself over?

Comment #40 by drmando
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 08:46:37 AM

I had 99,5 as well. Seemed I needed 1 more mission of the random persons to complete. Kill eddy in my case. GL!

Comment #41 by LiamMc89
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 09:40:40 AM

You do NOT have to take your friends to specific restaurants, bars, or comedy clubs etc... As long as you take them to one then take them home, BOOM, that task is completed. I know this because i completed this achievement.

Comment #42 by nonames87
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 03:38:45 PM

wow this is tricky

Comment #43 by lolrofllma0
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 12:38:11 PM

do u have to take out all girlfriends swell?

Comment #44 by iTzChris SH
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 01:01:41 PM

I killed Eddie and the achievement came up :D

Comment #45 by LBTroll
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 08:27:11 AM

As much as i would like to attempt going for this, if you have to beat the QUB3D highest score i have no fucking hope.

Comment #46 by strikerzex911
Sunday, May 13, 2012 @ 02:53:17 AM

@45 There is an easy trick to QUB3D. It involves landing the blocks so that 1 disappears everytime, letting you have more space.

Comment #47 by CaLL Me Shaq x
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 05:18:46 PM

Done this twice now, once in about 45 hours the other in 30, it's unlockable a lot quicker than expected

Good luck to those still after it

Comment #48 by Hanzz2k12
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:32:29 PM

I really do suggest doing the Pigeons and stunt jumps first, after you completed the story at first... I had to start the whole game again because I couldn't find 1 pigeon... Anyway, learn from MY mistakes, and if you look on Google I'm sure theres a decent pigeon/Stunt jump map... Good Luck!


Comment #49 by Yuphrum
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 08:57:13 AM

Do vehicle cheats disable this achievement?

Comment #50 by Yuphrum
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 12:59:58 PM

Just got this today, turns out cheats dont disble this achievement! :D

Comment #51 by ElzyTCP
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 01:05:58 PM

Sipping a well earned beer after getting this! Like others I was stuck on 99.5% but Eddie's second encounter in Berchem did it for me.

Comment #52 by HunterDeMatteo
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 11:00:36 PM

of you beat the game can you still get this achievement please answer HunterDeMatteo

Comment #53 by HaloFTW
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 04:44:12 AM

Got this yesterday, and now aiming for "Liberty City Minute", should be quick cuz i'll use cheats A LOT...LOL list, follow it n 100% should be easy.

For those who want the "Endangered Species", dont kill any of them when you discover one.
Just do the whole hunt at once, or you'll have to check every spot just to find out if you had killed them earlier, and it's frustrating.

Comment #54 by Fieldin86
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 11:58:34 AM

Can anyone help me?

I'm at 98.33% on my second play through (first time
I had 99 pigeons and couldn't find the last!)

I have done:

all missions (94)
All drug runs for Little Jacob
All car thefts for Stevie (30)
Brucie's imports
Won all races
All assassinations
Killed all 100 pigeons
Completed all stunt jumps
All 30 most wanted
20 vigilante missions

And I also have all my friends at 100% like etc apart from Kate and Dwayne (who I can't ring) but do they matter? Friends I can call I have done every activity with each... Though tool
brucie to Cluckin Bell etc. And I have won Pool darts and Bowling.
Lastly, I have met all random characters (I believe) apart from Clarence... My stats say "random charachters met 13"

Anyone know what the last 1.67% could be? :(

Comment #55 by oscylator
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 11:01:56 AM

I just got it! Yeah! I get stuck at 99,5% and can't figure out what was missing. You have to do all encounters with random characters not just met them to do the percentage!!!! I've done the second with this creep eddie and blip-blop achievment popped!

Comment #56 by oldben
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 10:36:22 AM

Just finally got it after a leisurely 65 hours. @54 I was stuck at 98.3% for a while but after going through every possible friend activity the achievement popped after taking Jacob to and from the strip club. You're probably just missing some equally unexciting friend activity. Sort of an anti-climactic way to get a difficult achievement, but satisfying nonetheless. Good luck!

Comment #57 by SHADOWZ INSANE
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 01:35:20 AM

does killing darko effect the key to the city achievement plz tell meh message me on xbox360 with a yes or no plz ty

Comment #58 by Colonel Russell
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 10:25:14 PM

I finally did it. If you get stuck at 98.33% like I did. Do ALL activities with Bruce, Packie, and Little Jacob. Beat them at all available games, make sure you have atleast one full private dance in the strip club you take them to. And take them to eat or drink and their preffered locations.

Comment #59 by ov3rf13nd
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 07:20:22 PM

a lot of people say roman does not count but i can confirm he does in fact count. had a lot of problems with the friend thing also. the gta series peaked at san andreas.

Comment #60 by Bman409
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 07:30:10 PM


Comment #61 by NateMora
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 11:27:28 AM

I hate this game, not really lol. But I found EVERY pigeon. I even got the achievement for finding all of them too, but in my game stats it says I only found 106. This game is really glitchy when it comes to getting 100% :(

Comment #62 by king yo ho
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 11:23:26 AM

Lol this achievement is hard

Comment #63 by Vermitus
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 09:20:34 AM

@57 No it doesn't dude

Comment #64 by King Famous 180
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:39:23 AM

Can someone help me get all the achievments in GTA IV add me GT: King Famous 180

Comment #65 by Brandon Arca
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 02:39:31 AM

@64 Just follow the guide.

Comment #66 by iAmEQUINOX
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 12:47:49 AM

Thank you so much!! I had no idea that i had to do all the random person missions!!

Comment #67 by iAmEQUINOX
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 @ 03:09:12 PM

FINALLY GOT THIS AFTER 61 HOURS OF PLAYTIME. And that was after i i completely finished the lost and damned... i seriously bought this game 3 weeks ago, too much GTA...

Comment #68 by Massive Tempah
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 05:09:46 PM

Its not hard, just time consuming. You have to do ALL activities (and win at pool/darts/bowling) with Jacob, Packie and Brucie (no1 else really matters) these randoms - Brian 3 times (3rd wait about 7 game days), Badman, Mel, Ileyna Faustin, Hossan, Sara twice, Pathos twice, Marnie twice, Eddie Low twice, Gracie, 30 police most wanted missions (10 each island)

hopefully then youo'll get it. If not download modia and get this save of mine lol

Comment #69 by Lord25
Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 02:43:07 PM

Somehow I got this and didn't get the No More Strangers achievement. Ideas?
Got to 100% after the Gracie encounter. Tried redoing it, off and online, tried clearing my cache, no good.

Comment #70 by ChaosRockstein
Sunday, September 08, 2013 @ 01:10:34 PM

Really time consuming. But feels good to see this achievements pop up.
For the flying rats, have a map with you, printed or on your computer. I took a map with their locations and crossed each one I would kill on Paint. It helped me a lot. When you only have 2 left and you don't remember where, it sucks.

Comment #71 by hivan13
Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 01:00:41 AM

kinda late but im doing this one, 46 hours in, 97.5%, only flying rats left so im so close, by the way, i was 90% and beat Roman on pool, the last friend activity (i have a list of all and scrath the ones i did) and i went up to 95% so im guessing if you let Roman alive have to do the activities. sorry for my english.

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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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