Walkthrough of all story missions in Grand Theft Auto IV.
- Conditions of Failure
|Unlocked By||Bull in a China Shop|
|Necessary to Achieve 100%||Yes|
- The shopkeeper got away
- The shopkeeper died
- The shopkeeper got spooked and escaped from the other side
After the cutscene, you have to go to the laundromat.
After you reach the laundromat, the shopkeeper tries to escape in a van. You have to chase him using the cars in front of you, one of which is a Sentinel and the other one is Banshee.
There are two ways to enter/steal the cars, one being breaking open the window and then hotwiring the car, and the other being shooting the glass. It is more easy and quick to shoot the glass with a pistol or an SMG than hotwiring it as it skips a lot of animation and opens the car door quicker than the latter.
To hotwire the car, you have to enter the car where the animation begins. To steal the car quickly, you have to repeatedly press W or S on PC, LT or RT on Xbox, and L2 or R2 on PS3. Luckily, you don’t have to do anything manually to hotwire the vehicle like in GTA Chinatown Wars.
After entering one of the cars, you have to ram the shopkeeper’s van, but damaging the van in any way also results in passing the mission, although damaging the van too much may kill the shop owner and may result in mission failure.
You can damage his van by ramming as suggested by the game, or you can puncture the tire and shoot the van if you have a pistol (available after Jamaican Heat).
After making enough damage to the van, it results in a cutscene, after which the mission is passed successfully.
- The name of the van used by the shop owner to escape is Laundromat, and it also happens to be the rarest vehicles in the game. This hints that the van might have been a custom vehicle of the shop owner and he would have had more role in the story.
- On trying to skip going from the main door and trying to go from behind, the door is locked and if any noise is made then the shop owner gets spooked and runs away, also any parked vehicle behind the door is removed after the cutscene so it’s not possible to go block him from behind
Video walkthrough: youtu.be/WTa_UvF8q6k.