Liberty City Minute: How realistic is it to beat GTAIV in 30hrs?

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#1  Edited By jNerd

I didn't know that 'Liberty City Minute' was an achievement until I was about 8 hrs in. I want to know how realistic it is to beat the game in 30hrs. I goofed around a lot during my first 8 hrs so I only have 20% complete. It seems possible but I'd like some human feedback.

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#2  Edited By breadfan

I beat the game in about 33 hours so it is possible if you stick to doing missions rather than doing other stuff

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#3  Edited By C172Driver

Yeah, it is probably possible, but I would not. I have tons of fun with the game and I took 67 hours. Needless to say, I am not going back to it.

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#4  Edited By Guild_Master

It's quite possible if you don't pay attention to side-missions, and strictly to the story, no goofing around

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#5  Edited By Tonic7

I finished my game in a little over 30 hours. That included most of Little Jacob's missions as well as the "Assassin" phone booth side missions, so I'm sure it's possible to do it in under 30.

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#6  Edited By jNerd

Coolio, I'm going to try & stick with just the story from here on out & see how far that takes me. If anything I'll enjoy the story more & I'll go back through & play it again if I miss the achievement.

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#7  Edited By jinxman

I messed around and did side missions quite a bit and I still beat it in 24 and a half hours, I don't see why people are having so much trouble with it.  I think how I did it, is I used taxi's extensively, they really help get places faster.

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#8  Edited By Bmasterlord
jinxman said:
"I messed around and did side missions quite a bit and I still beat it in 24 and a half hours, I don't see why people are having so much trouble with it.  I think how I did it, is I used taxi's extensively, they really help get places faster."
Ditto
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#9  Edited By sdodd02

very easy, I beat it in 28

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#10  Edited By GiantGUS

I finished in 48h the first time and in 25h on the second time. I sticked to missions, no random missions, no going out with friends.

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#11  Edited By Dolphin_Butter

Just use the taxi instead of driving and you'll be fine.

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#12  Edited By ROWD

Just don't get side tracked with the alternative missions and you'll be fine..... Also use the taxi

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#13  Edited By bumbletoes

I actually did it first time around with only about 10 minutes to spare. Initially I wasn't planning on going for it but realized I was getting close and might be able to do it. Like others have said here though, using the taxi is the key.

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#14  Edited By avihappy

Pretty easy, I got all the story missions in about 15 hours. 


1: Make a new game and save it in an UNUSED slot.
2: Use cheats. Liberty City Minute is not blocked by any cheat.
3: Finish the story and get the achievement.
4: Load up old (ie before we did all this) savegame and continue unlocking achievements. The achievement blocks are tied to specific savegames only, not your XBL account.
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#15  Edited By NickNorman

I got in in around 27 hours. Taxis really help, just make sure you have enough money. Abuse the save system, too - if you fail a mission once or twice, you'll save more time reloading and going back to the mission start than using your cell phone after you fail, since the time during the mission counted too.

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#16  Edited By Manks

I beat the game in 29 hours and 32 mins.  I got lucky.   : )  I used the taxi the majority of the main story and skipped a few cutscenes. 

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#17  Edited By Leewow

If U Just Focus On The Story You Should Be Fine

I Still Cant Believe Someone Beat It In Under 9 hours Its Just Ridiculous

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#18  Edited By BigJosh

I didn't have a problem. It took around 22 hours using a taxi without skipping any cut scenes or side missions.

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I got it in 29 hours, with freelance explosions and whatnot.

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#20  Edited By RedSox8933

wierd thing, i checked my time right when i beat it. i got 29 hours and like 57 seconds. i barely got the achievement.

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#21  Edited By Kevin

I went through it as fast as possible, basically meaning skipped all cutscenes (don't know if that affects time or not), go through all phone calls super fast, don't go out with friends/gf, take cabs and immediately skip, and didn't fail any missions.

15 hours.

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I did this accidently the first time that I played through the game, I wasn't rushing or anything either, it just sort of happened.

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#23  Edited By VomitSpit

Its extremely easy to do it under 30 hours. I skipped most the cutscenes and i did it in 12 hours. Even without skipping cutscenes, it can be done under 20.

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Very realistic. I beat it in 19 hours on my second go around.

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#25  Edited By lemonator666

I completed the game in about 32 hours first time around, but that involved doing a load of little side stuff. Currently doing a second play through and am very close to completing the game in the allotted 30 hours.

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#26  Edited By oobs

When i completed the game the first time  i really took my time..did the dating thing etc..friends..couldn't get enough of brucie...well his talking at least..started a new game..pretty well powering though it..i think it is achievable..but will throw the disk in soon..have been getting into oblivion when i can..mostly weekends for me at the moment

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#27  Edited By jaydough

My brother beat in in 12 hours, so, yeah. It's possible.

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#28  Edited By oobs

12 hours? was it his first play through?

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#29  Edited By skjeggen

finished the story in 30 hours 34 mins. was super depressing:( But then i spent alot of time just pissing around shooting dudes in the face. Which is what you are meant to do in a GTA game!

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#30  Edited By tATu

First time I beat the game in 80+ hours, I messed around a lot. Second time I finished it in 15 hours. Very easy to do.

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#31  Edited By Hell_Dude

First time I played trough it was like 33 hours. Next play trough I finished in about 16 hours.

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#32  Edited By Bladefire

Just use taxis a lot when you have to go a long distance and stick to story missions and you'll fly through it.

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#33  Edited By Joru

I did it in 25 hours first time playing through without any guides or anything, could easily cut another 3-4 off. I pretty much just concentrated on the story, I went out once with Roman to play darts and see what that's all about and never did any side mission stuff again (until after I beat the game ofcourse, I think I passed the 50-60hour mark a long time ago).

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#34  Edited By FiestaUnicorn

When you fail a mission just load your last save and take cabs as often as possible and skip the ride, it should be pretty easy.

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#35  Edited By ImWayGooderest

I did mine in around 25 hours and I did some random killings and such in between.

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#36  Edited By Emiel

After you complete a mission it auto-saves. SO when you fail the last mission you can load your game and try again.

I did it like this, really easy.

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#37  Edited By jaenks

i beat the game in 34 hours and i arsed around alot so its very possible

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#38  Edited By get2sammyb

I took about 31 hours and I concur - it's very possible to beat the game in 30 hours. Just make sure you stick to the main missions and it shouldn't be too much of a sweat.

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#39  Edited By kratos

28 in my first play through 25 in my second so it's quite possible.

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#40  Edited By Taalon

Ooh, I want this achievement! Tell me if you do it.

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#41  Edited By DarkElf2112

Sticking just to the story, it's pretty easily done in about half of that. You don't really get to enjoy the game at all though.

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#42  Edited By SymbolliC

After finishing the game I did a mission only play through and beat it in 14 hours. First play through was about 40+ hours I believe.

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#43  Edited By Homer

Beat it in 28 hours. Not too hard.

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#44  Edited By nickyvegas

I think this achievment is in here to get on the second play through. 

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#45  Edited By OGCartman
jaydough said:
"My brother beat in in 12 hours, so, yeah. It's possible."
wow nice
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#46  Edited By xv0id

I imagine that the speed runners could beat the story mode in 2 to 3 hours

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#47  Edited By Systech

I did in about 13 or 14 hours, just don't get really distracted.

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#48  Edited By tomance

I beat it in just under 30 hours and I didn't really rush.

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#49  Edited By Philantrophy

I clocked in about 25 hours, yes it is possible. If you focus on story missions only I think you can do it under 20 hours.

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#50  Edited By WhySoGodly
Easy..

I have a tendancy to just walk away from my system without even pressing start, factor that in with my going for all the other achievments and doing all the other random things, and I still finished with 30 hours and like 49 minutes. If I would've pressed start before I walked away I would've gotten it on my first play through.

My last playthrough I watched all the cutscenes, didn't do any other side quests though and finished in about 15 I think.

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