(Logo courtesy of Jacky Fiend.)
A Romani Gypsy, he recently illegally migrated to Italy with the assistance of the Russian Mafia. Witty, sarcastic and one to bear a grudge, this guy is the protagonist.
A Romani living on the outskirts of Puntura in a slum, he is involved in street gang crime but has a heart of gold.
Unlike his sons, Nicu is making an honest living, running a delivery company. Meek, friendly and mild, Nicu is a gentle old man who loves his family deeply.
Nicu’s sister and the boys’ aunt, a caring, senile woman.
A fellow resident of the slum, Andrzej’s girlfriend.
Andrzej’s best friend, a ruthless but clever gangster.
The leader of the Romani street gang, a well-connected but bigheaded and drug addled person.
Andrea de Patriono
An Italian police officer, corrupt and ruthless, he will do anything, from bribery to murder to kidnapping, to achieve his ends.
The passionate, but merciless and work-obsessed, Don of the Calterone Family.
An important politician and media tycoon, corrupt, perverted and gaffe-prone. GTA's version of Silvio Berlusconi.
The deputy of the Albanian gang, cunning, ruthless and distrustful, Getoar has high ambitions for himself.
Gyórgy Holdosi arrives in Italy (having been smuggled into the Puntura Airport in a cargo plane by the Albanian Mafia), and moves into a slum on the outskirts of Puntura. He first gets a job as a worker in his father’s delivery company, but after a gang of racist neo-Fascists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_National_Republican_Guard) vandalise the slum, Gyorgy joins the gypsy street gang his brother is a member of.
Eventually, the Albanian Mafia of Puntura catch up to Gyorgy, who has not paid them back for their “service”, but they agree to let him go if Gyorgy and his gang do work for the Albanians. Gyorgy makes three enemies: a racist, corrupt police officer called Andrea de Patriono (originally on the Albanian payroll, he turns on the gang and begins working with the Triads and sets his sights on Gyorgy), Getoar Lajqi (an Albanian Mafia member who often crosses horns with Gyorgy) and Ming Yeung, the leader of the small Triad gang in Puntura.
The boss of the Albanian Mafia sends Gyorgy down to Nuoveinizio to help secure a deal with the Camorra, and while Getoar tries sabotaging it and Andrea tries disrupting it, Gyorgy does well and starts doing jobs for one of the city Camorra factions. After several missions, Gyorgy gets introduced to the local Nigerian gang (though they are a bigger presence in Puntura), and he begins doing jobs for them. Eventually, the Camorra sends Gyorgy down south to Colonna to help establish a pact with the Calterone Family.
After helping the Family, including assisting in a mob war, the Calterone Family have done a deal with the Triads and the Nigerian gang, and Bulgarin will be organising a mass smuggling ring. Gyorgar meets an attractive recently smuggled in prostitute, Anita Dragovic, and begins having a relationship. Eventually, he releases her from her predicament, greatly pissing off the Calterone Don. Getoar Lajqi, annoyed that the Albanians were excluded from the deal, anonymously hires Gyorgy to sink the boat. The Triads reveal the damage Gyorgy has done, and most of them decide to wage war on the poor guy. Gyorgy plans to return to Puntura, but the neighbourhood has been wrecked and his father killed.
Edits and additions coming soon...
Puntura (Milan, Florence)
Home to cultural sights, museums and offices and shopping districts, Puntura is one of the more affluent cities in the region. But don’t be fooled, behind the cosmopolitan, clean skyline and the tourist-orientated locales, lies a dark, gritty crime scene just as diverse as the city over it. Nigerian gangs, Triads, Russians, Albanians and others flock here, not willing to mess with the south, firmly under Italian control.
Nuoveinizio (Naples, Bari, east coast)
A port city home to some lovely historical buildings and some beautiful apartment complexes, if you venture outside the designated tourist areas, you’ll find the local Camorra turfs, the city slums, a major smuggling scene and the industrial hellholes.
The capital, an age-old city with more classical architecture then you can shake a camera at. Inside you can find the Papal City, the government headquarters and a lovely mixture of quaint small businesses and tacky chain stores, to cater for any ignorant American tourist. The inhabitants of this great city helped bring “civilisation” to the western world, threw thousands into a death trap for juvenile entertainment and perfected the art of political corruption.
No matter what the history books tell you, Colonna’s biggest contribution to modern history is one of stereotypes, TV shows and extortion, Colonna is the home of the Mafia. It and the surrounding area is home to several Mafia families, the big one being the Calterone Family. To the north, the rural villages are run by the Ndrangheta factions. Despite the crime problem, Colonna is a beautiful, varied city, as long as you don’t piss off any of the local families, in which case the rest of your time in Colonna will be short, painful and rather bleak.
The smallest city, built on several islands off the coast of Nueveinizio. Aside from some nice architecture, this city's defining nature is the fact that it has canals instead of roads. Welcome to Grand Theft Boat.
There are also a couple of alpine towns just to the north of Puntura, loads of rural towns scattered everywhere and a couple of holiday resorts.
Italian hip hop and rap
Articolo 31-Tranqi Funky
99 Posse-Stop that train
Caparezza-Vieni a ballare in Puglia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdVaHCCxHMw
Sa Razza-Grandu Festa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTmh4B-Bg-c&feature=related
La Fossa-Cani da Presa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI3cd7MPbXY
Club Dogo-Incubo Italiano http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRWOFTPPq08
Gemelli Diversi-Un Attimo Ancora http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkmFc6C8nkA
Sangue Misto-Cani Sciolti http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ShaveYUFE
Italian hardcore rock
Italian folk music
English hip hop/R&B/rap
Later on in the game, you get to build a criminal empire. You do this by collecting three "assets": turf, members and businesses.
Turf is gained via gang wars. You can initiate gang wars in two ways; contacting the local gang or your own gang and declaring war, or beginning to massacre members (and only members) and then accepting an "invite." After gaining turf, it is much easier and profitable to use and gain assets and businesses and resources and such, the local populace respect you and your own gang supports you. Gang wars themselves vary from assassination to wave survival to vehicle destruction.
Members are gained by recruitment challenges. With this, your gang is bigger and offers more support and can even do errands.
Assets can be brought out, or forcefully taken over, depending on the asset. When forcefully taking them over, you must either scare or kill the owner or destroy a gang already claiming protection. When claimed, assets give you cheaper, better service, a mission chain and money, and sometimes over rewards. In some cases, you can choose to put a front in an asset, like drug dealing, prostitution or murder contracting.
You can also trade in illicit goods, such as drugs, guns, and even counterfeit mundane items like alcohol, furniture and clothing. Aside from being profitable and challenging, you can use some of the items (like guns, furniture and clothing) for yourself, and when strong enough, you can get gang members to do it for you.
Taxi: Similar to earlier games, you pull up next to acustomer, then you have a short time before they jump out.
Better, faster, stronger taxis (50 fares)
Free taxi rides (100 fares)
Ambulance: If you turn the Ambulance Radio on, you will frequently receive calls from people who need to be picked up.
Ambulance health boost works for free (25 patients)
Health recovery (50 patients)
Vigilante: Similar to the IV and CTW incarnation.
Increased body armour (50 "busts")
Firefighter: You must either put out fires on vehicles or buildings, and sometimes you may have to go inside and rescue others.
Resistance to fire (50 fires put out)
Vehicle towing: Bring a vehicle to a designated point.
Vehicles available at start point (every 10 recoveries)
Ability to recover recently lost vehicles (100 recoveries)
Checkpoint races started by entering a specific vehicle (as seen in the III era and CTW)
Helping on farms
Assassination: Requiring stealth, skill and speed, you must take out a target or targets in this high paying job.
Better gun skill
More gun accessories
Various arcade and video game parodies
Ginzo (Fiat 500) http://upload.wikime...italia_2006.jpg
Dago (Fiat Panda) http://upload.wikime...005_vl_blue.jpg
Fottere (Fiat Coupe) http://upload.wikime...upe_vl_blue.jpg
Fanfani (Fiat Barchetta) http://upload.wikime...m...(bearb).jpg
Bruni (Fiat Albea) http://upload.wikime.../Fiat_Albea.jpg
Leone (Fiat Strada) http://upload.wikime...Strada_2007.jpg
Linguini (Fiat Marea) http://upload.wikime...nt_20080226.jpg
Abruzzo (Fiat Punto) http://upload.wikime...Punto_front.jpg
Biennale (Fiat Brava) http://upload.wikime...nt_20080318.jpg
More coming soon...
Yeah, this is still a WiP. More radio, vehicles, weapons, gameplay, storyline and such coming soon. If you've got an idea, I'd like to hear it.
Edited by General Goose, 28 June 2009 - 04:15 PM.