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What is the timeline of events in GTA 4?

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  • Domand

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 04:15 AM

How long does the game suppose to be in their universe? Like does it take course over a few months? We know it is suppose to be within 2008 and seems to be during the more colder seasons like fall considering the environment and details we see in game like with the breath when Niko breaths and the trees color. Now based off the comments some characters make like when Niko says " I should of killed you a long time ago...goodbye Dimitri" It indicates its been quite awhile since the start of the game towards the end. That dialogue is from Revenge choice. Deal choice also has dialogue in the last mission with Little Jacob saying the events with Dimitri's betrayal having been a long time ago. I assume atleast maybe 3 months is the course of the game. I could be really wrong. Your thoughts?

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:41 AM Edited by Algonquin Assassin, 16 December 2017 - 09:43 AM.

3 to 4 months seems the most plausible. I was even thinking about this the other day. I finished the story in 121 in game days in my last play through.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:34 PM

It's a few months, logically. In TLAD when you go to rob Tony and Luis at the docks Jim says the Platypus arrived at LC "a few weeks back". Thats probably the halfway point of the game, I estimate about 6 weeks in.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:02 PM

I'd say the events of all three stories happen in a span of 4 months (Specifically, from October to January) I heard somewhere that the calendars in certain interiors say different months, from August (Although I doubt the game takes place that early) to October to January.

TBoGT is the last story to happen, and it features songs that came out in 2009. My theory is that Johnny's story ends around late November/December, Niko's story ends around December, and Luis kills Bulgarin sometime in January.

Then there's Chinatown Wars, which takes place in 2009, most likely around the spring.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:18 PM Edited by Zello, 18 December 2017 - 10:29 PM.

Could be around January to April or September to December.

The problem with it taking place in January to April is that the game looks like it takes place in the fall with the leaves changing color.

If it takes place from September to December the only thing really missing is Christmas decorations and stuff New York city feels really different around that time and that's how you really know you're in December.
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