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GKZ

Favorite Safehouse?

Favorite Safehouse?   

39 members have voted

  1. 1. Best Safehouse

    • Broker Safehouse
      3
    • South Bohan Safehouse
      3
    • Middle Park East Safehouse
      9
    • Playboy X's Penthouse
      21
    • Alderney Safehouse
      3


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GKZ

What's your favorite safehouse in GTA IV? 

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Damien Scott
Posted (edited)

I really like Playboy's Penthouse but I gotta go with the Algonquin Condo. It has nice music, a computer and it's pretty cozy and safe.  

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billiejoearmstrong8
Posted (edited)

I remember when I first played the game how much I hated the Bohan safehouse. I'd only just got used to living in Broker with everything I needed nearby and it was cruelly taken away! And here I was living in an absolute sh*thole of a place having to commute everywhere (and pay a toll on the way to add insult to injury). I was really taken by surprise when the first apartment was lost and genuinely couldn't wait to leave Bohan, very effectively designed part of the game.

 

For that reason I have to pick the Middle Park East safehouse! It was such a relief to get the hell out of South Bohan and it's pretty snazzy too. Also nice that you're fully safe from the police when inside and to have your own computer. It's not really the same playing it again because I know it's coming but it felt very sweet to get it on that first playthrough.

 

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TheSantader25

Broker Safehouse or South Bohan Safehouse. Both have the sh*thole feel which suits the game. 

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TheOriginalGunslinger

Definitely the Algonquin safehouse. Although, the one in Alderney comes as a really close second.

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Jeansowaty

Playboy X' penthouse. While it may not suit Niko too well, it feels quite comfy and has The Beat playing on full speaker. It's also cool to admire the Algonquin skyline from the rooftop.

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billiejoearmstrong8
2 hours ago, TheSantader25 said:

Broker Safehouse or South Bohan Safehouse. Both have the sh*thole feel which suits the game. 

Yeah aesthetically I do like them. Really distinctive and immersive atmosphere when you walk out the door too (under the train tracks in Hove Beach with Russian gang members everywhere/sh*tty Bohan with gang members, prostitutes, hobos, crazy street preachers and trash all around). I feel genuinely depressed living at the Bohan one though lol

 

Also like Playboy X's, nice to play pool with friends there, the Claude outfit, and it's cool to escape cops there in a helicopter via the roof. But I still like the Middle Park East one best, it's my go-to.

 

Only one I'm not keen on is the Alderney one. It's just like a blander version of the Broker and Bohan ones, nothing really interesting to it and not in a very interesting location. Would've preferred something totally different for the lone Alderney safehouse.

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Eugene H. Krabs
2 hours ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

Only one I'm not keen on is the Alderney one. It's just like a blander version of the Broker and Bohan ones, nothing really interesting to it and not in a very interesting location. Would've preferred something totally different for the lone Alderney safehouse.

Yeah, it's why I wish Niko had a house in Westdyke instead

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Grotti Vigilante
Posted (edited)

Playboy X's penthouse is my personal favourite without a doubt. I just like the atmosphere and vibe in that it feels like a rich criminal's home rather than just a casual rich man's apartment. I also just like the style of the apartment and use of red colours. I don't know why but the colour red just makes apartments better for me. Maybe that's just because it's my favourite colour even, but it still does it for me. The Algonquin safehouse is my second favourite, followed by the Broker safehouse, the Bohan safehouse and Alderney safehouse. 

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Gettin up

Playboy X's Penthouse then Middle Park East Safehouse.

Others are trash.

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iiCriminnaaL 49

Middle Park.

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SonOfLiberty

Middle Park East apartment. PBX's loft is nice, but it also kinda creeps me out a bit living in a dead man's apartment and I imagine his ghost still sits on the lounge toking up a joint. It's still smoking in 2019.

 

I like the Middle Park East apartment because it's in a good central location. Getting to Bohan and Dukes/Broker is only a stone through away and you have a Perseus just around the corner and a car dealership to easily swipe a Turismo. The apartment itself is also nice without being too ridiculously overdone, but modern enough with all the conveniences such an apartment would have and it has a laptop for quick internet access.

 

I like the other safehouses too as they represent different stages of the story.

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billiejoearmstrong8
Posted (edited)
15 hours ago, SonOfLiberty said:

Middle Park East apartment. PBX's loft is nice, but it also kinda creeps me out a bit living in a dead man's apartment and I imagine his ghost still sits on the lounge toking up a joint. It's still smoking in 2019.

 

I know right? I went and had a look round all the safehouses yesterday because of this thread and I noticed there's literally two framed pictures of Dwayne and Playboy next to each other on a wall, pretty creepy. Would've been better if it was like that when you first moved it but then the photos and other things got replaced by Niko's stuff. I like it as a place to visit but the Middle Park East one will always be better because it fully feels like Niko's place.

 

Still fun to go and crouch in the jacuzzi on the roof though :D

Edited by billiejoearmstrong8

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JPFL

Middle Park East. 

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ThatKyloRenGuy

Middle Park East and Pretty Boy X's penthouse.

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Eugene H. Krabs
Posted (edited)

To me it's a tough choice between the Broker and Middle Park East safehouses. Broker apartment has that nostalgia and it goes with Niko's poor immigrant background at the beginning of the game, while the Middle Park East safehouse feels like Niko truly lives in it

 

On a related note, I wish Niko still had a safehouse in Broker, or maybe even have a new one in Dukes. I could see him settling in an apartment in South Slopes, and a house in Steinway

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billiejoearmstrong8
14 minutes ago, Eugene H. Krabs said:

 

 

On a related note, I wish Niko still had a safehouse in Broker, or maybe even have a new one in Dukes. I could see him settling in an apartment in South Slopes, and a house in Steinway

This so much. Even sadder that neither of the two episodes protagonists have a safehouse on that island (the best island) either

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Eugene H. Krabs
Posted (edited)
47 minutes ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

Even sadder that neither of the two episodes protagonists have a safehouse on that island (the best island) either

It makes no sense how Luis only has that apartment in Northwood. You'd think with his lifestyle, he would have also have an apartment in Rotterdam Hill. But nope

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Jeansowaty
1 minute ago, Eugene H. Krabs said:

It makes no sense how Luis only has that apartment in Northwood. You'd think with his lifestyle, he would have also have an apartment in Rotterdam Hill. But nope

If there was a DLC centered around Gordon like it was suspected, then we'd probably have a hideout in Steinway. Some houses that run on that street where the Unique Stunt Jump is would be perfect for a safehouse.

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TheOriginalGunslinger
9 hours ago, Jeansowaty said:

If there was a DLC centered around Gordon like it was suspected, then we'd probably have a hideout in Steinway. Some houses that run on that street where the Unique Stunt Jump is would be perfect for a safehouse.

I swear that DLC idea would have been awesome. We had a biker story and got a taste of the Liberty City nightlife club scene but a separate story involving the Irish mob would have been cool.

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universetwisters
1 hour ago, TheOriginalGunslinger said:

I swear that DLC idea would have been awesome. We had a biker story and got a taste of the Liberty City nightlife club scene but a separate story involving the Irish mob would have been cool.

 

Some guy wrote a concept thread about it years and years ago, it was pretty decent.


OT - I liked the middle park east safehouse, but something always confused me, was it Roman's own apartment, or was it Niko's that Roman bought for him? I swear I remember Roman telling Niko that he bought "them" a single penthouse and they share it, but there's no trace of Roman doing Roman sh*t there, so do Roman and Niko live in the same building but different apartments? Or do Niko and Roman + Mallorie both share the same living space? f*cking autistic thing to bitch about I know but still

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SonOfLiberty
5 hours ago, universetwisters said:

OT - I liked the middle park east safehouse, but something always confused me, was it Roman's own apartment, or was it Niko's that Roman bought for him? I swear I remember Roman telling Niko that he bought "them" a single penthouse and they share it, but there's no trace of Roman doing Roman sh*t there, so do Roman and Niko live in the same building but different apartments? Or do Niko and Roman + Mallorie both share the same living space? f*cking autistic thing to bitch about I know but still

I've always assumed Roman bought it as kind of a "gift" for Niko. It's never specified where Mallorie actually lives, but sometimes during friend hangouts he spawns there. I don't think it's the same arrangement they had when living in the Bohan apartment though.

 

Maybe he might stay there occasionally, but it feels like it's mostly Niko's place.

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Eugene H. Krabs

In the text message you receive when Ray gives you the Alderney safehouse, Ray tells Niko he won't have to worry about Roman "sleeping alone". So I guess they live in the same building? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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billiejoearmstrong8
Posted (edited)

My thought is that maybe there's another room for him there that we don't see. And/or perhaps he's also able to stay wherever the new cab depot is or gets another place with Mallorie at some point that just isn't mentioned. Or just also stays with Mallorie wherever her place is. Bit weird how vague it is though. They should've made an actual new cab depot (along with infinite taxi missions for Niko) and an apartment/house for Roman attached to it.

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Copcaller

Playboy X penthouse 

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Eugene H. Krabs
On 7/17/2019 at 5:01 AM, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

or gets another place with Mallorie at some point that just isn't mentioned.

That's what I like to think what happens, since there's no trace of him living in Niko's safehouses. Like maybe before Hostile Negotiation, he lives with Mallorie in an apartment somewhere in Bohan, and then after you rescue him from the Russians, he gets him and Mallorie another place, one that's probably much nicer than the Middle Park East loft (like an apartment in Castle Garden City, or even a house in one of the nicer parts of Dukes)

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Lance Mayhem
Posted (edited)

I didn't vote, because there are 3. 

 

It's a two-way tie between Hove Beach (for the ambience -- feels realistic that Niko and Roman would live there at that point) and the P-boy penthouse (close to subway and free armor, and it has that pool table), with Alderney a close third (I think the outdated furnishings were intended to play up the stereotype of Jersey being behind the times). 

 

The other two never felt like home as Bohan was owned by Mallorie's cousin and East Park seemed to be Roman's place (although the shared living arrangement made sense when they were poor in Hove Beach). 

 

For atmosphere alone, it would have to be Hove Beach. 

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SonOfLiberty
6 hours ago, Lance Mayhem said:

For atmosphere alone, it would have to be Hove Beach. 

I still remember April 29 2008 playing GTA IV for the time and after finishing "The Cousin's Bellic" being able to move freely and walk outside. I think exterior wise it's definitely the most distinguishing being right next to the rail road network and across the street from Comrade's Bar.

 

It reminds me of old school NYC films where you see shots of old, run down hotels and such in Brooklyn.

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billiejoearmstrong8
Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, SonOfLiberty said:

I still remember April 29 2008 playing GTA IV for the time and after finishing "The Cousin's Bellic" being able to move freely and walk outside. I think exterior wise it's definitely the most distinguishing being right next to the rail road network and across the street from Comrade's Bar.

 

It reminds me of old school NYC films where you see shots of old, run down hotels and such in Brooklyn.

Yeah I love the atmosphere there. Also blows my mind how close it looks to the real Brighton Beach in Brooklyn

 

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The Time Ranger

I'm going against the grain here but I quite like the Alderney safehouse. It's not completly shítty like the Bohan and Broker safehouses, you could lie low there in relative comfort, it's cozy without being ostentatious. Middle Park and Playboy X apartments are obviously the best looking but I feel they don't suit the tone of IV as well.

 

Alderney feels like a safehouse, in a non-descript area, not too flashy, but still has home essentials and comforts like a small kitchen, living room and a tv. It's basically a bedsit but much better than the glorified prison cells that are Broker and Bohan.

 

Outside the Alderney safehouse I like Playboy X's apartment. I sometimes do some parkour and jump to the opposite building, and exit via the stairs on the roof, no loading screen exiting this way so that's cool. Also escaping the cops by helicopter and using the balcony as a landing pad to escape to the safety of home is always fun.

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