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Genetically Superior

Come first in 20 singleplayer street races.

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How to unlock the Genetically Superior achievement

  • TrueAchievementTrueAchievement365,590
    03 Jul 2008 05 Jul 2008 02 Mar 2013
    127 12 16
    You need to win 20 of Brucie's races. Choose him in your phone and choose the Race option.

    Usually he'll have a race for you but occasionally he won't - if not just call him back.

    Note: There are 3 different races on each of the 3 main islands, if you win all 9 of these to start with you'll get 2% towards your 100% completion achievement.

    Nice!

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    IcedoveCan you cheat yourself a sports car, if in need?!
    Posted by Icedove on 21 Nov 15 at 13:29
    Mr PeanutbubberFrom my experience, GTA cheats disable achievements. I am not certain whether this is true in regards to GTA IV, but I wouldn't bet on it. It shouldn't be too difficult to find an appropriate sports car in Liberty City.
    Posted by Mr Peanutbubber on 05 Apr 16 at 14:52
    charliethegamerFun Fact: this is the oldest guide posted on TA
    Posted by charliethegamer on 04 Sep 19 at 22:23
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  • Kung Fu RikiKung Fu Riki208,786
    08 Sep 2009 11 Sep 2009 06 Dec 2011
    100 3 9
    Genetically Superior
    Come first in 20 singleplayer street races.

    Prerequisites
    Gained access to Alderney (third/left island).
    Complete Brucie's racing mission called 'No. 1' (this win doesn't count).

    Races
    Broker/Dukes Bohan (first/right islands):
    Airport
    Dukes Boulevard
    South Broker

    Algonquin (second/middle island):
    South Algonquin
    Star Junction
    Bohan

    Alderney (third/left island):
    South Alderney
    Alderney
    North Alderney

    Solution
    If you are attempting this achievement from the start of a new game you will have to play through the story missions until you gain access to Alderney. Along the way you should meet Brucie. Brucie will have some missions for you to complete the last involves racing his car for him. Once you complete the Brucie racing mission, he will tell you to call him anytime you want to race.

    Now that you've unlocked the singleplayer street races from Brucie you can call him using your phone. Call Brucie from the first islands and Brucie will direct you to one of the Broker/Dukes Bohan races. Win the race and it will be temporarily locked. Systematically race the available races on the three islands collecting 9 wins and 2% toward Key to the City achievement. Keep track of how long it took you to complete each race.

    Once you've raced all nine races the ones that were previously locked will unlock again and you can call Brucie from any island to do the races on that island. Now that you've won every race the other cars will become more aggressive. If you kept track of your finish times for all the races on an island choose to do your remaining races on the island where all three races took you the least amount of time. Call Brucie from that island and save when he tells you there isn't a race right now.

    As you race try to gain speed on the straight aways and take your time around hair pin turns. Hair Pin turns is where the computer vehicles will careen out of control so making those turns can usually move you up in the position very easily. To slow down for hair pin turns use the break instead of hand break; a hand break stop will often make the car uncontrolable.

    Cars
    Use faster cars that handle well and take take a moderate amount of damage:
    Banshee
    Super GT
    Infernus
    Comet
    Turismo

    One strategy is to go after this achievement at the same time as You Got The Message achievement. If the car that Stevie sends you after is a fast one you can use it for the singleplayer races. Make sure you send the car through the Paint and Spray before bringing it back to the garage to get the most amount of money from Stevie.

    Tips from the Comments
    Dark Cell NZ said:
    If you call Brucie from a slower car then the cars that appear at the race will be of similar rank. An advantage can be gained by switching to a faster car on the way to the race.
    Cellar Attic said:
    Also, I found that a way to give yourself even more of an edge is to avoid the yellow start marker. Instead, go to the front of the lineups, pull in front of the first cars and then reverse into one of them. This will automatically start the race and you will already be in 1st place! This is useful because you don't have to worry about the idiot AI knocking you into oncoming traffic or a telephone pole.
    Related Achievements
    Grand Theft Auto IVYou Got The MessageThe You Got The Message achievement in Grand Theft Auto IV worth 57 pointsDeliver all 30 cars ordered through text message.

    Grand Theft Auto IVKey To The CityThe Key To The City achievement in Grand Theft Auto IV worth 425 pointsAchieve 100% in "Game progress" statistic.


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    SaltzzzI'm having the same problem. ^ Seems no matter where I go, 'race' aint an option... Any ideas?
    Posted by Saltzzz on 28 Aug 11 at 01:36
    Kung Fu RikiIf your approval rating is low with Brucie that may be the reason. I've never run into this so it may be a glitch or an issue with a patch that was added after I played.
    Posted by Kung Fu Riki on 29 Aug 11 at 16:24
    Cellar AtticI can also confirm that calling Brucie on foot will result in racing slower cars. In fact, of the 20 races I only encountered fast cars (I used an Infernus) twice, but I just reloaded my game.

    Also, I found that a way to give yourself even more of an edge is to avoid the yellow start marker. Instead, go to the front of the lineups, pull in front of the first cars and then reverse into one of them. This will automatically start the race and you will already be in 1st place! This is useful because you don't have to worry about the idiot AI knocking you into oncoming traffic or a telephone pole.

    After you win the first 9 races I found that racing in Alderney was the quickest and most effective method to win the next 11 races. The Pay and Spray stops are also directly along the routes between races, which also cuts down on time. Finally, I preferred racing at night as there is typically far less traffic. The downside is that it can sometimes be difficult to see. Happy racing!
    Posted by Cellar Attic on 06 Dec 11 at 03:47
  • OnzaOnza146,430
    24 Apr 2009 10 Apr 2009 07 May 2009
    41 5 4
    I've read (have not tried it yet), if you make the call when sitting it a crappy car, Brucie will "setup" the race with crappy cars. So if you swap cars after the call, to a better car, you'll have an advantage.

    EDIT: I have tried it and it does seem to work, most of the time. I also read about a guy who called while on foot (he was trying to steal an Infernus from the start line), and the cars were always junk... So maybe calling on foot is an even BIGGER advantage.
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    OnzaThanks for the confirmation... I have yet do a phoned-up race... The one that was part of the story line was much harder than I thought... I decided to save stuff that causes me to die a lot, until I'm done with the game (game is a bit harder than I was expecting).
    Posted by Onza on 14 Apr 09 at 02:24
    Chris8875Spot on 100% true. Phone while in a junky car, on foot or in Roman's cabs and the cars in the race should be pretty average standard. From there just simply swap into a quick car and it should be easy to win.
    Posted by Chris8875 on 25 Feb 10 at 01:06
    JohnnyInterfnkBit late for this game to add to the discussion but here goes -- I called from the cab to start the races, then when I arrived, I just stole the cab and used that as my racer. Because I was in a cab my opponents were usually in average cars, and the cab has at least decent pickup and speed so completed well.

    The big plus for the cab though is that its handling is superior, so I hit up the races with sharp turns. As I saw my competition fly past the sharp cuts and into buildings and walls I easily steered myself into first place after about a minute. By the end of the race no competitors would ever be in site (only one exception, but I crashed into a fence and had trouble getting back onto the road about 200 feet from the finish line in that case...)
    Posted by JohnnyInterfnk on 09 Dec 14 at 20:38
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