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TBoGT: Gold Star achievement in GTA 4

TBoGT: Gold Star

Score 100% in all missions. (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

TBoGT: Gold Star+0.9
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How to unlock the TBoGT: Gold Star achievement

  • Trikke den 1eTrikke den 1e561,211
    26 Nov 2009 23 Feb 2017
    246 53 42
    Edit (26/12/2016) : It has been brought to our attention by Elliot Pierson that the mission #23 "In The Crosshairs" seems to be glitched, and this for a couple of years already.
    I wasn't able to verify this ; confirmation needed. If so, I'm not sure of this achievement becomes unobtainable because of this. -> JonathanX64 confirmed having got the achievement and nothing seems to be glitched at all...

    Edit (25/01/2017) : edited YouTube links into 'spoilers' in order to reduce loading times for this solution guide

    Hereunder you will find the vids related to all 26 missions, so you would know what to do, where to go, which vehicule to use, etc... in order to get the 100% for every mission.

    I'm just linking from youtube, nothing more.
    ALL credits go to GTASeriesVideos for making these useful videos.

    Mission #01 - I Luv LC

    Mission #02 - Chinese Takeout

    Mission #03 - Momma's Boy (Losing Cage Fight)

    Mission #04 - Corner Kids

    Mission #05 - Clocking Off

    Mission #06 - Practice Swing

    Mission #07 - Blog This!...

    Mission #08 - Bang Bang

    Mission #09 - Boulevard Baby

    Mission #10 - Frosting On The Cake

    Mission #11 - Kibbutz Number One

    Mission #12 - Sexy Time

    Mission #13 - High Dive

    Mission #14 - ...Blog This!

    Mission #15 - This Ain't Checkers

    Mission #16 - Not So Fast

    Mission #17 - No. 3

    Mission #18 - Ladies' Night

    Mission #19 - Caught With Your Pants Down

    Mission #20 - Going Deep

    Mission #21 - Dropping In

    Mission #22 - For The Man Who Has Everything

    Mission #23 - In The Crosshairs

    Mission #24 - Ladies Half Price

    Mission #25 - Party's Over

    Mission - Ending / Final Mission


    Any suggestions to improve this guide are welcome!

    Thanks for voting thumbs up if this solution was helpful.

    Good luck!

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    Brett Evans15Hey guys, so is that right to get reload the last save and get a few tries and got 100%?! And there’s one last thing, so is that right to use a phone to go to missions tab and get completed the other objectives (checkmarks) and got 100%?! Do you think it doesn’t matter on both of them to get Gold Star Achievement or no?! I hope this works or not. Please let me know it. Thanks!
    Posted by Brett Evans15 on 08 Apr 20 at 15:35
    Charlie BrightAlthough this guide was helpful. I found it frustrating at times as there is no real guidance on certain areas. The most annoying example of this was on the mission Bang Bang. I never got a helicopter to spawn at that location and nothing is explained to say how they got it there. Whether it be luck or down to something more, it would have been nice if that could have been explained. In the end I did it without a heli but it is extremely hard and I would say prepare for a few frustrating hours, twice I got 5 minutes 1 second, this was by far the most difficult mission I found. For the In The Crosshairs mission, a helicopter is not needed at all, you can make it in a normal car, once on the roof you can jump on to the stairs on the back of the building after taking out the 4 snipers. In fact many of the missions you don’t need a super fast car or heli, the one you start with will be sufficient. The real time killer is the headshots and accuracy, this is where you may fall down trying to do all the objectives in one run as it can be quite difficult to be really fast and accurate at the same time. I would say it is far easier to do these parts separate, luckily this dlc is more forgiving and allows you to stack the objectives over multiple runs rather than having to do all in one like in Red Dead 2.
    Posted by Charlie Bright on 28 Jul 20 at 09:44
    zombiefurkoI had the bug for mission 23 in the crossairs the fix is too get arrested in the mission and redo the mission and armando will call you too pick the advance sniper up it shot 4 bullets and i just got the 100% too the mission
    Posted by zombiefurko on 16 Sep 20 at 06:34
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  • Major AlenkoMajor Alenko90,709
    31 Oct 2009 14 Nov 2009
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    ALL 26 MISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR 100%

    I luv L.C.
    Time: 04:30
    Player Damage: 0%
    Car Damage: 10%

    Practice Swing
    Time: 04:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 11
    Accuracy: 70%
    100% Golf Accuracy: v

    Chinese Takeout
    Time: 05:20
    Player Damage: 10%
    Accuracy: 70%
    100% Headshots: v

    Momma's Boy
    Time: 03:10
    Player Damage: 10%
    Crowd Helped: v
    Counter Finish: v

    Corner Kids
    Time: 07:50
    Player Damage: 40%
    Headshots: 20
    Accuracy: 55%

    Clocking Off
    Time: 05:00
    Player Damage: 40%
    Headshots: 20
    Accuracy: 55%

    Sexy Time
    Time: 06:00
    Player Damage: 0%
    Boats Destroyed: 4

    Kibbutz Number One
    Time: 05:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 10
    Accuracy: 70%
    Boat Damage: 60%
    Top Boat Speed: 70 mph
    Quickdraw the RPG: v (kill him before he shoots a rocket)

    Bang Bang
    Time: 05:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    No Bombs Wasted: v

    Blog This!...
    Time: 02:30
    Car Damage: 0%

    High Dive
    Time: 04:10
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 6
    Accuracy: 70%
    Helicopters Destroyed: 4
    Free Fall Time: v

    Caught With Your Pants Down
    Time: 07:25
    Player Damage: 50%
    Cop Cars Destroyed: 6
    Tank Damage: 50%
    Sharpshooter: v

    This Ain't Checkers
    Time: 07:35
    Player Damage: 0%
    Perfect Landing: v
    Always First: v

    No. 3
    Time: 05:15
    Top Speed: 140 mph
    Car Damage: 20%
    Followed Close: v

    Frosting On The Cake
    Time: 05:45
    Player Damage: 50%
    Bomb Accuracy: v
    Escape Cops Time: 0:35

    Boulevard Baby
    Time: 03:10
    Player Damage: 40%
    Groove On: v
    Good Guy: v

    ...Blog This!
    Time: 02:10
    Player Damage: 0%
    Time To Catch Blogger: 0:08

    Not So Fast
    Time: 04:35
    Player Damage: 20%
    Helicopter Damage: 80%

    Ladies' Night
    Time: 08:50
    Helicopter Damage: 0%
    Low Fly: v
    Close Pursuit: v

    Going Deep
    Time: 06:30
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 20
    Accuracy: 70%
    Vehicles Destroyed: 5
    Bomb Hidden: v
    Sticky Bomb Carnage: v

    Dropping In
    Time: 06:40
    Player Damage: 40%
    Accuracy: 70%
    Landing Distance: v
    Ashvilli Plummet: v
    Truck Landing: v

    In The Crosshairs
    Time: 04:30
    Player Damage: 40%
    Headshots: 10
    Accuracy: 60%
    4 shots, 4 snipers: v

    For The Man Who Has Everything
    Time: 04:20
    Player Damage: 50%
    Duck Chopper: v
    Helicopters Destroyed: 8

    Ladies Half Price
    Time: 03:55
    Hanger On Time: 0:07

    Party's Over
    Time: 04:30
    Player Damage: 90%
    Headshots: 25
    Accuracy: 70%
    Enemy Cars Destroyed: 4

    Departure Time
    Time: 10:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 25
    Accuracy: 70%

    "Edit Credit to Moe GZ" Orignal link: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?p=24...
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    RomerNakataThey keep that way. You don't need to reach all the targets at once.
    Posted by RomerNakata on 12 Jul 14 at 11:37
    KillaQueens515Just so any future readers no the "v"s are suppose to be check marks. This solution was somewhat helpful but I can't figure out how to do "Follow Closely" for Mission No. "3."
    Posted by KillaQueens515 on 10 Dec 16 at 01:31
    Brett Evans15So you guys, it’s just use the other check marks first without 100% on 26 missions. Lastly, it’s that right to use another check marks for the other check mark on 26 missions to replay (repeat) the missions or no?! Is that right for all of guys? I hope this works or not to get Gold Star Achievement for me. Please let me know it. Thanks!
    Posted by Brett Evans15 on 03 Apr 20 at 00:09
  • Rusty3538Rusty3538112,054
    20 Mar 2010 03 Mar 2010 05 Jun 2011
    80 1 9
    Ok just an addition to the above guides (which are great and are really helped me initially, so thanks guys). A few things I've noticed: dont use taxis to get to destinations, this will invalidate your time for the mission. I found this out on "sexy time" I used a taxi to get to the pier. When I'd finished the mission it said 100% but then when I hit "A" to view "my results" it said 82%.

    Another top tip which I dont think anyone's mentioned (apologies if they have) but you dont have to complete all objectives in one run through.

    i.e. on "Chinese Takeout" my first run through I took my time and went for headshots and accuracy (100% Headshots, Accuracy: 70%) This took me 13 mins to do but at the end the Headshots & Accuracy boxes where checked. I then went back through with the automatic shotgun with explosive rounds and stormed though in just over 5 min with less than 10% damage and got 100% :o).

    I know this might take longer because it can sometimes mean 2-3 play throughs for each mission but it definately helped me.

    Hope this helps GOOD LUCK!!!

    # EDIT: To help complete the challenges within the set time here is another tip I found really helped:

    Go to the mission start point (you can find this by starting the mission check your location on the map and then quit and head to that location). Once your at the start point call Henrique and ask for a fast car, then keep an eye on your mini map and get your cell phone ready to start the mission as Henrique approaches (once you can acctually see the marker on the mini map). When the mission starts Henrique will just be pulling up infront of you with a nice shiny new car :o)

    I found this helped loads and saved precious time having to run around looking for a vehicle.
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    Leroy I1981INice supplement to the other guides, good to know this can be accomplished over multiple runs.
    Posted by Leroy I1981I on 12 Mar 12 at 20:30
    TBonePhoneHenrique shaved 90s off my sexy time best time. Best tip ever
    Posted by TBonePhone on 12 Mar 13 at 01:37
    GsO LightThanks for the tip about the Henrique vehicle as I've been trying to get the time for "sexy time" but always ended up running around looking for a car which ruined my time, going to try this tonight!
    Posted by GsO Light on 13 Apr 14 at 01:37
  • nanoc1111nanoc1111178,535
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    Hi there, the reason i am writing this solution is just giving you some tips and tricks about some missions that really pissed me off. (read every solution and comment before reading this, so it may confuse less.)

    If you're stuck on having missions left with time limit and accuracy or headshots at the same time, don't do both together because the pressure is just too high to miss shots.

    Pick a pistol or use the explosive Shotgun (code: 486-555-0100), also health and shield (code: 482-555-0100 or 362-555-0100) before you restart each mission for the maximum amount of headshots and accuracy.

    The helicopters aren't really needed, but in case if you need to know it: it doesn't spawn every time, so you might have to restart the "Bang Bang" Mission a couple times before it shows up. (that's the only time i used it btw.)



    Rocket Launchers aimed at vehicles gives you 0% accuracy. Had to learn that very painfully in the "Going Deep" Mission.

    For the Mission "Momma's Boy" you have to win every round and after that you kill the guy who was betting against you. (which is suprisingly not canon.)

    For the Quickdraw the RPG checkmark in "Kibbutz Number One" you need to activate auto aim and flick your RS into the direction where the RPG guy spawns after you killed enough people.



    For the "Sexy Time" Mission, the Yacht has 4 Hitboxes, also using the cn_back button goes into first person perspective and it helps to see where your shots are going. you can hold cn_A and cn_X Button together while trying to low yourself right above the water for easier aim against the boats.



    For the "No. 3" Mission (followed close checkmark), don't crash your car at all and hit the ramp before brucie lands on the boat. (you'll probably have to play this mission alot to know dangerous areas.)

    For the "Caught With Your Pants Down" Mission, if you fail 14 shots for the Sharpshooter checkmark, then you can shoot the pilot in the head so you can restart the mission much faster.

    If you got the Truck landing checkmark in "Dropping In" you don't have to land perfectly on it again, just fly into the ground and get in the truck.

    You have to skip the Cutscenes in "For The Man Who Has Everything" to make it in time. (i skip every cutscene in this game which might also help.)

    In the mission "In The Crosshairs" you can climb up the Chimney in the video at 0:51 like mentioned in the comments in the following video, just don't hold or tap cn_A, take your time since its easier to recreate the whole video.

    Also if 4 Shots 4 Snipers doesn't work, getting arrested and retrying helps towards the checkmark.

    Solution for TBoGT: Gold Star in Grand Theft Auto IV

    In the Mission "Ladies Half Price" you have to hold cn_LT to get rid of the guy holding on your boat quickly.

    Also in the final Mission, you don't have to recreate the sniper shooting in the following video, but the flying parachute part was needed to make it legit under 10 Minutes, since it took me 30-40 seconds longer to finish the mission despite using shortcuts.



    Hope those tips can help getting you a bit closer to the 80 and 100% achievements.
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