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{{infobox mission
|name=Give Me Liberty
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|name = Give Me Liberty
|image=GiveMeLiberty-GTAIII.jpg
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|image = GiveMeLiberty-GTAIII.jpg
|size=300px
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|size = 300px
|caption=[[8-Ball]] explaining to [[Claude]] the next course of action to be taken after their new found freedom.
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|caption = [[8-Ball]] telling [[Claude]] the next course of action to be taken after their new found freedom.
|game=III
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|game = III
|for=[[8-Ball]]
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|for = [[8-Ball]]
|target=
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|location = [[Callahan Bridge]], [[Portland Island]]
|location=[[Callahan Bridge]], [[Portland Island]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]
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|fail = [[Wasted]]<br>[[Busted]]<br>[[8-Ball]] dies<br>[[Kuruma]] destroyed
|reward=Nothing
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|reward = None
|unlocks=[[Luigi's Girls]]
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|unlocks = [[Luigi's Girls]]
|unlockedby=[[Introduction (GTA III)|Introductory cutscenes]]
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|unlockedby = [[Introduction (GTA III)|Introduction]]
 
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{{quote|I know a place on the edge of the Red Light District where we can lay low, but my hands are all messed up so you better drive, brother.|[[8-Ball]] to [[Claude]]}}
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'''Give Me Liberty''' is the first storyline mission of ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''. It is given to [[protagonist]] [[Claude]] by explosives expert [[8-Ball]] from the [[Callahan Bridge]], [[Portland Island]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]. The mission serves as the opening sequence that the player controls.
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{{Quote|Liberty City is in shock today as the Police and emergency services deal with the aftermath of a devastating attack on a police convoy this morning. As yet, no details have been released about the prisoners being transferred on the convoy and no group has claimed responsibility.|Reporter}}
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'''Give Me Liberty''' is the first storyline mission of ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''. It is given to [[protagonist]] [[Claude]] by explosives expert [[8-Ball]] from the [[Callahan Bridge]], [[Portland Island]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]. The mission serves as a tutorial mission, teaching new players how to control the game.
   
 
==Mission Description==
 
==Mission Description==
After the previous [[Introduction (GTA III)|attack]] took [[Callahan Bridge|place]], [[Claude]] and [[8-Ball]] need to make a hasty escape before the [[LCPD in GTA III Era|law enforcement]] made their way to the now damaged bridge. Luckly, there is a [[Kuruma|car]] that is in healthy condition. 8-Ball explains that his hands hurt to much from the hand cuffs for him to drive. So Claude gets behind the wheel and drives the players to the [[Red Light District Safehouse|Red Light District]] that 8-Ball told him about and away from the cops that happened to show up seconds after both men drive off.
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After the [http://gta.wikia.com/Introduction_%28GTA_III%29 attack] on the Callahan Bridge, [[Claude]] and [[8-Ball]] are now free but stuck in Portland. 8-Ball knows where to hide and where to seek work, but Claude will need to drive due to 8-Ball's injured hands.
   
Once they reach the area, both men change into a more civilan outfit to hide their identity from the cops. When they hope back into the car, 8-Ball informs Claude of this [[Luigi Goterelli|cat]] from way back and is also connected, which means that 8-Ball could put in a good word for Claude to get him some work.
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They arrive in Claude's new safehouse in [[Red Light District Safehouse|Red Light District]] and change into normal clothes before driving to [[Luigi's Sex Club Seven]]. 8-Ball and Claude head to the back and use the service door. The next mission takes place immediately after arriving at the Club.
   
When they arrive at a strip club called [[Luigi's Sex Club Seven]], 8-Ball and Claude head to the back and use the service door. This is when the next [[Luigi's Girls|mission]] takes place.
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==Characters==
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*[[Claude]]
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*[[8-Ball]] <small>(Mission boss)</small>
   
 
==Mission objectives==
 
==Mission objectives==
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==Reward==
 
==Reward==
The Portland Safehouse will be unlocked and completion of the mission immediately unlocks the [[Luigi's Girls]] mission for Luigi Goterelli.
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The [[Portland Safehouse (GTA III)|Portland Safehouse]] will be unlocked and completion of the mission immediately unlocks the mission "[[Luigi's Girls]]" for Luigi Goterelli. The Columbian Cartel are now hostile towards Claude (all though you don't encounter them until Staunton Island is unlocked).
 
==Glitch==
 
 
* Between the beginning of the mission and "[[Last Requests]]", the player can in fact cross the damaged [[Callahan Bridge]] to gain access to both [[Staunton Island]] and [[Shoreside Vale]] early. See [[Callahan Bridge#Exploits|Callahan Bridge Exploits]] for more details.
 
   
 
== Trivia==
 
== Trivia==
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* As the GTA III physics engine does not permit cars to be turned over on its side, the destroyed cars blocking the bridge will either be right side up or upside down. Strangely, standing in the flames of the destroyed cars will not burn Claude.
* The player can exploit this mission to allow the player character to don the orange Liberty State Penitentiary jumpsuit outside the mission. Requiring a saved game, the player must first load it then then start a new game. Once the cutscenes preceding the mission are over, the player must then load the saved game again, allowing the player character to appear in the jumpsuit in the saved game. By wearing the outfit, the [[Cheats in GTA III|cheat code]] allowing the player character to assume the appearance of random pedestrian characters is useless as long as the player doesn't save the game. Otherwise, the jumpsuit remains as the player character's outfit permanently.
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* The mission title may be a reference to [[wp:Patrick Henry|Patrick Henry's]] famous words "Give me liberty or give me death!", as well as the name of Liberty City.
* After some time has passed, a pair of LCPD police cars respond to the distress signal and will drive up the bridge, obviously too late to save the convoy. However, upon closer inspection, the police cars will just stop at the damaged part of the bridge, and the officers inside will not do anything. Even if you ram their vehicles, run in front of them repeatedly showing your prison jumpsuit, or obtain a weapon and attack the vehicle, you will not get the usual wanted level. It is even possible, with a larger vehicle, to ram the police cars into the gap on the destroyed bridge.
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* During the mission, the player is absent of gaining [[Wanted Level|wanted levels]] for the first two in-game hours (until 6:00AM).
* If you fail this mission, the opening scene replays, instead of either taking you back to the hideout, hospital, or police station.
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* Non-chronologically, this is the first storyline mission in the [[3D Universe|3D Era]].
* The burning wreckage consists of an LCPD Enforcer turned over on its side, and a wrecked Mafia Sentinel. However, a Mafia Sentinel was not part of the convoy and was not seen when the Colombians attacked. Also, as the GTA III physics engine does not permit cars to be turned over on its side, the cars will either be right side up or upside down. Strangely, standing in the flames of the destroyed cars will not burn Claude.
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* The [[Kuruma]] you get at the very beginning of the mission has a unique color (teal) that can't be found anywhere else.
* The mission title is a reference to [[wp:Patrick Henry|Patrick Henry]]'s famous words "Give me liberty or give me death!".
 
* Oddly, in the mission [[8-Ball]] states that his hands are "all messed up", but seemed to have no difficulty punching the policeman after the members of the cartel had left and, shortly after making the statement opening a car door.  Also, one wonders how he could change his clothes in this state.
 
* The mission's name is a triple entendre, as "give me liberty" is a synonym of "give me freedom", referencing Claude and 8-Ball's escape from the prison escort, "give me Liberty" could also be said as the game then takes place in [[Liberty City]], and finally, as mentioned before, the name is a reference to Patrick Henry's famous words.
 
* During the mission, the player is absent of gaining [[Wanted Level|wanted levels]], but only for the first two in-game hours (until 6:00AM).
 
* Non-chronologically, this is the first storyline mission in the [http://gta.wikia.com/GTA_III_Era GTA III Era].
 
* In the [[beta]], the car you were meant to drive was a [[Beamer]] (see gallery).
 
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==

Latest revision as of 08:10, April 14, 2014

MISSION
Give Me Liberty
GiveMeLiberty-GTAIII
8-Ball telling Claude the next course of action to be taken after their new found freedom.
Game: Grand Theft Auto III
For: 8-Ball
Location: Callahan Bridge, Portland Island
Conditions of mission failure: Wasted
Busted
8-Ball dies
Kuruma destroyed
Reward: None
Unlocks: Luigi's Girls
Unlocked by: Introduction
"Liberty City is in shock today as the Police and emergency services deal with the aftermath of a devastating attack on a police convoy this morning. As yet, no details have been released about the prisoners being transferred on the convoy and no group has claimed responsibility."
―Reporter

Give Me Liberty is the first storyline mission of Grand Theft Auto III. It is given to protagonist Claude by explosives expert 8-Ball from the Callahan Bridge, Portland Island, Liberty City. The mission serves as a tutorial mission, teaching new players how to control the game.

Mission DescriptionEdit

After the attack on the Callahan Bridge, Claude and 8-Ball are now free but stuck in Portland. 8-Ball knows where to hide and where to seek work, but Claude will need to drive due to 8-Ball's injured hands.

They arrive in Claude's new safehouse in Red Light District and change into normal clothes before driving to Luigi's Sex Club Seven. 8-Ball and Claude head to the back and use the service door. The next mission takes place immediately after arriving at the Club.

CharactersEdit

Mission objectivesEdit

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get in the car
  • Drive to the hideout
  • Head over to Luigi's Club

RewardEdit

The Portland Safehouse will be unlocked and completion of the mission immediately unlocks the mission "Luigi's Girls" for Luigi Goterelli. The Columbian Cartel are now hostile towards Claude (all though you don't encounter them until Staunton Island is unlocked).

TriviaEdit

  • As the GTA III physics engine does not permit cars to be turned over on its side, the destroyed cars blocking the bridge will either be right side up or upside down. Strangely, standing in the flames of the destroyed cars will not burn Claude.
  • The mission title may be a reference to Patrick Henry's famous words "Give me liberty or give me death!", as well as the name of Liberty City.
  • During the mission, the player is absent of gaining wanted levels for the first two in-game hours (until 6:00AM).
  • Non-chronologically, this is the first storyline mission in the 3D Era.
  • The Kuruma you get at the very beginning of the mission has a unique color (teal) that can't be found anywhere else.

Gallery Edit

Video WalkthroughsEdit

PC Version
GTA3 Intro & Mission 1 - Give Me Liberty (HD)(06:16)
iPad 2 Version
GTA3 - iPad 2 - Intro & Mission 1 - Give Me Liberty(06:15)


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