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Roman's Sorrow
The Bellic cousins discover their apartment on fire
Game: Grand Theft Auto IV
For: Roman Bellic
Location: Hove Beach, Broker
Conditions of mission failure:
Roman dies
South Bohan Safehouse
"Lowest Point" achievement/trophy
Unlocks: Escuela of the Streets
Out of the Closet
Unlocked by: Russian Revolution
"I've got nothing left! Not my home, not my business, nothing! They took it all."
Roman Bellic

Roman's Sorrow is a mission for Niko's cousin Roman in Grand Theft Auto IV. This is the mission where Roman and Niko move from Broker to South Bohan.


Roman and Niko are aware that Dimitri and his partner Ray Bulgarin will kill them following a botched meeting before. Roman wants to move to Bohan and calls Mallorie to see if she has anywhere for them to stay, but not before asking Niko to head back to his apartment in Hove Beach to collect several items, including a wedding ring for Mallorie, which Roman later mentions during their trip to Bohan.

Upon arrival in Hove Beach, they find out both the apartment and Roman's cab business have been set on fire by Dimitri and Bulgarin. Having lost everything from the fires, the duo are forced to cut their losses and escape to Bohan, where they settle down in Mallorie's cousin's apartment until the situation improves.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to Roman.
  • Go to Roman's apartment.
  • Go to Bohan.

Video Walkthrough

GTA 4 - Mission 25 - Roman's Sorrow (1080p)09:54

GTA 4 - Mission 25 - Roman's Sorrow (1080p)


  • Little Jacob will text Niko, telling you to keep low and be in touch.
  • Brucie will call you, saying that Roman is gambling crazy. 
  • Dimitri will call you, saying he will hunt Niko and his cousin again.




  • Lost safehouse: Broker Safehouse
  • No more jobs from Roman
  • No more free taxis until completing Blow Your Cover
    • Eventually, Roman's Taxi will no longer be available for the rest of the game, unless the player had saved one.


  • Completing this mission will immediately grant you the Achievement/Trophy, "Lowest Point".
  • As you go to the apartment, keep an eye out for the cab depot. It is burning, but driving past it will not affect any dialogue. There is often an explosion inside as you cruise by.
  • After the explosion of the apartment, you will see two Russian gangsters in a car quickly flee the area. A Weazel News report also states that Russian gangsters were seen starting the fires at the depot and apartment by throwing Molotov cocktails.
  • After the mission It's War, Johnny can read the article about this mission.
  • Following this mission, Roman's Taxi missions will remain unavailable for the rest of the game. If you have completed all 10 fares prior to this mission, Roman will text Niko, and say that he is hogging all the business. 
  • Roman's car service ability will also remain unavailable until Roman's insurance pays off and he is able to revive "Bellic Enterprises" following Blow Your Cover.
  • The parking space outside the burnt out apartment can still be used to store cars.
  • If you call the fire department, they will react as if it were a prank call, even though there really is a fire.
  • If you destroy Roman's car before entering the marker it will say that Roman has died and you fail the mission.
  • The apartment and Roman's cab business are burnt out for the rest of the game. This is the same for The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.
  • Sometimes if the player drives by Roman's cab depot first, it will trigger a cutscene depicting the cab depot, and Roman will act as if it was the safehouse, claiming that he needed to go in and get a ring for Mallorie Bardas. Then if the player goes to the safehouse, the cutscene will show the apartment, and Roman will use the dialogue that was supposed to be for the cab depot.
  • If you go to the apartment and then kill Roman while it is on fire, the fire will stop but it will be in a burnt state as if the mission ended. Although it is still marked on the map it is not accessible and you cannot save until the mission is completed. 
  • This mission is shown during the end credits of The Lost and Damned.
  • Doing this mission on a motorcycle will show different scenes. At the apartment, Niko and Roman will dismount the bike and Niko will block his cousin from entering the building. At the depot, they will again dismount and talk while standing beside the bike.
  • During the mission, all vehicles in the parking space outside Roman's apartment will be missing, but be there again once the mission is completed.
  • You will not be able to get into the Roman's Taxi that is to the right of the marker anyway, not even shooting out the windows. The windows will be bulletproof, but after shooting at it once, the car appears to raise itself up a bit.
  • It is easy to climb up onto the nearby broken escape, as it is much lower than the others.
  • The car burning inside the cab depot is actually a Primo.


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