"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."

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.


Following the ambush of their prison convoy and the subsequent attack on the Callahan Bridge, Claude and 8-Ball have escaped but are now isolated on Portland Island. After locating an abandoned Kuruma, 8-Ball informs Claude that he knows a place for them to lay low and find work, but Claude will need to drive there due to 8-Ball's injured hands.

After arriving at Claude's new hideout in the Red Light District, the duo change into civilian clothes before driving to Sex Club Seven, a strip club owned by Luigi Goterelli. Arriving at the club automatically triggers the next mission.

Mission Objectives


8-Ball and Claude stand on the destroyed Callahan Bridge next to a teal Kuruma.
8-Ball 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 enters the car and Claude drives to the safehouse.
8-Ball This is the place right here, let's get off the street and find a change of clothes!
They both enter the safehouse, change clothes and get back in the car.
8-Ball I know a guy, he's connected, his name's Luigi. Me an' him go back so I could probably get you some work. C'mon lets head over there.
Claude drives to Luigi's club.
8-Ball This is Luigi's club. Let's go round the back and use the service door.

Video Walkthroughs

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

GTA3 Intro & Mission 1 - Give Me Liberty (HD)

GTA3 - iPad 2 - Intro & Mission 1 - Give Me Liberty06:15

GTA3 - iPad 2 - Intro & Mission 1 - Give Me Liberty


Completion of the mission unlocks the Portland Safehouse and automatically triggers the mission Luigi's Girls.



  • It is possible for this mission to fail to load thus keeping the prison uniform and a lot of other things.
  • As the GTA III physics engine does not permit cars to be turned on their side, the destroyed cars blocking the bridge will either be right side up or upside down. Strangely, standing in the flames of the burning cars will not affect Claude's health.
  • 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.
  • For the first two in-game hours (until 6:00), the player cannot gain a wanted level.
  • The Kuruma used in the mission has a unique Teal colour, which can be stored after completing the following mission. In the Beta version of the game, the player originally drove a purple Sentinel.
  • When the player enters any vehicle after the cutscene, Head Radio will play every time from the beginning of the audio file.
  • During this mission Claude obtains his default clothes. But during the bank heist Claude has these clothes already on.
  • This is chronologically the first mission in the 3D Universe by release order.