The following is a list of missions featured in Grand Theft Auto IV. For a list of missions in The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, see Missions in The Lost and Damned and Missions in The Ballad of Gay Tony. In the game, many missions are available at the same time from multiple characters, so this list does not reflect any required chronological order of completion. Each character's respective missions, however, can only be completed in the order listed. And, of course, some characters and their respective missions may not be unlocked until certain missions are completed. The list is done in a logical order in which it can lock chronologically with The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.
In total, there are 88 story missions, which are the following:
- The Cousins Bellic - Watch the Introduction, before meeting Roman Bellic and driving him to his apartment.
- It's Your Call - Drive Roman to a hardware store, receive his old phone and escape from the loan sharks.
- Three's a Crowd - Pick up Mallorie Bardas and Michelle from the subway station, drive them to Michelle's place, and go buy new clothes.
- First Date - Take Michelle bowling.
- Bleed Out - Save Roman from the loan sharks and kill Bledar Morina, Kalem Vulaj and Dardan Petrela.
- Easy Fare - Meet Vladimir Glebov before driving Jermaine Andrews to the lockup and losing the cops.
- Jamaican Heat - Pick up Little Jacob, watch over a meeting and kill the gang members.
- Concrete Jungle - Drive Jacob to a drug deal and kill the dealers who set him up.
- Bull in a China Shop - Smash a shop window and retrieve Vlad's money, then take it back to Vlad.
- Hung Out to Dry - Chase the laundromat owner by car and retrieve what he owes to Vlad.
- Clean Getaway - Travel by train to steal a car that belongs to Vlad.
- Ivan the Not So Terrible - Chase Ivan Bytchkov, then kill or spare him.
- Uncle Vlad - Kill Vladimir.
- Crime and Punishment - Meet Mikhail Faustin and Dimitri Rascalov, steal a police car, and then steal a van full of TV's led by Kenny Petrovic and driven by Petrovic's henchmen.
- Do You Have Protection? - Threaten Joseph Kaplan at a sex shop, reclaim the money and go to the gun shop to receive a gun after leaving or killing Joseph.
- Final Destination - Kill Lenny Petrovic.
- No Love Lost - Kill Jason Michaels and his biker friends.
- Shadow - Follow a dealer to his apartment, then kill him and his backup.
- Rigged to Blow - Steal a truck full of explosives, take it to Kenny Petrovic's garage, then detonate the truck.
- The Master and the Molotov - Kill Mikhail.
- Russian Revolution - Witness Dimitri's betrayal by being confronted by Ray Bulgarin before escaping Dimitri and Bulgarin's ambush and lose the cops.
- Roman's Sorrow - Witness the destruction of Roman's apartment and taxi business caused by Dimitri and Bulgarin and move to Bohan.
- Search and Delete - Find a police car, access the computer database, then find and kill Lyle Rivas.
- Easy as Can Be - Steal Lyle's Oracle, escape from the gangsters protecting it, and drive it to Brucie's lockup.
- Out of the Closet - Use the Internet, set up a date with Tom Rivas, then kill him at the meeting.
- No. 1 - Win a street race with a Comet.
- Escuela of the Streets - Follow the gang member to a warehouse, then kill him and his associates.
- Street Sweeper - Kill the gang members at the garage.
- Luck of the Irish - Go to a rooftop and watch over Patrick McReary's meeting using a sniper rifle.
- Blow Your Cover - Go to the drug deal, Meet up with Johnny Klebitz then escape the LCPD ambush with Playboy X.
- The Puerto Rican Connection - Follow the train, then kill the guys who get off.
- The Snow Storm - Steal back some cocaine from the abandoned hospital, lose the cops, and meet Little Jacob before witnessing Michelle's betrayal.
- Have a Heart - Enter the scene where Manny Escuela and Jay Hamilton are killed by Elizabeta Torres before taking their corpses in the car to The Doctor.
- Harboring a Grudge - Steal the truck from the Triads and drive it to Ray Boccino's lockup.
- Waste Not Want Knots - Steal the money from the Ancelotti Family which is organized by Ray Boccino.
- Three Leaf Clover - Rob the Bank of Liberty and escape through the subway while defending Packie McReary and Derrick McReary.
- Actions Speak Louder than Words - Kill Anthony Spoleto by attaching a Car Bomb to his car, then exploding it at a meet with the Ancelottis before killing everyone else.
- I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle - Kill Frank Garone on a motorbike in order to break the alliance between the Ancelottis and the Albanians.
- Hostile Negotiation - Rescue Roman from the kidnappers, led by Dimitri.
- Call and Collect - Kill the blackmailer and take the pictures to Francis.
- Final Interview - Setup a job interview to meet Tom Goldberg, kill him and take his files back to Francis.
- Holland Nights - Kill or spare Clarence Little.
- Lure - Kill Clarence's chief lieutenant.
- Deconstruction for Beginners - Meet Dwayne Forge, go to the construction site, and kill the union officials.
- Photo Shoot - Use a given new phone to take a picture of Marlon Bridges so he can be identified and killed.
- Ruff Rider - Kill Jayvon Simson, after choosing the fate of Cherise Glover.
- Undress to Kill - Take back The Triangle Club for Dwayne by killing the Trunchez Brothers.
- The Holland Play - Kill Playboy X or Dwayne Forge.
- Wrong is Right - Go to Oleg Minkov's apartment, then kill him at the meet.
- Portrait of a Killer - Use the LCPD Computer to find Adam Dimayev and kill him.
- Dust Off - Follow the Helicopter and steal it when it lands.
- Paper Trail - Use the Helicopter to kill Eduard Borodin.
- A Long Way to Fall - Kill Teddy Benavidez and his guards.
- Taking in the Trash - Pick up Ray's Diamonds left by his ally, alongside Luca Silvestri and his crew.
- Meltdown - Kill Luca and his crew to retrieve the Diamonds, then take them back to Ray.
- Museum Piece - Go to The Libertonian alongside Johnny Klebitz, then escape the ambush caused by Luis Lopez while killing Isaac's guards.
- No Way on the Subway - Meet Phil Bell before killing Jim Fitzgerald and his accomplice.
- Late Checkout - Kill Isaac Roth and his bodyguards.
- Weekend at Florian's - Follow Talbot Daniels' directions and encounter Florian Cravic with Roman after letting Talbot go or killing him.
- Smackdown - Use the LCPD Computer to locate Bucky Sligo and follow him back to his hangout before killing him and his crew.
- Babysitting - Watch over Kim Young-Guk and destroy the boats and helicopter attacking him, led by the Albanians.
- Tunnel of Death - Park a truck in the Booth Tunnel, steal a prison van with Packie McReary's help, kidnap Aiden O'Malley and kill him after witnessing his attempts to rot Derrick McReary.
- Blood Brothers - Kill Francis McReary or Derrick McReary.
- Undertaker - Attend Francis/Derrick's funeral and transport their body to the graveyard while fighting off the Albanians.
- I'll Take Her - Kidnap Gracie Ancelotti.
- Ransom - Take a picture of Gracie with the phone and send it to Packie.
- She's a Keeper - Transport Gracie to another safehouse and defend her from the Ancelotti Family.
- Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend - Meet two associates of the Ancelotti Family and trade Gracie for the Diamonds alongside Packie, then escape Ray Bulgarin's ambush after discovering his secret.
- Hating the Haters - Kill the homophobic man stalking Bernie Crane.
- Union Drive - Meet Bernie's blackmailers sent by Dimitri and kill them before they blackmail Bernie's boyfriend Bryce Dawkins.
- Buoys Ahoy - Spend some time with Bernie only to be attacked by the Russians led by Dimitri before chasing down Dimitri's goons and killing them.
- Truck Hustle - Steal a truck holding the Heroin from the Algonquin Triads and take it to Frankie Gallo's garage.
- Pegorino's Pride - Watch over the meeting of Jimmy and Pavano goons, kill the mobsters and protect Pegorino when the deal goes wrong, resulting in the death of Pegorino's two henchmen, Pegorino himself getting injured and the package being stolen, retrieve it after rescuing Pegorino.
- Payback - Follow and kill the Pavano goons.
- Entourage - Escort Bobby Jefferson to City Hall, and fight off his ambushers, led and organized by Dimitri.
- Dining Out - Kill Kim Young-Guk.
- Liquidize the Assets - Destroy the Russian coke vans while killing the Russians who are attacking and organized this.
- Catch the Wave - Discover the alliance between the Albanians and the Russians and steal the Russian's coke boats while holding off the Russians.
- Trespass - Hold off the Russians and kill Charles Matteo at the Sprunk Factory.
- To Live and Die in Alderney - Go to Frankie Gallo, then escape from the Feds with the Heroin with Phil Bell and Frankie (who could be killed).
- Flatline - Kill Anthony Corrado at the hospital before fleeing from the The Feds.
- Pest Control - Kill Ray Boccino.
- One Last Thing - Pegorino explains that he needs Niko to partake in a Heroin deal that is his last chance to get on The Commission; but since the deal involves the old rival Dimitri Rascalov, Niko is left unable to decide. Now the player must decide to either exact Revenge/strike a Deal with/against Rascalov after persuasion from both Roman and Kate McReary, both of whom suggest Niko does the opposite to what either say and after both calls, make the final decision.
- If the Price is Right - After betraying again, Dimitri leaves Niko to steal the money alongside Phil Bell.
- Mr and Mrs Bellic - Attend Roman and Mallorie's wedding, and witness a horrible plot event there, caused by Dimitri.
- A Revenger's Tragedy - Chase and kill Dimitri (who kills one last person before dying).
- A Dish Served Cold - Blast through the Platypus, the same ship that sailed in the beginning to Liberty City, and kill Dimitri.
- Mr and Mrs Bellic - Attend Roman and Mallorie's wedding with Kate and see a horrible plot event there, caused by Jimmy.
- Out of Commission - Chase and kill Jimmy.
- Taxi Driver - Drive a Taxi for Roman Bellic.
- Most Wanted and Vigilante - Use the Police Computer to locate Wanted people and kill them.
- Random Characters - Meet random characters, including some who are met during the storyline, and do various jobs for them.
- Exotic Exports - Steal cars for Brucie Kibbutz.
- Drug Delivery - Deliver drugs for Little Jacob.
- Stevie's Car Thefts - Steal cars for Stevie.
- The Fixer's Assassinations - Assassinate people for The Fixer.