Super-speed GTA gamer explains completion time

By Patrick Garratt
2 May 2008 17:10 GMT

Speaking in the comments of this story on N4G, ninjaraiden2003 – the guy that apparently finished GTA IV in 17 minutes and 15 seconds – has explained how he did it. Basically, he didn’t.

Read the full thing after the link.

Ok, so I caught this article by googling my gamertag name from my profile (lame I know) but I figured with the amount of abusive messages I’ve been getting with accusations of “cheating” that there’d be some talk somewhere about this online… I’ve got a feeling I’m gonna be telling this for quite some time now

I will emphasise right now that I DID NOT – NOT Cheat!

In my quiet little town of Hull theres a guy that owns his own small little gaming stall in an indoor market in a shopping centre called – North Point Shopping Centre on the estate of which I live in the UK of Bransholme.

It was brought to my attention by a friend on my list that he had purchased a copy of GTA IV on the friday prior to launch, so instantly I jumped on a bus and headed up, snapped up the last 2 copies for ne and a friend and headed home where I started on single player and some multi-player too…

This can be proven by checking on my gamercard that the first achievement I unlocked was indeed on the 25/04 and continued to play…

How I played the single player wasn’t a rush job, I did indeed sit through my cut-scenes, I did however, taxi constantly, I only did my main game mission, I did not do any buddy things or activities, I did not try for any achievements, I did not try to do any side missions, I just purely did taxi skipping by setting a waypoint, jumping in the back of or jacking in the back of a taxi and then pressing A to skip instantly from one island to another…

I eventually completed my single player run on the 28/04, the day prior to release at 16 hours…

Thusly I was left with nothing to do but chase for 100%, achievements and multi-player. I made the decision on the 29th to head into my local Gamestation of my town centre on Prospect Street and purchase the GTA IV brady games signature series guide to do my 100% rather than wait for the maps to appear online.

I then managed to attain my 100% yesterday, 01/05 to which I apparantly did it in 17 minutes, when it actually, looking at my ingame stats right now, displays – Playing time 47:05:29

My only estimation of this anomaly could be that I attained the 100% achievement 17 minutes after this 100% board became active online…

I was never even aware of this until today when I began receiving abusive and profane message with accusations of cheating directing me over to this social club!

I do believe that due to me gaining the title 4 days early it will potential push to strike me off the leaderboard, which I’m completely fine with, I never gained 100% in this game to get to the top of some leaderboard but for my own enjoyment and love of 100%’ing GTA games and for getting achievements too.

So now you know.

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