His brother and sister, however, both left Liberty City and started stable lives, married, with children and homes in different small-town suburbs, with little to no interaction with their mother. Luis got in police trouble a third time in 2003, for assault, but avoided prison.
Set in the late 2000s, the story follows Niko Bellic, a veteran of the Yugoslav Wars who turned to crime in an attempt to track down the traitor who got his squad killed.
On top of that, his gambling addiction has caused him to take out loans from Albanian Gangsters and The Mafiya, placing him in nigh-inescapable debt.
Determined to help out his cousin, and hoping to investigate a lead regarding the traitor, Niko is forced to delve back into his past life of violence to survive.
There's even an open sandbox mode so you can run around Liberty City doing whatever you want, be it with your friends or complete strangers.
Before the game's release, Rockstar signed a million deal with Microsoft to produce two downloadable expansion packs exclusively for the Xbox 360 in 2009.