Ever wanted to visit the worst place in America? Well Rockstar Games thought you did and made nine games featuring it!
Since Rockstar insist on changing the look of the city every 8 years, it's difficult to narrow down the history of this cesspool of human despair. According to the critically acclaimed television show, "A History Of Liberty City", it was founded in 1609 as New Rotterdam by Horatio Humbolt, an English explorer working for the Dutch colonists. After a brief stint as a drug settlement (see above), New Rotterdam began to thrive, centered on the island of Algonquin, due to promises of convinent stores, public hangings and the ever popular slave trade. Wanting to get in on the deal, the English set sail for the colony of New Rotterdam, taking it over and expanding to three more islands, whilst killing off the natives (you know, just to be sure nothing went down). The four islands (Algonquin, Alderney, Broker/Dukes and Bohan) became populated by the people of New Rotterdam and was from then on known as Liberty City.
What a view, eh? Makes you feel homicidal, doesn't it?
Liberty City took rather a bad beating during the American Revolution, due to the English being too proud and the colonists being too stupid. Fortunately, the French intervened, offering a statue (of a transvestite eating ice cream) to the colonists, which gave them the courage to fight back. At the end of the war, the new Americans melted down their statue of King George to make toilet seats and gold teeth, a further insult to the already embarresed English. Slavery was eventually abolished in Liberty City and the politicians moved to Washington (after Liberty City lost out to DC as the nation capital).
The many lines on the map indicate roads, not that anyone in the city takes notice of them!
Not much if we're honest. There's a comedy club, but after watching pixelated comedians tell the same jokes again and again and again and again, you feel sort of empty and emotionless. Who would have thought that Kat Williams "Hustlin" routine would get stale? Anyway, exploring is probably your best bet, since at least 95% of the buildings aren't open to the general public and the other 5% are pretty much duplicates of eachother. Want to go out drinking? Great, pick a bar, it doesn't matter which one, they're all the same! Below are pictures of two authentic pubs in Liberty City, notice the similarities.
Lucky Winkles Pub
Steinway Beer Garden
We know they're at different angles, but there's no denying Rockstar were being pretty lazy when it came to interior decoration of their drinking spots.
Activities in Liberty City range from Bowling and Darts to eating what is playfully referred to as "A Cardiac Arrest in a bun". Of course, health problems could be avoided by a daily walk, but with todays modern transport conveniences, why would anyone walk anywhere? Subway, taxi, helicopter, it's up to you, but the preferred mode of transportation is the car, probably because everyone ends up ignoring the roads and mounting the pavements, making commuting much quicker.