Putting in a little bit of time to raise the fondness of the girlfriends can unlock their "special abilities": these can help in particularly difficult missions late in the game.
Like the other relationships that Niko has with his friends in GTA IV, favor can be gained with girlfriends by taking them to different venues around the city.
The Lost and Damned features similar gameplay to Grand Theft Auto IV.
The DLC episodes add music to the existing radio stations in Grand Theft Auto IV and music from the original game is available while playing the DLC episodes, enabling all three games to play a combined soundtrack of over 300 songs.
Episodes from Liberty City does not contain the original radio music included with Grand Theft Auto IV, nor does installing both discs on an Xbox 360 hard drive combine their soundtracks.
After the mission Out of the Closet for Brucie Kibbutz, dates can be set up online through
12-24 in-game hours after contacting the girl, she sends Niko an email.
Each woman has different tastes and will respond accordingly.
Reaching 100% fondness with all five girlfriends is not required to achieve 100% completion of the game.
The ability to date girlfriends, first introduced in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, returns in Grand Theft Auto IV.
Like in GTA San Andreas, two of the girlfriends are introduced during the storyline.
Niko Bellic can connect to the site using the in-game Internet to choose to date women.
The site is based upon the concept of dating sites in the real world. The website's slogan is "Making you whole again...".
Additions to the game include new weapons, such as a grenade launcher, Automatic Pistol, half of a pool cue and pipe bombs, as well as sawn-off and automatic shotguns and new vehicles, such as Johnny's custom-made motorcycle.