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Patrick McReary
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Full name: Patrick McReary
Also known as: Packie


Date of birth: 1979 (age 29)
Place of birth: Dukes, Liberty City
Home: Liberty City
Nationality: American
Family: Maureen McReary (Mother)
Mr. McReary (Father)
Kate McReary (Sister)
Francis McReary (Brother)
Gerald McReary (Brother)
Derrick McReary (Brother)
Affiliations: McReary Family
Pegorino Family
Niko Bellic
Vehicle(s): Vincent, Oracle, Schafter, Comet
Voiced by: Ryan Johnston

Patrick "Packie" McReary (Irish: Pádraig Mac Ruairí) is a character in Grand Theft Auto IV. Packie is a member of the Irish Mob and the youngest brother of the McReary family. He acts as a boss, partner, and friend in the game. Once the player has Packie's friendship and respect percentages to a certain level, Niko may call Packie and request a car bomb. Packie will leave it in the player's general location, and once picked up it may be attached to any vehicle and remote detonated via cell phone.



Packie McReary was born into a life of crime; with his three older brothers all criminals of various stripes (Gerald a mobster, Derrick a former IRA volunteer and Francis a petty thief turned corrupt cop), there was little chance of him taking a different path. Packie's aggressive personality and criminal lifestyle has led to his incarceration in juvenile detention, and later prison, although he has not spent as much time 'inside' as his brother, Gerry.


Packie has an addictive personality, as seen in his predilection for alcohol and cocaine. Like Niko, he has a blasé attitude towards violence, but expresses none of Niko's sense of guilt. Many of his issues may arise from his upbringing, particularly from his late father, a violently abusive alcoholic whom Packie blames for the McReary Mob's fall from influence. Packie eventually tells Niko that he was almost molested by their father, but Gerry stopped him and beat their father to a pulp. He calls his father a 'pervert' and condemns his memory to "the seventh circle of Hell". Packie is portrayed as a tormented individual, suppressing his emotions under a macho, wisecracking facade. Nonetheless, he and Niko become good friends, and Packie feels that he can trust and confide in Niko.


By the time of GTA IV, Packie largely operates independently of the Irish Mob, committing stick-up robberies with his friends Michael Keane and Gordon Sargent, and working as a hired gun for the Italian Mafia (specifically the Pegorino Family).

Packie was introduced to Niko Bellic through a mutual business partner, cocaine dealer Elizabeta Torres. Packie and Niko quickly became friends after escaping from a botched cocaine deal together. Impressed, Packie called up Niko and introduced him to his family and his gang. The duo ambushed the Triads at the Algonquin docks, stealing a shipment of knock-off prescription drugs, and eventually peformed a daring raid of the Ancelottis' Colony Island warehouse, stealing a sizeable amount of cash.

Their next job was a bank robbery on the Bank of Liberty in Algonquin. Packie and Niko were accompanied by Michael Keane and Derrick McReary, all in suits and disguised with balaclavas. During the robbery, Packie and Derrick began arguing, which distracted the gang long enough for a vigilante to shoot Michael dead. The job gone awry, the remaining three shot their way out through several police barricades, and escaped through the subway tunnels.

Artwork of Patrick

After the Bank Job

After the bank job, Packie continued to do family business. He joined Niko in the liberation and subsequent execution of Aiden O'Malley at Derrick's bidding, and aided in the kidnapping for ransom of Gracie Ancelotti for Gerry. This kidnapping led to another gunfight on Charge Island, with Niko and Packie pitted against the lackeys of Niko's old enemy Rodislav Bulgarin. Although their ransom plan failed, they had survived, and Niko earned great respect in Packie's eyes. Unbeknownst to Packie, Niko murdered one of his brothers. Nonetheless, Niko's assistance in suppressing an attack on the funeral cemented their friendship. Packie trusted Niko enough to encourage him to date Kate, the youngest of the McReary clan (confident that Kate would not "put out", in any case).

It is revealed in the credits for The Ballad of Gay Tony, that Packie left Liberty City with a duffel bag (this bag is likely not the bag with bank heist's money, because this sum of money need to be officially declared at customs) to an unknown location. One theory is that he probably went to visit Ireland, because he always thought that he should go, although fans speculate he headed for San Andreas as he headed west. However, there has been no confirmation as to where he went as of yet.

Mission appearances

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Murders committed

LCPD Database record

Surname: McReary

First Name: Patrick "Packie"

Age: 29

Place of Birth: Dukes, Liberty City

Affiliations: Linked to Irish American Criminals in Dukes and the Alderney based Pegorino Crime Syndicate.

Criminal Record:

  • 1997 - Grand Theft Auto
  • 1998 - Grand Larceny
  • 2000 - Hijacking
  • 2005 - Possession Controlled Substance: Cocaine


  • Youngest brother and employee of Gerald McReary.
  • Suspected in a number of robberies and hijackings.
  • Arrested with several grams of cocaine in the presence of a known prostitute.
  • Believed to be working as muscle for the Alderney-based Pegorino Crime Syndicate.


  • According to Gerry, Packie has a tattoo of his own name on one of his arms.
  • In an easter egg, if you position the camera in such a way that you can see inside Packie's head, you will see a small cube with a picture of a brain on it.
  • Packie tells Niko that he has never left Liberty City; when drunk, however, he says, "I'm going to Ireland Niko, I'm gonna fucking go." (which, as revealed in The Ballad of Gay Tony , wasn't a lie, for during the credits of TBoGT, he is seen leaving Liberty City on a plane) 
  • Following the Bank Robbery, Packie purchases a bright red Comet, which is revealed when Luis and Tony Prince are following him around in a Helicopter in the mission Ladie's Night in The Ballad Of Gay Tony.
  • Packie tends to sing Danny Boy after drinking.
  • In The Ballad Of Gay Tony mission Ladies Half Price, the player can go back and kill Niko Bellic and Packie [1], although he has extraordinary health and his death won't effect the timeline.

External links - contains details on how to raise Packie's like percentage

This article uses material from the "Patrick McReary" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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