- "Patrick" redirects here. For other characters with the same name, see Patrick III or Patrick Ligner.
The Ballad of Gay Tony
|Full Name||Patrick McReary|
|Date of Birth||1979|
|Place of Birth||Dukes, Liberty City|
|Home||Cerveza Heights, Liberty City|
Maureen McReary (mother)|
Kate McReary (sister)
Derrick McReary (brother)
Francis McReary (brother)
Gerald McReary (brother)
Pegorino Family (until 2008)
Niko Bellic (2008 onwards)
Elizabeta Torres (until 2008)
Red Comet (2008 - onwards)
|Voiced by||Ryan Johnston|
Patrick "Packie" McReary (Irish: Pádraig Mac Ruairí) is a character in Grand Theft Auto IV. Packie is a 29-year old 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.
Childhood and personality
Packie was born to Maureen McReary, at 44, and the head of the Irish Mob. His siblings consisted of brothers Derrick, 23, Francis, 15, and Gerald, 6, Kate being born in the following year. Born and raised in Dukes, he has never been outside Liberty City, except for Alderney State. Packie's father was a violent, perverted alcoholic whom Packie blames for their Mob's fall from influence. He says of his father "I used to think I loved him, but then I realized I hated him". He eventually admits to Niko that his father molested him and Gerry. He has been using drugs since he was 14, also staying home from school to roll joints for his dad. He has an addictive personality (not quite as bad as Derrick, but a rising issue), as seen in his predilection for alcohol and cocaine. He began a life of crime very early, having chosen Gerry as a role model, and was arrested for stealing a car when he was 18. In 2000, when he was about 21, his father died - possibly a suicide, or by Gerry.
Packie, on the surface, portrays himself as strong and without feeling. But when drunk or otherwise confiding in Niko, he is shown time and time again to be suppressing deeply painful emotions. For example, he will lament that "the world is ugly and unkind", question what being a man is all about, and contemplates suicide. He doesn't seem to seriously consider immediately and directly killing himself, but does glamourize the idea that he will die young of a drug overdose. Compared to Niko, Packie is equally capable of violence and criminal activity, and feels less guilt. He does, however, still hold certain moral standards; If you kill too many hostages during the mission Three Leaf Clover, the mission will fail and Packie would say that he doesn't take this bloody money.
Packie was introduced to Niko Bellic through 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. They all participated in robbing other criminal gangs, and eventually did a bank robbery on the Bank of Liberty in Algonquin (where Michael was killed)
After the bank job, Packie continued working with and befriending Niko, particularly in the kidnapping of Gracie Ancelotti for Gerry. 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).
After GTA IV
It is revealed in the credits for The Ballad of Gay Tony that Packie left Liberty City with a duffel bag on a flight to an unknown location. It would be his first flight, as he tells Niko during a friendship activity that he's never been outside the Liberty/Alderney metro area. Theories of his destination include:
- Ireland: The first assumption based on Packie's culturally-inclined personality. Although drunk at the time, he promises Niko "I'm going to Ireland Niko, I'm gonna fucking go." It might also be a possibility seeing as he is proud of his descent.
- Australia: Packie tells Niko during one friend activity that Australia would be nice because it has nice beaches and hot chicks.
- Vice City: Seeing as how Packie wanted to go somewhere with nice beaches and hot chicks, Vice City could be a likely location he may have gone to.
- San Andreas: Packie telling Niko he will move to a place 'with nice beaches and hot chicks', it is possible he also went to San Andreas due to the fact there is beaches there too.
- GTA IV
- First Date (cameo)
- Luck of the Irish
- Harboring a Grudge (Boss)
- Waste Not Want Knots (Boss)
- Three Leaf Clover (Boss)
- Tunnel of Death
- She's a Keeper
- Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
- Out of Commission (Post-mission phonecall) (Revenge ending only)
- The Ballad of Gay Tony
- Eugene Reaper - Packie and his brother Derrick kill Reaper in retaliation for murdering Michael Keane.
LCPD Database information
First Name: Patrick "Packie"
- 1997 - Grand Theft Auto
- 1998 - Grand Larceny
- 2000 - Hijacking
- 2005 - Possession Controlled Substance: Cocaine
Wanted For: Armed Robbery
- 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 his brother Gerry, Packie has a tattoo of his own name on one of his arms. It may be his left arm as this is the one Gerry points to on himself.
- Patrick has a large scar running horizontally under his left eye.
- 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 (all views; top, bottom, front, rear, left, and right), which in fact is Packie´s balaclava texture from the bank robbery.
- 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 Ladies' Night in The Ballad Of Gay Tony.
- When Patrick gets on a motorbike, he will often wear a dark Irish green helmet.
- Packie sings Danny Boy during one of the drinking dates with Niko.
- In The Ballad Of Gay Tony mission Ladies Half Price, the player can go back and kill Niko Bellic and Packie , although they both have an extraordinary amount of health and neither death will effect the storyline.
- Packie's favorite radio station is Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 and he would respond positively if it's turned on in the car. He also wants it to play on his funeral.
- He appears to dislike playing darts, complaining that it's boring. He'll also complain if he's beaten at bowling and other games, and will also shout at Niko if he drives too slowly. None of this impacts the positive outcome of a friendship activity.
- Sometimes when Niko calls him to hang out with him, he may be near the Alderney State Correctional Facility, assuming he was seeing his brother Gerry.
- His special ability, the car bomb, may be a sly reference to the Northern Ireland conflict, seeing as Packie is of Irish decent. During the conflict, the IRA carried out over 100 car bombings.
- After the events of GTA IV, he is seen with a bag and heading to the airport. Even if he had left Liberty City, its possible he did not leave for long, as his mother needed to be watched.
- In a likely Grand Theft Auto V casting call, a character named Eddie McReary is present with the desciption: "(45-50 Male United States) Irish ethnicity. Lives with his cousin. Smokes weed and loves partying." There has been speculation that his cousin could be Packie, and that he moved to Los Santos after the events of Grand Theft Auto IV. Dan Houser has also stated that some familiar faces from GTA IV will appear in GTA V, but in an IGN Interview, he confirmed that Packie will not appear in the game.
gta4onlineguide.com - contains details on how to raise Packie's like percentage