Federal Bureau of Investigation

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FBI Agents in GTA III

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or Federal Investigation Bureau (FIB) in Grand Theft Auto IV, is based off the real life FBI law enforcement agency.


GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

The FBI is the third level of law enforcement that pursues the player. The FBI will appear only when the player's wanted level reaches five stars, before the Army on six stars.

FBI Agents wear black suits with dark glasses and blue jackets with "FBI" printed on the back in nearly all of the GTA III era games (Excluding GTA III itself and San Andreas.). In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories they wear black vests over gray t-shirts with "FBI" printed on the back. The FIB agents are well armed in all appearances, and their vehicles are generally extremely fast. The FBI comes four agents in each car, and since they are well armed and very accurate, they will kill the player extremely quick if they have an open range. They carry MP5 in all of the GTA III era games except for Grand Theft Auto III where this weapon is unavailable and instead they carry AK-47's and will also drop pistols if killed.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

In GTA IV, the agency is known as the Federal Investigation Bureau (FIB), presumably to avoid conflict with the real-life FBI. The name is also a play on words, since fib is a synonym of lie.

As the wanted level system changed in GTA IV, they now appear at four stars, sometimes along with NOOSE to assist the LCPD, and more heavily at five and six, and will expertly drive and doggedly follow the player. They now drive FIB Buffaloes with four agents to a car and will either shoot at the player out their windows or try to spin the player out if the player is in a car. FIB Agents with their SMGs can make short work of a player's getaway vehicle if he/she doesn't outrun or take out the FIB Buffalo(es) quickly. On foot, agents are typically armed with Carbine Rifles, although some agents carry Pump Shotguns and SMGs instead. Additionally in The Ballad of Gay Tony, agents carry the Automatic Shotgun and the Assault SMG. FIB agents appear to be more accurate than NOOSE's Tactical Response Unit; however, FIB agents are more susceptible to return fire, making them more likely to drop their weapons when shot.

Unlike the LCPD and NOOSE, both of which employ young to middle-aged Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic officers, the FIB is solely employed by late middle-aged Caucasian men. They use different types of uniforms; some agents wear random clothes with black jackets with "FIB" printed in black letters on their sleeves. Other agents wear random clothes with their distinctive blue track jackets with "FIB" printed in yellow letters in the back. Other agents wear black suit pants with a white shirt and a black combat vest reading "FIB" on the back. All agents carry their FIB badges on the neck. In GTA IV, when the player reaches a certain level, he/she unlocks a "FIB" hat for their multiplayer avatar.


  • The FBI in GTA Vice City Stories seem to be the most hostile in the GTA III era as their blockades will instantly blow up or heavily damage your car on sight. The best way to manuver through a blockade is to get a bullet-proof car
  • The FBI in GTA III are one of the only law enforcment to wield assult rifles, the other ones being the military at Fort Baxter who have M4s.
  • The FBI vehicle in GTA Vice City Stories is the only one in all of the GTA series to be colored white.




See also

  • DGSE, the French equivalent.