Family Ties
Vital statistics
Game King of The Hill
For Thomas Lipton
Location Lipton Safehouse, Strawberry
Prerequisites None
Mission Failure Wasted/Busted
Thomas is killed
Rewards 5000 $
Protagonist(s) Miklos Lipton
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Michael: "If it isn't the scrawny son of mine?"
Miklos: "Nice to see you too, Poppa. Still doing your best to avoid your relatives, I see?"
Miklos and Michael Lipton

Family Ties is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: King of The Hill, given to Miklos Lipton by Thomas Lipton.


Miklos arrives at the safehouse in Strawberry, and is greeted by Jenni, who tells him she went to shopping in downtown with no sign of Marabunta Grande. Miklos is happy for her, but their conversation is interrupted by Miklos phone ringing.

The caller is Lincoln Jones, who gives Miklos a big gig to perform. He wants Miklos to break into the Bollingbroke Penitentiary and blow up a cell block to kill a former NightHawk informant with loose lips. Miklos asks how is he going to do it, but Lincoln tells it's not his concern. If Miklos accomplishes the assignment, Lincoln will reward him handsomely and never contact him again.

Miklos is more than willing to get rid of Lincoln, but he's no planner. He doesn't have the slightest clue how to perform the job. Thomas suggests they ask help from Miklos' father, Michael. He's a former master thief after all and resides in Los Santos nowadays.

Miklos is not confident about the idea at first, due to his cold relationship with his father, but agrees. Thomas though isn't exactly sure where Michael's house is, but he tries to remember as he and Miklos drive around the town.

Thomas guides Miklos with his memory to Vinewood Hills. They find Michael's residence and ring the doorbell. At first, Michael won't let them in, but changes his mind when he hears Miklos' voice.

Miklos and Michael have a little father-son-talk, mostly angrily accusing each other for their faults. But when Miklos mentions he's been on a road to the top of the LS underworld for the last few months, Michael pauses and reveals he's been following the rise of some gang boss named "Lipton" via Police radio and underworld informants. Michael is happy to learn the mysterious Lipton is his own son.

Miklos then mentions he needs Michael's help with a job, who being proud of Miklos' success, agrees.


  • Monetary Reward: 5000 $


  • Get a car
  • Follow Thomas' instructions
  • Ring the doorbell

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Time - Complete in 5:00
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