GTA IV: Pushing people down steps

GTA IV just keeps on giving. It's been out for a whole year and we're still finding hours and hours of entertainment in little things. Like... pushing people down steps.

The Euphoria engine allows pedestrians to react realistically to forces from any direction. Which means a gentle nudge on the steps (or a less gentle thwack with a baseball bat) will send them tumbling arse over tit. It really shouldn't be as fun as it is but it kept us amused for ages. Especially when they say things like 'Aw, Hell, I don't need this!" Enjoy.

Note: There is some violence, swearing and blood in this video of an 18-rated game.

02 April, 2009


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  • mrmorozov987 - June 12, 2010 11:02 p.m.

    Physics are the best. I tried doing this in my copy, and I can't stop. It NEVER gets old.
  • masterofn00bs2 - May 15, 2009 6:37 p.m.

    i like to push ppl out of chairs and other things like one time i pushed a person in the game and they fell off a high height
  • NelosAngelos - April 6, 2009 5:20 p.m.

    Just another reason I love GamesRadar.
  • kmg90 - April 5, 2009 8:54 p.m.

    I've done this since the first days of GTA4 being released I knew about through the Euphoria tech demo on the NaturalMotion website NaturalMotion is actually coming out with a football game running on the Euphoria engine they got a trailer to show how awesome it the engine is
  • Tasty_Pasta - April 4, 2009 7:33 a.m.

    Oh my god, I love the Euphoria engine. I think I might just go push some people down some steps myself.
  • dkc2dks - April 4, 2009 1:56 a.m.

    I'm over 18 still can't see vid?
  • OHMYGODIMONFIRE - April 3, 2009 11:59 p.m.

    Anybody Else notice how strange it is that there are no children in GTA IV? And you don't really notice for a while.
  • gmilf71 - April 3, 2009 10:41 p.m.

    LoL niko has anger management problems. nice phone throwing.
  • Thequestion 121 - April 3, 2009 9:25 p.m.

    Nice. There's always something to do in Liberty City!
  • bruce - April 3, 2009 11:32 a.m.

    Justin, I can't believe the things you've been able to achieve with this game. I think it's truely a benchmark in gaming when the possibilities are pretty much infinite.
  • GR_JustinTowell - April 3, 2009 8:31 a.m.

    Cheers guys :) Oh, and @mastereper - about the squirrel. His name is Dexter and I got him at a car boot sale. My dad wanted to get rid of something like a bathroom cabinet and the lady next to us said she'd have it. So I asked for the squirrel in return. You'd have done the same. He likes being famous but it's gone to his head and he wants to write his own GR articles. Search eBay for 'Nuts the Squirrel', if you really want one :)
  • mastereper - April 3, 2009 4:43 a.m.

    That hilarious I'm gonna do this when I get the chance this look like a great deal of fun, I'm gonna see if I can find the most creative way to push people down stairs.
  • Samael - April 3, 2009 3:09 a.m.

    This is honestly one of the funniest videos I've ever watched on GR. Maybe because its just so simple, but man it's hilarious to me.
  • Sylizar - April 3, 2009 2:21 a.m.

    Awesome vid GR, this is one of the reasons I love this site. reCAPTCHA: Apathy Ruled
  • Hobojedi - April 3, 2009 1:57 a.m.

    There's too many funny parts, I cannot pick the best one out.
  • Ravenbom - April 3, 2009 1:18 a.m.

    Nice, Take the A Train makes for a good stair falling time.
  • thochaos - April 3, 2009 12:45 a.m.

    That is great. I don't think I've ever seen this in game.
  • Cwf2008 - April 2, 2009 11:55 p.m.

    Hilarious but i swear it is so fucking annoying when that happens to Niko. He gets hit by a car, or jumps from a car moving at 2 miles per hour, and he falls on the ground, and stays there for about 10 seconds while everyone and their mom blasts him with lead
  • DHokat - April 2, 2009 10:34 p.m.

    wow that was brilliant
  • erreip199 - April 2, 2009 10:12 p.m.

    I just laugh everytime i see this video XD i love it, ive loved physics ever since i first tried them out in Geist

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