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  • Summary: (Downloadable Content) Grand Theft Auto IV's second downloadable episode, The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime. As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (aka "Gay Tony"), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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  1. GTA returns to its utmost craziness through a great and charming story.
  2. The tone of the story is, after all, quite a departure from the franchise's previous two outings. However, the amusing dialogue, fun gameplay, and delightfully absurd missions make this a must-buy for everyone, whether by download (in which case it requires a copy of GTA IV to run) or on disc with The Lost and Damned.
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  1. EddyB.
    Apr 17, 2010
    10
    Yet again, Rockstar have made the best gta so far, a lot better! the story mode is phenomenal and the new features in the dlc are great! a definite 'yes' from me. Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2012
    10
    A weird occasion, but it is that case when DLC is actually better than the main game. tBoGT goes from strict realism to crazy fun with stealing train cars, racing with nitro and jumping to a taking off plane from a motorbike. This one somewhy reminded me of Vice City, with it's gloss, sunshine and one particularly eccentric person. Yusuf Amir, son of a wealthy Arab businessman, very much reminded me of Diaz. The plot is great and fun, with lots of new interesting characters, as well as cameos from the original game. The relations between Lois (the main character) and Gay Tony (his boss) are a very well-presented story of a friendship. If you own a GTA IV, or you just consider yourself a GTA fan, this one is a must-buy. Expand
  3. TomM
    Apr 25, 2010
    10
    Really took me back to San Andreas in its whole style. My favourite protagonist since CJ and some great dialogue, characters and missions. Definitely worth it and much better than The Lost and The Damned. Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2011
    9
    Ok aside from an improved engine over GTA4 vanilla, and some new stories whats really changed? well nothing major, a few new multiplayer modes with new weapons and vehicles.. and that on PC the both Lost & Damned and Gay Tony packs are a standalone game.. basically.. apart from the usual issues that blighted GTA4 (Console engine didnt port to PC to take advantage of high end video cards or multi core cpus) this game is damn fun and a must have to any collection. Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2012
    9
    It's like GTA4 with extra spice. The colorful and lively night club setting in this expansion could not have been done any better. To no surprise, Rockstar games doesn't skimp out on interesting characters, dialogue and missions. Easily the best expansion for any GTA game ever, even over The Lost and Damned. Expand
  6. Dec 30, 2011
    9
    Ok rockstar you made a game too good........
    i played too many hour's of this and still had fun the only complaint i had was the difficulty
    besides that this is the best gta game since san andreas.
    Well thanks rockstar this is awesome im going to play it now bye
    p.s. make a dlc like this for gta 5 plz.
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  7. Jan 26, 2013
    3
    Rockstar has really disappointed this time. I was really enjoying this DLC but about 8 missions in a mission with Luis' mother (Momma's boy) the game has a glitch where the game will load indefinitely after the cutscene. I got that problem fixed but later in the mission it will load for about 1 minute and you spawn dead. I looked around a lot and couldn't fix it. This is really frustrating because as I said I was really enjoying this. So I really have no choice but to give it a low score. Expand

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