7There are still some stability issues with this game but if you have over 1.5GB dedicated graphics memory it should be fine. This expansion is not only a fantastic addition to GTA IV but good in itself. It still retains some ties to GTA IV's context and plot at some points but stays true to its own story and characters. It's not too short, and there isn't anything here which has been downgraded. In every way it's better than GTA IV. Additional weapons such as the sawed-off shotgun, the grenade launcher and automatic pistol make the combat much more satisfying. There is also a lot more focus on combat and you really appreciate the game mechanics more in TLAD because there is more action. Unlike GTA IV, there are no fillers. It's all action. You also don't need to worry about falling off your bike. The new bike you'll be using throughout grips very well, has good performance and is very stable. In terms of gameplay, TLAD resembles classic GTA missions such as those in San Andreas. Given the context of being in a biker gang, you feel part of the group, and can participate in social activities such as races, mini-games (like cards, pool and arm-wrestling) and the usual phoning up gang members to arrange some activity or request their services such as guns, bikes or back-up in combat. The complaints I have with this game which bring down my rating are the god-aweful radio stations. The soundtrack is hideous in all stations, but at least you can put your own music on using Independence FM. It is also a bit too short (only around 5 hours to see everything) and the level variety could be better. All in all though, this is a great expansion for an uninteresting, plain, boring and repetitive game. Definitely worth playing.… Full Review »
A great improvement over GTA IV, almost everything I had complaints about was fixed. The storyline is good a little depressing but good, I was a little disapointed by the 'ending.' The protagonist is awesome and more believable than Niko but probably not as interesting. Bikes have been greatly improved and I rarely rode anything but a motorcycle. The Storyline interweaves nicely with the original game and Niko makes some cameos. Overall, tons of content, the technical problems are mostly fixed, but if I had one complaint is that the DLC is a little depressing. A must buy for GTA fans.… Full Review »
Great addition to a great game. When I first started playing this game, I was dreading being on a motorbike most of the time, but it seems Rockstar sorted out the control on bikes, which makes sense considering this guy would have more experience than Niko. Textures and character models for the main characters are much better now, and the cutscenes are definitely another improvement, with better lip-syncing.
Gameplay is great, new additions to races, and new guns all make it seem like a whole new game in itself.… Full Review »