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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] 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 Ballad of Gay Tony again takes the cheeky and impossible spirit of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, and brings it back to life with the fantastic technology from GTA IV. An amazing opportunity to revisit the always amazing Liberty City.
  3. 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.
  4. Funnier and more diversified […], Gay Tony extends the fun for 10 hours at least.
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  1. Mar 13, 2012
    10
    Best DLC this gen. Period , the graphics are better than normal GTA IV, combat is improved , and the game is really fun. I think its an amazing even if it was released as a full game. Expand
  2. May 12, 2012
    10
    Its like a whole other game.. This is the Best DLC this gen. Period , the graphics are better than normal GTA IV, more variety in mission, more fun. I think its an amazing even if it was released as a full game. Expand
  3. May 23, 2011
    10
    THIS IS the best gta yet.masssive explosions,good guns and cars funny characters.for the first time you can replay missions and what missions they are not repitive there are only 4 out of 20 bad missions, it is challenging but fair,also the story dosent get too repetiive aka gta 4.the characters yusuf tony and brucie are hillorus and you will grow to love them. gang wars are samey but fun and the online has been down towned but is still awesome.10 out of 10 all the way.the best gta yet in terms of exitment Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2012
    9
    The Ballad of Gay Tony encourages us to visit Liberty City one last time, and succeeds tremendously. It follows the formula of The Lost and Damned to the core: a new story arc that runs parallel to the main one, featuring a new main character. And Rockstar proves once again that they are masters at the art of turning common criminal people into likable heroes. Luis Lopez, the new guy, is a stereotype-evading ''bouncer with a brain'' at a local nightclub under the management of the eccentrically funny Gay Tony. The text shared between these two opposite characters is masterful, enhanced further with perfect voice acting (an all-times standard for the Grand Theft Auto series). This story arc closes the Trinity, the union of all three GTA IV story arcs, and closes it with perfection, tying up all loose ends that were left. The extra activities are an improvement from The Lost and Damned, and once again Rockstar gave special attention to details as every menu and screen display was altered to fit the new ''fabulous'' style of The Ballad of Gay Tony. If you have played Grand Theft Auto IV, take this invitation back into Liberty City. You will not regret it. Expand
  5. Jul 13, 2013
    9
    Bringing the game all together to to allow you to see what else was happening and leaving unanswered questions answered. the game ads on more guns, cheats and gamemodes to play. great add on to wrap the story along side with the lost and damned Expand
  6. May 13, 2013
    8
    Despite some frame rate issues and no other new stuff besides a few cheats, cars, bikes, choppers and weapons, it is a much lighter game than GTA IV and has lots of cool stuff. If you have GTA IV, then you must have this one. Expand
  7. Sep 30, 2013
    7
    A pesar de mis opiniones hacia el "Grand Theft Auto IV", me parece que aunque sea Rockstar esta vez se preocupó más que nada por el original diseño de personajes que aparecen en el trayecto de Liberty City y la forma de encajar la historia "The Ballad of Gay Tony" junto con la de Niko Bellik y Johnny Klebitz en "The Lost and Damned", hacen de éste mod (en mi opinión) más divertido y desarrollado que el mismo "Grand Theft Auto IV". El mejor juego de Grand Theft Auto en las consolas de la generación actual. Expand

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