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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[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. 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.
  2. 90
    GTA returns to its utmost craziness through a great and charming story.
  3. 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.
  4. Funnier and more diversified […], Gay Tony extends the fun for 10 hours at least.
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  1. 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 missionsTHIS 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
  2. Apr 2, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. GTA IV was an awesome game. I liked the story, the city and the characters (most of the time). GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony blows GTA IV directly out of the water! Not only are the brighter graphics a great touch but the addition of new and advanced weapons, tanks, the Buzzard attack chopper and parachutes make this game a million times more immersing and entertaining. The story nicely revolves around the struggles of Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince, a nightlife legend who is the founder of the two hottest nightclubs in all of Liberty City. Hercules (a gay club) and Maisonette 9 (the straight club). This is Tony's story viewed through and played through Tony's bodyguard and business partner's perspective, 25-year-old Luis Fernando Lopez. It's Luis who must make sure that Tony's life doesn't come crashing down due to his excessive drug and alcohol abuse and his struggles financially that could cause his clubs to go bankrupt. The only question is, will Luis be able to handle it or could the partying be done for good? While this story may not be quite as filling as the main game's one, it is still filled with lots of fun mainly because in one mission, you might be blowing up boats whereas in the next you might go assassinate some enemies and then escape using the parachute on your back. Things like that and so much more make this game an absolute must-have! Expand
  3. 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,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
  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 andThe 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. Dec 17, 2013
    9
    The most fun I've had with GTA IV. Very funny and very entertaining, just like the old games. And at around 12 hours of gameplay it's veryThe most fun I've had with GTA IV. Very funny and very entertaining, just like the old games. And at around 12 hours of gameplay it's very cheap as well! This was actually better then the original game, so it's a pity this is dlc. 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 thanDespite 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 originalA 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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