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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

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  1. 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 very cheap as well! This was actually better then the original game, so it's a pity this is dlc.
  2. Oct 28, 2013
    7
    Ah the good old days of challenging video games. This expansion has four or five new mission lines, where the one provided by Yusuf is a high point in the series. The story doesn't REALLY make sense. It's about money and people who want it. The gameplay is mostly standard GTA stuff. Some missions show creativity, but none of them blow your mind.

    You rarely have to really deal with the
    Ah the good old days of challenging video games. This expansion has four or five new mission lines, where the one provided by Yusuf is a high point in the series. The story doesn't REALLY make sense. It's about money and people who want it. The gameplay is mostly standard GTA stuff. Some missions show creativity, but none of them blow your mind.

    You rarely have to really deal with the cops, because the wanted level goes down as soon as you hide somewhere. The campaign felt kind of 'tacked on' to the game world, as opposed to a game where the scenery is created for the story to unfold most gracefully.

    The gunplay offers more challenge than that of GTA 5, but it still has that automated lock on feature that makes it a little bit non-engaging.

    If you're desperate for 6-8 hours of extra GTA, then this is your package.
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  3. 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 yA 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. May 29, 2012
    8
    The Ballad of Gay Tony is the second of the episodic content for GTA 4 and follows the story of Luis, Tony Prince's 2IC. The main story sees Luis get into a whole lot of trouble and really is just the same structure of GTA4 and provides some great thrill in the missions. But the ridiculous dialogue is starting to get a bit stupid. I understand that this is GTA but this is just plainThe Ballad of Gay Tony is the second of the episodic content for GTA 4 and follows the story of Luis, Tony Prince's 2IC. The main story sees Luis get into a whole lot of trouble and really is just the same structure of GTA4 and provides some great thrill in the missions. But the ridiculous dialogue is starting to get a bit stupid. I understand that this is GTA but this is just plain ridiculous, every single cutscene has some profanity in it and it is just plain ridiculous. This content isn't that bulky but the main new feature is the nightlife. Gay Tony is a club owner and Luis is the Operations Manager of those clubs. He can venture into 3 clubs and be a bouncer in 2 of them. The bouncer jobs are really just venturing between looking, throwing, sex and conversation so it gets a bit boring. You can also dance and drink at the clubs and you still get those looks when you fall down the stairs drunk as hell which is nice. There a couple of new weapons and vehicles and they add alot to the mix. But the best feature in this content was the base jumping, finally when i jump out of my helicopter (at a new higher altitude) I can land safely or just fall from a higher distance. Minor graphics improvements are included and a couple of new songs and thats about it.
    Gameplay-10-GTA gameplay is still the same old awesomeness
    Sound-8-Some of those club songs get really annoying
    Graphics-9-Minor improvements make it look slightly better
    Value-6-$30 for some new weapons and a couple of new features is ridiculous
    Story-8-Great moments and funny albeit stupid dialogue
    Overall-41/50-A great addition to the game but a bit lackluster in content
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  7. 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.
  8. 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 aThe 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
  9. Mar 13, 2012
    10
    TBOGT is by far 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
  10. Mar 13, 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Dec 22, 2011
    7
    good but not better than the normal gta4......................................................................................................................................................................................
  13. 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 funTHIS 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
  14. Mar 13, 2012
    0
    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.
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 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.
  2. GTA returns to its utmost craziness through a great and charming story.
  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.