User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 168 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 168

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  1. Mar 8, 2014
    8
    The story is ok. It's not as good as TLAD and IV, but it's not bad. The changes in this game since IV are: Bass Jumping which is fun at first, then I never did it again, and Clubbing: I never would have thought how fun clubbing would be in a GTA game, but it is.
  2. Oct 23, 2012
    9
    TBoGT is more like an expansion pack than a DLC.

    In my opinion, TBoGT adds some of the content that I missed in GTA IV. What actually made GTA IV really GOOD was the storyline and improved game engine. But outside of the story, and the very REPETETIVE mission design, not enough was to be found. Nightclubs, drug deals, golf, all kinds of random side-missions such as working as a security
    gaurd at a club, doing drug deals, jumping parachute is now in TBoGT. Unfortunately, a lot of things that did exist in GTA does exist in TBoGT, such as vigilante missions. Still, this is a very impressive EXPANSION PACK / DLC, but its downside is that all the content that is included DOESNT GET included in GTA IV. Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2012
    9
    For those who're waiting for MID-AMERICAN DREAM , bit settled guy with a fun over ride .. this is just it !! ... Its the grate brighting and rainbow theme and for those who think that LAD was brown and dark .. story is however decent .. but still much improved than LAD ... gameplay is just like as it is .. but some cool new minigames are also making it much better .. Missions are some very great and some are totally regret .... but however voice acting is always at its 100% ... it's a good enough to be an expansion pack Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2012
    10
    Great DLC for a all-time great Xbox 360 game. Luis, Tony, Yusuf, etc. all likable characters. Cheats still available. A better DLC than GTA IV: The Lost and the Damned
  5. 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.
  6. Jun 6, 2011
    8
    The game looks beautiful, except that after 15 minutes of play the pc starts to whistle due to overheating of the processor .... and it happens only with this game. The point however is the huge demand for resources that this game requires.
  7. Apr 27, 2011
    10
    10/10 = Masterpiece = Why doe this only have an 89 metascore!? This is my favorite piece of DLC for any game EVER!! The amount of content and story here is enough to be a new GTA game altogether!! Excellent atmosphere here as well.
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 67 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. Rockstar approaches the darkest side of nightlife, telling a story of loyalty in a world where everybody has a price. It contains about 12 hours of intense main missions, tons of extra content, including club management, drug wars, cage fights and hitting on girls. Not to mention helicopters, parachutes, more powerful weapons, multiplayer action and an outstanding soundtrack in this masterpiece of how to release episodic content.
  2. 92
    The Ballad of Gay Tony is the perfect way to close out the GTA IV saga.
  3. 95
    As DLC, The Ballad of Gay Tony is an incredible offering, but when combined with The Lost and Damned in 'Episodes From Liberty City' at retail, it's irresistible.