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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] 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[Xbox Live Arcade] 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. Multi-vehicle races that involve parachute jumps, speedboats and fast cars are the most enjoyable however, combining GTA's strongest elements into pulse-pounding races that are a genuine highlight.
  2. The Ballad of Gay Tony is more than just a bargain expansion: it's the single best game add-on available on Xbox Live.
  3. 92
    Like The Lost and Damned before it, The Ballad of Gay Tony redefines expectations of downloadable content, but this new episode does so much more beside. It’s the perfect send-off for one of this generation’s definitive titles, it takes the Grand Theft Auto IV experience and injects it with the spirit of the series’ past, resulting in a game that can be mentioned in the same breath as San Andreas or Vice City.
  4. The Ballad of Gay Tony is a fantastic add-on. The game delivers a great story, strong characters and cool missions. Furthermore the game is coming with new weapons and a solid playtime. For twenty bucks your busy for a while.
  5. A top-notch expansion that nearly surpasses GTA IV itself for sheer fun and replayability, The Ballad of Gay Tony puts a fittingly explosive, over-the-top coda on the story that Niko Bellic started.
  6. 90
    The Ballad Of Gay Tony is the most enjoyable by simply upping the ante a notch, reminding us that even in a city 'where the money is making the plan', you can still have a little fun.
  7. Time and expectations have taken a certain toll on Grand Theft Auto IV, but all that aside, the bottom line for The Ballad of Gay Tony is that it's just not as good as the GTAIV experiences that preceded it. It feels like Rockstar has run out of tricks, and it has got its work cut out for it with whatever comes next for Grand Theft Auto.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. BrianB
    Nov 1, 2009
    10
    The fact that this DLC is barely holding down a Universal Acclaim rating is somewhat of a mystery to me. The game costs $20. You get SO MUCH The fact that this DLC is barely holding down a Universal Acclaim rating is somewhat of a mystery to me. The game costs $20. You get SO MUCH game out of that investment. The story is awesome, there's a ton of new stuff to do (including basejumping!!), and I haven't been able to put down the controller. That's an unquestionable 10 in my book. Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2021
    10
    A DLC getting a **** 10?! TBOGT takes this underrated Grand Theft Auto story to the top! introducing Luis Lopez the "Dominican Devil" whoA DLC getting a **** 10?! TBOGT takes this underrated Grand Theft Auto story to the top! introducing Luis Lopez the "Dominican Devil" who happens to be Gay Tonys personal body guard. the DLC introduces parachuting, more accessible helicopters, nitro racing to the series. a short awesome side story that takes place during the events of the original GTA IV. night clubs, new guns, new rides and allies..this story is a dangerous party. Expand
  3. JamesD
    Jan 6, 2010
    10
    For those who have waited for the over the top GTA IV experience that the L&D missed then I am happy to say that the ballad of gay tony is an For those who have waited for the over the top GTA IV experience that the L&D missed then I am happy to say that the ballad of gay tony is an extreme GTA experience which ties up the loose ends from the original experience and the L&D. Firstly this game drops the overlay for a traditional GTA IV look and it looks as grand as ever. New side missions are a blast whether doing drug errands or doing parachute based challenges. The missions are a lot more over the top as well from blasting choppers from a train to having a massive war is the nightclubs. The vibe is excellently captured, the soundtrack compliments this. At night you could choose to do nightclub errands which are ver repetitive but can be really funny and there is even a segment where you then realise how this got an 18/M rating. So yes it is a lot better than the L&D and stands as a fantastic experience all its own. Expand
  4. DonFromholland
    Dec 16, 2009
    9
    This is DLC at it's finest! I personally love the glitz and glamour of this episode. It is in my opinion what GTA is all about. Over the This is DLC at it's finest! I personally love the glitz and glamour of this episode. It is in my opinion what GTA is all about. Over the top characters with loads of tongue in cheek silliness. I'm hoping that Rockstar will create a next gen Vice City story next. The fact that you purchase a Vice City FM radio station might be a hint. Fingers crossed! Expand
  5. Feb 5, 2021
    9
    Even better than "The Lost and the Damned". This second and final DLC to GTA IV brings back some of the fun of the previous entries. It's lessEven better than "The Lost and the Damned". This second and final DLC to GTA IV brings back some of the fun of the previous entries. It's less serious and more over-the-top. But think "Vice City" more than "Saints Row". It's arguably even better than the main game. I would rate this with a 9.4 out of 10. Expand
  6. 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
    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.
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  7. Apr 13, 2020
    0
    To co mi się że nie będzie to nie jest w stanie w dniu przyjazdu i nie wiem czy to

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