Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned Image
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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Johnny is a veteran member of The Lost, a notorious biker gang. Johnny has been creating business opportunities for The Lost in Liberty City, but his first loyalty must be to the patch he wears on his back and to Billy Grey, the club's President. However, when Billy[Xbox Live Arcade] Johnny is a veteran member of The Lost, a notorious biker gang. Johnny has been creating business opportunities for The Lost in Liberty City, but his first loyalty must be to the patch he wears on his back and to Billy Grey, the club's President. However, when Billy returns from rehab hell-bent on bloodshed and debauchery, Johnny finds himself in the middle of a vicious turf war with rival gangs for control of a city torn apart by violence and corruption. Can the brotherhood survive? Developed by series creator Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned features a new main character, Johnny Klebitz, and plot that intersects with the storyline of Grand Theft Auto IV; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles; and a diverse soundtrack with additional music - all with the incredible production values that are the trademarks of Grand Theft Auto. All-new missions and a new storyline that interweaves with the original story arc of Grand Theft Auto IV. Play as Johnny, a member of The Lost Motorcycle Club. Experience Liberty City now with the perspective and lifestyle of a member of a biker gang. Added range of weapons - including the all-new grenade launcher and sawed-off shotgun. New weapons will be available for use in single-player and in all new multiplayer modes. New vehicles - featuring a collection of bikes that include Johnny's own customized heavy-duty chopper. New and improved bike handling and physics. Set of new action-packed multiplayer modes - details coming soon. All-new in-game TV, internet and radio content featuring new radio shows and original music. Plus new side-missions and Xbox 360 Achievement. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 79
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 79
  3. Negative: 0 out of 79
  1. 100
    This is how DLC’s got to be. Over 20 new missions, new characters, new weapons and save points during missions (finally!) make this an extraordinary add on for an extraordinary game. Sadly it’s exclusive for 360.
  2. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    100
    The best value DLC your MS points can buy an a new benchmark for additional content. Own it. [May 2009, p.98]
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    94
    Excellently written, acted and dramatized. The interweaving stories are pure genius. Character movement control needs tweaking, but that's a minor gripe. [Mar 2009]
  4. games(TM)
    90
    There’s an obvious luxury to riffing on a masterpiece that other games simply can’t enjoy, but that doesn’t make the choice to blow the city wide-open any less brave. [Apr 2009, p.110]
  5. Storytelling in The Lost and Damned is also of an exceedingly high standard, with Rockstar once again showing the rest of the industry how it should be done. While we prefer Niko over Johnny as a leading character, the quality of acting here is top notch, perhaps even better than it was in the original, and the tension within the gang is portrayed exceedingly well.
  6. TLAD is a great expansion that adds awesome new content, and one that is well worth the investment of time and money for any GTA IV fan.
  7. Building off an already impressive design set by its predecessor, this DLC pack only shows what awesome scenarios can be told in future content packs. Its story can feel disjointed at points, but it is contained between exciting missions and just about the exact amount of time you'd feel comfortable roaming around in a downloadable title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
  1. Apr 27, 2011
    10
    10/10 = Masterpiece = This is DLC?? I could've sworn it was a new GTA game and a masterful one at that.
  2. b3t3l
    Feb 18, 2009
    10
    After a couple of hours play i can tell you it's pretty much an entire new game, if you didn't like gta4 then you probablyAfter a couple of hours play i can tell you it's pretty much an entire new game, if you didn't like gta4 then you probably won't like this. for gta fans it's manna from heaven. my tip ... ignore the user score for any high profile game on 360 or ps3, some people have nothing better to do. Expand
  3. TerryPhillips
    Feb 25, 2009
    10
    No downloading game, let alone downloadable content for a retail game has ever come close to this level of conent. 10-12 hours of new story,No downloading game, let alone downloadable content for a retail game has ever come close to this level of conent. 10-12 hours of new story, new radio channels, songs, multiplayer mode...etc... If you like GTA4, you will love this... Ignore the lower "user" score, it's mostly fanboys from other consoles trying to pee in the cheerios. Expand
  4. JW
    Feb 18, 2009
    9
    The DLC rocks so far. The cut scenes are a riot and are worth watching. The bikes are sweet and are a bit easier to ride. Apparently there The DLC rocks so far. The cut scenes are a riot and are worth watching. The bikes are sweet and are a bit easier to ride. Apparently there aren't any helis in free mode. (bummer) The grainy screen is taking time to get used to, but in some instances it makes the game look like a low down and dirty biker movie, which is cool. Rockstar will completely miss the boat tho if they do not introduce serious war machines with future DLCs (heli with rockets and or door-mounted gatlin gun, military humvee with top mounted gatlin gun, etc.) All in all, I want to call in sick and play L&D all day! Expand
  5. SanzeeBoy
    Mar 14, 2009
    9
    To put it simple, The Lost and The Damned is awesome. As an expansion pack, it maintains that GTA-feel, glorifying not only its parent-game, To put it simple, The Lost and The Damned is awesome. As an expansion pack, it maintains that GTA-feel, glorifying not only its parent-game, but the entire series itself. The game's length, new features, and added side missions make this title worth well more than twenty dollars. As a stand-alone game... well, the fact that it actually felt like a stand-alone game is absolutely incredible. The story, gameplay, and overall experience was... like a stand-alone game! But slightly shorter than most. So if it's so incredible, why did I give it a 9? It's the greatest expansion pack known to man... but as a stand-alone game, it's just "great". It's on the line between expansion and stand-alone, but closer to stand-alone. I had to be fair and judge it as both. One score as expansion, one score as stand-alone. 9 is the answer. Now play this game! Expand
  6. Nick
    Mar 29, 2009
    8
    I liked this a lot; I really felt like I got my money's worth. Though at the same time, I felt like it was just more of the same, but I I liked this a lot; I really felt like I got my money's worth. Though at the same time, I felt like it was just more of the same, but I was more than happy with it. It has been one of the best add-on's that I've gotten since I've had my 360 that hasn't later turned out to be free (i.e., like the halo map packs. Expand
  7. Feb 9, 2013
    2
    GTA: TLAD is the most disapointing thing ever. Now just like IV the characters are the same the story makes no sense at all, when you heardGTA: TLAD is the most disapointing thing ever. Now just like IV the characters are the same the story makes no sense at all, when you heard that a new GTA is coming out you were thinking "How bad can it be, it can't be worse than IV, I mean you play as a biker and do everything you did in IV". Yeah until you played the game and it blew you're mind, no Im serious you went straight to the guy who sold you the game to get you're money back and an extra few hours that you wasted. TLAD is in fact worse than IV but its not the worst in the series, like Yoda once said "There is another". 2/10 Expand

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