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Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

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Windows
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3.8
Xbox 360
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3.4
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Description

The Ballad of Gay Tony is the second and final expansion pack for Grand Theft Auto IV. It is made available as DLC (downloadable content) and requires the original game to play.

The story is centered around a new character, Luis Fernando Lopez, who is part of a ring of Dominican drug dealers. He is also the bodyguard of Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince. The game introduces a lot of glitter, with an eccentric storyline and many sports cars, including the return of the familiar Bullet. Other additions include new aircraft and a parachute (previously featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas). New activities are a driving range (golf), and various drinking- and dancing-based mini-games in the many nightclubs. Multiplayer includes updated game modes and adds a BASE jumping multiplayer competition. The game starts with Luis Fernando Lopez held hostage during a bank robbery that involves Niko Bellic from the original game. From there, a large plot unfolds that involves the survival of the night clubs, a set of stolen diamonds, drugs abuse and various gangs.

Through this expansion players can replay previously completed missions with a scoring system, similar to Manhunt and the Hitman series, and this feature was previously introduced in the GTA series in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

Screenshots

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Windows Dealing with an annoying blogger
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Windows Races in this game include base jumping, boats and cars. Shown in this shot: the ancient art of driving an overturned vehicle
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Xbox 360 Early cameo by Niko Bellic.
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Xbox 360 A new military chopper makes short work of this yacht.

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Nov 30, 2009 10 out of 10 100
AusGamers Xbox 360 Nov 05, 2009 9.4 out of 10 94
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Nov 02, 2009 9.4 out of 10 94
GamersHell.com Xbox 360 Nov 04, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Xbox 360 Oct 30, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Meristation Xbox 360 Oct 28, 2009 9 out of 10 90
NZGamer Xbox 360 Nov 03, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Code Central Windows Apr, 2010 4.5 out of 5 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Xbox 360 Jan 13, 2010 78 out of 100 78
newbreview.com Xbox 360 Nov 06, 2009 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

References

The credits for the original GTA IV can be seen numerous times on a TV in Yusuf's apartment

Awards

  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - Best Downloadable Content/Expansion
  • IGN
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Downloadable Add-On
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Downloadable Add-On (Readers' Choice)
  • Spike TV
    • 2009 - Best Downloadable Content
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