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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.

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Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Xbox 360 Yusuf desperately wants to be a "gansta"
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Windows These Russians play an important part in the game
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Windows Luis loved his other job better
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Windows Meet Luis' mom and an honorable businessman...

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Hello class. Welcome to DLC 101. Today, guest teacher Rockstar Games will be your teacher on how to make good DLC. Xbox 360 Kaddy B. (791)

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Xbox 360 Oct 28, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
4Players.de Xbox 360 Nov 18, 2009 91 out of 100 91
1UP Xbox 360 Oct 28, 2009 A- 91
NZGamer Xbox 360 Nov 03, 2009 9 out of 10 90
VicioJuegos.com Xbox 360 Oct 29, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Vandal Online Windows Apr 16, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GamersHell.com Xbox 360 Nov 04, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Oct 28, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Nov 08, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Windows Apr 30, 2010 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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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