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Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
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4.9
Windows
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3.8
Xbox 360
89
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 Xbox 360 Early cameo by Niko Bellic.
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Xbox 360 Tony's second club, where the men are queens and the drinks are free!
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Windows There are also several opportunities to use boats
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Xbox 360 New automatic shotgun with exploding shells. I like!

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

TeamXbox Xbox 360 Oct 28, 2009 9.8 out of 10 98
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
Play.tm Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Cheat Code Central Windows Apr, 2010 4.5 out of 5 90
Vandal Online Windows Apr 16, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GamersHell.com Xbox 360 Nov 04, 2009 9 out of 10 90
VicioJuegos.com Xbox 360 Oct 29, 2009 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Xbox 360 Oct 30, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
newbreview.com Xbox 360 Nov 06, 2009 3 out of 5 60

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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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