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DescriptionThe 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.
Part of the Following Groups
- 3D Engine: RAGE
- Gameplay feature: BASE jumping
- Genre: Open world / Free-roaming / Sandbox action and driving
- Grand Theft Auto series
- Middleware: euphoria
- Protagonist: Gangster
- Technology: amBX
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The Press Says
|Xbox360Achievements||Nov 30, 2009||10 out of 10||100|
|TeamXbox||Oct 28, 2009||9.8 out of 10||98|
|GameSpot||Oct 28, 2009||9.5 out of 10||95|
|AusGamers||Nov 05, 2009||9.4 out of 10||94|
|Digital Chumps||Nov 03, 2009||9.2 out of 10||92|
|GameSpy||Oct 30, 2009||90|
|VicioJuegos.com||Oct 29, 2009||90 out of 100||90|
|Thunderbolt Games||Nov 08, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Jan 13, 2010||78 out of 100||78|
|newbreview.com||Nov 06, 2009||3 out of 5||60|
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TriviaThe game received the award for Best Downloadable Content/Expansion in Gamespot's 2009 Editor Choice Awards.
Related Web Sites
- Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony -- official game website
- Wikipedia: Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony -- article in the open encyclopedia
Sciere (228140) added Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Xbox 360) on Nov 29, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Patrick Bregger (98898)