NZGamer writes: "There's something slightly sad about a middle-aged biker. He's a man whose identity is inherently tied up with the past, evocative of a fat Elvis Presley or a Mickey Rourke post-surgery. He's surely an odd protagonist for a video game, a medium where pixilated bodies are generally painted in broad ideals of the fittest, strongest and sexiest. The bikers in the first downloadable episode for GTA IV, the Lost and the Damned, are boozy, foul mouthed, aggressive and tubby: in short, less than ideal. But that's what makes them so unique, and more importantly, so Grand Theft Auto".