IGN UK: GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony Review

Like The Lost and Damned before it, The Ballad of Gay Tony redefines expectations of downloadable content, but this new episode does so much more beside. It's the perfect send-off for one of this generation's definitive titles, it takes the Grand Theft Auto IV experience and injects it with the spirit of the series' past, resulting in a game that can be mentioned in the same breath as San Andreas or Vice City.

Presentation - 9.0
Graphics - 9.0
Sound - 10
Gameplay - 9.5
Lasting Appeal - 9.5
Overall -

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StanLatMarveldotCom3254d ago

So was The Lost and Damned. Can't wait to play this when I pick it up tomorrow.

BadboyCivic3603254d ago (Edited 3254d ago )

Some users on here will disagree with you for saying AAA on a non Sony console...
But as for Gay Tony, the verdict is still out if its better than Niko or biker buddy's story...

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ProA0073254d ago

Bu bu but...Micro$oft paid 50 million for only some new weapons, cars and other small dlc items.

Blaze9293254d ago

shhhhh...let them still keep on thinking that.

Anyway in all seriousness, great score. Can't wait to download this tomorrow. Gonna be a blast parachuting online

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FamilyGuy3254d ago

But compared to what? How are graphics judged these days anyway?
This really stood out to me for some reason.

Anyway, great score, looks like IGN UK loved it.

DelbertGrady3253d ago

Compared to other sandbox titles of the same scope? Like Saints Row for example.

Blaze9293253d ago

You know what he's trying to infer....Uncharted 2


Perkel3253d ago (Edited 3253d ago )

yeah 9.0 for graphic is joke, but imo dlc is great.

@ above

because he said his opinion he is a fanboy ? :> O.o

HolyOrangeCows3253d ago

It's a shame it took them so many DLC packs before they added so much of what the first game was missing.

I'm glad you can get these on discs.

shadow27973253d ago

Sweet, I'll probably get this. Seeing as I have GTAIV on PS3, that would mean I have to buy Episodes from Liberty City, right? Or will the DLC work without the disk?

ReviewsArePolitics3253d ago

9.0 for Uncharted 2, but 9.2 for GTAIV DLC? lol

IGN UK is a joke

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DMason3253d ago

You're a joke. A biased joke at that.

sunnygrg3253d ago

Where the hell did you get 9.0 for Uncharted 2?

IGN UK rated U2 10 in Graphics and 9.5 overall.

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DonCorneo3254d ago


it's a 1 and half years old. it looks dated now that kz2/uncharted 2 is out.. and they gave Graphics -8.5 to r&c acit.. i wonder why.. oh, yeah it's a crapbox exclusive, that's why.

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topdawg1223253d ago

Eiffel, what does that sort of horrible response make you?
Anyway, this expansion looks great, wish is available for my ps3

Sonyslave33254d ago

maybe because this the best looking dlc.

MetalGearRisingBan3254d ago

im very bored with this. it doesn't make me interesting in GTA series anymore expect 1 and 3.

PotNoodle3254d ago

Can't wait. I have the lost and damned and loved that.

I know for some reason people felt disappointed in GTA4, but i wasn't. Yeah, it isn't the 98/100 but it was still a fantastic game and i loved it. I own it on all three platforms, PS3, PC and 360 - so i think its safe to say i'll be buying this DLC :p

StanLatMarveldotCom3254d ago

Only on the internet buddy. Most of the people I know have totally enjoyed GTAIV and think it's a great game.

STICKzophrenic3253d ago

It's still the 8th most played game on XBL...not sure what it is for PSN. Tons of people still love to play GTAIV. It was only a disappointment for a lot of the people here apparently.

Perkel3253d ago

then why i:

liked gta3
loved vice city
liked sa

and hated gta4 ?

i sold it after 2 weeks. they too much focused on city than a real gameplay which was old and unresponsive. every 10/10 was joke

gta4 was small vs sa

Dread3253d ago

the main reason the sony fans are hating on the game is that it was not exlcusive for Sony. If this was a Sony exclusive it would be considered an AAA by all of them.

Redempteur3253d ago

it's still played on the PSN too ...

you pop your disc now and you'll see people playing without problems ...

STICKzophrenic3253d ago

I wasn't aware you were the only person who played GTAIV.

Like I said, it's still popular on XBL. Lots of people still like it and play it. I think you're in the small, but vocal, minority.

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