Blasd Mag writes: "I could have kept this review exceedingly short and simple: Did you like GTA III? If so, chances are you've enjoyed each subsequent entry in the celebrated Grand Theft Auto franchise, up to and including GTA IV. And if you liked GTA IV, boy, does Rockstar ever have the game for you: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned!
I chose not to do that, because it wouldn't have made for a very interesting read (not to mention the fact that it wouldn't have been published). But it might have conveyed the necessary information, regardless. The GTA brand has become synonymous with liberating, open-world gameplay, compelling narratives, and mature themes. The Lost and Damned is no exception. If you played GTA IV (and you'll have to have purchased it in order to play TLAD), you'll find plenty here to make a return trip to Liberty City worthwhile."