HellBored writes: "Episodes from Liberty City is - technically- a standalone game, of that there can be no doubt. Available over the counter in your local retailer, it has a box, maps and achievements. It doesn't need the original GTAIV to play. Except really it's not a standalone game, my reasoning being that anyone who purchased The Lost and Damned DLC already has half of the content in the box. For those of you, buying Episodes from Liberty City doesn't need to be considered, because you can get the new content online for half the price. On the other hand, if you haven't played The Lost and Damned, then this package contains two thoroughly enjoyable story lines - one grimy and one glittering - to play through."