Customer Reviews


186 Reviews
5 star:
 (120)
4 star:
 (43)
3 star:
 (14)
2 star:
 (5)
1 star:
 (4)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent game
Having read the recent reviews of this game on Amazon I feel that people have been incredibly OTT in their criticisms. I got this game in summer 2010 and the online game is one of the very best xbox live games out there. And not to ignore the single player mode-they are each very good games in their own right. Although individually each game isn't quite as long as GTA 4,...
Published on 27 July 2011 by C. Want

versus
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GTA
The game itself is good and the way the previous story of 4 merges with the two new stories is good and promotes immersion. I was however disappointing to find that some vehicles were online exclusives as i expected the new vehicles all to be in story mode. The game offers much less story time than 4 but the story is fun to play with new weapons and characters. a 4/5...
Published on 21 Sept. 2011 by J.G


‹ Previous | 1 219 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent game, 27 July 2011
By 
C. Want "East Clintwood" (London) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Having read the recent reviews of this game on Amazon I feel that people have been incredibly OTT in their criticisms. I got this game in summer 2010 and the online game is one of the very best xbox live games out there. And not to ignore the single player mode-they are each very good games in their own right. Although individually each game isn't quite as long as GTA 4, collevtively it makes for a longer game. However, despite not being quite as long as GTA 4 in their own right, the single player is just as good, if not slightly better. Add that to the fact that you get 2 games in 1 then the game makes for very good value.

Just to confirm though, this is not the same game but in 2 different settings. The actual feel of the game, the graphics, the guns, the aiming etc feel slightly different in each game. This is evidenced even more when playing online as TBGOT and TLATD feel like 2 different games entirely. TLATD feels more like GTA 4 than TBOGT.

The single player games are each very good games but it is in multiplayer where this game comes into its own. I prefer to play TLATD online but you tend to get more people playing TBOGT. Ever since first playing this online a year ago I have never gone more than a few days without playing it online. It is a fantastic multiplayer game and the only minor flaw I would say is sometimes struggling to get enough people to start a good match online, although you can usually find more people by clicking on 'instant play' (i.e. non ranked).

To address the other reviewer who said:

`The problem is there is not enough free space. As a fan of the motorbike from other GTAs such as San Andreas, i think there are limited options for transport.

There are other shortcomings too. In San Andreas for example you get: 3 cities; a large countryside; a mountain; an endless desert and rural highlands to explore.
Here it is just a city, however unlike vice city, the streets are too narrow. There are not enough stunts. Your player is limited.'

- I couldn't disagree more. The whole map is HUGE and although it may not encompass 3 cities like you mention in San Andreas, the map is still massive and has more than enough to keep people entertained on single player for months. And as for transport, there are at least as many options as there are in any other GTA game so I'm not sure why you would think that. The streets are normal sized streets and as it is basically NYC the streets will only reflect how big they are in real life NYC, as Vice City did with Miami.

If someone wishes to just navigate around the map aimlessley in a multitude of vechiles trying stunts etc, or go on a 'rampage' shooting random people then this is still just as easy to do as in any previous GTA game, and to drive from one side of the map to the other is an incredibly long drive so I would like to reiterate that the map is massive, yet easy to navigate around. There are countless places to do stunts and as per any GTA game, the entire environment feels fully interactive. Your player feels truly free.

I can't recommend this game highly enough. I think it is a vastly underrated a game and in online multiplayer, it is one of the best games available on the xbox. It should be ranked up there with the very best multiplayer games-COD, Red Dead, COH2 etc.

Overall I think this is a fantastic game well worth the advertised price.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than GTA IV itself?, 7 Mar. 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Personally, I prefer TLAD to the main, rather boring, story of Nico. The motorbike culture is represented well, as are some of the moments when you ride out with the gang: as the camera pulls back, you get some extremely impressive views of the city. TBOGT is pretty good too, and the ability to easily switch between each story (TLAD/TBOGT) is done well. My only gripe is that neither DLC has much in the way of clothes selection, which makes the term "expansion pack" somewhat questionable, as the two games can be more limiting than GTA IV.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TBOGT review only, 17 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
You play as Luis Lopez, right-hand man and best friend to Tony Prince a.k.a. Gay Tony, a wealthy nightclub owner. Tony has hit rock bottom and his shady dealings with some of Liberty City's criminals has landed quite the bounty upon his head. It's up to you to protect your boss and deal with those who are hot on his trail.

The story may seem simplistic, but Rockstar know how to create memorable characters. The eccentricity of Gay Tony lights up the screen, his humour and wild nature are always on top form. However, it is the addition of the spoiled Arab, Yusuf Amir, that really steals the show. It's a brilliant performance, and with the voice of Omid Djallili, it effortlessly propels the games comedic nature.

G R A P H I C S & S O U N D
The graphics remain untouched from GTA IV, but TBOTG adds a glitz and glamour backdrop. Think of this as Vice City's Ocean Beach, but given a serious HD makeover. The nightclub theme of the game injects much needed colour into Liberty City, immediately adding vibrancy and stylised design.

This is a lively side to the city that is most welcome, presenting neon colours and fluorescent lighting to add a little sparkle to different areas of the city. Character performances are as eccentric as ever, embodying the camp nature of the game. Voice acting is superb, punchy dialogue and in-your face humour are never in short supply.

There are still some issues regarding texture pop-in. The draw distance can become a little jagged and obscured when observing the city from high view points.

G A M E P L A Y
Mission structure, side quests and core game mechanics remain untouched since GTA IV. Most of the time you will be required to manage Tony's nightclubs and get him out of a few sticky situations. At the clubs you can take part in group dances, take part in drinking games and have sex with random women in the restrooms. There are some great story-based missions to take part in, some of which require Luis to eliminate enemies or help friends to kill their enemies.

New weapons help boost the existing line-up, consisting mostly of explosive firearms and new grenade types. You can really wreak havoc across the city and cause endless amounts of chaos. Another cool aspect of the game is how key characters loom in and out of the story, and have some kind of attachment to certain missions you will do. Accompanying Yusuf Amir on some of his personal tasks is just a blast, mostly when you are allowed to pilot his attack chopper!

Unfortunately, the cover system is a little rough around the edges and doesn't respond well to camera tracking. Helicopter still feel sensitive and a little awkward to grasp.

O V E R A L L
This is how DLC is done! TBOGT completely lightens the tone of GTA, mimicking the satire of GTA Vice City. Great characters, destructive gameplay and Empire City's glitzy underbelly create an immersive world that surpasses the efforts of GTA IV.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GTA, 21 Sept. 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
The game itself is good and the way the previous story of 4 merges with the two new stories is good and promotes immersion. I was however disappointing to find that some vehicles were online exclusives as i expected the new vehicles all to be in story mode. The game offers much less story time than 4 but the story is fun to play with new weapons and characters. a 4/5 overall a good game for the money but it could have been done better
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


68 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, 31 Oct. 2009
By 
Simon Daultrey "g3fan" (Dorset, UK) - See all my reviews
(VINE VOICE)    (REAL NAME)   
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I actually downloaded the Episodes as and when they came out, but it's the same content, and awesome it is! It is also very much an ADULT title, and I can't stress this enough. Especially The Ballad Of Gay Tony....that 18 certificate is truly there for a reason. Besides, younger people would just not understand the story, or the humour!

The Lost and Damned is an excellent new angle on life in Liberty City. It's all about the bikes and the metal. If you're not into thrash metal, don't worry, it can be avoided most of the time, but it's very much a part of the 'feel' of the episode.....one of grit, and grime and general dirty work.

Packed with new bikes, plus some new cars, and an arsenal of heavy weaponry, TLaD is also brilliantly written, with a story that's as fun, entertaining and exciting as the Niko Bellic story of GTAIV. The missions and story carefully intertwine TLaD with that original Niko Bellic story, so if you played GTAIV (and paid attention) then there will be plenty of people and events that you recognise, without any of them actually being direct ports/repeats from the parent game.

The immersive single-player game of TLaD would be enough to make it worth the £ alone, with the addition of new activities like Gang Wars and Bike Races, but the multiplayer is just as good, so there's plenty to keep you going.

As if that wasn't enough (which it is), there's also the 3rd 'episode' - The Ballad Of Gay Tony. To my amazement, it is even better than the first 2 episodes. It is a rich and fast-paced world of money, girls, drugs and high society, with addictive new luxury cars, bikes, boats and armaments. There's also the addition of military-grade helicopters, with the Minigun-toting, rocket-firing "Buzzard" being the most indulgently brutal form of transport since the "Hunter" in GTA San Andreas.

TBoGT is wonderfully written, with a story and voice-acting that puts many movies to shame. Again, there's new activites, like Drug Wars, Club Management, Dancing and Drinking Games, plus some new random characters to meet. It's humourous and intelligent and highly addictive, and there's plenty of stuff to keep you going, which, again, includes great multiplayer content.

Rockstar really know how to do it. Nobody else has ever crafted a title that is as complete as the GTAIV series. The quality of writing and design and production is second to none, so I can't rate it highly enough.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Lost and Damned - Good; Ballad of Gay Tony - Superb, 7 Jan. 2010
By 
R. Carter "Richard" (UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
2 fantastic games:

The Lost and the Damned actually makes driving motorbikes pleasurable (unlike the original GTA IV game), which was my primary concern when I ordered. Whilst TLAD was good, it didn't add much to the game itself other than ~25 additional biker-themed missions and a few new weapons.

The Ballad of Gay Tony is superb - Rockstar etc have put a lot more effort in to this game than TLAD - on completion of each mission, you're awarded marks for lack of car damage, time it takes, and your remaining health and accuracy of shots, which makes for greater replay-ability. Additionally, the missions don't just start with the traditional 'drive her, drive there' - there's a bit more thinking (well, shooting) and involvement from earlier missions, which is refreshing.

TL;DR: Great even if you haven't played GTA IV (which you don't need to play the game) - heavily recommended!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars A good expansion to mark the end of GTA IV, but not the best., 15 Mar. 2010
By 
Jonathan D. Wills (UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
--The Ballad of Gay Tony Review--

We have finally come to the end of what can only be described as one of the best journeys in gaming history this generation, Grand Theft Auto IV. From the six month delay till 2008, and then another 10 months before the first expansion was released, it has been a long time coming. Now at the back end of the 2009 the game is finally over, but not without one last explosion!

The Ballad of Gay Tony puts you in the shoes of Luis Lopez, co-manager of two nightclubs in Liberty City. Hercules, the all-gay club is a low class club, whereas Maisonette 9, is a very high end club. While the placing of these clubs is a bit lazy (same road for both clubs and safe house), Rockstar have certainly made up for it. Inside the clubs, you can take part in dancing mini-games, which could lead to some romantic `treat', champagne drinking games, which make you incredibly drunk and club management games, which involve walking around and watching a cut scene now and then. This is not the most exciting mini-game but gives you a sense that you own the club.

The story is a bit erratic this time through. You are simply just assigned missions to fill in gaps of GTA IV and The Lost And the Damned storylines. The game starts off at the bank robbery in GTA IV storyline, and finishes around the same time as GTA IV does, but there are a few crossover missions, like diamond robbery at the museum, to name one. The game does however make up for the weak storyline by including an excess amount of fun in each mission. Blow the crane up with a sticky bomb, steal a subway train, start a police riot, or bomb a boat. There are however some really bad missions, like driving to an internet cafe, posting a comment, and that's it. Not impressive, and certainly just another way to waste some missions when the ideas stop.

Each mission is graded up to 100%. There appears to be a few glitches such as in easy missions like in the one above where you should get 100% but for some reason the timing does not match the quality of the mission. How do you drive from Broker to Alderney in under a minute without damaging your car? It does give some replay value, but gets incredibly frustrating after a while.

By the mid-point in the game, you will have unlocked some base jumping based missions, drug wars, golf and fight club games. The base jumping means you can jump off a building, and parachute onto a target. Drug Wars is a replica of The Lost and the Damned Gang Wars, but without, y'know the gangs. Golf mini-game is challenging, but equally quite boring, and the Fight Club has random AI, sometimes really easy, sometimes really hard. All these games need to be completed once to go to 100% tariff, but none of them are broken and certainly add more to the length of the game.

So the missions are mostly fun, with ridiculous targets, but there is an excess amount of extra stuff to keep it ticking over its short life-span, however the game has a few threatening glitches. The game has an annoying knack for car popup. It can be a clear road and then suddenly there are thousands of cars which you go crashing into, possibly ruining your mission goals. Also AI tends to be coded to run in front of you regardless of whether you are shooting or not, again leading to a possible failure in your mission. The game is also showing a sign of lackluster graphics. The HUD looks out of place, the buildings are quite grainy and blood isn't really effective. There are some really cool songs on the soundtrack, but no new radio stations (except on the actual Tales from Liberty City disc with includes one new station), so it can be hard to find these songs.

Multiplayer wise, the game features everything from The Lost and the Damned and GTA IV and puts them all into Free Mode, along with underpowered tanks and missing helicopters. Death match has been updated with new weapons, and new payouts per kill, and racing is adapted for the brand new Nitro. It's pretty awesome stuff, but takes a while to recharge. Plus Liberty City streets are so short, you really need more straight road races to get the most use out of it. There are no major glitches in the game though apart from connection lag and the like.

Truth be told, I was expecting much more from this expansion, I would have expected the game to be thoroughly tested before release, and some improvements made in terms of graphics and storyline. It is fun for a while, but when you reach the ending you know it's over and that's probably for the best. If you're a fan, go buy this now, but if you are over GTA IV and Liberty City after 18 months, maybe this is best avoided.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars GTA at it's best!!!, 31 Dec. 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
To start off, I'm just going to say one thing about this game - brilliant! The storyline of both The Lost And Damned and The Ballad Of Gay Tony is excellent. The graphics in both are great. The feel of the game is great! Episodes From Liberty City is set in exactly the same Liberty City as GTA IV, and in many ways, these games resemble GTA IV, because they started off as DLC for GTA IV. The similarities between the games aren't a bad thing, saying they're similar is a compliment because GTA IV was a fantastic game. But Episodes From Liberty City offers so much more than GTA IV. You can experience new characters, new stories, and new places (such as The Lost Clubhouse in TLAD and Maisonette 9 and Hercules in TBOGT). In one word, these games are fantastic!!! The attention to detail is superb and if even if you're someone who'll skip the story missions and just drive around and cause chaos, these games are for you. I would recommend playing GTA IV before this though, as lots of little hints and references to GTA IV are in this game. But, this is an absolutely brilliant game - 5 out of 5!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GTA IV or GTA Episodes???, 13 Nov. 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
STORY -> ORIGINAL
CONTENT -> EPISODES

The original gives you the main story, it's longer and deeper (that's what she said)
This gives you a fun, long enough story. It's not short at all I tell you!

Buy this if you don't want a game that is so long, but has all of the content plus a bit more.
You won't be able to purchase houses, but you get lots more content than on the original.
Parachute, awesome helicopters, and tons more made it worth it to me.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars GTA TLAD & TBOGT great stand alone game for the price.., 3 Feb. 2010
By 
Martin S. Moore "cod waw free for all freak lol" (bradford, west yorkshire...) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
This game is as good if not BETTER than the original gta 4

The intro to the ballad of gay tony is brill when you go to the club
and everyone is dancing it looks awwwsome and at this price(£17.73) its a steal

In this gta you play a different person so your not nico this time round
but a new guy called luis lopez part time hoodlum & full time assistant to tony prince
in TBOGT.

And in TLAD you are johnny from a notorious biker gang who goes on a turf war

Get yourself a copy today you won't be dissapointed .....

And dont forget there's multiplayer too including the new base jumping mode lol...
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


‹ Previous | 1 219 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360)
£13.98
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews