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Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (PS3)
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on 8 June 2010
This is definitely a worth while add on for GTA4. The games throw you into the action straight away. There are no real easy missions to warm up with. Everything that was good about GTA4 is here and more. I do think the graphics are starting to look a bit dated if I'm honest but still good fun to play and frame rate is smooth enough.
There is loads of cross over with Niko from the first game and even between the Lost and Gay Tony which is a good touch. Id recommend this no problem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 June 2014
my son likes it, hes happy with it, item as described, fast delivery, packaged well. not my taste but im not a teenager!! lol
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great game fast delivery as usual, a definite must have for all video game junkies.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This game took a year to come out because Microsoft paid $50 million dollars for exclusivety hoping it would push more consoles. Im sure some kids from India have a better chance of pushing more consoles than Microsoft. In the end rockstar decided to release the game. Whether Microsoft got a refund is beyond me. Xbox users got a bit too excited flaming all over the shop. But in the end PS3 got it!

I'm not going to write an essay or a book. You already know what the game is about. THe missions are fun and creative and full of action. The amount of explosions and shootouts make it look like a wave of terrorist attacks in the game story. The cutscenes are entertaining and well acted out. I would have to admit I havent played the game online and probably wont. The story keeps you immersed. The Ballad of gay Tony is about 6 hours of gameplay if you dont rush through it like some crazed nerd. The lost and Damned is about 4 and a half hours of story. This game will keep the PS3 users ticking over till Red Dead Redemption which will use the same engine.

Overall this game is fun and a host of new features and add ons including the club, base jumping, air hockey, golf etc .... New cars include Ford GT40, Mercedes/Audi replica (Tonys Car), A maserati replica, A Continental Replica, about 5 new bikes in the lost and damned, an old american style pick up truck etc. There are new weapons such as p90 and what can I say about the Tommy in Ballad of Gay Tony? My brother was watching me play the game using that gun....f*** me you can take down a chopper with 5 shots from it. Totally blows enemies away like sawdust. the damage is intense.....The Noose Tank totally writes off enemies sending them packing.

In this game you can go to the club and pick up girls you dont need to use the internet. The design of the interiors are well done especially the club. Lost and the Damned game uses a CCTV style view at times as in the view gets a bit grainy and grey and lacks colour. This gives it a dark feel. Some might not like it too much. Ballad of Gay tony is brighter and a bit more entertaining. You can cage fight in there and in Lost and Damned you can arm wrestle play pool and cards. Luis in TBOGT is puerto rican i think and his cousins and friends are hispanic also. There accents and phrases are very funny during the cutscenes. No offence, but it does make the game entertaining. Another character I like is Yusuf amir who was in GTA 4 but never shown. Hes a rich arab trying to take over the city. Hes very funny. Brucies brother Mori is in this game too jacked up on steroids.

There are also new stations and new music including Vice City Radio and a Jamaican station.

What do we have here I did end up writing an essay. But overall this game is worth the buy. £24.00 you cant go wrong and you get a total 12 hours of gameplay and up to 40 story missions plus 50 extra gang related non story missions. Then if you count in extras like hanging out with friends and stuff you got up to 20 hours without touching online. Not so sure what happened to perseus etc but the shops dont highlight you have to find them yourself!

Rockstar have done well with this extension, I assumed it would be such a small content but the game is so fun you dont even notice the length of the game.15 20 hours is not bad at all. The game is more fun than the original GTA 4. Full of action a must buy for any avid GTA fan.

Happy shopping, Adios
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on 1 February 2014
A game that features not one but two exciting chapters that involves a biker gang and a nightclub owner so how can we resist it, it's a game so entertaining helped by great characters, voices, story and soundtrack and snappy dialogue for both chapters which makes this game that deserves to be in the collection of any GTA fan.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The term `expansion pack' doesn't do Episodes from Liberty City justice. Both Lost & Damned and Ballad of Gay Tony have more playability than most retail games. When combined, it makes for amazing value. As the title suggests, this is a return to Liberty City, introducing two new protagonists, and a storyline that loosely connects each instalment. For example, Ballads Luis Lopez opens his story as a hostage during the `Three Leaf Clover' robbery in GTA IV. In jokes are also rife.

The Lost & Damned stars Johnny Klebitz, and focuses on conflicts with and within 'The Lost' biker gang. The clubhouse is a nice addition, with activities like arm wrestling and a high/low card game. When riding in a gang, sticking to the formation repairs the vehicle and restores health, which is a nice touch. But the highlight is undoubtedly The Ballad of Gay Tony, bringing comedy, glamour and sheer fun back into the formula. Elements that were occasionally lacking in GTA IV. Fantastical side missions make a welcome return. Base-jumping, cage fighting and club management are nicely done, and helps keep gameplay varied.

On a similar note, the weapon set has received some tweaks. Explosive shells and sticky bombs are great additions to the arsenal. The quality of mission design has only improved, with one notable addition, sure to drive completionists wild. Each mission is graded, based on specific criteria, awarding a percentage when passed. The trophy for getting 100% on every mission will take some hardcore commitment. Sadly, there is no new Platinum for this title; instead trophies expand the GTA IV list. Radio stations and TV content seem completely new. No developer is as culturally aware as Rockstar, and here this shines through. A typical example are references to social networking, with Twitter amusingly renamed Bleater. The `Electro Choc' stations play-list includes some choice dubstep tunes, reflecting the genres rise this last year. WKTT's John Smith, and shows like `Midgets on Meth' or `The Annual Trimester Triathlon' (Are you pregnant? Think you can run a Triathlon?) are bitingly satirical and absolutely hilarious, showing the developer hasn't become complacent or lazy with its mega franchise.

There are issues. Graphics can glitch, especially when flying helicopters, and the difficulty spikes unfairly. The generation-old issue of stupid police remains. They can ignore horrendous crimes at point blank range, whilst giving chase for seemingly nothing. And garages can still lose your hard-earned vehicles. But after all, this is GTA. Slight inconsistencies are forgivable when it gets so much right. Episodes from Liberty City is simply a joy to play.
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on 18 August 2013
It said it would take up to a week to deliver but I received it within a couple of days. The case wasn't in the best condition but expected from a used game. I also thought the disc would be as damaged but it was not, it was in excellent condition, and ran smoothly. Highly recommend buying used games from here.
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on 4 February 2015
This is a very good game, a spin off from the other GTAs it works as a stand alone so you don't need GTA4. I got this second hand so only paid few pounds and was well worth the money. The GTA games are not to everyone's taste but a mature attitude or gamer will find a lot to enjoy in this.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 15 May 2010
Grand Theft Auto 4 was quite rightly critically acclaimed two years ago bringing the series onto the current generation of platforms. However Episodes from Liberty City is starting to show the game engine's age and many people may be dissapointed that this is effectivly just new missions with a few extras rather than a major overhaul. The developers themselves cannot be judged too harshly for this as they were simply victims of their own success, Microsoft getting one over Sony by keeping this title exclusive to 360 for the last year and paying handsomly for the privilage. The money-men would have been silly to turn down such a huge sum. But despite the negatives this shouldn't be seen as a failure, Rockstar have put plenty of effort into the game and the missions have plenty of variety, just don't expect any major new additions to an old, admittidly excellent, game.
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on 17 May 2010
A great follow up to GTA IV. Although Ballad of Gay Tony is a far richer and superior experience compared to The Lost and the Damned, the "Episodes" package in its entirety is a must have for those who fell in love with the GTA IV experience.
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