While it was big news that Rockstar was bringing GTA IV to Xbox 360 at the same time it hit PS3, the bigger story was the promise of two exclusive downloadable episodes. Rockstar has now delivered on that promise with the The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. If you don't have Xbox Live or you no longer own a copy of GTA IV, you can still enjoy these new stories by picking up Episodes of Liberty City from your local game store. This $40 disc includes both episodes and can be played without owning a copy of GTA IV.
I've reviewed The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony in-depth, so I won't go over each in great detail here. Just know that you are getting more than 20 hours of great gameplay at a reasonable price. These two stories finish off the tale of the stolen diamonds from GTA IV while adding some welcome gameplay improvements. The Lost and Damned makes riding motorcycles fun and The Ballad of Gay Tony adds a scoring system for each mission, increasing the replay value.
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