Thursday, April 15, 2010

'Episodes from Liberty City' now available for the Personal Compooter

Much like the PS3 version- better late than never I guess.

Last year Rockstar Games set a new bar for downloadable content on the console with Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City” for Xbox 360, delivering new characters, stories, multiplayer modes and missions to the renowned Grand Theft franchise. PC gamers…now it’s your turn.

Available for download now exclusively on Games for Windows – LIVE, “Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City” brings the action, energy and acclaimed storytelling of downloadable episodes The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony to desktops around the world.

The Lost and Damned is a dark trip through Liberty City’s seedy underbelly, as outlaw biker Johnny Klebitz fights to keep his gang together as a rift in the gang’s leadership threatens to tear the brotherhood apart. In The Ballad of Gay Tony, players explore Liberty City’s high-end nightlife as Luis Lopez, struggling to balance the temptations of money and vice against loyalties to family and friends. Both episodes feature a slew of new vehicles and weapons, and each episode adds new activities including cage fighting, gang wars and BASE jumping .  

Owners of “Grand Theft Auto IV” can download these episodes individually on Games for Windows — LIVE, both in-game and through Games on Demand, for 1200 Microsoft Points each (full game required).  Both episodes are also available for download together as the standalone title “Episodes from Liberty City” for 2400 Microsoft Points.

And to complete your Liberty City experience, head to now through April 19th for a special offer related to “Grand Theft Auto IV!”  

Personally, I loved the main GTA4 experience. I thought the story was great, I thought the characters were great- good stuff all around. The expansion packs though, another story.
Even though they both received quite a bit of editorial praise from just about everybody, I played a bit of 'Lost and Damned' and was bored to tears. I just didn't care for it at all, so much so that I didn't even bother with 'Ballad of Gay Tony'- which looked really good and scored higher ratings than a lot of new full retail releases.

Anyway, that's just my 2cents on it. If you haven't played the main game- you're missing out on a great title. If you haven't played the DLC... ehhhhh....