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Category
EPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY - GRAND THEFT AUTO THE LOST AND DAMNED - GRAND THEFT AUTO THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY
Digital
Classified 22 January, 2010 .
Run Time
Not relevant

Consumer Advice:Contains very strong language, strong sex and violence and hard drug use

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EPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY – GRAND THEFT AUTO THE LOST AND DAMNED – GRAND THEFT AUTO THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY comprises two stand-alone, episodic, expansion missions that take place in the same open world gaming environment of Liberty City that featured in Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV). In the first mission the player assumes the role of Johnny Klebitz, a member of Liberty City based motorcycle gang and in the second the player takes on the part of Luis Lopez, a 'gofer' / bodyguard for a character known as 'Gay Tony'. Played from the third person perspective, both missions look, play and feel very similar to the original GTA IV. In addition to playing through the set missions, the player can simply roam freely through the massive gaming environment. The game was passed ‘18’ for very strong language, strong sex and violence and hard drug use.

Violence is a central theme of the game, with the featured characters able to carry out missions that invariably involve killing in return for money and other in-game rewards. The characters have access to a variety of weapons, including knives, baseball bats, snooker cues, a variety of handguns and long-barrelled weapons (assault rifles, machine-guns, shotguns and the ubiquitous sniper rifle), explosive charges, pipe bombs and rocket-propelled grenades. The player can also mow down pedestrians whilst driving any of the vast selection of motor vehicles or motor bikes that are available to him or her. There are blood spurts as people are shot and stabbed etc. and pools of blood form on the ground. However, there is never any discernible injury detail and it is not possible to inflict post-mortem injuries, although there is considerable ragdolling as dead bodies are shot. The characters controlled by the player are able to attack and kill any other character in the game, including innocent bystanders.

The Guidelines at ’15’ state that there may be frequent use of strong language (for example ‘fuck’) and that the strongest terms (for example ‘cunt’) may be acceptable if justified by the context. Although the frequent use of strong language in the game would have been acceptable at ‘15’, the at least four uses of very strong language that crop up in some of the cut scenes were considered to be best placed at the adult category.

The game includes some sex scenes. The sex is quite strong, but always masked and the characters concerned are invariably fully clothed (no nudity). In cut scenes the Luis Lopez character is seen to be on the receiving end of oral sex (slumped on a chair with a woman's head buried in his lap). The same character engages in sexual intercourse on at least two different occasions. For example he stands between a woman's raised legs and thrusts into her and he also bends a woman over a desk and thrusts into her from the rear. The game also contains strong verbal sex references throughout and there is one scene of full frontal male nudity (without a sexual context).

EPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY – GRAND THEFT AUTO THE LOST AND DAMNED – GRAND THEFT AUTO THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY also includes portrayals of cocaine snorting and there are frequent verbal references to drug taking and trafficking throughout the game.

This work was passed with no cuts made.

The main spoken language in this work is English.

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When submitted to the BBFC the linear elements within the work had a running time (eg cut scenes) of 4m 13s.

This work was submitted to the BBFC by Rockstar Games Inc .
Rockstar Games Inc identified this work as GRAND THEFT AUTO IV additional episodes

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n/a EPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY - GRAND THEFT AUTO THE LOST AND DAMNED - GRAND THEFT AUTO THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY
00:01:21:00 “CUTSCENES FROM THE LOST AND DAMNED.WMV”
00:02:52:00 “CUTSCENES FROM THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY.MOV”
A film or video, together with associated trailers may exist in several versions and all versions known to the BBFC are listed below.

CategoryTypeDateCompanyRun TimeCutTitle
VideoTrailerVideoTrailer14/12/2007Rockstar Games Inc1m 58sGRAND THEFT AUTO IV
DigitalMediaDigitalMedia31/03/2008Rockstar Games IncGRAND THEFT AUTO IV
VideoTrailerVideoTrailer02/04/2008Rockstar Games Inc1m 11sGRAND THEFT AUTO IV
DigitalMediaDigitalMedia04/11/2008Rockstar Games IncGRAND THEFT AUTO IV
DigitalMediaDigitalMedia22/01/2010Rockstar Games IncEPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY - GRAND THEFT AUTO THE LOST AND DAMNED - GRAND THEFT AUTO THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY
DigitalMediaDigitalMedia01/03/2010Rockstar Games IncGRAND THEFT AUTO IV: EPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY
DigitalMediaDigitalMedia05/03/2010Rockstar Games IncGRAND THEFT AUTO IV - EPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY
DigitalMediaDigitalMedia22/03/2010Rockstar Games IncGRAND THEFT AUTO: EPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY
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