This time around, you play as Johnny "The Jew" Klebitz, Vice President of the biker gang named The Lost.
Johnny's been the de facto leader while the President of The Lost, Billy, has been in rehab.
Nothing transfers to Niko's adventures -- not the guns, the vehicles or the gameplay enhancements.
This is significant, because almost everything Rockstar did with L&D makes the experience better, but none of it can be brought into GTA IV.
Just to make sure you know what is required to play L&D, you will need a copy of GTA IV in the drive, 1600 Microsoft Points and, of course, an Xbox 360 with an Xbox Live Gold Membership.
After you've downloaded The Lost and Damned, boot up GTA IV.
It's been ten months since Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto IV to rave reviews and blockbuster sales numbers.
Tuesday brings a new chapter in GTA IV and a new step in the evolution of downloadable content.
I won't spoil any of these story elements, but suffice to say that there's a specific mission towards the end of L&D that made me want to stop playing as Johnny altogether.
It is even more controversial than its predecessors because this game has full frontal male nudity.
The game lets you lead a life of crime as part of a motorcycle gang with plenty of gang violence (including pushing someone's face against a spinning mototcycle wheel in a bike repair shop), relentless foul language, drugs and alcohol, and sexual references.
The star rating given to this game is based on quality of gameplay within this adult genre of video gaming and is not an endorsement of the violence within the game.
" /The game doesn't offer many positive stereotypes of motorcycle gangs (who are violent law-breakers), women (many of whom are strippers or prostitudes), immigrants (such as the criminal Nico from Eastern Europe), Jewish people (The Lost's VP, who can be vicious at times, is referred to as "The Jew") and politicians (mostly dirty ones).