Reviews for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City capsule

96

Classic insanity, Rockstar-style

Cooberstooge | Sept. 6, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

You really can't go wrong with a purchase of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. There's something in this game for everyone, and it has that awesome 80s vibe all the way through it. The story is great, the characters original and inventive, and it all looks great, too.

Truth be told, I've always felt like I was in an episode of something like Magnum, PI whilst playing this game, except he's a tad bit more violent in this one. The cars are all awesome, they sound nice and nasty, and they all handle very well - unless you get the cops mad and they roll out spike strips, which can make driving...rather interesting, to say the least.

The game looked great at the time of release, and the graphics have aged well, managing to keep a unique style that, for the most part, hides some of the low-res textures that abound in certain areas. There's no texture flickering or anything else, and modern hardware is now capable of running the game nice and smooth during an in-game rainstorm, which still looks positively fantastic.

Definitely get this one, it's just so good.

100

80's, check. Fun, check. Boredom, yeah right.

PM_DMNKLR | July 15, 2012 | See all PM_DMNKLR's reviews »

I put this one on-par with GTA IV as far as interaction and storylines go, and it's just endless hours of fun. Yes, aggravating at times, like all GTA games, duh, but still very much enjoyable. If you don't have this game, you aren't playing the right ones.

95

My Personal Favorite GTA

Endyo | June 11, 2012 | See all Endyo's reviews »

To put it simply, of all of the Grand Theft Auto games, this one seems to have reached the furthest in capturing a time period and running with it. It was the first GTA game to implement the idea of doing things other than basic crime, such as investing in/buying businesses and houses. It was also the first to include motorcycles which were a great deal of fun. While it was still visually roughly the same as its precessor, it had a real style to it synonymous with the 80s. The music really drove that aspect home.

Looking back, the story may not have been all that different from GTA 3 and it may not have been something that changed the face of gaming, but Vice City was fun from start to finish and to this day, my favorite amongst the seemingly endless series of Grand Theft Auto games.

87

The best fun you can have in a sandbox

DrHouse | April 5, 2012 | See all DrHouse's reviews »

The one, the unmatched, the best: GTA Vice City is just the best sandbox game ever developed. Tons of humor, tons of freedom, tons of hours of fun. Definitively worth its price.