Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
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Welcome to the 1980s.
From the decade of big hair, excess and pastel suits comes a story of one man's rise to the top of the criminal pile as Grand Theft Auto returns.
Vice City is a huge urban sprawl ranging from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghetto, and is the most varied, complete and alive digital city ever created. Combining non-linear gameplay with a character driven narrative, you arrive in a town brimming with delights and degradation and are given the opportunity to take it over as you choose.
Play in mouse-look 3rd person view or classics Grand Theft Auto console. Plus integrated support for all major gamepads, joysticks and steering wheels.
Pushed to the limit to take advantage of the latest PC hardware. With massive viewable distances, texture resolutions bumped up from 32-colors to 32-bit color with billions of shades and games resolution to scale as high as your monitor can support.
Muster your artistic prowess to create your own player skin. Add to Tommy’s 80’s couture wardrobe or create a whole new original spin on the character itself.
EAX 3.0 audio immerses you in the sounds of the city and a new MP3 radio station lets you broadcast your own music over Vice City’s airwaves.
At any given time, watch a replay at the last 30 seconds of the game and mall your unbelievable gameplay sequences to friends to watch.
Bigger and bettereL_Jay | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all eL_Jay's reviews »
This game was badass in 2003. Not as groundbreaking as GTA 3, but definitly more refined and fun to play. Rockstar almost seemed to master the 3d Renderware engine.
All in all better graphics, better soundtrack, more missions, more guns, more vehicles including an airplane, bikes and helicopters, better story and a much more lively world. Bigger, better bolder. In 2003 i would rate this game a 9.7
I recently played a playthrough and it aged pretty well, if you can look through the outdated graphics and get used to the fact that Rockstar isn't good at porting games to pc. It's still a blast. The shady 1980's of Miami still come alive. Especially the soundtrack and missions get the nostalgia flowing. In 2013 I rate it an 8.1
Definitive GTA Gamephool | Sept. 26, 2013 | See all phool's reviews »
Personally I consider this game the pinnacle of the GTA series to date (pending the release of GTA V on the PC). Taking the GTA universe back in time to the 80s, the games soundtrack shines as you cruise down the streets of Vice City leaving a trail of mayhem and destruction in your wake.
Vice City has all the trademarks of a 3D GTA game: a large, expansive open world to explore to your hearts content, numerous vehicles to commandeer to traverse the world and a large array of weapons to unleash havoc on unsuspecting citizens.
The actual story is quite engaging and possibly the best of the series and takes you on a roller coaster ride as you set out to establish your criminal empire. The trademark Rockstar humour is present in abundance and the player is rewarded with all manner of easter eggs and minute details when exploring every nook and cranny of the game world.
All in all, Vice City comes highly recommended as a modern classic.
The 80s are comingThoosa | Sept. 5, 2013 | See all Thoosa's reviews »
A great tribute to everything from the 80s. Of course, the graphics are really really old nowadays, but it is just really fun to play. It is violent, with a good story, like from an 80s movie and references to the film industry, which i will not spoil, you have to see them on your own. I have had fun playing this game, but I felt like it kind of lacked something and a few things were irritating (like the fact you can not swim, it was just terrible). But anyway, a great game and the few glitches were fixed in the follow up on this game.
More colourful and atmosphericdarkyhbk | Aug. 18, 2013 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »
After a superb GTA III, Rockstar changed the setting and the timeline a bit and managed to deliver an even better experience. Which was quite something, considering GTA III's utter brilliance. Vice City is more colourful, and has a much more relaxed atmosphere than the sobriety from III. The palette is wonderfully chosen, and Vice City, recreated after an 80's Miami, with its colourful lights, expensive yachts and sportcars, looks absolutely fantastic. Also, the soundtrack is even better, with 70s pop songs, 80s heavy metal, reggae and a very amusing chat station. The voice acting is much better than in III, the main character has a voice actor now, and all characters are much better written and the cutscenes are more amusing. The story is a mix between Miami Vice, Scarface and Carlito's Way, and it is much more enjoyable than the previous one. Although the city is considerably smaller, there are more activities to do, and the space seems much better used than in III. You can buy different properties, such as an ice-cream factory, or a taxi HQ, The missions are much more diverse, and feel better designed than the previous ones. All in all, it's a better game in almost every aspect, and one certain to entertain everybody.
ClassicNiklasva | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all Niklasva's reviews »
While the graphics might not have aged well, all other parts of the game hold up with a story that's beautifully written and a soundtrack that is second to none. A must have game for people even remotely interested in 1980's culture.