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.
A timeless classic9insane9 | April 10, 2014 | See all 9insane9's reviews »
In my eyes, this is the best GTA.
It's an incredibly well-made game with an authentic feeling 80s atmosphere. There's a lot of attention to detail, especially for a game of it's time. There's so many references to things from the 80s: the TV shows, brands, music. Music is probably one of the best parts of this game, I mean, the radio stations are truly amazing and I do mean each and every one of them.
What initially surprised me (on the first playthrough) was how engaging the story was. I was blown away, truly! This is probably why the game has as much replay value as it does. After having recently finished the game for the 6th time, I can say that I'm definitely going to come back to it again. All in all, great game. If you haven't for some reason picked it up yet, I highly recommend it.
This game is a blast.
The Supreme GameJokin93 | March 30, 2014 | See all Jokin93's reviews »
I will begin by saying that I have played all of the 3D GTA games and I loved them all, but this one surely was my favorite and I finished it about 5 times without feeling bored once.
This game is 12 years old, yes, that's over a decade, but the experience is still epic and everything about this game is spectacular.
I absolutely love the missions, ALL of them and the city feels exactly like Miami in the 80s. And there are so many thing to do out there, it's a true open-world game.
Oh, and I had almost forgotten. The radio, no GTA to date has managed to beat it, I for one would spend hours in the car, listening to the great radio shows and music that are better than the ones broadcast by real-life radio.
This game is a must have and my favorite game of all-time.
a pure classicdamienjameswebb | Feb. 7, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
probably one of the most enjoyable GTA games i have ever played. i still have the original disks that i jacked from my brother back in the day. it was also one of the only games i had for the pc for the longest time growing up so i have played this A LOT. the graphics were great for its time ad even today some of the player models and even the cut-scenes are great. the controls are a little weird for me still and i found it better to use an external program to bind my controller.
the game is small and boots fast, which is nice for under powered PC's. i remember playing this on a laptop over 10 years ago (which was a feat in itself).
overall i love this game, the missions are diverse an actually hard, but at the same time you can lose yourself for hours just driving around causing chaos.
A significant improvement over GTA IIIGmen | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
I still regard GTA San Andreas as being the best out of the "trilogy", but Vice City was definitely a step in the right direction, and certainly one of the better entries in the series to date.
First off, you can aim down the sights with weapons (while still in third-person mode), increasing accuracy and making combat somewhat easier. The minigun can be fired in first-person. Some guns like the assault rifle also have a more realistic rate of fire, which means you aren't instantly killed when a National Guard trooper opens fire on you. You also have the ability to ride bikes and fly helicopters (something which was missing from GTA III) – although you seemingly still can’t fly airplanes – or at least not for very long, which is a let down. And although it wasn’t particularly apparent, your skills with various weapons and tools, as well as abilities improved over time. You can also buy properties across the city that act as safehouses, and on top of that you can generate extra income and unlock side missions by buying businesses.
One of the biggest highlights of the game is no doubt the soundtrack. You could tune in to V-Rock on the in-game radio and listen to all the hits of the 1980's. That and chuck in the usual guest stars like Ray Liotta, who voices Tommy Vercetti, who all provide some of the most excellent dialogue in any game, and you have a fun romp that should be a pleasure to play again and again.
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