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.
Open world 80s Miami.Ho0pz4sho | April 28, 2015 | See all Ho0pz4sho's reviews »
This installment of Grand Theft Auto puts the player in the skin of Tommy Vercetti, a former mobster that has just been released from jail. The action takes place in Vice City, a town modded around real life Miami. Taking place in the 1980s, the game is actually inspired by gangster/mobster movies such as Scarface, Goodfellas and the popular TV-series Miami Vice. Keeping true to the GTA series theme, the game is a well thought parody/reenactment of some movie scenes, characters events and so on. There are many new additions to the game, such as new cars, new character models, new events and actions that a player can take during the game. Furthermore, the game is the first 3D installment to bring motorbikes and aircrafts into the equation, all of which are driveable. Another addition is the ability to purchase properties around the map. Each of these properties offers something new, such as a new hideout, a garage, cars, etc. Besides properties, players can also buy assets around town, which are buildings that generate income. As with previous installments, the game has an epic soundtrack, split in various radio stations. There's definitely a radio station for everyone's liking. A solid 92/100, and probably one of the best games of the long-lasting series.
Nostalgia :DMalkaLT | March 25, 2015 | See all MalkaLT's reviews »
So I bought this game here on sale, and I started playing it instantly. Until now I only played GTA SA and didn't play this game for years! But now it's really fun, lots of memories, things I really liked as a kid and it's very interesting to see same cars from GTA SA, here those cars are newer, but still older, game takes place in more modern times, but it's older. It's pretty messed up :D It's fun and amazing to see how good this game was, all the graphics, people in game, controls and all that other stuff, also it's from the time when music didn't suck, so you will enjoy that :D So as a GTA fan and since I spent most of my gaming in this game I will say that you must buy it now! It's on sale so why not, just take it, you will feel memories coming back to you and it will be amazing, grab it while you can :)
Miami in its old daysArmannn | March 24, 2015 | See all Armannn's reviews »
Many will say that this is the best GTA ever released. My personal opinion, however, is a bit different. I do like the game and it's been fun to play it whenever I wanted to do it. Sadly, the game lacks on the part of graphics (you can literally see "pink graphics" the whole time). I do know it's talk about Miami in the old days, but too much of one color doesn't make a game better even tho graphics don't make the game better/badder. The graphics can, luckily, be customized with the ENB Series mods, so I'd love to say thank God for that. I like how it's easy to mod the game and was modding the game for a pretty long while. The cheat codes (especially the one which you can use to make your vehicles driveable on water) are really fun sometimes and you can have some funny moments as the protagonist (Tommy) as well as other characters are not able to swim. Overall, it's a 88/100 from me. The game could have been better and not really "much work" has been put onto it (unlike the later games like San Andreas).
Dance Hall DaysNShep53 | March 24, 2015 | See all NShep53's reviews »
Ahh Vice City. The most colorful place on Earth. Welcome to the 80's in my personal favorite Grand Theft Auto. Like I said before, Vice City takes place during the 1980's in a Miami-esque city. You play as Tommy Vercetti, a former mafia thug sent down to Vice City to get out of the mafia's hair. From there you meet some of the best characters in GTA history like Lance Vance, Ken Rosenberg, Ricardo Diaz and of course, the band Love Fist. Truly amazing characters. The best part about this game is its soundtrack. Hearing all the great 80's tunes playing while you kill various gang members and do missions really gives this game its feel. Probably Top 3 best video game soundtracks of all time. Should you buy it? Yes you should. It is personally my favorite Grand Theft Auto game. It has all the style you would ever want from a video game and one that hasn't been replicated from any GTA since.
Turn up the radio!KingTed | Feb. 23, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Vice City is exactly like GTA3 but with a more interesting story filled with references to classics amongst gangster movies like Brian De Palma's Scarface. The gameplay has been improved thanks to the addition of new vehicles and mechanics. The game is funnier as ever with a a very special 80's flair to it. And like every sandbox game, there are tons of things to do. A very fun game.