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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City





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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City





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.

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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.


  • Expanded Controls

    Play in mouse-look 3rd person view or classics Grand Theft Auto console. Plus integrated support for all major gamepads, joysticks and steering wheels.

  • Optimized Graphics

    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.

  • Player Skins

    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.

  • Enhanced Audio

    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.

  • Replay

    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.

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Rockstar Games
Rockstar North
Action, Adventure
Monday, May 5, 2003
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements

OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP Processor: 800 MHz Intel Pentium III or 800 MHz AMD Athlon or 1.2GHz Intel Celeron or 1.2 GHz AMD Duron processor Memory: 128 MB of RAM Graphics: 32 MB video card with DirectX 9.0 compatible drivers ("GeForce" or better) DirectX Version: Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 Hard Drive: 915 MB of free hard disk space (+ 635 MB if video card does NOT support DirectX Texture Compression) Sound Card: Sound Card with DirectX 9.0

Mac System Requirements OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or higher Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or better Memory: 1GB of RAM Hard Disk Space: 1.7GB of free hard disk space Video Card: ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300GT, Intel X3100 integrated graphics chip, or better Additional: This game will NOT run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac)

Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon XP processor 256(+) MB of RAM
  • Memory: 1.55 GB of free hard disk space(+ 635 MB if video card does NOT support DirectX Texture Compression)
  • Graphics: 64(+) MB video card with DirectX 9.0 compatible drivers ("GeForce 3" / "Radeon 8500" or better with DirectX Texture Compression support)

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The first GTA for a lot of people, including me


Vice City, by only spelling those words I can recall memories of my childhood playing this game all day long with getting bored or exhausted by it. Is known as one of the best GTA ever made and the game itself gained that title for its awesomeness and incredible setting, characters, music, cars, weapons and everything you can imagine. The game took a step foward since Grand Theft Auto III, just a gaming masterpiece. Recommended.

My first GTA in 3D!


Vice City was my first GTA game I saw in a 3D environment. I feel very nostalgic for it. I love the 80s setting of the story, it sunny and very pastiche but fun nevertheless. I still remember how amazing mini games were in this title, I spent hundreds of hours doing side missions killing criminals and working as a taxi driver finally unlocking jumping cars, that was amazing!

The music is 75% of the experienceI


I can't remember how many times I've stayed in a car just because of the song playing on the radio, Vice City introduced me to great classic songs, which I still remember to this day and I go in YouTube to listen them at times. Almost all missions of the game are good, some were really hard, (like the toy helicopter one that one was a nightmare), controls are great and graphics are very good. GTA Vice City is the third GTA game I've ever played in my life, San Andreas being the first and GTA IV being the second, however GTA Vice City is the one I remember most of, Vice City is the game I had most fun with and the only GTA game I remember the music from, truly a masterpiece!

you'll feel like an old 80's man when playing this one


One of my favorite games ever made, and definitely my favorite GTA up to this point for one very, very simple reason: the atmosphere. In this game, you're in the 80's, in Vice City, and cocaine is rampant. The world is nearing the end of the Cold War, and everything has a pumped up, American spirit radiating from it in this time period... probably due to the cocaine. Driving around, running dozens of people over while being chased by the cops as Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran" is playing in the background is one of the many simple joys in this game. This game's charm is bursting out the seams during every cutscene, the main characters are a nice homage to Miami Vice, and the plot is just about the same. This is pure 80's bliss from the legendary soundtrack, to the parodies on every corner, and even to the title alone, in that ridiculous vibrant font. If you have not played this game before, definitely pick it up and play it. Turn on the radio, (Emotion 98.3 or Wave 103 are the best choices in my opinion) and have fun. Just, try not to get your suit wet.

First & Best GTA I've Played


I've played almost all of the Grand Theft Auto games (and own them) and I have to say this one is my favorite. It was the very first Grand Theft Auto game that I played and I instantly fell in love with it and the series. Great music, fun gameplay and one of the best stories in the series is hard to pass up for so little of a price.

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