Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • Publisher
    Take-Two Interactive
  • Developer
    Rockstar North
  • Release date
    27 Oct 2002

Welcome to the 80s. In the period of incredible hairdos, overabundances and pastel-hued suits, the account of a man happens while in transit to acclaim and to the pinnacle of criminal evil. Vice City is a rambling city from sea shores to swamps and from the rich area to the ghetto and is the most differing and biggest completely vivified city to date. Erratic ongoing interaction and a story that brings you into this humming city of charm & mica and rot & wrongdoing offer you the chance to assume control over this city totally.

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AGM score 72%
GameSpot 9.6
Metacritic 47
street racing
crime
car
driving/racing
traffic cone
muscle car
sports car
health
death
explosion
machine gun
male protagonists
corrupt government
bink video
bomb
gun
crouching
cutscene
pistol
assault rifle
melee
useable vehicles
instant kill
reloading
sniper rifle
boat
grenade
submachine gun
rifle
scope
ammo
binoculars
battle dress uniform
no scope
tire
wheel
comedy
digital distribution
rocket launcher
water
single-player only
sequel
briefcase
dolphin
third-person perspective
fist
shotgun
baseball bat
in-game radio
molotov cocktail
bpjm indexed
flight
action-adventure
door
glass
1980s
drugs
dark humor
customizable characters
moral decisions
prostitute
voice acting
greatest hits
role playing
bullet
non-player character
gatling gun
cruiser
table
gloves
currency
jump
explosives
save point
minimap
campaign
easter egg
world map
human
sand
shopping
rain
bottle
map
been here before
blunt weapons
fetch quests
cigar
flamethrower
ak-47
damage model
day/night cycle
sandbox
artificial intelligence
open-world
katana
axe
baby
knife
playstation tv support
theft
sibling rivalry
innocent people die
throwing weapons
player owned houses
action game
palm tree
street light
taxi cab
pants
vending machine
arcade cabinet
shipping container
black market
stinger
alcoholic beverages
chainsaw
murder
bicycle
pizza
trash can
fence
videotape
revolver
neon sign
tiered exploration
blood
bribery
hobo
texture pop-in
light machine gun
gun holster
svd dragunov
one-man army
banshee
family man
crime-life
motorcycle
cars
organized crime
pedestrians
atv
bmx
gangs
voodoo
building
camera
ambulance
bobcat
comet
police car
radio
golf club
bulldozer
pony
robbery
stop sign
law
smoking
enemy sniper
hard trees
paper money
skyscraper
billboard
traffic light
enemy reaction
fictional locations based on real ones
fire truck
forklift
watch
lowrider
blazer
body armor
burrito
quad
traffic
spike strip
stripper pole
phoenix
newspaper vending machine
uzi
prostitution
renovation
car chase
police chase
marijuana
cocaine
persistent bullet holes
notoriety system
lawbreaking
mp5
carjacking
roadblock
police radio communication
beretta m9
track jacket
sentinel
full reactive eyes entertainment
freeway
tear gas grenade
bumper cam
enforcer
police maverick
drive-by shooting
fictional car brands
busted
trashmaster
fat hobos
bully mode
fake reloading animation
car bomb
bf injection
barracks ol
cheetah
coach
flatbed
infernus
landstalker
manana
patriot
rumpo
securicar
mule
stallion
blista compact
stretch
rancher
washington
packer
benson
boxville
pcj-600
sanchez
dinghy
jetmax
marquis
squalo
sabre turbo
rhino
skimmer
caddy
machine pistol
faggio
sentinel xs
profanity
the 1980s
kevlar
brass knuckles
remote mines
ice cream truck
tailing mission
hunting rifle
ps2 classics
diegetic manual
forelli family
wheelman
springfield m1903 rifle
functional metal detectors
adult
dirt bike
hunter
dildo
biplane
the mafia
rpg-7
beach ball
tank top
mullet
united states dollar
screwdriver
predator
military truck
baggage handler
armadillo
mac-10
roller skates
spas-12
mp5k
dozer
m16a1
sabre
tec-9
hawaiian shirt
air ambulance
colt python
song and dance number
national gendarmerie
byronic hero
sprunk
cabbie
coastguard
idaho
linerunner
moonbeam
mr. whoopee
virgo
admiral
esperanto
perennial
yankee
reefer
maverick
speeder
deluxo
mesa grande
walton
gang burrito
cuban hermes
hermes
glendale
greenwood
oceanic
kaufman cab
sea sparrow
splitz-6 atv
violator
rio
little willie
ventoso
vcpd wintergreen
gang rancher
polaris v8
cholo sabre
vcpd cheetah
rc vehicle
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About Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is released by Take-Two Interactive in 27 Oct 2002. The game is designed by Rockstar North. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a typical representative of the Adventure genre. Playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Adventure, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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The story

This section tells the history of the world of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Welcome to Vice City. Welcome to the 1980s. Having just made it back onto the streets of Liberty City after a long stretch in maximum security, Tommy Vercetti is sent to Vice City by his old boss, Sonny Forelli. They were understandably nervous about his re-appearance in Liberty City, so a trip down south seemed like a good idea. But all does not go smoothly upon his arrival in the glamorous, hedonistic metropolis of Vice City. He's set up and is left with no money and no merchandise. Sonny wants his money back, but the biker gangs, Cuban gangsters, and corrupt politicians stand in his way. Most of Vice City seems to want Tommy dead. His only answer is to fight back and take over the city himself.

GTA Vice City in the test - Grand Theft Auto time travel to the 80s

Author: Peter Steinlechner
Date: 2003-07-01 15:12:00
Gunfights with criminals, car chases with the police, breakneck stunts and a city to submerge: experience pure GTA Vice City Action in a sun-drenched metropolis - garnished with fantastic 80s music.

We are cool like a piña colada. Sirens howl behind us, the police helicopter roars above us - it doesn't matter, the car radio first searches for suitable music. Finally, "Kids in America" by Kim Wilde. With squeaky tires we turn onto the beach promenade. We break through a police barrier between palm trees and colorful house facades. But suddenly it gets tight, civil FBI sports cars stick to our bumper. But a few boards already solve the problem directly in the direction of travel: At full throttle we dash towards the hill in GTA Vice City, jump over the river. Done, the pursuers have been left behind. Time to change channels, now we need hard rock! A little later we roll out of a workshop where our red vehicle has been given a green tin dress. The cops drive past us unsuspectingly - job done.

Sun instead of jail

Such breakneck missions are part of everyday life at GTA Vice City. The action game from Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design) in Edinburgh, Scotland, takes you to the city of Vice City as a small-time govemante Tommy Vercetti.

It is reminiscent of the Miami from the 80s detective series Miami Vice. Colorful buildings line up on the beach promenade. Sporty sports cars cruise under palm trees, lightly dressed girls roller-skate on the sidewalk. Golf course and park invite you to linger. Vercetti has no time for that. Fresh out of jail, he gets ambushed at a drug store. After that, Tommy stands there with empty pockets and has to fear for his life if he owes the money. So he dives into the local gangster scene to find out who got the plasticine under the nail.

The game has been available for Playstation 2 for a long time and is one of the great successes there. Now it finally appears for the PC in a graphically pimped version. The textures in particular look nicer, but the higher resolutions also look great. Technically, nothing fundamental has changed compared to its predecessor, the GTA 3, but much more farsightedness is now possible on strong computers - even more distant skyscrapers can still be seen.

City of Sin

It is around six kilometers from Ocean Beach in the far southeast of Vice City to the skyscrapers in downtown in the far northwest. In this sports car, you need a good three and a half minutes for this route - at full throttle, regardless of traffic rules. There would be a lot to discover along the way: for example the island of Starfish Island, where the most exclusive villas are located, or the marina with its expensive boats. In the very southwest of the city are the run-down Little Havana and Prawn Island, where film companies are based.

The city consists of two large, opposite islands. Start your career on the eastern one. Only after ten mandatory missions does the program remove roadblocks on the bridges and give you access to the entire site. Then you can also explore the airport grounds or race in the Hyman Memorial Stadium.

Rain and showers

The sun actually rises in the morning: The game world of Vice City is subject to day and night changes. In the evening, street and shop window lights come on gradually; 24 hours of gameplay corresponds to approximately 24 minutes of real time. The weather is also constantly changing. Where the blue sky shines, a violent thunderstorm can rage only a short time later; sometimes you can even see a rainbow. The times of day and the weather have little impact on play, for example, rain does not make the surface slippery. However, there are hardly any vehicles in the middle of the night - if your vehicle goes up in flames, it will take a little longer to procure new ones.

Car-Napping

How does a gangster get a new car? Right - he steals it. Just like in the predecessor or in Mafia, you can get into almost any parked vehicle. Or you stand on the street and wait until one stops in front of you, tear the driver out and dash off - the cart is yours.

You can take the wheel in 74 cars and trucks. The palette ranges from family carriages to sports cars, from convertibles to garbage trucks, from taxis to tanks. Everyone drives differently - the slow stretch limousine barely bends around the corner, with the racing car you wind your way more skillfully than Schumi even at top speed.

If the frenzy goes wrong, your vehicle is visibly damaged: the windshield breaks, bumpers or doors fly away, and the engine smokes. However, such damage has no effect on driving behavior - only the cart will explode at some point. Only shot tires make it difficult to keep on track. There are no licensed vehicles in GTA Vice City. However, the models are based on well-known models: what looks like a Ferrari Testarossa is called »Cheetah« in the game.

Helis and planes

Unlike in GTA 3, Tommy is not limited to four-wheel vehicles. He can also mop motorcycles in Vice City.

Five models are available, from the Vespa to the Enduro to the chopper. The planes steer just like cars and are sometimes faster, but more sensitive. Especially in bends or in collisions with parking meters (which every car can handle), you easily land with your nose on the asphalt. The five helicopters are also new, one of them even with on-board weapons. The helicopters help in some missions where the police and FBI would cause you too much trouble on the ground - the airway is usually safe. However, the controls failed, and you had to laboriously pilot them over the city with eight buttons. You mainly need the nine boats in some special missions, the small plane only in two missions.

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