Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)

Video Game  |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  8 November 2002 (UK)
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After being released from jail, Tommy Vercetti left Liberty City for Vice City--a city overrun by the mob. Now, Tommy is out to make the Vice City his home.

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Tommy Vercetti (voice)
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Ken Rosenberg (voice) (as Bill Fichtner)
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Sonny Forelli (voice)
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Steve Scott (voice)
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Ricardo Diaz (voice)
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Lance Vance (voice)
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Umberto Robina (voice)
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Phil Cassidy (voice)
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Mercedes Cortez (voice)
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'Kent' Paul (voice)
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Jezz Torrent (voice)
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Delores (voice)
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After being released from prison, Tommy Vercetti, a former mobster, is sent to the sunny and dangerous Vice City. When a deal within the city goes horribly wrong, Tommy embarks on a jorney across the city to reclaim what is rightfully his, no matter how many lives it takes.

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Welcome to Vice City. Welcome to the 80s.


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Grand Theft Auto IV  »

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All the missions at the film studio are in the building with the letters D & H on the front, the initials of Dennis Hopper who does the voice of Steve Scott the director. See more »

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During the cut-scene before the mission "Boomshine Saigon", Phil gets his right arm blown off. However, at the end of the mission when Tommy drops him off at the hospital, Phil's left arm is gone instead. See more »

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Congressman Alex Shrub: You have no idea what it takes to serve, the sacrifices, I've made to help my country, to help Vice City. The complexity of the government, the... the hideousness of my wife and the way her thighs grow like our national debt. Oh, sure, some people like that, but not me, it's a nightmare my friend, and having it thrown back at me by an ingrate like you... I can scarcely get up in the morning!
Maurice Chavez: And with that outrageous revelation, let's take a quick break.
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Me and You Baby (Picao y Tostao)
Written and performed by Mongo Santamaría
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Easily the best video game ever.
23 July 2004 | by (Omaha) – See all my reviews

I'm thirty-five and recently married. I hadn't played a video game since the late eighties--in fact, I hadn't even given them a second thought. Then everything changed. I watched my brother-in-law play GTA:VC one afternoon on his PS2. I was transfixed. I was appalled. I was, in a word, hooked. When it came out on XBOX, I bought a used copy at Blockbuster and haven't looked back.

First of all, the gameplay is phenomenal. The fact that you can freely roam the large Vice City map is worth the price of admission by itself.

Second, the voice acting is amazing--especially the commercials. Ray Liotta. Gary Busey. Burt Reynolds. Phillip Michael Thomas. Lee Majors. Robert Davi. Dennis Hopper. Luis Guzman. Fairuza Balk. Jenna Jameson. Danny Trejo. These are just a few of the names that make appearances. The radio material is so well produced, I can drive around all day listening to nothing but VCPR or KCHAT. The radio commercials are witty, sarcastic and spot-on.

Third, the story is great. You start as a nobody, recently released from jail. You finish (if you really ever do finish) as a Tony Montana-esque criminal psychopath.

Fourth--this is probably the most immoral game ever created... and it's beautiful. It's sick, sick, sick! Apart from the usual "waste him" missions, tasks include delivering drugs from an ice-cream van and driving a humvee drunk while avoiding the cops. I mean, one mission has you carving up a guy with a chainsaw! In addition, there are dozens of "rampage" icons throughout the game. When you run into one, you have two minutes to kill a certain amount of people a certain way (e.g. "kill 20 gang members in two minutes with a meat cleaver") It's never boring.

Conclusion: GTA:VC is the sickest, funniest, most engrossing and immersive video game ever made. It looks and plays better on the XBOX, but it's a blast on any platform. Rockstar's next GTA release, San Andreas, has immense shoes to fill.


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