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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The Deluxo car (found on the showroom floor after you purchase Sunshine Autos) is a reference to the DeLorean, a unique car that was popular for a short time. It was manufactured from 1981 to 1984. It's popularity grew after it "starred" as the time machine in Back to the Future (1985). The Deluxo reappears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006). See more »

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When Tommy shoots the revolver, shells can be seen coming out of the gun as if it's semiautomatic. See more »

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[releasing Tommy from jail]
Ken Rosenberg: Officer, do you really think my client is capable of that?
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Referenced in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) See more »

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Crockett's Theme
Written by Jan Hammer
Performed by Jan Hammer
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Radio Station: Emotion 98.3
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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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