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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Vercetti (voice)
Ken Rosenberg (voice) (as Bill Fichtner)
Sonny Forelli (voice)
Steve Scott (voice)
Ricardo Diaz (voice)
Lance Vance (voice)
Umberto Robina (voice)
Phil Cassidy (voice)
Mercedes Cortez (voice)
'Kent' Paul (voice)
Jezz Torrent (voice)
Delores (voice) (as Deborah Harry)


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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8 November 2002 (UK)  »

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The logo of the Vice City developers, Rockstar Games and Rockstar North, can be found around the city: *On Dwaine's T-shirt *On the door of the V-Rock recording studio *"Roxor International's" logo is shaped like the Rockstar logo *An airline is called "DMAir Rockstar", Rockstar North was formerly known as DMA Design *In the old water channel *In the shop window of Funeraria Romero *On a sign in Fort Baxter *On the jacket of the Ammu-Nation seller See more »


During one of The Malibu asset missions, Ken tells Tommy he got the chalkboard he had asked for. If you go to the upstairs office of the Malibu, you will see a map of the bank drawn on it. This means that Tommy wanted to use it for instructions on robbing that bank. However, if you go to the office in the beginning or at any time before Tommy actually buys the club, you can still see it there. See more »


[after killing a pedestrian]
Tommy Vercetti: They named ya, pal!
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References To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) See more »


And The Beat Goes On
Written by Leon F. Sylvers III, Stephen Shockley and William Shelby
Performed by The Whispers
Available on Fever 105
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Welcome to Vice City folks!
9 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Grand Theft Auto Vice City was waited for and well worth it.When I had bought this game I could not put it down. I just put my GTA3 on the shelf for a bit, because I'm not going to finish it right away as I have Vice City. This game has everything in GTA3 and more. You can pick up prostitutes , steal cars , kill people , and smash up cars/people. Now... who wouldn't have fun doing that!?

New features : This has actually come quite a way from GTA3. Instead of looking like the man from Rock Star's other title ''Max Payne'' you have your own look and attire. You're own attitude. Hell, you even have a face and a voice! Much different from GTA3 where you a faceless speechless tool , you will be very angry and arrogant (besides there are cheat codes to help you become other characters too!). There is about 50 different weapons in Grand Theft Auto Vice City.(including knives , bats , golf clubs chain saws , katanas , and glocks , machine guns , and explosives. Nearly 200 vehicles including the rumored motorcycle and helicopter. Also you know when you didn't start the fighting in Grand Theft Auto and the cops still arrested/shot you? Well In Vice City the cops will attack the real villain , and if you help the cops catch the villain you will be awarded with money for good citizen award. This also applies if you are being chased by cops (about 3-4 stars on wanted level), some citizens will go kama-kaze and attack you.

Another new feature that occurs is when you are being attacked by police they will shoot out your tires to make you slow down or crash , and also when having a high wanted level Police will drop down the helicopter from above. Also instead of having to stay at garages and alleys like in Grand Theft Auto 3 , in Vice City you have the ability to buy houses and apartments to stay and save your game at. Seeing as you can go into many buildings in the game , there is many stores and a mall where you can buy weapons such as grenades , machetes , knives , and also you can buy tools such as screwdrivers and hammers.Many other side missions such as Vigilante mode , Paramedic (with the ambulance) , Taxi driver (with the taxi and the zebra taxi) , and Pizza Boy (which IMO is very hard) , and fireman (with the fire truck) are offered in Vice City. Vehicles that include vigilante mode are the police cars , fbi cars , enforcers , boats , and the The Rhino .(the tank)

And of course, you get to re-live the 1980's with energetic music and colourful images.

I recommend this game to all you adults and older teens that have a sense a humor, or those whom CAN ACTUALLY tell fantasy from reality.

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