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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Having just made it back to the streets of Liberty City after a long stretch inside, Tommy Vercetti is sent to Vice City by his old boss, Sonny Forelli. But all does not go smoothly apon his arrival in the glamorous, hedonistic metropolis of Vice City. Tommy is set up, and loses everything. 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 Vice City himself... Written by Uber Minion

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Welcome to Vice City. Welcome to the 80s.


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Grand Theft Auto IV  »

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As of March 2004, this game was the best selling video game ever on a worldwide basis. The previous record holder was its predecessor: Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001). See more »

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In the upstairs office of the Malibu Club, there is a model of Cortez' yacht in front of a large mirror. The entire room can be seen reflected in the mirror, yet you can't see Tommy even when he's standing right in front of it. See more »

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Ken Rosenberg: Tommy Vercetti doesn't even own a gun!
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Missing You
Written by John Waite, Charles Sandford, Mark Leonard
Performed by John Waite
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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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