Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006)

Video Game  |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  3 November 2006 (UK)
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Vice City, 1984. Opportunity abounds in a city emerging from the swamps, it's growth fuelled by the violent power struggle in a lucrative drugs trade. Construction is everywhere as a ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Vance (voice)
Lynda Ashe ...
Janet Vance (voice)
Phil Cassidy (voice)
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Barry Mickelthwaite (voice)
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Armando Mendez (voice)


Vice City, 1984. Opportunity abounds in a city emerging from the swamps, it's growth fuelled by the violent power struggle in a lucrative drugs trade. Construction is everywhere as a shining metropolis rises from foundations of crime and betrayal. As a soldier, Vic Vance has always protected his dysfunctional family, his country, himself. One bad decision later and that job is about to get much harder. Kicked out onto the streets of a city torn between glamour and gluttany, Vic is faced with a stark choice - build an empire or be crushed. Written by Davi Silva

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Is the first game in the GTA series to feature a real-life person in cutscenes: Singer/drummer Phil Collins. Is also the first game in the GTA series to feature a GTA radio DJ in cutscenes: The transsexual filmmaker-turned-pornstar-turned-DJ, Reni Wassulmaier (voiced by Barbara Rosenblat), who previously featured on Flashback FM in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005). See more »


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Barry: Uh, no. And let's keep it that way.
Reni Wassulmaier: Of course. He's an artist. The pressure could kill him. I mean, I perform well knowing people want to drill me full of holes. But I am unique, darling.
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Much better than Liberty City Stories(Review is for PS2 release of the game)
9 March 2007 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Rated M for Violence,Strong Language and Sex and Drug Content.

I am a fairly big Grand Theft Auto fan.I got GTA2 a couple of years back but then about two years ago I got Vice City and loved it! Then I got San Andreas and loved it even more.To me this series is the best game ever.The games have great storyline's,characters and are loads of fun to play.Sure the graphics may not be as good as other games but the gameplay makes up for it and gameplay is the most important aspect of a game in my opinion.I got Liberty City Stories for Playstation 2.For me, that one was the worst in the series.The game had the worst storyline out of all the GTA games and the worst soundtrack.It was still a great game but not as good as the others.I forgave it because it was originally a PSP game(and a good one at that).But then Vice City Stories came out and made this game look much worse.I still like Liberty City STories but Vice City Stories is much better.I got really excited when I heard they were bringing the game to Playstation 2 and I got the game three days after it came out.Now Vice City Stories has the worst graphics out of all the Grand Theft Auto games but the other things make up for it.I got the game yesterday so I am at the beginning but so far Vice City Stories seems to have a much better storyline and much better characters than Liberty City Stories.There are new features in Vice City Stories that were not in any other GTA game such as the ability to buy your weapons after you get busted or wasted.Also the combat system is the second best out of all the GTA games(San Andreas is the best because you can learn new moves).In Vice City Stories you can use new fighting moves on your opponents such as snapping their necks.The soundtrack is very good.Not as good as Vice City's but there are plenty of good 1980's hits to enjoy.The game takes place in the year 1984(it doesn't say in the game but it says on the back of the box).You are Victor Vance(you might remember his brother Lance from Vice City).You join the army to pay for your brothers medication(he apparently has asthma).Your mother and other brother(Lance) are drug addicts.However your superior officer Jerry Martinez asks you to do illegal jobs which eventually get you kicked out of the army.You know must make a name for yourself in Vice City while meeting new and interesting characters.There are some new parts of the city that were not in the original Vice City such as a trailer park.Vice City Stories is only $30 Canadian and is definitely worth the price.

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