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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)

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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 Vice City his home.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Tommy Vercetti (voice)
William Fichtner ... Ken Rosenberg (voice) (as Willian Fichtner)
Tom Sizemore ... Sonny Forelli (voice)
Dennis Hopper ... Steve Scott (voice)
Burt Reynolds ... Avery Carrington (voice)
Luis Guzmán ... Ricardo Diaz (voice) (as Luis Guzman)
Philip Michael Thomas ... Lance Vance (voice)
Robert Davi ... Colonel Juan Cortez (voice)
Danny Trejo ... Umberto Robina (voice)
Gary Busey ... Phil Cassidy (voice)
Lee Majors ... Mitch Baker (voice)
Fairuza Balk ... Mercedes Cortez (voice)
Danny Dyer ... Kent Paul (voice)
Kevin McKidd ... Jezz Torrent (voice)
Debbie Harry ... Taxi Controller (voice) (as Deborah Harry)

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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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Did You Know?


In the mission 'The Shootist' where Tommy must impress Phil Cassidy at the shooting range, the cardboard targets are characters from Grand Theft Auto III (2001). Cassidy also made an appearance in that game, in the mission 'Arms Shortage'. See more »


The song "A Gozar Con Mi Combo" by Cachao, which can be heard on Radio Espantoso, was released in 1994, 8 years after the game takes place. See more »


Jonathan Freeloader: If you don't give money to VCPR, we could be thrown back to the stone age. Liberals will be set on fire in the streets. Give now. Let's return to Pressing Issues. Over to you, Maurice, in the studio!... Useless, talentless asshole.
Michelle Montanius: You're correct, he is an asshole!
Maurice Chavez: I love those guys! Really professional.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show shots of the town of Vice City See more »

Alternate Versions

The PS4 version has been upscaled to 1080p, has trophies and has the following songs removed from the radio: "Billie Jean", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin", "Bark At The Moon", "Añung Añunga", "Wow", "Rock It", "Looking For The Perfect Beat". See more »


References The Driver (1978) See more »


by Spandau Ballet
Written by Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp
Available on Wave 103
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One of the toughest Xbox games I've ever played
7 July 2018 | by rarecorruptedconkySee all my reviews

Over the years, games in the Grand Theft Auto series have enjoyed large sales. Because of this, I got a little curious in the franchise. After briefly researching about the game series, I played a Game Boy Color version of the first installment online. The game was fun but my interest dwindled because it has a lot of bugs.

Some time after I bought myself an Xbox 360, I got the Xbox version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. I was slightly disappointed that the game cover is just an orange background with the title instead of the one featuring faces of some of the characters. But anyway, the game is pretty much the same as in all platforms.

While Xbox 360 is backward compatible with some Xbox games, the software-based compatibility isn't perfect in some of those compatible games. As for this one, things like missing vehicles at the save scene, and freezes occur once in a while. But those didn't stop me from enjoying the game.

As with all games in the Grand Theft Auto series, the player plays an antihero, which in this case Tommy Vercetti. Missions in the game include slaughtering certain individuals, bombing certain places, and doing theft. I guess that's okay considering, a lot of people in Vice City are lowlife.

Something tells me that whoever designed this game probably likes the color pink. I mean the title "Vice City" is pink. The aura that you'll enter to play a mission is pink. The radar that tells your position is pink. Even the message that tells you if you fail or succeed in a mission is pink. I don't know why but I like it.

Of all the Xbox games I've played, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is the toughest. Difficult missions in the game include having to gun down a dozen armed thugs, using toy helicopters or toy airplanes to bomb things, or trying to escape a lot of cops who want to play bumper cars with me. However, I was able to complete it.

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29 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Miami, Florida, USA

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