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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)


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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Release Date:

29 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grand Theft Auto IV See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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The game was produced by Rockstar Games, whose logo is visible in several places in town. It can even be seen as a constellation in the eastern sky at night and a swimming pool on Starfish Island. See more »


This goof was discovered in the XBOX version of the game: In one of the early Ken Rosenberg missions, the cinema scene shows Tommy enter Rosenberg's office with Rosenberg fast asleep on the couch. Tommy then slams the door, scaring Rosenberg awake and apparently causing Rosenberg to defecate himself. However, the sound of the door slam and most of the dialogue that follows is at least one second behind the corresponding visual. See more »


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Alternate Versions

There are three different versions of this game for the PlayStation 2, released in this order: Original Stand-Alone, Original Double Pack, and Haitian-Friendly (available as Stand-Alone or Double Pack). The differences between each are listed below. 1. Original Stand-Alone (bar code #10425 27145, Black disc banner): This is the version that came out on release day, October 29, 2002. 2. Original Double Pack (bar code #10425 27300, Red disc banner): This version can be found in the Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City combo package. When putting this package together, Rockstar Games took the time to get rid of the major glitches from the original version, as well make some other additional changes.
  • The "Trial By Dirt" mini-game has been altered to make it easier. The rain, Haitians on motorcycles, and barrels won't show up when you do it the first time. The second time around, the barrels will appear. If you beat your best time, rain will appear on your next attempt. If you beat your best time again, the Haitians on motorcycles will appear an your next attempt. Also, they fixed a glitch which caused the stats for that mission to not show up until you played "Test Drive" (the mini-game with the Landstalker), and only with the same time as that mini-game. This was basically a minor problem since it didn't affect getting 100% completion or cause other problems in the game.
  • The Lionel Ritchie song "Running With The Night" (on the Flash-FM radio station) has been removed. It is unknown whether Mr. Ritchie or his record company chose to have the song removed.
  • Many weapons have been renamed due to the fact the the original names were trademarked, and permission was obviously not obtained originally (or Rockstar Games chose to avoid having to pay any more royalty fees to the individual gun manufacturers). The Colt .45 is now the Pistol, the Python is now the .357, the Spaz Shotgun is now the S.P.A.S. 12, the Ingram Mac 10 is now the Mac, the Uzi 9mm is now the Uz-I, the MP5 is now the MP, the Ruger is now the Kruger, and the PSG-1 is now the .308 Sniper. Also some graphical changes were made to some of the weapons which can be seen when at the AmmuNation.
  • It is now easier to get the cop uniform in the Washington Beach Police Station as the number of cops wandering around on the first floor or the locker room have been reduced. This greatly reduces your chances of getting shot at while trying to nab the uniform because you get a 2-Star wanted level as soon as you enter the locker room (the wanted level will go away when you get the uniform).
  • The Detonator Bug has been fixed. The Detonator Bug in the Original Version occurs when using a car bomb or Remote Grenades in conjunction with Infinite Ammo (either with cheats or by getting 100% completion). After using the car bomb or Remote Grenades, you are stuck on the detonator because the detonator wasn't meant to have any ammo and the game gets confused when using the remote with Infinite Ammo on.
  • The blurry vision in "Boomshine Saigon" is far less in the Double Pack version, although the screen will still swerve around.
  • In the opening cutscene for "Recruitment Drive" (one of the movie studio missions), the big breasted woman with the pasties is now wearing a halter top instead. 3. Haitian-Friendly (Stand-Alone: bar code #10425 27388, Black disc banner; Double Pack: bar code #10425 21383, Red disc banner): More than a year after the original release of the game, a lot of Haitian-Americans got mad about how they were represented in Vice City. This prompted Rockstar Games to create a new version to remove or alter references about Haitians within the game. This version was released in early 2004 and comes as a Stand-Alone as well as being part of later runs of the Double Pack. The Greatest Hits copies of Vice City are also Haitian-Friendly.
  • References to Haitians have been either altered or removed in the following missions: "Guardian Angels" (given by Colonel Cortez), "Two Bit Hit" (given by Avery Carrington), "Cannon Fodder" (given by Umberto Robina), "Naval Engagement" (given by Umberto Robina), and "Trojan Voodoo" (given by Umberto Robina). In all fairness, references to Cubans have been either altered or removed from the following missions given by Auntie Poulet: "Juju Scramble", "Bombs Away!", and "Dirty Lickin's".
  • The Tear Gas Grenades that were behind the Washington Beach Police Station have now been replaced by regular Grenades.
  • The "Trial By Dirt" stat glitch which was fixed in the Original Double Pack version appears to have returned.
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References The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »


The Theme From Vice City
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Easily the best video game ever.
23 July 2004 | by whitepatrickSee 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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