this is the greatest game ever accept no substitutes EVER !!!!!!!
the entire game was and is great i bought the game last november 2001.
and i am still playing it to this day no other game has been as addictive to me like this one has the controls and game play are great simple and after about 5 or 10 minutes of cruising around town you`ll be at home with the controls.
i was kind of put off before i played it because i thought the other 2 sequels were and are cr*p but the look it had made me buy it and i`m glad i did .
the size of the area`s you can explore in each part of the city is amazing (area 1) portland (area 2) staunton island (area 3) shoreside vale.
the best car to drive is the banshee (dodge viper) it`s fast and has great handling.
it can be found in area 1 at the car show room and in area 2 at the car park of kenji`s casino and at the car park of the building where you work for the japanese chick next to the water and in area three at the car park on the way down the snake like road to your hide out in shoreside vale(after you cross the bridge in the third area)or if you see one in the street (tax it - steal it).
the missions are fun and some of them are a challenge but if you keep at it you`ll figure out a way to get past it.
missions range from simple one`s like picking someone up and droping them off to drive by shootings to assassinations basically everything all those mafia guy`s do and other criminal`s do it`s fun and addictive.
i have been playing this game since nov 2001 when it was released and i am still playing it today you dont know the meaning of the word addiction till you play this game .
the story has a kind of moovy feel to it it draws you in to it and makes you feel as if you are in a hollywood moovy which is partly to blame for it being so addictive.
i could go on and on about this game but i will not this is the best game ever and it`s the best game on the ps2 better looking than it`s pc version.
i hope the next one gta-vice city is as good as this little beauty.
the radio stations were and are cr*p not one decent station.
they should have included a metal/rock station after all that is what you call driving music it gets you all worked up and ready to kick rearend.
and also makes you want to drive faster which in this game is exactly what you need.
the company are called - rockstar - so why did they not put a station on that was rock ?.
thank christ they gave you an option to turn the cr*p off if you did not like it .
it`s because they gave you this option that the game is still great .
if you never had this option then i would not have it in my collection.
The Bottom Line
if you are looking for a decent game i.e not rpg or strategy or platform or sports then this is for you .
if you like a game that involves cars then look no further because this is one hell of a good game the handling of the cars is good unless you tax a bus or a bucket lorry(trash collector) :).
and you be kicking arse in no time at all controls are easy to get the hang of .