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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Windows)

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User Reviews

Very addictive, ridiculously fun. Say hello to my little friend. Steelysama (106) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Cynical brilliance אולג 小奥 (171551) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
Long live the 80's! Zovni (9350) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
When you move to Vice City, you don't move out. Jason Lee (11) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Everybody's out of gum in Vice City Jacques Guy (55) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.1
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall MobyScore (182 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
As a sequel, Vice City doesn’t improve much on the few shortcomings of its predecessor. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to. The minor improvements—such as better missions and the addition of motorcycles—are enough to make the game worthwhile for anyone whose moral barometer can handle a game in which mass destruction and murderous rampages are not only encouraged, but also required.
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All Game Guide
Vice City is an engaging experience, however, and picayune qualms about the story's lack of complexity don't ruin the gameplay experience. On the contrary, the many improvements added to the GTA III engine make Vice City the superior game, with more of everything. Players, like Ray Liotta's character in Goodfellas, may bemoan a return to the life of the "schmuck" when they have to leave their criminal syndicate behind.
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Gaming Nexus
Except for a few small glitches, this is one the most entertaining games available for the PC. With a strong M rating this game is strictly something that only adults should enjoy.
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Gameplanet
Other than that this game is simply gaming nirvana. Free form and as complex or as simple as you want it to be. Even after completing the story a lot of value remains with the hunt for all the hidden nooks and crannies in the game or just the odd whirl to play tag with the police. It is very definitely an adult game and we thankfully get the full uncensored version here. What are you waiting for? If you have a PC over the minimum spec (which seem to be fairly accurate, note Celeron or Dureon processors need to be 1.2 GHz as a minimum) then get out there and grab it, gaming doesn't get much better.
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PGNx Media
This is, without question, the best and most ambitious game of the year, and it is also one that everyone should play before Lieberman gets his old throat to Congress. I have played 2,600 games in my fourteen-year career as a gamer, and this is, without question, one of the greatest experiences I have ever had.
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PCMag.com
Even if you forgot that this is simply a better version of award-winning Grand Theft Auto 3, GTA: Vice City for the PC would wow you just on its merits as a motorcycle racing game. But you also get boats, helicopters, property to own, and a unified 1980s aesthetic (right down to the soundtrack). We can't remember the last time we had this much fun with a PC game.
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Snackbar-Games.com
Overall, even though this is essentially just an upgrade to another game, it played very well, added a lot of new things that we didn't have before, and really held its own. I think for sheer fun factor this game has earned a high rating, but it's still not a perfect game, so it certainly will not receive a perfect score. Still, I give it a respectable score. This game was a blast, and I really think the only thing that can make the next game in this franchise as great as this one would be multiplayer. We can only hope.
100
Just Adventure
All-in-all, Vice City is definitely a game you should consider picking up. Whether you are a fan of Grand Theft Auto or not, Vice City is a game that has something for everyone to enjoy, however, keep this game out of the reach of young children. You'll thank me for it tomorrow.
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Common Sense Media
The game's amazing detail, ease of play, deep story, and sprawling game environment make it easy to spend hundreds of hours exploring and exploiting in this adult-content world.
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Game industry News (GiN)
I found the pc version of GTA: Vice City to be far more enjoyable then the PS2 version, even without the new features. Being able to add in your own 80s favorites was certainly a welcome addition. Vice City for the PC has not revolutionized the series, but it has made me realize what I missed by not getting on the GTA bandwagon in the first place. The story line of Vice City is great, topped with great graphics and a top of the line soundtrack. I am left with the desire to give Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City more then the allowable 5 GiN gems, but alas I can not. Those of you PC gamers wondering what all the fuss is about, do yourself a favor and give the game a try. Like me, you will be quickly converted.
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2404.org PC Gaming
Grand Theft Auto Vice City for the PC is absolutely phenomenal! I purchased it the day it came out (5/13) and I haven’t been able to stop playing it. Yeah I stop for school and when I go to the bathroom and when I eat, but otherwise this game has an ‘Addictively Meter’ of 10/10. Few games can ever find this to be true with other games.
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Withingames
GTA geht in die vierte Runde. Lange war der neueste Teil, "Vice City", nur als Spin-Off des offiziellen dritten Teils gesehen worden, bevor Ende 2002 die Playstation 2-Version erschien und alle Kritiker Lügen strafte. Alle positiven Aspekte von "Grand Theft Auto 3" wurden aufgegriffen und konsequent erweitert und analog dazu die meisten Kritikpunkte beseitigt. Übrig blieb nicht mehr und nicht weniger als das bis dato beste Playstation 2-Game überhaupt. Ob auch die nun endlich erhältliche Konvertierung auf den PC ebenso zu überzeugen weiß, berichtet unser ausführliches Review.
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GameSpy
To be honest, my biggest disappointment with Vice City is that -- as we're all getting set for a week in Los Angeles to cover E3 -- I have to put it away for a while. Many of today's action games compel gamers to race through them as quickly as possible, rarely stopping to enjoy the scenery, but Vice City is the total opposite. It's a game you want to soak in; a game you want to take in slowly and enjoy every moment. I can't tell you how many times I was heading for one of the "main" missions and simply decided to go another route and explore some corner of Vice City. Maybe I wanted to see if I could actually make that jump across the river, or climb to the top of that building, or simply see how much trouble I could get into. If you haven't been to Vice City yet, pack your bags -- it's a trip you won't soon forget.
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Gamers' Temple, The
The gameplay is so open-ended and enjoyable, you'll find yourself playing the game for hours and coming back to it again and again. One word of warning though, if you haven't guessed it yet the game is quite violent. You'll do plenty of killing in the game, using a variety of weapons including guns, cars, golf clubs, katanas, and chainsaws. The violence is constrained to splashes of cartoon-like red blood, with the exception being head shots which cause the victim's head to disappear and blood to spurt from the neck. It's definitely not for kids, but you'll see far more graphic and stomach-turning violence in many mainstream movies these days than you will here.
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FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
If you aren't offended by the sex and violence of a typical Hollywood movie, you really should play this game.
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games xtreme
Overall Vice City is the best. Better than GTA3 in almost every area. Loading times are down, it now takes less time to access different areas of the city and even get into the game and there are more hidden packages and vigilante missions to complete. If you loved GTA3 you’ll definitely love Vice City! Rockstar have definitely improved GTA3 and I’m in no doubt that the next GTA game will be even better. All of the additions are well worth the asking price!
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Meristation
En definitiva, Vice City es una compra que nos asegura diversión durante largos periodos de tiempo, un juego de los que no se acaban nunca y con una larga vida después de haberlos acabado. Y sobre todo, una fuente de buenos ratos enganchado a la pantalla, que es lo principal.
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Game Vortex
Considering the 1980's as a part of nostalgic past could make some people feel slightly older than they wish they were. Nevertheless, GTA: Vice City takes advantage of the eighties feel and atmosphere and delivers an experience like no other. The days of The Godfather, Goodfellas, and other popular action crime flicks have been numbered with the emergence of Grand Theft Auto. The experience is unique and the game play is golden. If you haven't already shelled out the two hundred dollars for a PS2, your wait has been rewarded. If you have already purchased the game before, however, you will probably want to pick this one up again anyway.
95
GameZone
Vice City is one of those rare games that effortlessly combines atmosphere, engaging gameplay, and great graphics and sound to make a truly unique gaming experience. The violence level is a little high, but those who don’t have a problem with video game violence will undoubtedly enjoy Vice City. If you haven’t already played it on the PS2, then grab a copy of Vice City on the PC ASAP.
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IC-Games
All in all this is a definite step up from an already well designed and programmed game, and must go down as one of the best games this year, if not the decade, it looks amazing and even better, plays like it looks, the non-linear gameplay works very well, and I doubt you’ll find yourself bored with the radio stations anytime soon either. There’s not much more to say other then if you don’t already have this game, buy it!!
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PC Zone
As we've experienced two GTA games in two years, you can actually forget how daring the whole franchise is: bad language, police murders, prostitution, illegal narcotics, porno movies, bloody chainsaw killings, scathing social criticism, political corruption, the sanctioned destruction of innocent people's property and possessions, and an amoral playable character. But after all that, Rockstar's latest is just damn good fun and a must-buy even if you have GTA III. Vice City is a title that has defined a generation - a videogame that's hugely entertaining and cool as f**k.
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Atomic Gamer
The PC version of Vice City is just as much fun as the original, with great frame rates, better graphics, more control options, and all the content that made the PS2 version an instant classic. There are a few bugs that made it into the final release, and the helicopter controls are ghastly, but that shouldn't stop you from going out and picking this one up - as long as your computer is fast enough to run it, that is.
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Gameguru Mania
Is GTA: Vice City worth your hard earned money? The answer is surprisingly simple, if you don't already have the PS2 version, definitely yes, because gameplay is superb and the game has really incredible replay value. This game is even better the GTA3. I totally love the atmosphere and the game rocks!
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Game Chronicles
Vice City is without a doubt one of the best PC games of 2003 and you should make this a part of your permanent game library immediately. What few flaws I can find with the game design are more nuisances than actual bugs and easily overlooked in the grand scheme of things. Grab your copy and start building your empire today.
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GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City slaagt in z'n doel waar andere vervolggames de bal vaak compleet misslaan: het is nog beter dan GTA III. Daarnaast is het ook technisch beter dan het origineel op de PS2. Net als in GTA III is het verhaal in de pc-versie van Vice City identiek aan dat op de PS2-console. Met andere woorden, heb je de PS2-versie al uitgespeeld, dan zal je weinig nieuws ontdekken in deze pc-versie. Of het moeten de verbeterde graphics en controls, of de versnelde laadtijden zijn. En wat de controverse rond het game betreft, die moet je gewoon overstijgen, maar laat je kettingzaag wel thuis als je een avondje gaat stappen. Dit is gewoon een must-have!!
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Game Over Online
I personally see Vice City as very near the perfect game. It’s engrossing, has a speedy learning curve, and is packed with action. You can play for just an hour, or be sucked in for hours on end. Though I have to warn you that several times I intended to play for just an hour, only to find myself several hours past with no idea where the time had gone. I suppose with a great game, that’s always a risk.
93
Worth Playing
There’s a reason that GTAIII and Vice City are the highest selling videogames of all time, and it’s not because of their inherent violent nature (though decapitation by chainsaw is always a plus). Oh, no. Vice City shines thanks to its exceptionally deep and satisfying game play, an aspect that is all too commonly overlooked. Of course, Rockstar North also piled on enormous amounts of top-notch production values, which only serves to sweeten the deal, but in the end it’s the game play that makes the game. Until I see senator Lieberman actually play a mission in Vice City, or complete an insane stunt challenge, his argument that the game should be rated “banned” will be met with an instinctively-produced and unflinching one-finger salute.
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GameSpot
After the incredible success of GTAIII, it was difficult to imagine Scotland-based developer Rockstar North following up with a comparably outstanding game, especially after just one year. But that's what Vice City is. It's similar to GTAIII only as much as necessary, and it boasts so much new content and so many new types of vehicles to drive and exciting missions to experience that it is certainly not just an attempt to further cash in on GTAIII's success. No, this is an exceptionally good action game, whether you consider it on its own merits, or measure it against the incredibly high standards of its predecessor.
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ActionTrip
In all honesty, I think there isn't a single gamer (hardcore or newbie) that won't find this game appealing. One thing that might stand out as a problem even now is the game's controversy and intense violence. Whatever. GTA: Vice City is a fictional parody of life and it perpetuates the arcade gameplay style we all know very well from the previous GTA game. From my point of view, these issues are the reason why this franchise stays so popular worldwide. Despite of what some of us think about such controversial works of art, there's always that urge for absolute in-game realism. In the end, people soon become fed up with fantasies and fairytales... It all boils down to a simple desire for games and movies that mimic real life. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is just a video game, as Pulp Fiction and the Fight Club are just movies. The fact that they shock and startle some people, only proves their worth. This is why they are "M" rated, I guess.
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IGN
Discounting Grand Theft Auto 3, there's no other game that offers anything like the experience you'll have with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The game of fast cars and ruthless criminals packs more action and excitement into the first few hours than can be found in the entirety of most games. Released almost a full year after the previous version (and right during E3 -- thanks, Rockstar), there are a number of compelling, albeit minor, changes to the model that captivated us so much last year. I played through a lot of the game on the PS2 and have been hard at work this past week playing through it once again on the PC.
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Fragland.net
You play the role of Tommy Vercetti, a member of the Forelli clan that just got back on the streets of Liberty City after being locked up for fifteen years. Your boss, Sonny Forelli, is a bit nervous about you being free and sends you down south to Vice City. Your first deal goes horribly wrong and you are left behind without money and with a fairly pissed godfather. What follows is a great adventure in the 1980’s set in a Miami Vice style.
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PC Zone Benelux
Eigenlijk verbaast het me nog dat je deze conclusie zit te lezen, omdat je al onderweg naar de winkel had moeten zijn. Ik had superhoge verwachtingen voor Vice City, en zelfs dán heb ik nog geregeld naar het beeldscherm zitten staren van verbazing. Of je nu FPS-fan bent of racefan, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City heeft voor iedereen wel iets te bieden. Rockstar is back with a vengeance, en op deze manier mogen ze er nog wel vijf uitbrengen!
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PC Action
Wenn es einen endgültigen Beweis dafür gibt, dass Spiele eine Kunstform sind, ist es definitiv GTA: Vice City. Dieses Spiel ist wie ich: ein phänomenales Gesamtkunstwerk. Grafik, Sound und Spielmechanik sind absolut stimmig und transportieren den Spieler in eine fiktive Welt, in denen sogar die 80er-Jahre lebenswert erscheinen. Die Möglichkeit, jetzt auch Hubschrauber und Motorräder zu steuern, klingt zwar auf den ersten Blick nicht revolutionär. Doch mittlerweile frage ich mich, wie ich nur so lange ohne diese Vehikel leben konnte. Mein persönliches Fazit: GTA 3 war geil, doch Vice City ist Gott!
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Gamers.at
Wir schreiben das Jahr 1998. Take 2/BMG veröffentlichen ein ungewöhnliches Spiel, das entgegen sämtlicher Meinungen der Fachpresse 2 Jahre in den Charts bleiben sollte, “Grand Theft Auto“. War damals noch die Vogelperspektive tonangebend, dürfen wir seit GTA 3 im feinsten 3D unserem ungesetzlichen Treiben frönen. Mit “GTA: Vice City“ feiern wir den vierten Teil des Gangsterepos und begeben uns nun endlich auch auf dem PC in die wilden 80er. Hawaiihemden, Palmen, grelle Neonlichter und heiße Schlitten bieten ein Umfeld für einen Testbericht, der besser nicht in die Jahreszeit passen könnte.
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Pelit
"Pistä mulle Vice City mutta äkkiä, auto on parkissa vesipostin edessä", sanoo epäilyttävän lyhyt ja falsettiääninen 18-vuotias Pokemon-reppuaan piilotellen. On taas se aika vuodesta.
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Armchair Empire, The
GTA III took the violence, prostitution, and racist humor to a new level, though resulted in laws restricting the game to be sold in some states, as well as creating stricter, more rigorous ratings from the ESRB. That didn’t stop Rockstar from creating another addition with twice the violence, three times the prostitutes, and of course…hot chicks on roller blades.
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4Players.de
Wer jedoch auf der Suche nach dem momentan abwechslungsreichsten, motivierendsten und schlicht coolsten Actionspiel auf dem PC ist, der wird zu GTA Vice City lange keine Alternative finden: exzellente Grafik, fantastische Missionen, viel Handlungsfreiheit und eine brillante Soundkulisse machen Vice City wie schon auf der PS2 auch auf dem PC zu einem einzigartigen Juwel. Natürlich ist das Spiel seinem Vorgänger in vielen Belangen sehr ähnlich, aber das Gute wurde konsequent noch weiter verbessert und mit frischen Ideen angereichert. Das Schlechte hingegen, insbesondere die technischen Probleme, wurde zum großen Teil ausgemerzt, wenn auch nicht gänzlich beseitigt. Langsam wird es für Rockstar Games wirklich schwierig, die eigenen Spiele zu toppen; man kann sich nur schwer vorstellen, wie GTA 4 nochmals besser werden soll.
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Gamesmania
In diesem Spiel stecken neben einer staatlichen Missionsanzahl noch etliche kleine Spiele, die lange Spaß garantieren. Damit ist GTA Vice City ein Muss für jeden Actionfan! Die ordentliche Grafik und der coole Radio-Sound runden das Spektakel zu einem heißen Trip in die Miami-Vice-Landschaft der 80er-Jahre ab. Für den nächsten Teil der GTA-Reihe bleibt nur ein Wunsch an das Entwicklerteam von Rockstar übrig: Lasst uns diese Action endlich auch im Mehrspielermodus erleben!
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CanadianGamer
So on careful inspection, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is nothing short of a solid single-player game that is likely to take a place among your favourites. There's plenty of things to like about this game: high-speed chases with a large amount of vehicles to choose from, lots of blood and violence, gang fights and the possibility of driving a tank through the city streets. The amount of missions will definitely make the game last, so if you are looking for a good single-player game, moreover, if you enjoyed GTA 3, you just have to have this game.
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PC Games (Germany)
Warum kann man nicht unmittelbar nach Missionsbeginn den Spielstand sichern? Wieso lässt sich die Mausgeschwindigkeit nicht ordentlich justieren? Wieso rennt Tommy durch die Straßen, als hätte er einen Düsenantrieb eingebaut? Vice City ist nicht perfekt - aber schon nahe dran. Nie war eine Spielestadt lebensechter; selbst Liberty City und Lost Heaven verlieren im Vergleich an Farbe! Nie gab es eine Umgebung mit mehr ÜpQ (Überraschungen pro Quadratmeter). Nie waren Zwischensequenzen cooler: Was 3D-Figuren hier mit Schauspieler-Stimmen zum Besten geben, verdient einen Oscar. Wären alle Spiele so gut wie Vice City, PC Games-Redakteure hätten einen Traum-Job. Wenn Sie sich dieses Jahr nur ein Spiel kaufen wollen, dann dieses - besser können Sie Ihr Geld nicht anlegen.
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Gamekult
Grand Theft Auto : Vice City est une tuerie fatale, et cette version PC aux petits oignons ne fait que confirmer son statut de jeu culte. Avec ses nouveaux véhicules, son scénario enfin mis en valeur et ses missions qui redoublent d'ingéniosité, le titre de Rockstar Games est encore plus puissant que son illustre modèle, quand bien même l'effet de surprise ne jouerait plus. Bien sûr, certains grognards lui reprocheront son manque de vraies nouveautés, et pourront même parler de "GTA III 1.5", sans doute à raison. D'autres condamneront à nouveau la violence gratuite et le manque d'intérêt, à leurs yeux, de courses poursuites dantesques et de tueries déraisonnables. Que les détracteurs continuent de conspuer, ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils loupent. GTA : Vice City est la gifle attendue, un titre qui rappelle à tous que le plus important pour un jeu reste le fun qu'il procure, et que les autres facteurs, sans être accessoires, ne sont là que pour servir le gameplay.
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PC Powerplay
Aber auch spielerisch muss sich der Oldie nicht hinter seinem Nachfolger verstecken. Klar, die Stadt ist nicht annähernd so groß wie der Bundesstaat San Andreas, Grafik und Animationen wirken inzwischen leicht angestaubt. Das stört mich aber nicht wirklich, denn die Atmosphäre und die herausfordernden bis knüppelharten Missionen und die zahlreichen Nebenjobs machen das locker wett.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru)
В Vice City надо играть и наслаждаться процессом, вместо того чтобы смотреть на важнейшее из искусств, а уж по части геймплея дизайнеров Rockstar North еще нескоро обставят. Сумасшедшие погони на всем, что движется, лихие авианалеты на вражеские логова, диверсионные вылазки на съемочной площадке, угоны, заказные убийства, соревнования на стадионе, рискованные прыжки по крышам… Какое там кино! А если возникнет желание послушать остроумные диалоги, достаточно настроиться на волну станции K-Chat.
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Super Play
Men vänta nu, varför hände allt det här? Jag skulle ju bara åka till en domare och skrämma upp honom lite så att han inte ger en fällande dom till en bekants bekant. Det är i stunder som denna som man skrattar till och inser att spelet bjuder på förstklassig underhållning och förströelse. Förvisso på ett perverst och moraliskt förkastligt vis, men det hör liksom inte hit. Vårt samhälle har redan konstaterat att underhållningsvåld är helt okej – se bara på vilken actionfilm som helst. Eller nej, förresten, gör inte det. Spela spelet i stället. Spelet som vid en jämförelse får alla actionfilmer att framstå som Utbildningsradions knypplingskurs.
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GameStar (Germany)
Radio an, Gaspedal durchgetreten – tschüss, Realität! Und ich verbringe wieder viel zu viele Stunden in GTA Vice City. Denn für meinen Geschmack stimmt hier fast alles: Vom genialeinfachen Fahrgefühl über die tolle 80er-Jahre- Musik bis zu den wahnsinnig abwechslungsreichen und originellen Einsätzen. Vor allem aber gefällt mir die Stadt Vice City selbst: Unglaublich, wie sehr mich diese Polygonansammlung reinzieht. Wenn ich im Sportwagen einen Gangster jage und über die Boulevards heize, fühle ich mich tatsächlich wie zu Hause. Die paar Macken stören mich kaum. Mit dem eingeschränkten Savegame-System etwa komme ich hier sogar gut zurecht – bei der Fahrt zum nächsten Speicherpunkt höre ich halt Musik und gebe Vollgas. Mal abgesehen von der vergeigten Helikopter-Steuerung geht mir nur der teils hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad öfters auf die Hupe. Ist das wirklich schlimm? Ich meine: Nein. Vice City gehört bei jedem überzeugten PC-Spieler auf die Einkaufsliste!
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Play.tm
All in all the game, as you’ve probably already guessed, is amazing - and whilst the complex and convoluted freedom the game offers may be somewhat confusing and daunting to those who’ve yet to experience the GTA phenomenon, this is one game that all PC gamers should come to know and love. Even if you do find yourself dieing a few times, this is quite some game and one that other titles will be trying to mimic for years to come. You can even buy property in Vice City as your wealth grows - in some games this would be the whole point – but in Vice City it’s just something you can do for fun and it is this freedom to explore, experience and explode that will surely make Rockstar a few more million fans (and quid) with this conversion.
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Joystick (French)
Même si la recette n'a pas beaucoup évolué depuis GTA III, Vice City réussira à happer n'importe quel joueur dans les tréfonds de ses quartiers malfamés pour des dizaines d'heures de plaisir ludique. L'ambiance années 80 s'adapte parfaitement au style GTA, les missions sont toujours aussi bien conçues, encore plus nombreuses, et le gameplay procure une sensation de liberté qu'on ne retrouve dans aucun autre jeu vidéo. Seul reproche : même si le jeu est splendide, il ne s'agit que d'une copie en haute résolution de la version PlayStation 2 qui ne tient pas compte des possibilités du PC.
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GamersHell.com
Buy it because you can chop off heads with a chainsaw or mow down ignorant innocents without fear of jail time. Buy it because you can purchase a strip club and get a free private dance from semi-nude women. Buy it because Vice City fearlessly pokes fun at many socially-accepted norms that just haven't changed. Ultimately, buy it because it’s just plain fun.
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Boomtown
Although there's no multiplayer support, the game doesn't really suffer because of it. There's always something to do, be that a mission or even just putting out fires with the fire truck or running taxi fares throughout the city. BUY this game, sell your granny if you have to, but it's just an essential purchase!
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Jeuxvideo.com
Que vous ayez ou non connu Grand Theft Auto 3, peu importe, soit vous découvrirez ce gameplay fabuleusement riche et immoral soit vous prendrez votre pied à replonger dedans. Vice City vous tend les bras, allez y faire carrière. Et tiens, je vais même féliciter Take 2 qui nous livre son jeu en standard dans un fort joli package :)
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
Pin-pointing exactly what it is we love so much about Vice City is hard, simply because there is so much. It transcends the very genre it once created, encompassing driving, shooting, exploration, adventure, old-school point scoring and even collect 'em ups, what with the ability to buy up property across the city alongside the traditional package-finding. Sorry to have to go back to that old adage of having a complete "toy set" to play with, but it's hard to actually emphasise just how true that is. Even if there are a few kinks in this new PC version, it's still wonderful.
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WomenGamers.com
Imagine getting flung back twenty years to the Miami Vice era: big hair, pastel suits, and excess beyond anything this country has ever known. Tommy Vercetti, Mafioso ex-con from Liberty City, gets sent down to Vice City to oversee a drug deal when something goes terribly wrong. He's been set up, and both the money and the drugs have been taken. Vercetti has to find out who set him up and get even - and becomes a major Vice City crime lord along the way.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
GTA 3ème du nom a bouleversé le monde du jeu vidéo, d'abord sur PS2 puis sur PC. Take 2 réalisait alors le fantasme le plus fou de tout joueur : réunir un jeu entre les GTA ( premier et deuxième du nom ) et les midtown madness. On se retrouvait alors dans Liberty City avec une incroyable sensation d'immersion dans cet univers de mafiosi, et tout cela avec une liberté d'action inédite. La question que l'on était alors en droit de se poser était évidemment : Réussiront-ils à faire mieux ?
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ComputerGames.ro
As you play it more and more you'll realize they rushed it out, maybe to earn something more before going seriously into developing GTA 4. The few innovations are very welcomed but the bugs and some really tough missions can quickly destroy the first impression. There were moments when I felt that if I hadn't spend a fortune on my computer I would have thrown it outside and I'm really seeing the world from above, from the 8th floor. On the other hand I think I'd go nuts without games like GTA.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Laat dit je er echter niet van weerhouden om één van de leukste 3D action games van het moment aan te schaffen. Hell, de soundtrack alleen al is voldoende om je huis op stelten te zetten! Party on... De verslavende gameplay van GTA3 werd behouden en zelfs verbeterd. Vice City staat dan ook garant voor uren spelplezier!
80
Rebell.at Games
Ein Punkt ist jedoch unbestritten: die neue Stadt ist großgartig und vielfältig. Wem das alte Liberty City schon zu langweilig wird, dem das Spiel an sich aber weiterhin Spaß macht, der sollte auf jeden Fall einen Ausflug nach Vice City in Erwägung ziehen
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Factornews
GTA : Vice City fait un pas de géant vers le panthéon des jeux vidéo, sans pour autant se répéter, en étant fun, immoral et génial. Si vous avez aimé les précédents épisodes de GTA quels qu’ils soient, vous allez adorer celui-ci, et si vous n’avez pas accroché vous allez haïr cet opus. Mais c’est que vraiment, vous ne savez pas reconnaître un bon jeu !