Reviewed by Mina, prohibit reproduce without permission.
If you are a fan of the GTA series or not only, will you enjoy this game but it is worth picking up for all gamers because it has so much to offer. GTA Vice City is the third game in the Grand Theft Auto series, and it was originally released in 2002. This is definitely one of my top 20 games ever made as well as one of my favorite GTA games. This game was developed by Rockstar Games and it is the second game in a wide-spanning series.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is an open-world, action crime-themed game that allows players to explore a huge three islands. The player assumes the role of Tommy Vercetti, an ambitious young man who wants to become the best criminal boss in Miami during the 1980s. He sets out to achieve this goal with his friends, using their diverse skills and connections. With a rich storyline that follows the rise of organized crime in Florida, you will enjoy running your own criminal empire with your friends as Tommy goes from small-time thug to international drug lord. In order to fully complete the game and unlock its secrets, it's important to know everything there is to know. While some are quick tips and tricks that you can use within the game, others are helpful recommendations on how you should play through the story of this crime-ridden city.
The multiplayer in the game plays a significant role in the game with many customizable options and modes. You can play with up to 4 people and there are many different venues to choose from such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Car Jacking, Capture the Flag, and more. There are also mods that you can use that include new vehicles and weapon skins. The game features a completely new and more detailed rendition of Miami, Florida. The developers paid particular attention to detail when designing this 3D world with a wide variety of different locations to explore, including an abandoned mansion and a seedy nightclub on Ocean Drive. Players may even travel around the entire city on foot or drive their own automobile around Miami Beaches. The game featured an actual re-designed version of Liberty City for the first time since Grand Theft Auto III, with the addition of new details such as a nightclub called Favela, a plaza with a Holiday Inn hotel, and the construction of a new art museum somewhere in Little Haiti.
The graphics are great, but there's a lot of lag when you're driving. This is one aspect where I felt the game could have used some improvement. The sound quality is also a little off, with voices feeling very distant at times. I think this has to do with how they made the audio scale based on proximity to the source (or something like that), but it ends up feeling like you're fighting with your phone in order to hear what's going on - at least until you either exit and restart or get close to them. The controls are kind of weird, with the touch screen controls being different than the normal buttons. This is more of an issue than an inconvenience, but it doesn't advance the gameplay in any way. I don't really like how they're using Google Play's taps to make you do a top-down camera angle while driving, but that's just my personal preference.
Overall, it runs pretty smooth and I think if you love GTA: Vice City and you're looking for a break from all your other games, go back in time with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City! You'll be able to live out your fantasies as an underhanded drug kingpin or the corrupt cop.