Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. It might be cheap, and it might have more content than Liberty City Stories, and it has gaming audio to die for, but, on balance, Rockstar has milked the flaccid teat of its cash cow to the limit.
  2. 60
    This is clearly a port in the wrong direction. The PSP visuals that looked great on the small screen now look terrible, and visual glitches and shortcomings flood the screen.
  3. One conversion too far, a game that is much more at home on the PSP than its bigger brother. [May 2007, p.71]
  4. 60
    As lacklustre as Vice City Stories is, there’s no denying that it effectively replicates the core genius of the GTA series in a way no other sandbox action title can. Presumably the last GTA on the PS2, you’ll leave it thinking that it was a missed opportunity rather than a poor experience.
  5. But it's also got all the quirky baggage of the other GTA games – control issues, mediocre graphics and, this time, a story that falls short of the bar set by others in the series. It also doesn't include the multiplayer modes found on the PSP version, but there are helicopters. Life as a drug dealer is full of tradeoffs.
  6. Just pop in one of the old games – or any one of their numerous clones from the past few years – and it’ll probably be more worthwhile.
  7. The odd moments of joy don’t warrant sitting through the rest of the tedium and broken mechanics for. This cash cow has been well and truly milked.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    7
    The last prequel and last installment in the GTA III universe. Vice City Stories is a prequel that takes place before all the games that cameThe last prequel and last installment in the GTA III universe. Vice City Stories is a prequel that takes place before all the games that came out recently, VCS fails to reach the heights of its predecessors but the thing about VCS that was good was the voice acting, the story and the characters. VCS is a satisfying ending or beginning to the GTA III universe. 7/10 Full Review »
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    9
    better on psp but still amazing fun not as good as previous instalments but still great controlls. traditional gta madness. fun as ever greatbetter on psp but still amazing fun not as good as previous instalments but still great controlls. traditional gta madness. fun as ever great cast and fun story Full Review »
  3. Sep 29, 2013
    7
    "Grand Theft Auto" aprovecha bien el tremendo éxito que tuvieron en Vice City con "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories" si bien pudieron haber"Grand Theft Auto" aprovecha bien el tremendo éxito que tuvieron en Vice City con "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories" si bien pudieron haber echo un mejor trabajo viniendo de Rockstar no está nada mal, por otro lado los gráficos y personajes se quedan medio pobres, pero el juego da medianamente lo que te mereces: acción viciosa y entretenida para cualquier espectador que halla disfrutado de las otras entregas de "Grand Theft Auto". Full Review »