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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 76
  2. Negative: 3 out of 76
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  1. 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 great cast and fun story
  2. Sep 28, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Better On PSP But Still Amazing Fun Not As Good As Previous Instalments But Still Great Controlls Traditional Grand Theft Auto Madness. Fun As Ever Great Cast And Fun Story. Expand
  3. Aug 2, 2015
    8
    im tobin from virus game reviews and today i will be talking about gta vice city stories now this is a port of a portable prequel of vice city it takes place a few years before vice city and puts a huge focus on the vance family you will play this game as victor Vance who gets set up wrong by his boss in the army and has no way to get money to help his sick brother and get his mother toim tobin from virus game reviews and today i will be talking about gta vice city stories now this is a port of a portable prequel of vice city it takes place a few years before vice city and puts a huge focus on the vance family you will play this game as victor Vance who gets set up wrong by his boss in the army and has no way to get money to help his sick brother and get his mother to rehab or is there a way you see he got kicked from the army for doing wrong and that gives him a few connections and he starts to make his money by building his own business and taking the streets of the city with his brother! and for it being a port some who are sensitive to bad graphics will absolutely hate it right away but if you stick with it it can be a very entertaining video game and who does not want to go back to vice city! and another thing about this one is that it was more impressive on the psp and when comparing this to the original vice city or san andreas its pretty bare bones there is alot less cars and more than half of them are stupid cop cars leading you into plenty of unwanted jail time aand trips to the emergency room after being gunned down in the street. and for some reason the story makes little sense victor says how he is doing it for his family but moments later is killing people in cold blood and getting in gang wars you see it does not flow with the story at all unfortunately. but the missions are great you even get to save phill collins while he performs in the air tonight now that is cool. and the game still has a great soundtrack will 80s rock and rap like flock of seagulls and foreigner and run DMC! another cool thing is that there is these new empire missions were you can take over diffrant buildings and make them protection rings or a loan shark building and you can do these smaller tasks for money. now even though the game is less silly and wild as vice city it still has some good funny moments. and well if you liked vice city its just a great chance to go back for another visit. psp players will get multiplayer and better controlls so if you can get that version otherwise its not a bad buy and its alot better then liberty city stories and alot prettier too so i highly suggest picking it up! its an 8 out of 10 for ps2 and a solid 9 out of 10 for psp players once again im tobin from virus game reviews and i will see you next time. Expand
  4. Feb 26, 2017
    9
    Volvemos a Vice City, musica genial, jugabilidad mejorada (basada en parte de San Andreas), misiones divertidas, conocer mas de lo que se vivira en Vice City (recordando que esto es cronologicamente antes que GTAVC). proteger a Phil Collins. hahahaha que se puede decir el ultimo gran juego de la generacion 3D. Muy recomendado.

Awards & Rankings

#16 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
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. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    Luckily, the standard of presentation on Stories is as high as it's ever been, from the first rate acting right down to the epoch-defining soundtrack. Try not grinning idiotically as you attempt to time a unique jump in a powder-blue convertible to the chorus of "Easy Lover."[Apr 2007, p.94]
  2. 75
    While the game stood tall on the PSP, its PlayStation 2 port seems weak in comparison when you look at the other options on the system. It's still fun, to be sure, but it just feels like a sloppy port.
  3. GTA: Vice City Stories might be more of what we love, but at least love is still the operative word here. And love it you should.