Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories PSP

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  • Summary: Vice City, 1984. Opportunity abounds in a city emerging from the swamps, its growth fueled by the violent power struggle in a lucrative drugs trade. Construction is everywhere as a shining metropolis rises from foundations of crime and betrayal. As a soldier, Vic Vance always protected hisVice City, 1984. Opportunity abounds in a city emerging from the swamps, its growth fueled by the violent power struggle in a lucrative drugs trade. Construction is everywhere as a shining metropolis rises from foundations of crime and betrayal. As a soldier, Vic Vance always protected his dysfunctional family, his country, himself. One bad decision later and that job is about to get much harder. Kicked out onto the streets of a city between glamour and gluttony, Vic is faced with a stark choice - build an empire or be crushed. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 46 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    100
    Not only is this the greatest game on PSP, it also leaves a large percentage of the PS2 back catalogue looking ordinary. But it right now. [Dec 2006, p.76]
  2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories doesn’t attempt to reinvent the formula, but it does offer you a fantastic action/adventure game full of memorable characters, fun missions and great music.
  3. Vice City Stories is an amazing game, and one I would wholeheartedly recommend, (a lot of work has gone into it, despite the fact that the city has undergone few changes from the original) but I hope that for the upcoming (if you can wait a year) "GTA IV" we see enough of a change to refresh the genre and franchise, because the games are great, but starting to seem quite samey.
  4. This game is a ton of fun, and feels like a definite improvement to some of GTA’s core elements. Rather than just smush a GTA game onto the PSP, it seems like some thought was put into this one specifically to make it a great handheld game.
  5. What VCS does to make things a bit more interesting when off the beaten path of the core story missions is to introduce a new gameplay dynamic in the form of an Empire building system.
  6. Vice City Stories is a much richer and well-rounded experience than its predecessor, though the addition of Wi-Fi Infrastructure mode is something that the series is crying out for.
  7. The pressure of following in the footsteps of one of the console’s greatest successes seems to have removed any sense of humour from the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Sep 19, 2014
    10
    I am writing this for the psVita.
    This game is a must have for your ps vita collection! It looks fantastic, better than the ps2 classic san
    I am writing this for the psVita.
    This game is a must have for your ps vita collection! It looks fantastic, better than the ps2 classic san andreas on the psn. This game plays very stable and has hardly and frame rate drops. Good controls that work well for the vita. The story for this game is great and stacks up to thd gta greats! If you have a vita and want an amazing gta portable experience get this game!
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  2. Alvin
    Dec 10, 2007
    10
    I like Vice City Stories on PSP, but San Andreas is the best I wish it was on PSP.
  3. Nov 7, 2011
    10
    This is one of the best games on the PSP because it has so much to do. The missions are so great that you'll want to replay the missions moreThis is one of the best games on the PSP because it has so much to do. The missions are so great that you'll want to replay the missions more than once. The open world is also large and fun to explore. Expand
  4. Mar 26, 2016
    9
    Considering the fact that the PSP is not a high-performance console the game is pretty good. In my opinion it's the best game for thisConsidering the fact that the PSP is not a high-performance console the game is pretty good. In my opinion it's the best game for this console. Great soundtrack & many missions - just a normal GTA. Of course it isn't as big as San Andreas but the atmosphere and the setting is very nice. If there are still people who play on PSP: Buy this game! I can absolutely recommend this game. Expand
  5. Oct 2, 2011
    8
    Considering that it's on PSP, this has to be the best game for portable consoles. There's a lot of content for a handheld title, and despiteConsidering that it's on PSP, this has to be the best game for portable consoles. There's a lot of content for a handheld title, and despite the game seeming cheap and not as good as the original vice city, VC Stories still delivers a great GTA experience that's fun. Expand
  6. May 21, 2016
    7
    This game has got amazing storyline , but graphics as in Vice City , but Vice City was born in 2003 and Vice City Stories in 2006 . In thisThis game has got amazing storyline , but graphics as in Vice City , but Vice City was born in 2003 and Vice City Stories in 2006 . In this game must play for niger which the betrayed main hero in Vice City . This game deserves 7/10 because this game very interesting and very awesome and amazing for PSP , but on PSP there are very many games which the better than Vice City Stories and I think Vice City Stories eve better than Liberty City Stories and I think Vice City Stories on PSP better than on PS2 . 7/10 Expand
  7. FreddieR.
    Dec 11, 2006
    1
    GTA games are all the same and are getting more duller in every one they make this is the worst of them all.

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#3 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#1 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006