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  • Summary: [Metacritic's 2003 PC Game of the Year] The PC version has enhanced features including improved graphics and sound, additional PC controls, as well as several options for players to customize the game. "Welcome to Vice City. Welcome to the 1980s." Having just made it back onto the streets of[Metacritic's 2003 PC Game of the Year] The PC version has enhanced features including improved graphics and sound, additional PC controls, as well as several options for players to customize the game. "Welcome to Vice City. Welcome to the 1980s." Having just made it back onto the streets of Liberty City after a long stretch in maximum security, Tommy Vercetti is sent to Vice City by his old boss, Sonny Forelli. They were understandably nervous about his re-appearance in Liberty City, so a trip down south seemed like a good idea. But all does not go smoothly upon his arrival in the glamorous, hedonistic metropolis of Vice City. He's set up and is left with no money and no merchandise. Sonny wants his money back, but the biker gangs, Cuban gangsters, and corrupt politicians stand in his way. Most of Vice City seems to want Tommy dead. His only answer is to fight back and take over the city himself. Vice City offers vehicular pleasures to suit every taste. For the speed enthusiast, there's high-performance cars and motorbikes. For the sportsman, a powerboat or a golf buggy lets you enjoy the great outdoors. For those that need that sense of freedom and escape, why not charter a helicopter and see the beauty of Vice City from the air? [Rockstar] Expand
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  1. GameNow
    100
    Nearly impossible to put down. [Aug 2003, p.37]
  2. Computer Gaming World
    100
    Vice City doesn't improve much on the few shortcomings of its predecessor. Fortunately, it doesn't have to. [Aug 2003, p.74]
  3. 100
    Best of all, the numerous bugs and glitches that brought the PS2 version down a notch have been cleaned up and eliminated, for the most part. Enemies no longer shoot you through solid walls, you no longer randomly lose health while running, and cars remain in your garage until you take them out.
  4. 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.
  5. One of the most mesmerising and consistently entertaining games on any platform, ever. [PC Gamer UK]
  6. 93
    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.
  7. Cheat Code Central
    80
    PC gamers will be treated to better graphics and more of those great 80s songs which are available on the MP-3 radio station.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 184
  1. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    Now, gamers and gentlemen, what you see here right now is "GTA: Vice City", one of the world's most epic PC game mankind ever created. TheNow, gamers and gentlemen, what you see here right now is "GTA: Vice City", one of the world's most epic PC game mankind ever created. The game's a open-world; you could go out and massacre everybody, destroy gangs, steal cars, and call in the FBI and the army and fight till the death. One of the new features is building investments, which is also a great feature that teaches you to stop wasting money on chicks and to get your head into the game. Great graphics for 2003 as well as the game engine. The story's a meh but who the **** cares; it's GTA. A 10 out of 10!!!!!!! Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2018
    10
    Beautiful game, best GTA ever made, the climate is amazing, 80' style buildings, clothes, cars. Sunset, long beach, lazurite water, palms, redBeautiful game, best GTA ever made, the climate is amazing, 80' style buildings, clothes, cars. Sunset, long beach, lazurite water, palms, red cabriolet, and girls in a bikini; and obviously the most important thing: Music Expand
  3. Aug 5, 2020
    10
    GTA Vice City is the greatest game, with the greatest setting, with the greatest soundtrack and with the perfect story. It's lightning in aGTA Vice City is the greatest game, with the greatest setting, with the greatest soundtrack and with the perfect story. It's lightning in a bottle. You're dealing coke, fighting gangs, driving sportscars, wearing the perfect palm shirt, can do whatever the **** you want and you're doing it while 'Africa', 'Dance Hall Days' and 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' is playing on the radio. To me, that's the perfect game and almost 20 years later nothing has ever come close to it. Expand
  4. Mar 19, 2017
    9
    It has been 14 years and still playing this game in 2017. And always feel like being in a cult movie.
    There pleny of line which I cannot
    It has been 14 years and still playing this game in 2017. And always feel like being in a cult movie.
    There pleny of line which I cannot forget.

    Rico: Hey. I'm Rico. You the man with the big cojones?
    Tommy Vercetti: Tommy Vercetti. Let's go...
    Rico: Ok man, treat her like a woman.

    And, thank you very much for helicopter mission (Demolition Man)
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  5. Jul 25, 2012
    9
    Wonderful free-roam action-game made by Rockstar. The game is set in the 80's and brings the neon and colorful suits with it.

    The story is
    Wonderful free-roam action-game made by Rockstar. The game is set in the 80's and brings the neon and colorful suits with it.

    The story is well written and as all Rockstar(and GTA-games) the game makes fun of itself and is very entertaining. There's enough side missions and activities to have you occupied for a long time.
    Buy it, you won't regret it!
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  6. May 19, 2020
    8
    Игра, в которую интересно играть даже в 2020. Не играл ранее в GTA: Vice city, решил пройти хотя бы ради сюжета, и он не подвел. СюжетИгра, в которую интересно играть даже в 2020. Не играл ранее в GTA: Vice city, решил пройти хотя бы ради сюжета, и он не подвел. Сюжет действительно интересный, порой содержит юмор, и в игре довольно интересная концовка. Однако, у этой игры есть один минус: все летные миссии реализованы, мягко говоря, так себе, но в целом игра очень даже неплохая даже в наше время, я получил от нее много удовольствия и рекомендую её всем другим к прохождению. Expand
  7. May 6, 2020
    0
    J'avais la version PC du jeu chopée dans un cash merde pour un ou deux euros... non, je crois que c'était un euro en fait. J'écris 'j'avais"J'avais la version PC du jeu chopée dans un cash merde pour un ou deux euros... non, je crois que c'était un euro en fait. J'écris 'j'avais" parce que je ne l'ai plus : j'ai arrangé le cd aux ciseaux et mon clebs joue avec le boîtier : ça lui fait les dents. Enfin, donc, quand je l'avais, j'ai tenté de le faire marcher sous windaube 7 et surprise, ce jeu aussi vieux fonctionne ! enfins, disons qu'il a l'air de fonctionner, ce qui n'est pas exactement la même chose...

    En fait, il plante après la seconde mission. Systématiquement. Mais après tout, il n'est pas censé marcher sans protester, la rétrocompatibilité étant ce qu'elle est sur PC, c'est-à-dire quasiment nulle et non avenue... Pas de problème, j'ai aussi une babasse qui tourne sous XP (windaube Xpet pour les intimes) et là aussi, le jeu plante ! et même que sans planter, quand on veut le quitter bien gentiment, il reste bloqué, ce gros con !

    Mais alors je percute tout de même... il faut être fou ou inconscient pour jouer aux versions PC des jeux de chez Rocktarte ! il est bien connu que c'est des portages tout foireux et tout foirés... CQFD ! Alors, je me rabats sur la version Xbox... ouii, oui, j'ai ça qui traîne aussi quelque part... je passe un certain temps à retrouver la prise péritel de la Xbox pour la brancher sur ma télé 4K. Eh, c'est rigolo, non ? une prise péritel sur une télé 4K ! du 480p sur un écran 2160p ! hein, t'es sérieux, là ?!...

    Etonnamment, c'est plus flou que pixélisé... ça arrache les yeux mais on s'y fait. Enfin, à peu près. Et là... oui, tu vas rire : et là, le GTA me recasse les couilles et plante chaque fois après la troisième mission ! c'est du vice ou je m'y connais pas. Chez Rocktarte, ils ne savent pas programmer sur la Xbox non plus ! putain de leur race...

    Bon, c'est pas une grosse perte, car même sur PC, le jeu n'est pas bien beau ; on peut néanmoins le rendre à peu près jouable à pied avec le clavier et la souris. Et encore... Et pour configurer la menette, c'est mission impossible. Sur la Xbox, on se rend compte tout de même des saccades dès qu'il y a de l'action, des flics qui se téléportent derrière vous, des renforts de truands qui déboulent plus vite que la lumière et... de la non-jouabilité quasi-totale du truc : le pire TPS qu'on ait jamais vu !

    Par ailleurs, le jeu ne fait pas de sauvegarde automatique après une mission, ce qui implique de retourner à cette planque de merde à chaque fois : ça gave mais d'une force !... incréable. Et comme il plante avant qu'on ait le temps de revenir à la planque, on l'a dans le baba !

    Enfin, bref, quelle daube et quelle grossse merde, bricolée avec le fion ! un jeu vicieux et vicié, pourri jusqu'au trognon.
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