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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: 39 out of 55
  2. Negative: 5 out of 55
  1. Feb 17, 2019
    10
    Great game that is clearly no worse than other Gta (and something better). The same VC, the same atmosphere of the 80s and it has no equal.Great game that is clearly no worse than other Gta (and something better). The same VC, the same atmosphere of the 80s and it has no equal. The best thing about the game is the radio. And the characters who returned from Gta VC. The hero himself is also quite good, Yu, and he differs from other characters in the Gta series in that he has just begun his criminal life, unlike the others. Expand
  2. BirdMan
    Dec 30, 2006
    10
    This is the best game I've ever played on any system besides San Andreas. And even then it's better in other ways; no gangsta vibe This is the best game I've ever played on any system besides San Andreas. And even then it's better in other ways; no gangsta vibe here, plus the 90's sucked compared to the 80's. It has a deep, realistic, almost sad plot while still retaining a sense of humor. This also has the best soundtrack I've ever heard in a videogame. Also, while I wouldn't give this to anyone under 13, there is nowhere near as much cursing as there was in SA. All in all Great Game! Expand
  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. May 19, 2013
    9
    This is the best game you can but on the psp im still thinking how in the world did Rockstar squeeze this much juice ino the psp to make GTAThis is the best game you can but on the psp im still thinking how in the world did Rockstar squeeze this much juice ino the psp to make GTA look this good on what is already ageing hardware overall stop reading this review and get this game you wont be disappointed Expand
  5. Mar 12, 2021
    8
    Story: 8.5/10
    The Way story is given: 17.5/20
    Gameplay: 22/30 Visual quality: 8.5/10 Feelings left after playing: 18/20 Playability:
    Story: 8.5/10
    The Way story is given: 17.5/20
    Gameplay: 22/30
    Visual quality: 8.5/10
    Feelings left after playing: 18/20
    Playability: 9.5/10

    AVARAGE: 84/100

    This game is beneficial for the ones who want to learn more about GTA universe. We see the Lance's brother and his adventures.
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  6. Jun 25, 2020
    7
    I will keep this short. If you have a PSP you should give this one a try. It's cheap and easy to find, just plain fun and crazy. Could hookI will keep this short. If you have a PSP you should give this one a try. It's cheap and easy to find, just plain fun and crazy. Could hook you for dozens of hours on the go.

    Not the greatest GTA title, but still a pretty good GTA game.
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  7. Apr 13, 2020
    0
    Nie wiem czy to jest to możliwe to proszę o informację czy to jest z tym nie znam

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#1 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006