Grand Theft Auto : Vice City

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  • Rockstar

  • FormatVideo Games
  • TypeAction-Adventure
  • SystemConsole

Grand Theft Auto 3 had blown our tiny minds and left us wondering what's next for computer games? What can they do to top that?  Rockstar had the answer.. take that winning formular, add motorcyles and helicopters and pour it into an 80's setting.  

All this against the back drop of a fantastic 80's soundtrack, so everything we loved from the third game was back!!
Toasty
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All this against the back drop of a fantastic 80's soundtrack, so everything we loved from the third game was back!!

The large sandbox world to explore, the satire and sly humour and the various side missions to give that real sense of choice off the beaten track and even the running over pedestrians and back alley hooker murders. If you were to be very droll you could indeed say that's all Vice City was GTA 3 with Bikes and Helicopters. This was no lazy sequel though. 

Almost everything had been carefully thought out. To the man from del monte and the hand picked 80's soundtrack. Which gives the game such a wonderful atmosphere and feel to it. Indeed that is one of the main sources of affection for many who play the game.That alone could make simply cruising around in that freshly stolen car a pleasure.Not forgeting the hilarious radio talk shows.nWhich were so well done you could pause the game and be intertained by those alone.

The characters are all well made and enjoyable. Tommy the loveable phycho has endured as arguably the best loved leads in the franchise. The gameplay is largely unchanged driving or running around the busy city Rockstar made was still as fun as in Liberty city. The combat is serviceable but would remain GTA's weak link in some ways.

There is no shortage of things to do as there is a whole heap of main story missions to plough through. To add some varity there are various side missions and activities you can choose to perform. Long standing institutions like the kill frenzy remain. Along with taxi, firefighter and vigilante jobs. Hidden packages make a return for the completionists too. 

Properties are also available to spend your ill gotten blood money on. All in all you get plenty of bang for your laundered buck. Grand theft auto was and still is the bench mark to which all other games aspire. With no other game managing to better or even recreate the same sense of humour,exploration and fun.  So gog et yourselfs a bodybag, strap yourself in and start making friends the American way!

Review by - ToastyFreshPlay

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  • Rockstar

  • FormatVideo Games
  • TypeAction-Adventure
  • SystemConsole
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