After being released from jail, Tommy Vercetti left Liberty City for Vice City, a city overrun by the mob. Now, Tommy is out to make Vice City his home.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Tommy Vercetti (voice)
William Fichtner ... Ken Rosenberg (voice) (as Willian Fichtner)
Tom Sizemore ... Sonny Forelli (voice)
Dennis Hopper ... Steve Scott (voice)
Burt Reynolds ... Avery Carrington (voice)
Luis Guzmán ... Ricardo Diaz (voice) (as Luis Guzman)
Philip Michael Thomas ... Lance Vance (voice)
Robert Davi ... Colonel Juan Cortez (voice)
Danny Trejo ... Umberto Robina (voice)
Gary Busey ... Phil Cassidy (voice)
Lee Majors ... Mitch Baker (voice)
Fairuza Balk ... Mercedes Cortez (voice)
Danny Dyer ... Kent Paul (voice)
Kevin McKidd ... Jezz Torrent (voice)
Debbie Harry ... Taxi Controller (voice) (as Deborah Harry)

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After being released from prison, Tommy Vercetti, a former mobster, is sent to the sunny and dangerous Vice City. When a deal within the city goes horribly wrong, Tommy embarks on a jorney across the city to reclaim what is rightfully his, no matter how many lives it takes.

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Welcome to Vice City. Welcome to the 80s.


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When released on the computer, many people complained about the difficulty of a mission involving a remote-controlled toy helicopter. The player is supposed to pilot the aforementioned toy into a building with explosives. Many keyboards could not handle as many simultaneous button presses as the controls required the player to press, causing them to crash the helicopter. Many game-modifying programs ("Trainers") were designed exclusively to make the mission easier to complete. See more »


The height clearance sign at the multi-story car park is in meters; the U.S. doesn't use the metric system. See more »


Mr. Zoo: Get lost doc. I got out of confines. Me and me friends are travelling around in a black van, solving crimes and running from the Colonel.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

There are three different versions of this game for the PlayStation 2, released in this order: Original Stand-Alone, Original Double Pack, and Haitian-Friendly (available as Stand-Alone or Double Pack). The differences between each are listed below. 1. Original Stand-Alone (bar code #10425 27145, Black disc banner): This is the version that came out on release day, October 29, 2002. 2. Original Double Pack (bar code #10425 27300, Red disc banner): This version can be found in the Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City combo package. When putting this package together, Rockstar Games took the time to get rid of the major glitches from the original version, as well make some other additional changes.
  • The "Trial By Dirt" mini-game has been altered to make it easier. The rain, Haitians on motorcycles, and barrels won't show up when you do it the first time. The second time around, the barrels will appear. If you beat your best time, rain will appear on your next attempt. If you beat your best time again, the Haitians on motorcycles will appear an your next attempt. Also, they fixed a glitch which caused the stats for that mission to not show up until you played "Test Drive" (the mini-game with the Landstalker), and only with the same time as that mini-game. This was basically a minor problem since it didn't affect getting 100% completion or cause other problems in the game.
  • The Lionel Ritchie song "Running With The Night" (on the Flash-FM radio station) has been removed. It is unknown whether Mr. Ritchie or his record company chose to have the song removed.
  • Many weapons have been renamed due to the fact the the original names were trademarked, and permission was obviously not obtained originally (or Rockstar Games chose to avoid having to pay any more royalty fees to the individual gun manufacturers). The Colt .45 is now the Pistol, the Python is now the .357, the Spaz Shotgun is now the S.P.A.S. 12, the Ingram Mac 10 is now the Mac, the Uzi 9mm is now the Uz-I, the MP5 is now the MP, the Ruger is now the Kruger, and the PSG-1 is now the .308 Sniper. Also some graphical changes were made to some of the weapons which can be seen when at the AmmuNation.
  • It is now easier to get the cop uniform in the Washington Beach Police Station as the number of cops wandering around on the first floor or the locker room have been reduced. This greatly reduces your chances of getting shot at while trying to nab the uniform because you get a 2-Star wanted level as soon as you enter the locker room (the wanted level will go away when you get the uniform).
  • The Detonator Bug has been fixed. The Detonator Bug in the Original Version occurs when using a car bomb or Remote Grenades in conjunction with Infinite Ammo (either with cheats or by getting 100% completion). After using the car bomb or Remote Grenades, you are stuck on the detonator because the detonator wasn't meant to have any ammo and the game gets confused when using the remote with Infinite Ammo on.
  • The blurry vision in "Boomshine Saigon" is far less in the Double Pack version, although the screen will still swerve around.
  • In the opening cutscene for "Recruitment Drive" (one of the movie studio missions), the big breasted woman with the pasties is now wearing a halter top instead. 3. Haitian-Friendly (Stand-Alone: bar code #10425 27388, Black disc banner; Double Pack: bar code #10425 21383, Red disc banner): More than a year after the original release of the game, a lot of Haitian-Americans got mad about how they were represented in Vice City. This prompted Rockstar Games to create a new version to remove or alter references about Haitians within the game. This version was released in early 2004 and comes as a Stand-Alone as well as being part of later runs of the Double Pack. The Greatest Hits copies of Vice City are also Haitian-Friendly.
  • References to Haitians have been either altered or removed in the following missions: "Guardian Angels" (given by Colonel Cortez), "Two Bit Hit" (given by Avery Carrington), "Cannon Fodder" (given by Umberto Robina), "Naval Engagement" (given by Umberto Robina), and "Trojan Voodoo" (given by Umberto Robina). In all fairness, references to Cubans have been either altered or removed from the following missions given by Auntie Poulet: "Juju Scramble", "Bombs Away!", and "Dirty Lickin's".
  • The Tear Gas Grenades that were behind the Washington Beach Police Station have now been replaced by regular Grenades.
  • The "Trial By Dirt" stat glitch which was fixed in the Original Double Pack version appears to have returned.
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There's a Reason this game has sold over 12 million copies.
8 August 2008 | by The_Light_TritonSee all my reviews

Since GTA III, The gta series had jumped into the mainstream. it had a great 3rd person view and a great in-depth storyline. bottom line, it was straight up fun. but one year later, the series was rather brought back, but not in the department of fun, and awesomeness, but rather, in time.

Set in vice city, a fictional Miami in 1986, Tommy Vercetti is sent from Liberty city, a Fictional New York, by his mob boss, Sonny Forelli. He is set up in a drug trade and loses all his cash. Sonny is now mad with him, and it seems the whole world is out to get him. his plan? Take over Vice City.

This Game makes several different references to many different events of the time. It emulates the movie Scarface almost completely, with the exception of the outcome of Tommy Vercetti. it also poses several references to Miami Vice, a TV show at the time. For music, there are different stations to listen to, From Reggae to talk radio, to what might be the best Radio station of all time...V-rock.

Bottom line, if you want to play a good game, want to have fun, or just jump back to the 80s for a nostalgic feeling, I say GTA: Vice city is the way to go.


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