Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Comes To iOS And Android This Spring

To celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (on October 29!), Rockstar will re-release the popular game on mobile platforms this spring.

"Grand Theft Auto: Vice City gave players the freedom of a massive open-world in one of the most iconic and vibrant settings ever realised in a game," Rockstar founder Sam Houser said in a press release. "It was a defining moment in the series and we're delighted to be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a stunning, updated version for phones and tablets."

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was originally released in October 2002 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, just one year after its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto III, changed the gaming landscape forever with its combination of open-world freedom, humour and action in a living, breathing city. Vice City expanded upon the open world gameplay of Grand Theft Auto III, combined with nostalgia for the 1980s to create one of the true high points in the marriage of video games and mainstream pop culture, loved by hardcore gamers and casual players alike. The upcoming mobile version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City brings the full experience to mobile devices, featuring native high-resolution graphics and several enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms.

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    When they released III on iOS I knew this would happen. Only a a matter of time until San Andreas HUEUEHUEHEUEUEUHEU

    Yessssssss! Please let the whole soundtrack be intact...

    OMFG!! Waaaant! GTA3 was ok for iOS... But this will be awesome!

    I got GTA III on my iPhone because it seemed technically impressive, however I don't like actually playing it.

    Touch controls on a small screen with several different 'buttons/keys' as well as overly-sensitive turning is a frustrating combo. Just makes me want to use my PC which also has far newer and better games on it.

      Vice City doesn't hold up well today either.

      I still dig the 80s Miami style and the soundtrack (which you can download separately). But in terms of game mechanics Vice is only marginally better than GTA III and significantly more archaic than San Andreas.

      The lines "massive open-world" and "living, breathing city" must be based on the standards of 2002.

        “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City gave players the freedom of a massive open-world in one of the most iconic and vibrant settings ever realised in a game,” Rockstar founder Sam Houser said in a press release. “It was a defining moment in the series and we’re delighted to be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a stunning, updated version for phones and tablets.”

        GAVE, and WAS. Past tense. So yeah, based on the standards of 2002.

        One could also argue that it's massive in terms of mobile gaming today, but I won't go there.

    Is still my favourite GTA based on the characters and setting. Will snap this one up.

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