Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Also Known As: GTA: Vice City, GTA: VC
Genre: Action
Platform: PS2/XBox/PC
Allegiance: Rockstar Games
Vintage: 2002
Rating: M
Intelligence Agency Report by: Munky
This is the game that everybody is talking about. You’re Tommy Vercetti, and you’re back in the 80’s. You can cruise, kill, or pick up women. Now this is what I call freedom.

Weapons Expert Report by: Munky 
Overall 9.25
(not an average)
Version Reviewed: Playstation 2 

I didn’t think that anything could be better than GTA: III, though I quickly found out wrong. Vice City is a great addition to this series. With so much freedom, and so many cars, it was hard decided what to do first. You still have many of the great things from the last game, so don’t worry. The hookers are still there, the guns are still there, and yes, the radio is still there too. The radio stations are great. They play true 80’s music. All the classics on the radio bring back fond memories of listening to old 80’s metal when I was a little kid. Though, that also brings on another problem. There are too few songs on the radio stations. I found myself getting tired of listening to the radio very quickly, as I did on GTA: III

As with new additions from the previous installment, motorcycles. Yes, crotch rockets are a great aspect of the game. You can ride wheelies or stop on with a nice nose wheelie. Motorcycles are also great for speeding through traffic, but like most motorcycles in games, they don’t handle very well. Also, if you hit something, you’re gonna go flying off, soon to find yourself walking around looking for your bike like an idiot. In the new game, you will also have a wider variety of weapons. The weapon list includes a katana, hand guns, machine guns, smoke bombs, grenades, a flamethrower, and a really cool chainsaw! 

One of the main problems with this game is the traffic A.I. I often would be driving along, at a speedy pace, when a car decided to cut me off. Now I’m sure this is meant to be this way to make it more difficult when in a hurry during missions, or trying to escape from the cops, but it’s really annoying. Another thing that ruins the fun is, hookers will only pick you up in certain cars. You can’t drive up to them in a junker, or a gang car, and expect to get any. Now, these women obviously don’t want to get paid. A good way to motivate them is to grab your sniper, point it right at their head, and BANG!! Ok, so maybe making them headless with blood gushing out from their neck doesn’t motivate them, but it’s so much fun!! 

Finally I’d like to say, get this. You won’t be disappointed. When the missions seem too hard, or get stressful, you can always relax by just cruising around, or you can go on a killing rampage, then run as fast as you can to try and get away from the cops. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have fun. Though I wouldn’t recommend this game for the young ones. It’s full of vulgar language, sexual connotations, and other adult material (strip clubs, blood, excessive violence, and drugs). But for everybody else, go have some fun, and take over Vice City!