5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
It'll be difficult to top this game,
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC) (Video Game)
GTA3 was good. Bit drab perhaps, but good. Vice City just blows you away and puts everything in the shade. It's the same basic concept as GTA3, same sort of weapons, same sort of cars, etc but where Vice really hits the nail on the head is the variety and the freedom to do, well pretty much anything.
You don't feel pressured into doing missions every minute or two. If you want to take a jaunt down to Pole Position (strip club) just go. If you want to take a boat trip, just go. If you want to steal an Apache (well, it's supposed to be anyway) from the army base, well...don't. (The army WILL shoot you)
Vice had a lot of hype to live up to for the PC - is it as good as the PS2 version? No, it's better. The graphics are more refined, you can actually see what you're doing - unlike the 100 mph grapics on the PS2. The fact you can effectively build your own radio station makes this a really customisable game and a real fun one to play. The 1980's was a really good period to set it in, and the music and 'location' the game is set in makes this a real little gem not to be missed