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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
GTA Vice City Cover
DeveloperRockstar North
PublisherRockstar Games
Release datesPS2

United States Canada 27th October 2002
United Kingdom Europe 8th November 2002
Australia New Zealand 8th November 2002
Japan 20th May 2004
United States Canada 12th May 2003
United Kingdom Europe 15th May 2003
Australia New Zealand 20th May 2003
Japan 25th September 2003
United States Canada 11th April 2003
United Kingdom Europe 2nd January 2004
Australia New Zealand 2nd January 2004
Japan 29th July 2004

PlatformsPlayStation 2
Personal Computer

BBFC: 18
OFLC: MA 15+
OFLC (NZ): R18
USK: 16+
aDeSe: +18
VET/SFB: 18 (Square)

ProtagonistTommy Vercetti
LocationVice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is the second game in the GTA III Era. Although it was released after GTA III, it was set 15 years earlier, in 1986. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is a prequel to this game, taking place two years earlier.

Designed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games, it debuted in late 2002 for Playstation 2 in North America, Europe, and Australia. Following this success, the game was released on PS2 in Japan, on PC worldwide, and on Xbox in North America and Japan in mid-2003, releasing on PC in Europe and Australia in early 2004. Later, Rockstar Vienna packaged the game with its predecessor, GTA III, and sold it as the Grand Theft Auto: Double Pack for Xbox. It uses a tweaked version of the Renderware game engine used by GTA III, and similarly presents a huge cityscape, fully populated with buildings (from hotels to skyscrapers), vehicles (cars, motorcycles, boats, helicopters, and planes) and people.


Tommy Vercetti and Victor Vance, attempting to make an exchange of illegal drugs for money, are ambushed, losing the cocaine and the money, and causing Victor's death. The story follows Tommy's attempts to recover the money and/or the coke, and his rise to power within the criminal world of Vice City.

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