Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - GTA Vice City Modern
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Heralded as the crown jewel of the Grand Theft Auto series, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City combines a lot of fascinating and fantastic ideas that were built up from the preceding GTA titles in 1, 2, and III. It includes all the classic mainstays of the series providing the player with a litany of firearms, cool cars, and of course the expansive Vice City ripe for the taking. Although it was the center of great controversy when it released due to the excessive violence, the popularity generated through such controversy was greater than any damage that could be done. Capitalizing on the already immense success of the GTA series, Vice City take a slightly differ approach being set in the 80’s wherein Vice City closely resembles Miami, Florida. Getting mixed into the drug trade and several gang troubles will keep your time in Vice City eventful to say the least. Plus, Talha_Mustafa’s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - GTA Vice City Modern mod brings all of the greatest aspects and vehicles from every generation to the forefront.
Relive the 80’s
Unsurprisingly, the main protagonist Tommy Vercetti is every bit as charismatic as he is dangerous. This comes to life several times throughout the campaign and he’s an incredibly likable character. Throw in the fact that Ray Liotta voices him and you already know you’re in for a great experience. Vice City is jam packed with personality that perfect personifies the wild drug game that quite literally had much of the 80’s in its own vice. Every main mission and interaction make you feel like you’re truly a part of the crime underworld as it infected every major city at the time – it mixes together the serious notes of Mafia while maintaining just the right amount of insane fun. Not only was the 80’s theme nailed perfectly, but the writing of each character, while sometimes a bit zany, was completely welcome.
Each branching story, from your own triumph’s as Tommy to watching the shady dealings of Avery Carrington (equally notable is that he’s voiced by Burt Reynolds – couldn’t help but feel like The Bandit every now and then while working for him). There were some rough sections nearing the midpoint of the game as the writing gives way to the action, however this is honestly a step forward rather than a step back. The Modern City mod, aside from inserting great graphical and performance updates, also opens up tons of previously closed buildings and reworks nearly every vehicle’s model in the game. Whether you’ve played the original before or not, playing it again in this version is well worth it.
Conquer Vice City
Despite the joy that can be found playing through story missions, the chaotic gameplay is what will keep bringing players back to the franchise. Each mission is action packed and scaled with difficulty that creates a challenge that is always fun rather than straight up hard. The music, voice acting, and graphics were fantastic for the time and perfectly accented the gameplay at each turn. Song choices were exhilarating as you get the chance to blow up a number of buildings using an RC helicopter, become a drug kingpin using an ice cream truck, or even pulling off crazy stunt jumps between skyscrapers.
With everything available to do in this game, it could go on forever. A couple of the types of missions and voice lines get exhausting by the end of the playthrough, but even then, they’re still creative and it’s a blast to 100% the game.
Even if you’ve already played every other GTA game or none at all, Vice City is argued to be the best in the entire series. Take the chance to play it whenever you can. Talha_Mustafa’s Modern City mod also manages to breath even further life into this title with a graphical overhaul making it worthwhile to play through again.
- Diverse missions
- Great music selection
- Hundreds of vehicles and weapons to cause mass hysteria
- Some missions get repetitive
- Challenge is either nonexistent or brutal, no in-between
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