Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Mac
- Much more depth and realism than GTA III
- Lots of weapons, cars and scenarios
- More challenging gameplay
- Better overall graphics and sound than GTA III
- Takes some time to navigate Vice City at first
- Doesn't save to iCloud for playing on iOS devices
- No gamepad support
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City sees the hugely successful Grand Theft Auto series and take a step back in time to 1980's. Featuring incredible depth and thrilling missions, it takes everything that fans loved about GTA III and makes it even better.
An amazingly realistic city
As usual, your aim is to tackle the criminal underworld as you battle through the urban sprawl of Vice City which is loosely based on Miami in the mid-eighties. Along the way, the action can take place anywhere from the beach and swamps to downtown ghettos. The gameplay retains the classic non-linear style with a character driven narrative after you arrive in Vice City with little more than the shirt on your back.
If you loved GTA III then you'll probably be blown away by Vice City which amazes with its depth, quality and graphics. It's basically an extension of GTA III but has more features such as soundtracks, voice overs, weapons and vehicles (including sea planes). Like the former however, some of the elements are adult so it's not for children - you must be at least 17 years old to download this game.
The stories and missions are more complex than GTA III and there are more real life elements. Triggering police chases is one of the most exciting elements which is more subtle than in GTA III. Running a red light won't do it but if you cause a bit too much mayhem on the streets, they'll hunt you down in seconds.
No iCloud saving or gamepad support
It does take some time to work-out all of the controls and different ways of completing the plotline in GTA: Vice Vity. It's such a huge game also that it's a shame that the developers Rockstar didn't add iCloud saving to allow Mac users to save the game online and then continue playing on iPad later. It's also a bit disappointing that there is no gamepad support - you have to play Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on your keyboard which isn't quite the same experience.
Amazing attention to detail
The Graphics and Sound in GTA: Vice City are incredibly detailed. When it comes to graphics, the attention to detail is almost as impressive as the attention to Gameplay with Vice City having the look and feel of a real US city. When it comes to sound, everything from subtle changes in engine revs to collisions and the shrieks of those you mow-down in your car help add to the incredible realism of this game
A superb follow-up to GTA III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a superb action game that will blow you away if you loved GTA III.