TA Plays: ‘Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’ – The iPhone and iPad Port Of An Awesome Open-World Classic

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is now available in the New Zealand App Store, and it should be available later tonight in the US as the title continues worming its way around the globe. As you probably expected, this is a port of Vice City . Minus a few touch enhancements, this is the same game you played back in 2002 — the same 80’s-themed, open-world shooter you fell in love with as you cruised a color-infused Miami and jammed to Flock of Seagulls in a stolen car. Vice City follows Tommy Vercetti, a mafia hitman and ex-convict. In the opening moments, Tommy finds himself in the middle of a drug deal gone bad. People die in a sneak attack, and Tommy loses both the money and drugs. The story revolves around Tommy trying to get the people responsible for setting him up. As the player, you’ll meet a lot of horrible people, probably accidentally kill thousands more, steal a bunch of cars, and listen to some really neat music along the way. The game’s setting, Miami in 1986, is outrageously colorful. You’ll see a lot of bright whites, blues, and pinks as you cruise the open-world city, either on a mission or just farting around causing trouble. Miami in Vice City isn’t serious; its vibe is light and its people are ridiculous. This tone extends into the missions and writing