Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar Leeds in Conjunction with Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. Released on 31 October 2006 for the PlayStation Portable and later for the PlayStation 2 on 5 March 2007. The game is the tenth installment in the Grand Theft Auto series and the sixth and last game in the 3D universe. Also Was this the last game in the series to use well-known and Hollywood voice talent; Grand Theft Auto IV onward use Instead Would Lesser-known and unknown voice actors. It is a prequel to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Successor to the previous PSP release, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Vice City is a representation of Miami, Florida. Vice City Stories is the last Grand Theft Auto game for the PlayStation 2 console and the second game for the PlayStation Portable. It was released on PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network on 2 April 2013.
Vice City Stories is Structured similarly to other releases from the Grand Theft Auto series. The core gameplay consists of elements of a third-person shooter and a driving game, affording the player a large, open environment in Which to move around. On foot, the player’s character is Capable of walking, running, swimming, jumping, as well as using weapons and basic hand-to-hand combat. Players Can drive a variety of vehicles, Including automobiles, boats, planes, Helicopters, jetskis, and motorcycles.
The open, non-linear environment Allows players to explore and Choose How They wish to play the game. Although storyline missions are Necessary to progress through the game and unlock CERTAIN Areas and content, They are not required, as players complete Can I say at developer’s own leisure. When not taking on a storyline mission, players Can free-roam. The player Can Also partake in a variety of optional side missions. The traditional side missions of the past games are Included, soft moderately have been upgraded and enhanced compared to previous titles. A new addition to the game is “Beach Patrol”, in Which Victor (the player’s character) must deal with bikers on the beach by beach buggy (by ramming or shooting to knock tell off Their bikes) or throwing life preservers to drowning swimmers by or by taking a boat around to Paramedic injured people on the beach.
One of the key gameplay elements in Vice City Stories is “empire-building”. New to the Grand Theft Auto series, it borrows a few ideas from Vice City’s “properties” and San Andreas’ “gang wars” systems. To make money, the player must open and Operate Various Businesses on property Take Over from enemy gangs – Can These range from brothels or protection rackets to smuggling compounds; the type and scale of a business is entirely dependent on the player’s wants. For Vice City Stories, Was overhauled the combat system. The targeting mechanism has been tweaked to “intelligently target”; Enemies posing a Threat or attacking the player Will Be TARGETED over pedestrians. The Biggest changes concern the hand-to-hand combat system, as players now Can Perform grappling moves and throws, and stand on top of Enemies lying on the ground. Players are Able to bribe policemen or hospital staff When “Wasted” (Killed) or “Busted” (Arrested) to lower level of developer wanted, and keep weapons That Would have ordinarily been lost.
The standard system returns hidden package in the form of 99 red balloons scattered around the city.  This is a reference to Nena’s 1984 hit “99 Luftballons”, Which Was featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Improvements to the graphics SINCE the release of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories include new animations, faster load times, a longer draw distance, reductions in clumping of pedestrians and vehicles, more complex explosions, and increases in the density of objects, vehicles, and NPCs.
Like the game’s predecessor, the PSP version of Vice City Stories features a multiplayer mode, for up to 6 players through WiFi ad-hoc mode (local area). The game features 10 Different modes of wireless multiplayer gaming, Which incorporate the use of automobiles, aircraft, and water-based vehicles. Various pedestrian and character models from the single player mode are available as player avatars. These multiplayer modes are not Included in the PS2 version.
U.S. Army Corporal Victor “Vic” Vance hadd an impoverished upbringing with two brothers; Pete Who is suffering from asthma and lazy Lance Vance. To make money for His dysfunctional family, Vic is employed as a Corporal for the U.S. Army.
In 1984 Vic is stationed at Fort Baxter in Vice City. His supervisor, Sergeant Jerry Martinez, a soldier of the Army Corrupt WHO works as a drug smuggler, Vic gives the task of Managing a business Dealing drug. Vic arrives on the Buyer’s yacht, soft They are ambushed by unknown assailants WHO blow up the boat, leaving alive only Vic.
After the Negotiations’ failure, Martinez, on Despite being angry with Vic, gives Him a new job. He visits Phil Cassidy, an eccentric war veteran who owns a gun range at the docks. Cassidy gives Him a bis gun and skills tests. He makes me another job with Martinez, WHO instructs His Him To get Mary from a party girl. He goes to Phil’s place and he Provides Him with the sports car. Vic arrives at the party, beats up Several thugs and rescues the girl. He gets her back to the base, a Master Sergeant soft confronts Him about a pack of marijuana Which Martinez planted under bis bed, and he confronts Also Him about the girl, WHO reveals herself to swear a prostitute. As a Result, he is dishonorably discharged from the Army and Charged with high treason.
Now on the streets, he gets a call from Phil, WHO gives Him His old place to stay. Also he does Several missions with Him, usually confronting Cholos. Later, he meets Marty Jay Williams, Who is Phil’s brother-in-law. Marty is the leader of a small organization known as the Trailer Park Mafia, known for being Involved in racketeering, loan sharking, and prostitution. Vic does Various missions with Marty, bis Protecting Often business. Often abuses Marty His wife Louise, WHO has a child with Him. Louise develops a relationship with Vic, Marty angers qual. One day, Louise is Beaten up badly and kidnapped by Marty, and Vic is Able to track down and kill the Latter.
With Marty dead, Vic takes over the Trailer Park Mafia, now renamed Vance Crime Family. Soon after, His brother, Lance Vance, arrives, on hearing the news. He picks Him up from the Escobar International Airport, soft They are ambushed by Cholos. They manage to escape. As Vic expands the Vance Crime Family by taking over rackets from Cholos and Bikers, Lance sets up Various deals. They transact with the Cubans under the leadership of Umberto Robina. Using a pinata resembling a gesturing rudely Robina, Vic destroys the Cholo’s business, say eliminating from Vice City. Meanwhile, Lance has connected with local drug dealer Bryan Forbes. After Several deals, find out That They Actually Forbes is an undercover DEA agent, and he runs away with developer’s money. They catch Him and Him in an old lock Slum building, Where They force Him to expose drug deals around the town. He say misleads Into Various traps, leading Eve say to a gay bar. They only return to Discover Their Forbes attempting to escape captivity. Vic chases and kills Him Him.
After this, broke the major Locate and steal a drug shipment, unaware That the drug shipment belongs to the Mendez brothers, Armando and Diego. Soon, They are kidnapped by say. Lance lies to say That Martinez stole the coke shipment, and That he is Actually a DEA agent WHO wants evidence to arrest say, and They take photos of Martinez with a DEA agent, and broke the copy the Forbes files with Martinez’s file, Which describes Martinez as an agent. Several They do jobs for the Mendez brothers, I say to connect WHO Wassulmaier Reni, a transsexual film director. He / she gives Vic Several jobs to work, and he helps her manager Also, Barry Mickelthwaite, to get on his concert Phil Collins from the Forelli mobsters unharmed, to Whom Barry owest money.
Reni Vic Connects to Ricardo Diaz, a drug baron, for qual Lance and Vic do a few jobs. The Mendez brothers are not Pleased with this, and Betray They say, Saying That exposed Martinez say off, and f They give all of Their Businesses to say, Will They say let go alive. They refuse this offer, and They are knocked out. They wake up at the power plant, Where They kill Several of Mendez’s men and barely escape. Vic cooperates with Diaz to say take out, and broke the break Into the Mendezes’ Destroy Their safe and bearer bonds, and Diego Armando Which makes me bankrupt. As revenge, the Mendez Brothers Kidnap Louise. Vic wants to save her, Lance is soft Reluctant, Until the Mendez’s henchmen blow up bis car. Losing His mind, tell assaults Lance, and he gets Into a trap, and the Mendez brothers Kidnap Him as well. Left with no choice, Vic arrives at developer’s mansion, and fights with Armando, WHO arrives with a flamethrower and tries to burn Him alive, he MANAGES soft to kill Him. He finds Lance and Louise, Louise is badly soft Beaten in His arms and dies. Vic leaves angry, Swearing revenge Against Martinez and Diego Also, WHO escaped.
Vic Diaz helps track Diego and Martinez. He makes me Vic steal an army chopper from Fort Baxter. Phil helps Vic by making a diversion. After Successfully steals the chopper Vic, Vic Mendez’s assaults the fortress. He blows up a few floors, soft bis chopper is shot and he is Forced to land on the building. He raids Several offices, and he finds out That Martinez and Diego are on the roof. After a tense stand-off, Victor kills say. Moments later, Lance arrives in bis chopper to find Martinez and Diego dead. Lance and Vic agree to never again ENGAGE in drug business. The Vance Brothers said Vice City to leave the money for Pete item bis asthma medications.
Like previous Grand Theft Auto games, Vice City Stories features notable voice actors. Gary Busey, Luis Guzmán, Philip Michael Thomas, and Danny Trejo reprise Their Roles as Phil Cassidy, Ricardo Diaz, Lance Vance, and Umberto Robina, respectively, broke the qual Previously played in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Phil Collins makes me a cameo as an unknown quantity, Making Him the first famed musician to ever Appear in a Grand Theft Auto as a virtual representation with a character model, with his song “In the Air Tonight” in the game’s soundtrack, Including an on-screen performance of the song by the animated version. Phil Collins Was played by Joseph Martignette During the scene in concert. His songs like Easy Lover with Phillip Bailey and Turn It On Again with Genesis Also Appear on the soundtrack. Also, Opie and Anthony, as well as crew Several members of The Opie and Anthony Show Were recorded and used as voices of Several minor characters.
In addition to the gangs Previously featured in Vice City, new gangs make a debut in this game: the Trailer Park Mafia, the Cholos, the Stallionz, and the Mendez Brothers. Also, it explores the Vance Crime Family, That Was Introduced in the original game, in more detail.
On 7 February 2007 Rockstar Games Announced Plans for a PlayStation 2 port, released on 6 March. Was it confirmed by Rockstar Games That the PlayStation 2 version of the game an almost straight WOULD BE port.  The port has improvements Such as enhanced graphics (Including the addition of bloom effects, enabled via a “Trails” option), draw distance, and performance as Expected, But Also Includes a few new side Activities That Were not in the PSP release Such as five odd new jobs, additional six unique jumps, rampages five more, and a new easter egg.
While Grand Theft Auto other hadd ports have added extra features (Such as replays or custom soundtracks), this is the first port of any Grand Theft Auto game to include extra in-game content.
The PS2 version of Vice City Stories Was Announced as a digital release for the PlayStation 3 in 2012.  It was released in April 2013 via the PlayStation Network.
Like all other video games from the Grand Theft Auto series, the Vice City Stories soundtrack plays an integral role in setting the game’s atmosphere. It features 10 That Different radio stations play 105 licensed songs from the 1970s and 1980s. Three of the radio stations featured in GTA: Vice City Were removed from Vice City Stories: Wildstyle, KCHAT and Fever 105. They Were Replaced by three new stations: Fresh 105 VCFL (Vice City for Lovers) and Paradise FM.