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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Platinum)

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  Brilliant PSP Game

| | See all UsedDVDsandGames's reviews (8)

This is prob one of the best games i have ever played on the PSP and still is today. This game is fun especuially becuase you can make your own business.

  Essential

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If there is one title that proves the PSP can do lasting, engaging, graphically accomplished games, this is it.

It has been frustrating in the past when an eagerly awaited port turns out to be a heavily diluted affair, missing key features, simply because the developer assumes a handheld gamer is only looking for quick-fire action (Gran Turismo, anyone?) Either that, or they're just lazy. I am delighted to report that there has been no such skimping here.

Vice City Stories is a full game in every sense. Yes, it uses the same beautiful surrounds of the PS2 original, but the storyline, missions and even the radio output are all completely unique to the PSP.

There is every type of vehicle at your disposal, including motorbikes, boats and helicopters and every one handles in a way that really satisfies. You can swim. The weapons are as varied as ever and there's even the opportunity to sport some new threads.

The graphics and draw distance are spot-on and loading times are kept to an absolute minimum. The cut-scenes and writing are of an equally high standard to any game in the series and still manage to convey the same drama and humour the games are famous for on bigger screens.

If anyone is going to take issue with anything, then it is likely to be the on-foot controls. The much maligned single analogue stick on the PSP makes for a more clunky experience when compared to the console versions. But Rockstar definitely knew this, and have introduced the best possible lock-on system to assist you in the heat of battle. There are still some errors when targeting, and GTA IV's cover system unfortunately does not feature, but given the gentle way into which you are initially guided along, only the most ham-fisted will fail to master the controls and make the best of each situation.

That really is about it for the negatives. All the exploration, the hours you can invest in the campaign and the side missions, or otherwise the enormous amount of just messing about, is all present and correct and it looks great.

This is a great advert for the PSP and every owner should be taking a look. Here's hoping that San Andreas gets the same treatment.

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  My favourite game!

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I've been a fan of Grand Theft Auto since Vice City came out on the PS2. I then bought San Andreas on the PS2 and then GTA IV on the 360. But this is by far my favourite, it's just as good as any GTA but, you can take it with you!

I prefer this to GTA China Town Wars too, I have it on DS, it's just not right :/

Also £10 is a steal! I sadly got ripped off when I bought my PSP 3000 pearl white in town, they sold this game to me for £10 second hand saying it was half price...

Overall, awesome game.

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  The Best for PSP

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This is awesome, good storylines, interesting missions that make use of the psp's screen resolution (finally!!!) and to put it simply, on the whole it's more impressive than anything before it on psp.

Final Fantasy 7 is of the same caliber but apart from that it's hard to top. Really cool game.

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  This Game Is Totally Awwsumm!!

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Omg This Game Has Action, Fighting And More Action!! The Graphics Are Good And There is Very good and Realistic Cars And Other Objects. Ive Completed this Game Twice And Im still Playing it!! If you Want ACTION and SHOOTING this is the Game To get. I Recommend This To Everyone! - Totally Awwsumm Game!!