- IGN (90/100) thinks the game falls in very familiar, but high-quality, territory: "It's still largely the same game that we first saw with Grand Theft Auto III. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as Vice City Stories is still easily one of the best games on the system, but if you've began to grow tired of the franchise's mechanics, mission structure or overall feel, this likely won't renew your love of the series."
- 1UP (90/100) is still shocked that Rockstar squeezed so much into this portable game: "Like LCS before it, Vice City Stories impresses like few games have managed to do on the system. The fact that the PSP pulls off everything in here with minimal loading screens is amazing. And the sheer amount of variety the game offers -- from side missions to the empire building to the story to the clever collectibles (red balloons, 99 of 'em) to the best sandbox-style, "mess with the world as you'd like" action out there -- will easily keep you entertained on cross-country flights a few times over (though it sucks down battery life at a startling rate)."
- GamePro (75/100) thinks the story's poor execution hurts the game: "So it's a big shame that lot of that personality has gone missing in Vice City Stories. Maybe it was the jump to a smaller stage that did them in but the characters and dialogue don't have the same snap nor does the game exhibit the same goofy and utterly loveable 80's style. Instead, the game is gritty and dull to a fault and it doesn't have the same sense of humor that made the past titles so entertaining."
Metacritic: Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
It'll be out on store shelves soon: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. You've seen all our coverage of the game so far. Does the game live up to the incredible hype? Let's find out what some of the critics have to say about this hotly anticipated entry into the GTA series:
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
10-31-2006 @ 11:21AM
I put $5 on this yesterday - they said it'd be in today. Lunchtime break, here we come! Very much looking forward to a cleaned-up visual experience, much more stuff to do and new multiplayer modes.
10-31-2006 @ 11:51AM
90 % , I was expecting at least 95 :P Anyways Il pick it up :)
10-31-2006 @ 5:20PM
Im buying it! We all need a new GTA fix now and then.
10-31-2006 @ 10:24PM
this game is by far the best psp game, i dont no y gamepro gave it 75/100
btw does anyone else this FFXII is beastly as hell
10-31-2006 @ 10:24PM
10-31-2006 @ 11:05PM
another great GTA game imho. i picked it up first thing this morning. i did notice a few glithces right off the bat (problem with the radio skipping, it has to play the radio static sound all the way through 4 each station change, and a problem with certain objects on the sidewalk not showing up or lookin like water) but those r nothing that really take away from the game itself. still a great game in this steadily growing PSP library.
11-01-2006 @ 3:41PM
The game is freaking solid. I just put an hour into it earlier today - MUCH easier on the eyes, swimming is cool, I like the main character far better than GTA:LCS and the voice acting is killer. And being an 80's man, love that soundtrack. I can't believe it's not getting solid AAA's across the board, since it's everything LCS was plus more, but I guess the novelty of GTA on a handheld can't boost the scores like before...
11-01-2006 @ 7:53PM
I'm definetly not droping down 40$ for antoher fregan GTA game. I'm getting tired of them.