Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Once it has you in its vice, it just won’t let go
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Review
by on January 13, 2013
10 years. Yes, 10 years. That’s how long it has been since Vice City roared on to consoles the world over, re-igniting everyone’s love interest with the GTA brand and bringing some much-needed cool back to the ’80s.
Since its release, the world of gaming has significantly changed. Consoles may still be on top but mobile gaming has bloomed into a billion dollar business, one that Rockstar is grabbing hold of with both hands.
Hot on the heels of the rather marvellous GTA III mobile re-ignition, Vice City has ported well on to Android. The world is as open as it can be – while graphics sparkle, neon-infused with enough glitz to shine out the grime.
Given the size of the game, your phone or tablet may strain under the pressure but we did find if you switch off all your apps, reboot before starting a long game that this did the trick to make the game glide along at a blistering pace. If you don’t do this, then Vice City is prone to freezing faster than ice cream in the Arctic.
There are amendments you can make to the game to make it run smoother – changing the graphic detail seemed to stop any lag that we experienced.
Another slight issue we had was with the touch controls. They definitely take some getting used too. If you are used to PS3 controllers, though, then these can be used with the game, which makes it a lot better.
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