Grand Theft Auto Vice City The Definitive Edition Review (PlayStation 5)

For our Grand Theft Auto Vice City The Definitive Edition Review we Welcome back the 1980s. From the decade of big hair, excess, and pastel suits comes a story of one man’s rise to the top of the criminal pile as Grand Theft Auto returns.

Grand Theft Auto Vice City The Definitive Edition Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 11.31GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get both the Playstation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Open world action adventure gameplay.
  • Targeting settings – aim assist, classic aim, and free aim.
  • Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Graphics settings – fidelity and performance.
  • Graphics – motion blur, bloom, lens flare.
  • Rockstar Social Club integration.
  • All-Star voice cast.
  • Excellent story.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • The controls feel smoother and tighter than before.
  • Full 3D camera support and you have four car views including first person and three views on foot.
  • Stats screen.
  • Bring up the map on the pause menu.
  • Weapon wheel for quick weapon swapping.
  • Brief shows all previous conversations and tasks.
  • Can set your own route on the map.
  • Can steal an unlocked car.
  • The wanted level that increases with more killing but goes if you evade the police, the police gain more officers per wanted level until the army the turn-up.
  • Full of nostalgic feels.
  • Radio wheel to change stations quicker as seen and used in GTA 5.
  • Multiple radio stations covering all types of music and the typical tongue-in-cheek humor.
  • Still the same excellent voice work.
  • Death sends you back to the hospital or checkpoint.
  • Can take on side activities whenever you get the right car so be a medic or taxi driver.
  • Day/night cycle and different weather from rain to fog to the sun.
  • Improved lighting effects.
  • Lock-on for shooting.
  • Glitches can be pretty epic and funny.

Grand Theft Auto Vice City The Definitive Edition Review Cons:

  • Checkpoints are really far apart with a lot of replaying sections.
  • Constant performance hitches and slowdown.
  • Some character models look ridiculous and oversized.
  • You cannot buy the games separately.
  • Each game has its own download.
  • Had clipping especially when driving.
  • Not all the songs made it back into this version.
  • No way to rebind the controls or particular buttons making tasks tricky and awkward.
  • Sound from outside will play over speech inside the house/building.
  • The music can just cut out abruptly.
  • The Ai will go crazy and do things like turning on you in a car or a mission will fail because the objective died or fell out the map.

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Grand Theft Auto Vice City The Definitive Edition:

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Developer: Rockstar Games

Publisher: Rockstar Games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10

Jim Smale

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