Grand Theft Auto: Vice City now available on Google Play

The 10th anniversary edition of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City had made it to the iOS App Store recently. Now, almost a week later, the Android version of the game is finally available on Google Play. The Android version costs Rs 277.92 and is a hefty 1.4 GB download.

The game is available on the following devices:

  • Android Phones: Motorola Atrix, Motorola Atrix HD, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Photon, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy R, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia Sola, Sony Xperia S / P / T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player
  • Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Asus Transformer Pad TF300T, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 / 7.7 / 8.9 & 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Sony Xperia Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive, Toshiba Regza, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10, Fujitsu Stylistic 10.1


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition is coming out on December 6

Finally out on Android


Earlier this month, Rockstar had released screenshots that showed off some of the graphical enhancements in the 10th anniversary edition of the game. The screenshots show the protagonist of the game—Tommy Vercetti—generally driving around town and wreaking havoc. It looks like the graphics in the game have been improved—apart from better texturing, the polygon count seems to have been upped and there's better lighting.

Rockstar states the 10th Anniversary Edition brings the full Vice City experience to iOS and Android, and has native high-resolution graphics, besides several enhancements unique to the platforms. The enhancements include updated character models and lighting effects, new and more precise firing and targeting options, a fully-customisable control layout and native support for devices with Retina displays, among other improvements.

Earlier, Rockstar had also released a trailer for the 10th Anniversary re-release of the game. The trailer gives a good idea of all the graphical enhancements you'll see when the game launches. The trailer takes you back to the neon-lit parody of Miami and drops you in the midst of an alternate re-telling of Scarface.

GTA: Vice City tackles the backstory of the universe Rockstar created with GTA III. While GTA III takes place in Liberty City in the early 2000s, Vice City takes place in the titular city—which is modelled on Miami—in the 60s. Vice City’s protagonist is Tommy Vercetti and the game's story is heavily influenced by the movie Scarface. Vice City was the first game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise to feature bikes as usable vehicles. It also introduced alternate costumes for the character as a gameplay mechanic that helps you lose the police.


Published Date: Dec 13, 2012 10:11 AM | Updated Date: Dec 13, 2012 10:11 AM