Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hitting iOS, Android

You probably could've guessed that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City would come to iOS and Android doohickeys, after Grand Theft Auto III was ported last year, but you didn't know, man. Now you do. Rockstar today announced that the top-notch open-world murder simulator will come to your pocket "later this fall," so soon-ish.

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You probably could've guessed that 2002's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City would come to iOS and Android doohickeys, after Grand Theft Auto III was ported last year, but you didn't know, man. Now you do. Rockstar today announced that the top-notch open-world murder simulator will come to your pocket "later this fall," so soon-ish.

Vice City is a throwback to the glorious neon Eighties, before Drive and Hotline Miami and young people made them cool again, peppered with what I'll generously call references to the likes of Scarface and Miami Vice. It also boasted the finest radio station of any GTA, the new wave-y Wave 103.

Yes, while Vice City was still a bit wonky, before Rockstar truly cracked the 3D GTA formula in San Andreas, it's possibly my favourite in the series. And, soon, in your pocket.

Here's an old, old trailer of pure mood from 2002:

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    October 26, 2012 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hitting iOS, Android.

    You probably could've guessed that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City would come to iOS and Android doohickeys, after Grand Theft Auto III was ported last year, but you didn't know, man. Now you do. Rockstar today announced that the top-notch open-world murder simulator will come to your pocket "later this fall," so soon-ish.

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      October 26, 2012 6:33 AM

      I know the hardware is more than capable of running the more modern versions, but it seems like GTA 1 & 2 would lend themselves better to mobile gaming. I've never been a fan of 3D games with touch controls. Maybe I'm just letting nostalgia cloud my judgment.

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      October 26, 2012 7:00 AM

      "While most GTA games have been set in their present day..."

      Wha?? Let's see: 1, 3, 4 were set in present day. 2, VC, SA were creatively set in non-present-day generations. Bad article.

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        October 26, 2012 7:15 AM

        I think people seem to forget SA wasn't present day

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          October 26, 2012 7:57 AM

          My life will end if San Andreas comes to mobile phones.

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            October 26, 2012 8:05 AM

            those planes were hard enough to fly without touch controls

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              October 26, 2012 1:00 PM

              Those damn planes haha.

              But it feels so good flying in that game once you get the hang of it.

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        October 26, 2012 7:19 AM

        Chinatown Wars is present day, so that would tip it to a majority maybe.

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      October 26, 2012 7:03 AM

      Looking forward to having this on my phone though. GTA 3 just wasn't a fun enough game to bother with on mobile.

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      October 28, 2012 7:01 PM

      Need some hardware controls with tactile feedback before I'd be interested in playing this.

      Something like the Bladepad I guess.