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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Whilst a lot of people prefer to play the more up-to-date game systems, I still have a love for the older X-Box. This could have to do with the fact that all the games are now a lot cheaper to purchase thanks to the newer games machines on the market, but also the fact that there is no denying that there are quite a few good games for the x-box and why miss out on a bargain!
Of course, this X-Box Grand theft Auto does not have the graphical capability as those found on the 360, nor does it have the size allowance that can be found on the up-to-date games, though it still does have a lot of fun upon the disc.
There is a reasonable sized town in which to play, with two different sides to unlock and play, adding more and more missions as you go. The missions include such ones as chasing a car to the more complex missions of shooting people in a time frame. There are also many mini missions which can be picked up in order to help you raise that little extra cash such as becoming a fire engine driver and racing to the different fires in time, to delivering pizza!
As with all the Grand Theft Auto games, you are able to commandeer many different vehicles from taxi's to fast cars, lorries to helicopters, motorbikes to busses. Even when you are not completing a mission, I find it fun to steal a vehicle and see just how long I can speed until the police catch up with me!
Be warned that this game is certainly not for youngsters. There is some very strong language and a lot of violence. It is certainly not a deep graphical game though you do see shoot-outs and some blood splattering over the place.
Although it is not a huge town on this game, the game does take a long time to complete and I haven't even reached the end yet. When you complete missions, you open up more and more and they just get more difficult. You also have a lot of parts of the town to explore, all of which open up more as the game continues. Hidden within the town are also other mini missions such as racing around a race track, and these mini missions can become even more addictive than the missions themselves.
One aspect in which was disappointing. Especially as I have played the 360 version of this game and can do it on there, is that although there is a lot of water around, you can not actually swim! You will find a few things in which you can do on the later model game though can not do in this one and that does get annoying, though looking at it as this game alone without any comparisons; you will find it very addictive and fun to play. I have wasted many hours playing this game and I haven't tired of it yet.
Do not give up on the old X-Box! I picked this game up for £1.50 at a car boot sale which is a real bargain and it has offered hours of fun. It may not be up to the same level as GTA on the 360 but it has a lot of great aspects to it.
What a game ... endless (well almost) fun. The basic premise of the game is good - you play the character of Tommy who is trying to establish a presence in Vice City among the many gangs - and the missions are fun and varied.
What makes this game fun is the many, many extra missions. You can be a taxi driver to get more cash, a fireman, paramedic, pizza boy and more.
There are many other things to do, stunt bikes and race tracks.
Of course being a GTA game there is mindless violence which is also fun - but in this game you can even earn cash by holding up stores. Excellent weapons in the game make this even more fun (you can even take down a helicopter - really!)
Enjoy the cars, helicopters, planes, tanks, motorbikes and more.
Be warned - this game takes a long, and I mean long, time to complete! I have wasted many a Sunday afternoon on this game - but that is what makes it GTA- you never have to finish if you don't want to, many of the missions can be repeated and there are always more things to do!
It is such a shame you can't swim. Swimming pools are ok, but wander in to your ankles at the sea-side at you are dead.
The variation of mission difficultly is also strange. I often found myself spending days struggling over one mission, and then finishing the next in seconds flat!
A really great game. I was worried about carrying the GTA game into 3D, but they somehow kept the same feeling. I love it, and am sure you will too!
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