GTA: Vice City hits PSN next week

Rockstar Games bringing 2002 open-world action game to PlayStation Network Jan. 29 in US and Jan. 30 in EU for $10; other classics to follow.

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In December, Rockstar Games said Grand Theft Auto: Vice City would come to PlayStation Network "soon." Now, the company has chosen exact dates for its release across the world: January 29 in North America and January 30 in Europe.

GTA: Vice City will be available on PSN as part of the PS2 Classics collection at launch for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99.

In addition, Rockstar told gamers to "stay tuned" for more classic Rockstar games on the way for PSN in the weeks and months ahead. These were not named.

For more on GTA: Vice City, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

48 comments
SUPERGOD17
SUPERGOD17

DUDE WHEN GTA VICE CITY COMES I KNOW COMES OUT TODAY BUT WAT TIME THOUGH


themza72521
themza72521

bought GTAIII and it looks terrible. Hardly worth buying. Why no HD touch up?  Did the IOS versions get any polish?

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I've been playing the anniversary edition on iOS. I am definitely considering getting it from PSN also. I'll probably get San Andreas first since I already have GTA 3 and VC for iOS. Maybe they will have a bundle for all 3 on PSN for discount later this year... I might wait to buy to see if that's what they decide to do.

Darkman2007
Darkman2007

if its just the PS2 version , there is no point, anyone can get Vice City for a fraction of that.

if this was a HD remastering of sorts, I would be interested, but given the fact that I already have the original Xbox version (which  looks better than this anyways) , there is really no point in this.


heck , you can get the PC version on steam (which with the resolution settings, draw distance etc, will look like the HD remastering will have) for less.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

They need to release a HD collection

Kage1
Kage1

Already own this on disc.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Vice City is my favorite Grand Theft Auto game. Glad it is coming to PS2 classics. Even though i still have the actual PS2 game.

jcopp72
jcopp72

If they would have made these HD versions or added trophies then I probably would have bought all three. I already have these games for PS2.

Bleachsickness
Bleachsickness

Finally!! been waiting for this for about half a year, I was hoping Vice city would be released before gta 3 when it was announced. Vice city is one of my top fav GTA's

cozmcrae
cozmcrae

£7.99 is a lot when you take into consideration that its only £2.99 for the game on the iPhone which would have taken more effort to port across

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

Finally, we've been waiting for MONTHS. I don't know why the jumped from GTA3 to GTA San Andreas.

DiamondSlicer
DiamondSlicer

Awesome, give us more awesome ps2 games please. Like kingdom hearts and drakengard, if you aren't gonna release it in HD anyway.

SUPERGOD17
SUPERGOD17

YOU KNOW WAT PPL I WANT TO PLAY GTA VICE CITY ON PS VITA IT WOULD BE AWSOME THOUGH BUT ANYWAY I'M GETTING FINAL FANTASY X HD REMASTERED for both the Original PS3 and PS Vita Oh snap I just put caps lock on oh well but yeah I'm getting this game and Final Fantasy X Hd

snaketus
snaketus

And again euros and dollars are the same, why the hell we have to pay more?!

Kurushio
Kurushio

Kinda cool for people who dont have an original PS3 and have an itch for the old games, but like most others, I'd rather have a HD version with trophies or even just so news on V.

Assassin0515
Assassin0515

A HD version would be nice and a port to the Vita in HD would be awesome.

Winchester01
Winchester01

Hey Rockstar, don't waste your time on these old games anymore. Do something better and port that Red Dead Redemption for PC already!!!

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I loved these games but I am pretty sure that at any price I won't be playing them again.  When they were originally released, these games were unbelievably fun and advanced.  The downside was that the graphics weren't very good and the games were extremely buggy.  It was easy to overlook at the time because there weren't any other games of this caliber.  


Like others have said and probably will continue to say, "These games have not aged well."

mtait01
mtait01

100% not interested... bring out the HD collection of GTA3, VC and SA and then we can talk Rockstar - until then, hurry up with GTAV 

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

Got this on Steam, and it's aged horribly. 

beuneus12
beuneus12

overpriced, there are plenty of ps3 games that sell 4 $10

higherflyerJ
higherflyerJ

Was the PSN San Andreas port as bad as the XBL one??  I couldn't even play it with those graphics...

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Ah yes let's get rid of bc between ps3 and ps2 so we can sell more digital ps2 games.  What took so long.

FSgamer
FSgamer

I'm surprised they haven't released GTA3, GTAVC & GTASA as a HD trilogy, since that seems to be a common trend these days.

blackace
blackace

Already own the complete series. I really don't see any reason to get this unless you have never played it before. The price is right anyways.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

@themza72521 the iOS version look really good on iPad 3rd gen Retina display. Better than PS2. Though I play mostly on iPhone 5 and it looks really good on the phone too.

Elnath10
Elnath10

@cozmcrae But in the iPhone it always kick you out of the app suddenly.. it is not establed..

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

@SUPERGOD17 There is a GTA Vice City for PSP, you can play it on Vita. Where did you get the idea that FFX HD is gonna be released on Vita? I'd like to know if that's really true.

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

@snaketus It must be because of taxes or something. Besides EU PSN has a LOT more content than US' so you pay a little more, and can get a lot more than us.

Assassin0515
Assassin0515

@snaketus actually 9.99 in euros is $13.36 USD and 7.99 GBP is $15.77 in USD so we are getting it cheaper.

StinkySkunkGirl
StinkySkunkGirl

@Winchester01 "These old games" are worth the time. They're classics. Though I personally don't give a damn about PSN, and Red Dead Redemption is likely on everyone's "Top 10 games that need to be ported to PC" list. Even Dark Souls managed to get a PC port. Namco-Bandai had a game ported to PC before Rockstar did. That's just plain sad.

rad8045
rad8045

@mtait01 you think rockstar are going to waste time polishing old games when there working on a new game ?

cozmcrae
cozmcrae

@Elnath10 @cozmcrae establed? It runs fine on my iPhone, I have not heard any problems with it unless you have an older one.

SUPERGOD17
SUPERGOD17

@DarkNeoBahamut @SUPERGOD17 thats Vice city Stories for the psp I'am talking about the PS2 version that could play on your PS Vita not Vice City Stories and the other thing is Final Fantasy X Hd Remastered is coming for Playstation 3 and PS Vita bro just go look it up on youtube that SQ announce it last year

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@StinkySkunkGirl These old games would be worth the time if they were re-released as PS3 games, at least with trophies and running in 720p.

As opposed to just releasing them as "PS2 Classics" and changing nothing.

shepowy
shepowy

@rad8045 @mtait01 I thought it would have been a good idea for them to release an HD collection before GTAV came out to get people even more hyped for it, but that doesn't seem to be happening unfortunately.

jellyman68
jellyman68

@Elnath10 @cozmcrae I've read more from people saying they love the game and that it works fine. It also works absolutely fine for me.

Elnath10
Elnath10

@cozmcrae got a 4s, I've read in the iTunes comments section of the app a lot of comments saying the same...

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@StinkySkunkGirl I fail to see how simply increasing the display resolution of a game consumes significant development resources. Not talking about enhancing any of the textures or models or anything, just making them look a bit less blurry and pixelated on my HDTV.

There are already PC and Android/iOS ports of these games that run at varying resolutions.

StinkySkunkGirl
StinkySkunkGirl

@Spartan_418 @StinkySkunkGirl If they were to re-release them as PS3 games with trophies and 720p, that would actually consume significant development resources. Simply releasing them as-is on PSN "wastes" far less time and effort.

Neither of those options should be able to waste so much time and money that they can't have a team port over Red Dead Redemption to PC. They're just being stupid, stubborn, and most of all, short-sighted.