GTA: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition Now Available for iOS & Android

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By Chris | 6th Dec 2012 at 04:22 GMT in Vice City | 10 Comments
IPB ImageUPDATE: The Android version of Vice City is currently taking a massive hit with 1-star ratings coming thick and fast from unrelenting and annoyed Android users. Due to Google Play's ridiculously low filesize limit on apps, developers who wish to put out large games are forced to make users download "expansion" files upon first launching the app. It is this secondary download which is failing for what appears to be almost everyone who has installed the game, with "XAPK validation failed" messages. Hopefully Rockstar and developer War Drum Studios will be able to get a quick update out to fix this issue. Meanwhile, iOS users are enjoying a flawless experience.

UPDATE 2: The Android version has now been removed from Google Play for the time being...

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition is now available to download on the iOS App Store and Google Play worldwide, or will be very shortly if it is not yet 6th December in your part of the world. Here's a few details about the game from the iOS App Store:

To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Rockstar Games brings Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to mobile devices with high-resolution graphics, updated controls and a host of new features including:

• Beautifully updated graphics, character models and lighting effects
• New, precisely tailored firing and targeting options
• Custom controls with a fully customizable layout
• iCloud save game support
• Massive campaign with countless hours of gameplay
• Support for Retina display devices
• Custom iTunes Playlist*

*To listen to your custom playlist, simply create a playlist titled “VICECITY”, launch the game, and select the radio station “Tape Deck”


iPhone Screenshots:

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Download Links:
iOS: App Store - $4.99 / £2.99 / €4,49 - 1.0GB download size
Android: Google Play - $4.99 / £3.74 / €3,81

Are you already playing it? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

Device Compatibility:

Apple iOS Devices: iPad, iPhone 4, 4S & 5, iPod touch 4th & 5th Generation

Android Phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr Maxx HD, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note 1 & 2, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10

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Huckleberry Pie 6th December, 2012 @ 05:46 - Permalink
Lulz they did change the ammo count and radio station indicators. 'Tis most likely due to the problems that I pointed out on the previews. The road textures look a tad better, too.
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Chris 6th December, 2012 @ 09:02 - Permalink
Yeah, I played for about 5 mins on my iPad and I can definitely say the textures and player model changes are noticeable,they really do look better... somehow.
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TUN3R 6th December, 2012 @ 10:26 - Permalink
Somehow? Any dummy can see they look better. The vehicles at least don't have those burn-like textures...

Anyway unless it comes with a free tablet I think I'll stick to the Steam version...
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Chris 6th December, 2012 @ 10:45 - Permalink
"Somehow" as in it's quite amazing how the game looks better on a phone than it does on a computer... that's just weird.

The Android version is corrupted at the moment anyway so you'll have to stick with Steam. Check out all the 1-star ratings it's getting :/
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Scott. 6th December, 2012 @ 12:00 - Permalink
Got it on my iPod, decides to fuck up after the first Sonny cutscene. C*nts sake.
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TUN3R 6th December, 2012 @ 13:02 - Permalink

"Somehow" as in it's quite amazing how the game looks better on a phone than it does on a computer... that's just weird.

The Android version is corrupted at the moment anyway so you'll have to stick with Steam. Check out all the 1-star ratings it's getting :/


It's not weird. GTA VC came out 10 years ago. The real test will be with GTA San Andreas though.

Wonder if they'll make anniversary editions for LCS and VCS as well...
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Huckleberry Pie 6th December, 2012 @ 13:05 - Permalink

"Somehow" as in it's quite amazing how the game looks better on a phone than it does on a computer... that's just weird.

The Android version is corrupted at the moment anyway so you'll have to stick with Steam. Check out all the 1-star ratings it's getting :/


The character shadows are a plus, too. Shame that the Android port got scathing reviews upon release.
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Chris 6th December, 2012 @ 16:06 - Permalink
Android version has been removed... :/
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TUN3R 6th December, 2012 @ 19:13 - Permalink

Android version has been removed... :/


Happy anniversary!
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izn 10th December, 2012 @ 11:21 - Permalink
Android version can be downloaded now if you've already purchased before the removal of this game from Google Play Store.
It has an major bug, I'm playing it on HTC EVO 3D it's working real smooth but when I drive any vehicle, after some seconds the game got hanged and also my phone. Just have to pull off the battery. The game doesn't hangs when you walk/run Tommy. Just needed to know if anyone has the same issue

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