Vice City Stories Released On PlayStation 2

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By Chris | 6th Mar 2007 at 17:57 GMT in Vice City Stories | 48 Comments
Vice City Stories has now been released to North American gamers, European gamers will have to wait an extra few days until the release this Friday March 9th. The PS2 version is a near identical copy to it's older PSP counterpart, minus the multiplayer features. It is retailing for just .99, a bargain for any GTA fan.

Check out the Vice City Stories section of our website for anything you need for the game, including cheats (same as the PSP version), a 100% check list, and a complete walkthrough. We'll be adding more content to the site over the next few days.
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2003 6th March, 2007 @ 18:02 - Permalink
Yeah i'm buying it today :).
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Chris 6th March, 2007 @ 18:17 - Permalink
Great. For anyone who has already got it and is playing through it, you could post about it in our VCS forum, especially if you've played the PSP version so we can hear your thoughts on how they compare. I'm particularly interested in whether any of the bugs which were reported in this topic have been fixed. Specifically for me, these that I discovered: see my post on page 2 of that topic, or click here.
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TM™ 6th March, 2007 @ 18:38 - Permalink
It's good that it's coming in a few days, especially my friend became real happy when he read this. Personally, I think it will stay the same, atleast the bugs will be fixed and the draw distance will improve, but other than that great to hear this Chris.
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Ciaran 6th March, 2007 @ 18:51 - Permalink
I will probably get it after school on Friday but I hope those glitches are fixed. If not well then I will only be seeing some improved things, e.g. The Graphics.
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GTAPlayer 6th March, 2007 @ 18:53 - Permalink
I'm certainly going to get this, but unfortunely I live outside of the US, so I'll have to wait until March 9th.
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The Bossman 6th March, 2007 @ 22:14 - Permalink
Yep, just a few days left. I recommend you go on a game website and pre-order it, for example www.gameplay.com, you won't pay more than is necessary. The trailer's graphics looked pretty poor from what I saw of it, but I'm sure the gameplay is as good as ever.
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#1 canuck fan 6th March, 2007 @ 23:35 - Permalink
i am getting this 4 my bday B)
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2003 7th March, 2007 @ 00:18 - Permalink
I have it now, Its a cool game man.
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Jace 7th March, 2007 @ 07:47 - Permalink

i am getting this 4 my bday B)



Isn't it a bit to small a gift for something as big as your b-day... :mellow:


Nice for the people who own a ps2, or perhaps only a ps3. For me little difference. But I'll go to a store and play a little there.
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Dazza 7th March, 2007 @ 08:14 - Permalink
I hopefully will get to play it at my mates place, hes getting it in like a week and i'll go over and finish it for him
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CroScorpion 7th March, 2007 @ 11:29 - Permalink
I don't have ether the PS or XBOX only PC but I'm happy for you all, and that game maybe push me to buy some console.
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GTAPlayer 7th March, 2007 @ 11:42 - Permalink
Yeah the PS2s these days doesn't cost that much you know, and there's plenty of reasons to buy a PS2 today, it has some amazing games you know. And Jace, man he's getting VCS for his b-day, now VCS isn't something small you know, I'd say it's something big, know what I'm saying :) I'd love to have it for my b-day you know. But I know what you're saying man, of course he should also get a big sandwich layer cake :)
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CroScorpion 7th March, 2007 @ 11:51 - Permalink
Try to tell my dad that and you will know why I have only a PC with 1100 MHz and with my money a can buy new PC, PS 3 and X BOX but my father.... Grrrr
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2003 7th March, 2007 @ 23:48 - Permalink
I just found out that in the PS2 version that the manual aiming on a gun isn't in this version of Vice City Stories.
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Rashon. 8th March, 2007 @ 00:26 - Permalink

I just found out that in the PS2 version that the manual aiming on a gun isn't in this version of Vice City Stories.


Wasn't there no manual aim in the Liberty City Stories PS2 version, also?
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2003 8th March, 2007 @ 01:48 - Permalink

I just found out that in the PS2 version that the manual aiming on a gun isn't in this version of Vice City Stories.


Wasn't there no manual aim in the Liberty City Stories PS2 version, also?


Yeah but in the PSP version of Vice City Stories there was manual aim.
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Rashon. 8th March, 2007 @ 02:01 - Permalink

I just found out that in the PS2 version that the manual aiming on a gun isn't in this version of Vice City Stories.


Wasn't there no manual aim in the Liberty City Stories PS2 version, also?


Yeah but in the PSP version of Vice City Stories there was manual aim.


Yeah, I know. I have the PSP version. So how would you aim at cars and stuff that requires manual aim?
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2003 8th March, 2007 @ 02:39 - Permalink
Well its stupid because now you have to have a sniper rifle to pop the 99 Red Ballons. I have no idea why it ain't in this Version.
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Rashon. 8th March, 2007 @ 02:52 - Permalink

Well its stupid because now you have to have a sniper rifle to pop the 99 Red Ballons. I have no idea why it ain't in this Version.


Well, now this is a very bad mistake by Rockstar. I can't see how anyone can live with being unable to manual aim vehicles and other non-auto targetable objects like the balloons. I'm asking all these questions because I have no PS2, yeah but it wouldn't make sense since I already have the PSP version.
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Red_91 8th March, 2007 @ 17:02 - Permalink

Well its stupid because now you have to have a sniper rifle to pop the 99 Red Ballons. I have no idea why it ain't in this Version.


Well, now this is a very bad mistake by Rockstar. I can't see how anyone can live with being unable to manual aim vehicles and other non-auto targetable objects like the balloons. I'm asking all these questions because I have no PS2, yeah but it wouldn't make sense since I already have the PSP version.


Business wise this is a hge mistake they should have put it onto the PS2, PS3 and 360 version
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Scott. 8th March, 2007 @ 17:53 - Permalink
What's the price in England... I converted $19.99 and it came up as £10 but It will probably be more than that.
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The Bossman 8th March, 2007 @ 17:57 - Permalink

I just found out that in the PS2 version that the manual aiming on a gun isn't in this version of Vice City Stories.


Wasn't there no manual aim in the Liberty City Stories PS2 version, also?


No, it was in the ps2 version also. In order to do it, you just aim at any person, then click 'L3' and you'll go into manual aim mode, makes it easier for shooting fuel tanks.

@ Woozie, the official price is £19.99, don't understand why it isn't the same price as when gta lcs came out on ps2 (which was £14.99)
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Rashon. 8th March, 2007 @ 20:29 - Permalink

I just found out that in the PS2 version that the manual aiming on a gun isn't in this version of Vice City Stories.


Wasn't there no manual aim in the Liberty City Stories PS2 version, also?


No, it was in the ps2 version also. In order to do it, you just aim at any person, then click 'L3' and you'll go into manual aim mode, makes it easier for shooting fuel tanks.


Okay, I see. Can anybody else confirm manual aim isn't in Vice City Stories?

@ps3 player: Yet again, the PS3 is backwards compatible. It can play PS2 games on the PS3, if I'm not mistaken.
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GTAPlayer 8th March, 2007 @ 21:10 - Permalink
No you're not mistaken, the PS3 is backwards compatible, and if you wanna know how it plays PS2 games and all just check this out.
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2003 9th March, 2007 @ 06:47 - Permalink
I just beat the game today.
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The Bossman 9th March, 2007 @ 20:55 - Permalink

I just found out that in the PS2 version that the manual aiming on a gun isn't in this version of Vice City Stories.


Wasn't there no manual aim in the Liberty City Stories PS2 version, also?


No, it was in the ps2 version also. In order to do it, you just aim at any person, then click 'L3' and you'll go into manual aim mode, makes it easier for shooting fuel tanks.


Okay, I see. Can anybody else confirm manual aim isn't in Vice City Stories?

@ps3 player: Yet again, the PS3 is backwards compatible. It can play PS2 games on the PS3, if I'm not mistaken.


I got it today and so far its as I thought it would be - slow to start with, but hugely entertaining. BTW there IS a manual aim, exactly the same as liberty city stories, just aim with R1 then click L3 and you'll go into manual aim mode.

@ 2003, you beat it on ps2 or psp? if its ps2, then either its very short or you play games all day.
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2003 10th March, 2007 @ 05:28 - Permalink
I beat it on PS2.
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surrealistic ArtSweet 10th March, 2007 @ 06:10 - Permalink
wow, you sure beat the game fast 2003, anyway rockstar said there will be new features in the ps2 version. did you find out what it is?(instead of the graphic)
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2003 10th March, 2007 @ 06:25 - Permalink
Not really no. Except no manual aiming.
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CroScorpion 10th March, 2007 @ 06:29 - Permalink
New part of land? Old part of land chached? New mafia? New players?
Nothinig... :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
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surrealistic ArtSweet 10th March, 2007 @ 06:33 - Permalink
actually the bossman already said there is manual aim, and i knew there's also manual aim in LCS ps2, simply press R1, then L3, you don't have to blow baloons with sniper rifle
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2003 10th March, 2007 @ 06:40 - Permalink
Which button is L3?
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surrealistic ArtSweet 10th March, 2007 @ 06:44 - Permalink
the button to horn vehicles and move around
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Red_91 10th March, 2007 @ 09:23 - Permalink
The PS2 version I just got yesterday and it is pretty good but there is still some bugs. For example when you hit somone and then hes on the floor you hit him again and the sound happens about 3 seconds later. Other than this havn't found any bugs so far so good for me. :lolbounce:
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Rashon. 10th March, 2007 @ 15:50 - Permalink

The PS2 version I just got yesterday and it is pretty good but there is still some bugs. For example when you hit somone and then hes on the floor you hit him again and the sound happens about 3 seconds later. Other than this havn't found any bugs so far so good for me. :lolbounce:


Yes, but that's what I call another insignificant "bug".
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Scott. 10th March, 2007 @ 17:15 - Permalink
:D got it through the post from amazon this morning :D. Any cheats yet Chris?? :P
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The Bossman 10th March, 2007 @ 17:58 - Permalink
There isn't any, I've spent about half an hour looking for them and it only comes up with PSP cheats... Unless I'm mistaken, which is doubtful, there isn't any (at the moment)...
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Rashon. 10th March, 2007 @ 19:15 - Permalink
The PS2 cheats are the same as the PSP cheats.
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Scott. 10th March, 2007 @ 19:26 - Permalink
They can't be. Because on some of them theres just R and an R1 or anything so I dunno what to press for that.
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Rashon. 10th March, 2007 @ 19:49 - Permalink
On IGN it does say L1 and R1 for PS2. The PSP cheats also have L1 and R1 but they just mean L and R. So the cheats are the same for both versions.
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Scott. 10th March, 2007 @ 19:55 - Permalink
Okay thanks!. I shall go try them out now.
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Rashon. 10th March, 2007 @ 19:57 - Permalink
I think I heard it was the same for the versions of LCS but I'm not entirely sure since I don't have the game on PS2.
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Red_91 10th March, 2007 @ 20:27 - Permalink
Sorry for going off topic but PSP cheats are the same as the PS
ones. When it says R it means R1.
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The Bossman 12th March, 2007 @ 17:57 - Permalink
do they work, then? I just need confirmation.
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Chris 12th March, 2007 @ 17:59 - Permalink
Yes I can confirm they do work.
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The Bossman 12th March, 2007 @ 19:13 - Permalink
does L and R mean L1 and R1, or L2 and R2?
example: Armor:
Press Up, Down, Left, Right, Square(2), L, R during game play.
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Rashon. 12th March, 2007 @ 19:31 - Permalink

does L and R mean L1 and R1, or L2 and R2?
example: Armor:
Press Up, Down, Left, Right, Square(2), L, R during game play.


L and R must definitely stand for L1 and R1.
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Red_91 12th March, 2007 @ 21:07 - Permalink

does L and R mean L1 and R1, or L2 and R2?
example: Armor:
Press Up, Down, Left, Right, Square(2), L, R during game play.


L and R must definitely stand for L1 and R1.

They do L means L1 and R means R1

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