'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' Arrives for iOS

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Rockstar Games has released the iOS port of their blockbuster hit Grand Theft Auto: Vice City tonight. It's essentially the same game you played in 2002 but with touch enhancements.

Our sister site TouchArcade has a walkthrough video of the game that shows off some of the gameplay on iOS.

On touch devices, you control Tommy with virtual buttons and a roving virtual stick. It isn't the best solution in the world, but it works OK. Punch, car jack, and sprint are presented on the right half of the screen. Movement is available on the left. When you jump into a car, the controls change. A two-button directional pad replaces the stick, and car-specific actions like hand brake pop up on the right.

We haven't noticed many notable mobile-specific features. Our gut says that the textures on the buildings in particular have been cleaned up a bit. Also, the frame rate seems a little bit smoother, maybe on par with the PC and Mac versions


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is available on the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

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103 months ago
Been waiting for this - GTAIII was probably the best game I purchased for my iOS devices, it provides almost unlimited entertainment for only $6.49 :)

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No iPad? :(


Yeah, it works on all iOS devices - My friend played GTAIII on his iPad 1.
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103 months ago
2002??? Holy cow! Is it that old? I am getting old, time just zooms by! :eek:
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103 months ago

Onscreen keyboard is always in front of the game blocking some control buttons... IOS 6.01/iPad 3rd Gen


Had the same problem. Reinstalled the app a few times but this keyboard glitch still appeared. To fix it close the game then go to the spotlight search area and dock and merge the keyboard then you should be able to relaunch the game without the keyboard being in the way.
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103 months ago

No iPad? :(


It's a universal app. So yes iPad.
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103 months ago
HATE virtual controls.
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103 months ago
Controls

Is there a bluetooth controller or something like it that would work with this instead of touch control? That would rock!
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