Once again we are shrinking down as we have another portable game in our Grand Theft Auto Retrospective!
Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories was a huge hit and at the same time, RockStar was working on another “stories” game, but this one was based on Vice City. It would be released just a year after Liberty City Stories and just like that, it is regarded as one of the best games on the handheld.
Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories is once again set in the 1980’s. Just like its console big brother. The style, the fashion, the music, the cars and the way people talk are right out of the 80’s and it is awesome. This time you play as a guy called, Vic Vance. Vic is a pretty interesting character in that he is an army vet who was just trying to make some money for his family, but through a series of events that just keep getting darker and darker, he finds himself deep in the world of organized crime!
Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories plays just like the last game on the PSP, but the big difference here is the empire building aspect. When you take a business from a rival gang, you are now responsible for running this business and making as much money as possible. It was a pretty interesting idea and one that was expanded upon in later games in the series.
While it may lack the wow factor that Liberty City Stories had as the first full GTA game on a handheld console. It was still very well received, with the only issue people really having with the game being that it was perhaps a little too ambitious for the PSP as the handheld could struggle to keep up. It is worth noting that in the following year. Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories would be ported to the PlayStation 2, but it was a very rushed and poorly done port.