Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Games App Review (iOS, $4.99)


Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish

Seller: Rockstar Games, Inc.

Improved stability on the iPod Touch 4th Generation

Assorted Bug Fixes

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
8665 Ratings
All Versions:
14955 Ratings


Welcome back to Vice City. Welcome back to the 1980s.

From the decade of big hair, excess and pastel suits comes a story of one man's rise to the top of the criminal pile. Vice City, a huge urban sprawl ranging from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghetto, was one of the most varied, complete and alive digital cities ever created. Combining open-world gameplay with a character driven narrative, you arrive in a town brimming with delights and degradation and given the opportunity to take it over as you choose.

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”

Universal App:
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is supported on iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, all iPad models and 4th and 5th generation iPod Touch.

For optimal performance, we recommend re-booting your device after downloading and closing other applications when playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Japanese.

Mobile Version developed by War Drum Studios

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Customer Reviews

  • This game is way too complicated sometimes!

    by Worst F****** Game Ever

    Awesome game, I like it a lot but the missions can be very tricky and unfair sometimes, actually the gameplay in general is really sensitive, for example when you hardly touch any obstacles when driving, the car goes out of control swerving everywhere, and when in a race mission, the other car is automatically faster than you and catches up easily! Other than those faults, this game is great!

  • Make multi play

    by Minecraft is Awesome-22

    Please make it multiplayer and add wide shield wipers.

  • So glitchy

    by Kyskyskcgyh

    Ok game but I can't even play because nothing will load and my game keeps glitching

  • Lag

    by Esesuedear

    A very favorite game that I like but needs an update cause it gets very bag lag I think it is with the iOS 7 update on iPhone please get this one thing fix

  • Love/Hate

    by SleepyWolf_

    I really love the game, it's awesome but lately it lags sooo much on the graphics. The 'finish' of the map disappears and makes it hard to enjoy the game. Cars on the roads disappear, buildings that you can go into won't show exactly where the point of entry is and it's just frustrating. Would be really cool if this could be fixed.

  • How to fix buildings disappearing and appearing

    by ethe09darth10

    First close all background apps then open gta vice city then close it then restart your Appel device i do this every time the building problem happens

  • Gta vice City

    by Mybro124

    This game is really fun and easy to play

  • Good except for one thing...

    by sXe Naja

    Good except that sometimes the game is almost unbearable to play because it seems that right as a mission begins, the trees, fences and even some buildings load, then disappear, load, then disappear, and so on and so forth. This game needs an update that fixes this bad.

  • I love it but the big viruses are back

    by Sony654

    When I was playing it I see everything dissapearing and reappearing can u please fix it just like you use to do?


    by Benjamin Hernandez

    The gameplay takes you back to the 80's and surprises you with how well developed it really is.

  • Crash bug

    by Teenage dream

    Every time I tap on resume game it crashes every time it's almost done loading then it crashes please fix this rockstargames

  • Ticked off

    by Snake Eater201

    I played this game 20 minutes ago when I get back on my I pod 4th gen it suddenly isn't there and when I go to re-install it the price tag is gray and doesn't work. Fix this please.

  • Add MFI controller support!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Augustine Valdez

    Game is excellent but if it had MFI support it would be flawless!!!!!plz update then I give 5 STARZ.. That's all your missing!!!!!!!!

  • So fun

    by Fatherofherobrine

    Plz add the other versions,

  • Nostalgia

    by Astroman171717

    Brings back memories of a masterpiece at heart

  • Good game

    by Picswix94

    This would be even better if it had online please add online also whenever I do the stunt boat mission I start losing health by driving the boat

  • Please Update

    by ClearVision12378

    The game always refreshes, a lot, when ever I am playing the game refreshes so it doesn't lag but it constantly starts doing it and never stops..!! Plz fix

  • Update

    by Pissedgtaiiiplayer

    Needs update bad. Can't open fame on iPad.

  • Amazing

    by Schoolisnotcool

    It is the best, everything an amazing app has, good graphics and its super addicting!

  • Favorite GTA Game

    by Universal 555

    I have played all of the gta games and this one, in my opinion was the best. It doesn't crash and has great graphics and controls.

  • In dire need of an update

    by B.W.N.

    Wont even open anymore.


    by Lexmark Printers

    I'll get past the menus to play the game and it keeps crashing!!!!!

  • Unbeatable

    by Listen 818

    This game is much fun. You can't play til the end though because there is a glitch in the software. It crashes all the time, the visuals fail, and at one point, all the missions disappear, leaving you no way to advance. This is a TERRIBLE version of an EXCELLENT game. Whoever Rockstar hired to build this game for the iphone/iPad are a bunch of idiots who have made a great game unplayable. Do Not Buy!

  • Needs Controller Support

    by lilmikeinfiniti

    Vice City is my favorite GTA game works pretty good on idevice. Rockstar needs to add iOS 7 Controller Support.

  • What the heck

    by Kevin the nerd137

    It's starting to crash on a 5g iPod. How come?

  • Ehh

    by Jpives10

    The graphics are good but you can't turn a corner to save your life as soon as you turn you hit the other wall and spin out.

  • I don't know what to do

    by Alexisu8

    I'm in vice point and I'm stuck behind these trucks and there is like an invisible wall!!! I can't leave it! What do I do?!

  • Please update!!!!

    by Somebody that is nobody

    I love this game so much, but there is a glitch in the mission "no escape?", where you have to bust this guy out of prison. I already know that in the police station locker rooms there is supposed to be a police uniform to disguise yourself, but its nowhere to be found. So now I have to try to complete the mission without the uniform which is virtually impossible. Can you please fix this? Thanks!


    by 77corvette $$$

    This game brings back old ps2 memories. It is awesome i love it so much!! But recently the game has been glitch ing where parts of the map will turn invisible. One time the whole map except for the roads was gone. I LOVE THIS GAME BUT PLZ FIX THE GLITCH. The radio will also sometimes have no sound at all even on other stations

  • Kinda annoying but it's a great game

    by Airsoftuzi

    IPAD MINI. 16gb I wanted to get San Andreas but a lot of people said that it crashed a lot and I didn't want to pay 7 bucks for a game and not be able to play it. I got this 4 1/2 star game instead. and it IS fun but the light poles and walls flash out all the time. idk why. The game is fun but it's kinda annoying how them you steal a car, then that car is the only type of car on the road. It's like a million motorcycles when you steal one. It's a great game. But the flashing is so annoying. Maybe it's just my iPad. Hope it helped.

  • Few bad things,but it's okay

    by Minioneer45

    First off the graphics and the frame rate are terrible. The gameplay is alright except that cars are really hard to drive. The sound is pretty good. I think this game deserves about 3/5 stars.

  • Problemas de rendimiento

    by Thebesthamer

    Sucede que al principio del juego, me sale un aviso diciendo: para un rendimiento optimo, reinicia tu dispositivo. Lo reinicio, pero cuando inicio una partida, el rendimiento es terrible. Desearia saber como arreglar ese problema, o que puede estar pasando. Mi dispositivo es un iphone 4 con ios 7.0.4.

  • At its best

    by Connor Bloomquist

    With the updated player models and vehicles makes this seem more like a psp game which is great I think touch control is great

  • It's da rawest app. best ios game period.

    by DBustersword

    It's the entire game and you can use your own playlist? for 5 dollars!?!? come on now...

  • Terrible!

    by Kick packed

    I HATE IT!!!!!!

  • Ok.....

    by NICKJW405

    I was really excited to play this game so I bought it for 5 bucks. When I tried to download it , it said I did not have enough space when I had 2 gb. Please give me a refund

  • Hi

    by Thebirdman444333222111


  • Cool but sad

    by Colby is C-DOG

    Needs graphics,bugs and freezes gone! BRING GTA IV or GTA V on mobile

  • help

    by shityhdhdjdjdjfudjjffjfjf

    help I can't download it when I have plenty of storage

  • Outstanding

    by Zack attack games

    On iPad : no frame rate issues , less pop ins . On iPod touch : exiting periodically due to game crash, pop ins , frame rate goes at 45 ish and can go to 60. It is usually in between the two . gameplay : a game made by the legendary rock star north that reflects the 80's but with more guns , more killing , and more drugs . Gameplay is funny and awesome . It really feels good to shoot everything in sight . And the guns sound like REAL guns , no quiet call of duty or halo nonsense .

  • It's cool

    by Jesusfreak215

    It glitches on me. That's a problem that needs to get fixed. Other than that it's cool


    by Swag cool man 59

    Ok it's a good game but I have a iPod 4 gen and it crashes its so bad I can't play game when I go to load it it crashes fix or money back or sueing

  • This is a BIG problem!!!

    by Kmanwwe

    Ok,I had JUST bought this thinking it would be great just like the ps2,it is...but there is one MAJOR problem!!! EVERYTHING in the game flashes or disappears except the cars and you!! This is a BIG problem! Rockstar needs to do something about this very very soon! The game would be perfect except for the fact that you can't have 5 stars and expect to get away when you can't tell where the road is!!!! This needs to be fixed NOW!!!!!

  • VideoGameGirl:)

    by Girl 1415

    I can't play 1 minute with out it exiting

  • Awesome.

    by AmandaPanda.

    Well it's a awesome game but Now it's not working for me.. I mean everytime I click it and go through the intro it goes off? But still *5 stars*

  • worst game ever!!!

    by Supercalifragilisticbob

    when I got the game it wouldn't even let me play the game it finally let me. THEN IT DIDN'T EVEN LET ME DRIVE A CAR OR ANYTHING.then it froze and I couldn't turn it off or exit out of it

  • Ripoff!!!

    by Gamerx38

    This stupid game is a ripoff on mission the Driver they give you the sucky car to lose so that's why this game is a ripoff quit wasting your money on this dumb game and buy another game like gta 3 or gta San Andreas

  • Awesome game!

    by Bingo23416273738rty

    Just needs online multiplayer with next update.

  • Awesome

    by Greatkiller596

    This gta is really worth it for $4.99

  • Need to be able to swim

    by Mista big stuff

    I hate how I am making a jump and then I'm in the water now all I'm going to do is die I hate that so much but overall it's a really good game to get

  • Won't download

    by Austin huff1234

    This app will not download and can not find a way to get a refund do not buy unless you want to loose money , terrible app

  • Great game but....

    by Tyllllller

    So I was going to ammu-nation to get ammo for my sniper, I got out of the shop, then I noticed that my controls were all messed up! The run button was replaced with the dollar sign (buy button) and it was all of the shop buttons!!! I've tried everything to fix it... But it seems that the game still thinks I'm in the shop! When I go to other shops, there is no pink beacon, nothing! I cannot jump, steer cars, shoot, punch or knife, or any of that. I'm sure that it's just a minor bug/glitch and you will fix it soon in your next update. I know that your main focus at the moment is GTA V which is also an amazing game, but this needs to be fixed in your next update!!! Thank you.

  • Storage

    by Andrew129339383

    Beast app. But it takes up a lot of storage. Seriously I deleted my camera roll and didn't get even though it says like 882 mega bites i had 2 GB and I still couldn't get it.

  • Simply amazing!

    by Surfy-Project

    Playing Vice City on iPad Mini with Retina and absolutely loving it. No problem or glitches whatsoever, graphic is great as well. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoyed the game on PC or console and would like to take it in your pocket and play on your favorite Apple device.

  • It is great but...

    by Roco dude

    The game is spectacular and I think Rockstar has done great but there is one problem. Every time I try to get a hunter ( I know where to get it ) there is nothing there. Please fix this problem and this game will be flawless!

  • Great!

    by Matthew Adam Moore

    Great game! A classic reborn on IOS

  • Gta freezing

    by Marcos0103

    It doesn't let me play

  • Good game

    by - ______ -

    Good game but it started force closing on its own before I get to gameplay

  • Gta VC

    by Gamemasteblob

    Best mobile game ever

  • Gta VC

    by Gamemasteblob

    Best mobile game ever

  • Need cheats

    by Wicked4421

    Love the game. So like the game system kudos. Need cheats!!!!!

  • My idea

    by Z022

    Rockstar I'm thinking about the game is very good but I was thinking about multiplayer for this game


    by Star564


  • Have a problem

    by Men's 1234567965323456

    I accidentally pressed new game and now I cannot get my data back even though I saved it does anyone know what to do

  • iPod detail issues

    by Oxface

    The game is amazing. There is only a few issues. When I play, my iPod doesn't have the details like blood pools coming from dead people, traffic lights not shining on the car(I can only see the traffic light color when I am out of the car) no lights on the end of car (tail lights) and no zombie Elvis papers are any where. Also no cheats can be entered. The light around guns and weapons isn't there. These are some of the features not present on iPod.

  • The screen is black

    by Toodope

    It's needs to be updated and how do I fix my screen .

  • Grand theft auto

    by Bambino42

    I recommend this game for all ages

  • Good I guess

    by Classic_Man_13

    The game is a great game but for a few days now, when I enter and press resume game it crashes and takes me out of the game please fix the crash bugs

  • MAJOR graphic lag

    by Baller62728

    Ever since ios 7 the game has been terrible. Everything in the game just keeps flashing and stupid and the game isn't even fun with this. Fix soon please..

  • mr.awesome guy

    by Tomuchcrashing

    hey guys i believe gta vc is better with cheats so rockstar updated it and i'll give u a 5 star rate

  • Add more missions

    by I kill him a lot

    The game is fun, but I finished all 62 missions less than 2 weeks. Add like, 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 more missions


    by asofte

    Is this game available on the iPhone 5c?

  • I love it

    by AJRQ3

    Great story, great characters, impressive graphics. I play this on my ipad air with retina. It has never crashed on me. Sometimes it gets a bit slow/lags but it usually goes by quick. When i use the game i close almost all other apps.

  • by BlueJay123-.-

    Yo mamma is

  • Great!! but...

    by Chapulin17

    Works great the Ipad 2 and Ipod Touch 4g! But please fix the graphic/pixil/voice at the beginning problem

  • Happens often

    by matte'o6

    It is ok if your 10-12 but it crashes every so often and some of the buildings disappear and all you see is the road and ground. Rock please fix this and put in some cheats. Update the San anderaus to 4g iPod

  • Needs Cheat Codes :/

    by Sullivan turner

    The next update has to have Michael Jackson's wanna be starting something on flash fm (cause it's only on PC,Xbox And PS2)needs cheat codes moon blood much more faster able to get a camera those circles with dots when u aim a Kruger or a M4 to every weapon otherwise the game is good :)

  • Work very well until...

    by Adenosine Tripposphate

    The first few times I ran it, ran amazingly well. I was really impressed by how playable and beautiful the game looked. However, out of the blue, the graphics are now glitching; things loading in and out, textures not loading correctly. I've been really wanting to play it, but even after deleting and reinstalling, it still is glitching. I hope they fix it, 2 stars until then.

  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City

    by Dndjsbdh

    You should have an update for local multiplayer. Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please.

  • Like it!

    by NookFair

    Great game! Should add Gamecenter leader boards, that would draw more people in. Grand Theft Auto 5 is online, so at least Gamecenter would add a little bit of that social feel to it.

  • Good job

    by Jonathon Ugues

    This game was so of the dick it sucked harder than your mom did

  • AWSOME but no riding planes

    by RichardTheSlayer

    They need to do a update so u can go in planes but its still AWSOME game

  • Needs update

    by Brettbar8

    It seems to always show like every thing glitched out and so yeah fix that plz but other than that I love the game

  • Amazing but now crashes

    by Crashes still

    I love this game and I've got really far in it but all of a sudden it won't let me go on it any more for some reason so this needs to be fixed plz

  • Very good, but could use some small improvements

    by Salsander

    Vice City definitely is one of the best games on the App Store. It's sheer scope, nice graphics, and epic nostalgia all make it a tremendous port. However there are 2 things that should be addressed: 1. Add swimming - I am extremely frustrated of dying on missions (boat ones especially) because of falling in the water! If you could add the type of swimming found in GTA IV (swimming on the surface of the water), that would be fantastic. 2. Cheats Overall I'm really impressed by this game. The HD graphics look nice on my iPad but it stills plays astoundingly well on my iPod 4th gen (which is surprising considering how choppy the gameplay was on GTA III)

  • Graphics

    by Garrettf99

    I run on an iPhone 4S, and everything in the game flickers. It is 100% unplayable and I downloaded the game because I thought it would work properly. Buildings, Lamp posts, trees, everything disappears and reappears (flickers). This needs to be fixed

  • Doesn't crash anymore.

    by Elijah loker

    Turns out, I was running out of memory.

  • Needs a lot of work.

    by Blythethefd

    Well I have beaten all the missions and what should I do now? I can't do anything because you need to add them and also add: 1.) New missions 2.) Better graphics characters should be able to blink, talk with their mouth moving, and more detail in clothing and face. 3.) New cars and colors 4.) Drunk drivers being swirling all over the road being chased by police and many other crimes to make it more real like. 5.) An actual clothing store where you can customize anything you want to. And much more the next update should be the best and I will bring my rating back up to 5.

  • Super laggy

    by A-Train 1

    Pretty good game but the graphics are really laggy. The street lights and trees and other things will disappear and I won't be able to see them and run into them with my car. Needs an update.

  • Just what I wanted

    by Cdrys

    I got the other app for GTA 3 and Vice City is way better! Everything that I remember playing when I was on my PS2 all came back for a touch screen device....that's incredible. Motorcycles, tanks, speedboats and helicopters?! I think so :)

  • This would be an awesome game

    by RabidZombie2000

    This game was awesome! Then, after I played through to the mission with the bikers (ace of spades mission figure) all missions except for biker missions just disappeared. I played through all the biker missions and on the mini map there is nothing exempt for land and the player. I know for a fact that this is not the end of the game. Please fix. Btw I have an iPod touch 4th gen.

  • Good game but......

    by TheBossofGTA

    Ok, so I over took Diaz's mansion. After I did that I turned my iPhone off, then I go back to play it and it says "For best results, please reboot your device before playing" what is that about!?!?

  • Runs great on iPad 4

    by Thedropbox

    Works like a charm on my iPad 4

  • So fun

    by Fatherofherobrine

    Crashes while loading a lot, still great

  • Graphic lag

    by Rozay125

    This game is cool, but the graphic lags is crazy smh. Every time I play the graphics keep on flashing on and off. Please fix this in the next update. Thank u

  • Freezes

    by Malgustwo

    This game is really good but whenever I do a stunt the game freezes and I have to restart it. :(

  • This game is FUN!

    by AuraSphere

    The graphics in this game are terrible. The controls could be better. But I don't care because this is the most fun I've had in a mobile game! The hours of gameplay in this masterpiece boggles the mind! Get this game if you like having FUN!

  • It's not bad

    by Coolracer12345678910

    It's nice dang it's good to play grand theft auto vice city again it's fun to steel cars

  • Great game

    by ernesto_loz

    Great game enough said

  • Lags too much!!!!!!!!

    by Dbombdiggty

    This game lags to much on my iPad 2 and it force closes so much i can can Barely play please fix

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