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Dear Android game developers: always use the Play Store for those massive extra downloads. Rockstar has got the message. They've returned the open-world classic Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to the Play Store after a few initial hiccups, and now there's no pokey downloads from outside sources. They've also fixed various bugs found in the original release, so fell free to shell out five bucks for a trip back to the 80s.

If you've never played Vice City (and you're 18 years or older) then you should. Many gamers, including yours truly, consider it the best entry in the series thus far. You're Tommy Vercetti, a mob man cooling his heels in Vice "totally not Miami, we swear" City. The additional features added to Grand Theft Auto's weapons, vehicles, and world- building make it a great experience, and anyone who actually lived through the 80s will appreciate the over-the-top humor. Ever driven a limo with a bomb and a quartet of boozed-up Scottish rockers in the back? Now you can.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City costs $4.99 and requires 1.5GB of free space on your device. Device compatibility is a little spotty at the moment; both my Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 are supported, as is my ancient DROID X, but not my dusty old Incredible.

Thanks, Alex!

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • onpoint G

    Damn not available to none of my devices sad day.....of course it is, I'll go cry in the corner now

  • Cuvis

    Incompatible with both my phone and my tablet... so what, they couldn't test it with something as hopelessly obscure as an HTC One S?

  • http://twitter.com/Aegentirony Chris Cardilino

    No HTC one S support> bullshit

    • http://dylricho.com/ Dylan

      If you can get your hands on the APK, it does play but not completely fluid. If the iPhone 4S is supported (which it is), the One S will be in the future. Don't worry; I'm annoyed too.


    really? you mentioned that anyone have to be 18yold to play thus infantile childish game?

    • Jeremiah Rice

      I think I played the original when I was 15... and not legally allowed to buy it.

  • Nick

    Compatible on Nexus 4

  • Cheeseball

    Runs great on a GT-I9100, Nexus 7, and OT-995.

  • dcm

    Not on Nexus 4? WHYYYYY :( GTA3 runs dandy.

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    • 12fusion

      It is for sure able to I'm downloading it now on my attention note ii

      • TynanDeRosa
        • 12fusion

          That's my phone with it on there its a note ii on at&t
          No problems with it at all

          • Protato

            Boooo Fox News

          • 12fusion

            It's fox 8 news its a local station not the crap one

  • FPRobber

    I don't like the price.... It's not enough for such a great game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    Does it have the custom soundtrack feature that the iOS version has?

  • Frank Fiorta

    All it does is freeze and reboot my Rezound.

  • http://twitter.com/add119 adam

    Yeah right that why now they dont support my droid bionic

  • Jimbo

    Works like a charm on high detail on Cube U30GT.