A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Typical of the series: violence is the answer to every problem, ethnic caricatures abound, and crime pays.
Violence & Scariness
Contract killings, gang wars, torture, drive-by shootings, and a body count measure (including number of cops killed).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Just a sample: houses of prostitution are part of your criminal empire and a sexually ravenous, androgynous character constantly propositions you.
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No restraint is shown here -- prepare for a flurry of F-bombs, a slew of S-words, and assorted variations on the word "ass."
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Products & Purchases
Part of the GTA series.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Episode featuring homemade liquor pales in comparison to the drug content. Cocaine is central to the plot and characters are depicted snorting the drug.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the content of this game is consistent with previous entries in the series -- brutal violence, smarmy sexuality, drug use, and bad language are all in full effect. Players will be involved in contract killings, gang wars, torture, and drive-by shootings, and are encouraged to kill people, and ethnic caricatures abound. Despite the game's amazing depth and detail, the developers have made another unabashedly adult game that revels in explicit content. It is only for mature players.
Is It Any Good?
The second GTA for the Sony handheld delivers almost everything you'd expect from a console game -- comparable graphics, a sprawling game world, intuitive controls, memorable characters with top-notch voice acting, and a vast array of unlockable extras. The missions and Mini games are the perfect length for quick gaming sessions, extending the game's replay value almost to infinity. Ten multiplayer challenges give you ample opportunity to compete against your friends.
While building your empire is fun, fending off the steady onslaught of attackers becomes tiresome, distracting from the rest of the game. But as with other GTA entries, the shocking content is really what is on display here. Unless you're OK with dropping your kid into a seedy virtual backwater, the PSP's trip to Vice City is an adults-only affair.
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