Parents' Guide to

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

By Aaron Lazenby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Another brutal, unabashedly adult game.

Game PSP , PlayStation 2 2006
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 2+

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Violence is the bases of this game. You can free roam around the city, killing anybody you want. You could even decapitated people with a sword or blow their heads off with a shotgun, and blood will be gushing all over.
age 15+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (18 ):

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.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PSP , PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Release date: October 30, 2006
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for blood and gore, intense violence, strong language, strong sexual content, use of drugs
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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