Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a 2002 open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design) and published by Rockstar Games. It is the second 3D game in the Grand Theft Auto series and sixth original title overall. It was released in North America on 29 October 2002 for the PlayStation 2 and was later ported to the Xbox, and Microsoft Windows in 2003.
It was made available on Steam on 4 January 2008, and on the Mac App Store on 25 August 2011. Vice City was preceded by Grand Theft Auto III and followed by Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City draws much of its inspiration from 1980s American culture. Set in 1986 in Vice City, a fictional city modeled after Miami, the story revolves around Mafia hitman Tommy Vercetti, who was recently released from prison. After being involved in a drug deal gone wrong, Tommy seeks out those responsible while building a criminal empire and seizing power from other criminal organizations in the city.
The game uses a tweaked version of the game engine used in Grand Theft Auto III and similarly presents a huge cityscape, fully populated with buildings, vehicles, and people. Like other games in the series, Vice City has elements from driving games and third-person shooters, and features an open world gameplay that gives players more control over their playing experience.
Upon its release, Vice City became the best-selling video game of 2002. Until July 2006, Vice City was the best-selling PlayStation 2 game of all time. Vice City also appeared on Japanese magazine Famitsu\'s readers\' list of the favorite 100 videogames of 2006, the only fully Western title on the list. Following this success, Vice City saw releases in Europe, Australia and Japan, as well as a release for the PC. The game was later bundled with its predecessor in the Xbox compilation Grand Theft Auto: Double Pack; both games were later bundled with GTA: San Andreas in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy. Vice City\'s setting is also revisited in