January 04, 2008 - Steam
September 17, 2019 - Rockstar Games Launcher
2012 - Android, iOS
PlayStation 3 (as PS2 Classics)
January 29, 2013 (NA)
January 30, 2013 (AU, EU)
August 26, 2015 (JP)
December 05, 2015 (AU, EU, NA)
|Delisting||October 13, 2021 - PC (Steam)
October 11 - 18, 2021 - PlayStation 4, PC (Rockstar)
October 2020 - October 2021 - PlayStation 3 (AU, EU, JP)
|Developer||Rockstar North / Rockstar Games|
PlayStation 3 (HK, NA)
|Links||Rockstar Games Page
Rockstar Games announced on October 8th, 2021 that a 20th Anniversary Grand Theft Auto trilogy was on the way and that they would begin removing existing versions of the first three 3D titles (GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas) from digital stores starting the week of October 11th, 2021. The PS2 Classics release of Vice City for PlayStation 3 had already been delisted in Australian and European regions by the time of this announcement. We last confirmed its availability one year prior in October of 2020 so the game was delisted in these regions at some point in the time between. While other versions were then delisted during the week of October 11th, 2021, the PlayStation 3 release for North America remained available.
After the disastrous launch and brief delisting of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition on November 11th, 2021, Rockstar Games issued an apology for the poor performance of the title and promised support going forward. The company also confirmed that the original PC versions of the three titles would be coming back to the Rockstar Store in a new bundle “shortly”. Owners who purchased the Definitive Edition on the Rockstar Games Launcher between November 11th, 2021 and June 30th, 2022 were promised to receive these original PC versions for free.
About the Game
Welcome 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 as Grand Theft Auto returns.
Vice City is a huge urban sprawl ranging from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghetto, and is the most varied, complete, and alive digital city ever created. Combining non-linear gameplay with a character-driven narrative, you arrive in a town brimming with delights and degradation and are given the opportunity to take it over as you choose.