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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Mac

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Mac

  -  1 GB  -  Paid
  • Latest Version

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City LATEST

  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.12 Sierra or later

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Rockstar Games / External Link

  • Filename

    grand-theft-auto-vice-city.dmg

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Mac is an award-winning open-world action-adventure video game set in the fictional Vice City, a crime-infested city inspired by 1980s Miami. Players take on the role of Tommy Vercetti, a criminal who must navigate the city's dangerous underworld and rise through the ranks of the criminal hierarchy. The game features a vast open world, a variety of missions and side activities, and a soundtrack that captures the essence of the 1980s.



Originally released in 2002 on PC, the standalone version for Mac computers arrived in 2010, enabling all Mac desktop and laptop devices to experience the full-action spectacle of this open-world title. The game features an incredible variety of gameplay options, which is fueled by a masterfully crafted sandbox system that promotes dynamic one-of-a-kind events that players can experience around every corner of this stylish world.

After selling dozens of millions of copies on all available platforms, this video game is today remembered as one of the greatest examples of open-world gameplay from the early 2000s. In recent years, the developers of this game have pulled the original version from sales and reintroduced it to modern audiences via an ambitious remaster pack called “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition”. This release features all three games from that stage of the GTA franchise, including Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Sadly, this re-release was not officially ported to modern Macs, but it can still be accessed on modern Apple Silicon via game emulation.

Features
  • Open-World Gameplay – Explore Vice City, a massive urban sprawl ranging from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghettos.
  • Character-Driven Narrative – Become immersed in both open-world gameplay and a character-driven narrative, with a stunning solo campaign filled with numerous cinematic moments.
  • Variety of Missions – The game offers a diverse range of missions and side activities, from high-speed car chases to intense shootouts and interactions with various gangs and criminal organizations.
  • Authentic Recreation of 1980s Miami – Explore this stunning city with all its striking visuals, nostalgic music design, and period-appropriate vehicles.
  • Customizable Controls – Easily customize controls including the movement keys, action buttons, and driving controls.
Installation and Setup

This game was originally offered as a standalone purchase on Mac computers, but recently this release was pulled from sales and transformed into Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition pack. While not officially offered for Mac hardware, it can still be played on both Intel-based configurations and modern M1 silicon Macs via emulation (Apple Game Porting Toolkit or other tools).



How to Play

To play Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, players assume the role of Tommy Vercetti and navigate the dangerous world of Vice City. They can choose from a variety of missions and side activities, such as car chases, shootouts, and interactions with various gangs and criminal organizations. The game features a free camera system, enabling you to fully control action both on foot and driving sections.



During their rise to the top of the underworld, the players will be able to equip a true arsenal of weapons and test the driving capabilities of many 1980s vehicles, including street cars, motorcycles, and even flying vehicles!

The main campaign of the game usually lasts around 18 hours, enabling players to experience one of the best stories told in video games. In addition to that, the large open-world game world provides ample opportunities for engaging side activities or free-form sandbox gameplay.

User Interface

The game features a user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate, with full support for both keyboard and mouse controls and all modern gamepads. During gameplay sections, the players have a direct overview of the most important stats showcased on the stylish HUD on the corners of the screen.



This includes a mission timer, health status, icon of the currently equipped weapon, police alert status, and a highly useful minimap that shows nearby locations and waypoints.

FAQ

What is Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for macOS?
It is an open-world action-adventure video game set in a fictionalized version of 1980s Miami, where players take on the role of a new gangster and rise through the ranks of the criminal hierarchy.

Is it safe?
Yes, the game is safe and secure to play on Mac computers when downloaded from official sources or reputable retailers.

Does the game support mods?
Yes, a large GTA fanbase has produced an incredible variety of mods for the original version of this game.

Does the game support multiplayer?
No. This is a single-player game with a long cinematic campaign and a large open world with lots of side activities.

Alternatives

Grand Theft Auto V – The latest installment in the Grand Theft Auto series, set in a fictionalized version of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Red Dead Redemption 2 – An open-world action-adventure game by GTA creators Rockstar, set in the Wild West, where players take on the role of an outlaw seeking redemption.

Grand Theft Auto III – The first 3D open-world action game created by Rockstar, creators of the GTA franchise.

Pricing

This is a premium game that must be purchased from digital distribution platform Steam. The game developers do not offer access to a free demo.

System Requirements

The newest release of this game requires a bit stronger hardware than the original. This includes a quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 45GB of free storage space.

The original Mac version of the game is quite light on resources, requiring a single-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 2GB of free storage space.

PROS
  • Freeform open-world gameplay.
  • Authentic 1980s setting.
  • Customizable controls.
  • A wide array of missions.
  • Cinematic single-player campaign.
  • Excellent music.
CONS
  • Outdated graphics.
  • Hardware-intensive re-release.
Conclusion

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Mac is a classic open-world action-adventure game that offers a rich and immersive experience for players who enjoy the thrill of exploring a dangerous and corrupt city. With its authentic 1980s setting, diverse missions and side activities, and customizable controls, the game remains a popular choice for fans of the Grand Theft Auto series and the open-world action-adventure genre.

Also Available: Download Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Windows

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