GTA Vice City is a relatively old game from Rockstar Studios, originally arriving in 2002. And as part of its 10 year anniversary, the studio decided to bring it to mobile devices. iOS was the first to get it and Android was believed to follow suit soon. However, Rockstar Studios pulled off the Android version of the app immediately after it went live on the Google Play Store. The developer house later gave out a statement saying if it was put up, it was by accident and that people should wait for the final release of the app. And now it seems like the game is finally ready to hit Android as it has been put up in the Google Play Store again. The app has been listed for $4.99 which is the same price as the iOS version of the app. It seems like this is the final version and there should be no bugs as such, thankfully.
The game is not just a rehash of the original PC version, but has some neat graphical elements too. Which is why it’s not supported on relatively older devices with single core CPUs. The Play Store has given a content rating of High Maturity for the game, which means it might not be appropriate for kids. It measures in at a hefty 1.4GB so make sure you’re on a Wi-Fi or unlimited data connection prior to downloading the update.
There are plenty of things to like about GTA Vice City. While it’s not all that different from the iOS version, we’re hoping optimized Android devices should do well. However, playing the game on bigger devices like the Galaxy Note 10.1 or the Nexus 10 could pose some problems, or perhaps the developers have kept those devices in mind when launching the app. With the delay in the availability, we would have expected Rockstar Studios to go easy on its fans with a discount promotion of some sort. But with the holiday season approaching, we should see some discounts along the way. Have you downloaded the game on your Android device yet? Do you like it/hate it? Let us know by leaving a comment below.