GTA: Vice City lands on PSN
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has been released on the PlayStation Store and is available for download for just 8 quid
Fancy ramping a speedboat over a bridge to the strains of Megadeth's "Peace Sells"? No? How about hurtling through the streets at nail-shredding speeds while listening to "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult? Both activities - and more besides - are readily available to anyone who fancies a quick jaunt through Rockstar's sun-kissed, neon-encrusted take on 1980s Miami in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
The good news is GTA: Vice City has just become available for purchase on the PSN's online PlayStation Store for the low price of £7.99. It joins fellow GTA classics GTA III and GTA: San Adreas - the latter is especially worth dipping into as a kind of refresher course for GTA V, as a lot of its action, like that in Rockstar's forthcoming behemoth, is be set in and around a fictional city on the USA's West Coast.
PS2 veterans will remember Vice City as the moment Rockstar's open-world urban adventure series (and biting satirical take on US culture) took on a palpable sense of time and place. Its story centred on a floral-shirted ne'er-do-well called Tommy Vercetti (voiced by Ray Liotta) who arrives in Vice City with a case of cash, which is promptly stolen from him. Armed with his wits, a formidable collection of songs from the 1980s and an ever-increasing array of weapons and vehicles, Vercetti set about getting his property back and establishing himself as Vice City's reigning kingpin. Good times...