Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
North American Box Art
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: Z
ESRB rating: M (Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Violence)
PEGI rating: 18+
OFLC rating: MA
Widescreen supported natively
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51316 & SLES-51061 & SLUS-20552
Japanese: SLPM-65488 & SLPM-66034 & SLPM-66790
German: SLES-51061
French: SLES-51061
Spanish: SLES-51061
Italian: SLES-51061
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20552
SLUS-20552GH (Greatest Hits)
NPUD-20552 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: October 27, 2002
February 2005 (Greatest Hits)
January 29, 2013 (PS2 Classics)
CRCs: 20B19E49
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51061
SLES-51316 (Platinum)
SLES-51061/P (Platinum)
SLES-51595-P (Platinum)
Release date: November 8, 2002
February 6, 2004 (Platinum, Australia)
January 30, 2013 (PS2 Classics)
2004 (Platinum)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65488
SLPM-66034 (CapKore)
SLPM-66790 (Best Price)
NPJD-00108 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: May 20, 2004
May 19, 2005 (CapKore)
July 12, 2007 (Best Price)
September 29, 2011 (Rockstar Classics)
August 26, 2015 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Rockstar North
Publisher(s): Rockstar Games (US, EU, AU, JP), Capcom (JP), SCEA (US)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN9.7/10, Metacritic95/100
Game description: 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. 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 and complete digital city ever created. Combining nonlinear gameplay with a character driven narrative, you arrive in a town brimming with seedy opportunities and are given the chance to take it over as you choose. Take control of a variety of vehicles including high-performance cars and motorbikes, powerboats, golf buggies and helicopters. Browse through the radio stations, with styles ranging from rock to electro to find a sultry melody or pumping beat to suit your mood. No matter what type of man you are, Vice City is always full of surprises.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Core i5 2500k @ stock settings
  • MSI GTX 470 Hawk @ 758 core
r4600 GSDX r4643 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X r4600m 1.4.0
  • LilyPad r4510 0.10.0
Double Pack verion of Vice City crashes on the load screen, this used to happen on my friends ps2. Lagahan
  • Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.4 Ghz
  • GeForce GTX 285
0.9.9 r4870 GSDX r4873
  • SPU2-X r4872
  • LilyPad r4797
BIOS: USA v02.00, HACKS: Hacks: MTVU, Seems it could run @ 60fps with a slower CPU. Not the heaviest, but presumably not light-weight. Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 r5480 GSdx 5442 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs above full speed.
PAL Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.3 5932 .svn GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), No bugs.


  • Original names: グランドセフトオート: バイスシティ (SLPM-65488) & (SLPM-66034) & (SLPM-66790)
  • Widescreen crops the top and bottom of the 4:3 image, meaning less visible viewing area than when played in 4:3

Known Issues

Hangs on Load Bar

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: First loading bar takes a long time to finish or never finishes.
  • Workaround: Needs SPU2-X 2.0.0 or newer.

Public compatibility forum links