Forbes: "So, Vic, you wanna hear about a little plan that is going to make us three very rich?"
Vic: "What's the risk?"
Forbes: "Let me put it like this: You will not be handling any drugs. All I need you to do is keep the cops busy while Lance and I steal some merch off the scum that brought it into this country."
—Bryan Forbes explains his plan to Victor and Lance Vance

Money for Nothing is the first mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by Bryan Forbes from Forbes' apartment in Downtown Vice City.


Victor visits Forbes' apartment to see him and Lance. After an argument, the trio head to a warehouse to pick up a decoy van to be used during a drug run. After arriving at a warehouse, which is being monitored by the police, they drive the van inside. A few minutes later, Vic drives the decoy van back out to lure the police away from Lances and Forbes. Once Lance and Forbes reach their destination with the van containing the drugs, Vic loses his wanted level and the mission is completed.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get to the decoy van.
  • Get to the warehouse.
  • Get back in the decoy van.
  • Drive south and away from Lance.
  • The cops are on to you. Don't lose your wanted level.
  • Keep the cops away from Lance.
  • Keep your wanted level until Lance reaches his destination.
  • Lance has made it back to the lockup! Lose the cops!


  • This mission can be hard since the wanted level is 3-star. The van will be slow and VCPD Cruisers will chase you down. Spikers and the police choppers will also be problems. The moment you get your wanted level, go back to the warehouse and go north from there and collect the bribe. The mission will be easier if your wanted level is only 2-star. Be careful to maintain 2-star level as if it increases, the mission will be harder again. If it decreases, the wanted level will fade and the mission will be a failure.
  • After losing one of the three wanted stars, it is advisable to go to the western edge of the main island, and head south. This area is somewhat separated, so it is easier to avoid police.


The reward for completing this mission is $1,500 and the mission Caught as an Act is unlocked if the mission Havana Good Time is completed.

Post mission pager message

Lance Vance: I don't trust Forbes, man. Meet me up at the Arena...


  • On the PS2 version, a glitch may occur whereby no police cars or VCPD Cheetahs pursue the player, though Police Mavericks will still spawn.

Video walkthrough

PS2 Version
GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 25 - Money for Nothing

GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 25 - Money for Nothing


  • The name of the mission is a reference to the Dire Straits song of the same name.
  • This is the first mission in the game where it is possible to obtain a six-star wanted level.


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