Vice City, also known as the City of the Fallen Angel , is a city featured in Grand Theft Auto, mimicking the American city of Miami, Florida. The city is unlocked upon completion of the second string of San Andreas missions.
Compared to its later counterpart, the GTA rendition of Vice City is more geographically accurate to Miami. The city is designed with a large mainland to the southwest, while a small peninsular and island are located on the northeast.
The city is characterized as a tropical city, featuring palm trees, and beaches and hotels along much of its coastlines, while the heart of the mainland is designed as the core of the city, and the western end of the city is dotted with low-density buildings. Like Liberty City, Vice City also contains a looped train line that runs through the mainland and peninsular.
While geographically accurate, it is not as accurate in culture.
Vice City only features a total of 10 districts, the lowest of the three cities. Regardless, the districts are evidently based on Miami's real life divisions and their names are wordplay's of those from their real life counterparts:
- Miramire (Miramar)
- Little Dominica (Little Haiti)
- Coral City (Coral Gables)
- Vice Shores (Miami Shores)
- Vice Beach (Miami Beach)
- Little Bogota (Little Havana)
- Greek Heights (Olympia Heights)
- Felicity (Brickell)
- Richman Heights (Richmond Heights)
- Banana Grove (Coconut Grove)
- An unnamed island south of Vice Beach (an army base)
Western Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding areas are depicted as "Vice Beach". North Miami Beach and the Central Business District have been tagged as "Felicity". Eastern Vice City is made up of Miramire, Coral City, Greek Heights, Little Dominica, Little Bogota and Richman Heights, each representing the counties Broward and Dade.