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The City of Vice, commonly known as Vice City or simply Vice, is a city located in the state of Florida that is mentioned in the HD Universe of the Grand Theft Auto series.

So far it has two different universe renditions for three games: its 2D Universe counterpart seen in the 1997's original Grand Theft Auto, and its 3D Universe counterpart seen in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The city also exists in the HD Universe, which has started afresh in the current canon. It has been mentioned many times in Grand Theft Auto IV, its episodes, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto V, and Grand Theft Auto Online, along with other previous locations from the Grand Theft Auto series, and other Rockstar game titles. However, the city is yet to physically appear in the HD Universe.


As the HD Universe and 3D Universe are distinct settings and follow a separate canon, it is possible that Rockstar will redesign the city in the same way they did with Liberty City and Los Santos if it is to make an appearance in a future Grand Theft Auto game.

In Grand Theft Auto V, on the in-game TV show Gordon Moorehead Rides Again, which is set in 1947, the two main characters refer to Vice City as a swamp-like area, though the authenticity of this is debatable.

A transportation company from Vice City, Vice City Metromule, is mentioned on the Nut House livery for the Nightmare Scarab in Grand Theft Auto Online. This implies that Vice City has a train system, based on the real-life Miami-Dade Metromover, in the HD Universe canon of the GTA series.

Vice City is based on the real-life city of Miami, Florida, and as such is referred to as being "down south".

Known Locations


Points of Interest

References in Grand Theft Auto IV

References in The Lost and Damned

  • The Angels of Death operate in Vice City, Florida, according to their website. They have a theme park in Florida and sell branded merchandise such as bed linen, books, party sets, diapers and even dildos.

References in The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • Vice City has its name engraved in the USA Cities Wall inside the Rotterdam Tower along with San Fierro, Los Santos, Las Venturas and Liberty City.
  • Yusuf Amir complains to Luis Fernando Lopez that he had to take a private jet to Vice City to bang prostitutes for 2 weeks in order to recover from test driving sexy cars.
  • The exclusive radio station Vice City FM plays music from the 1980s.
  • Fernando Martinez makes a return from the 3D Universe to DJ for Vice City FM. Another reference and not a continuity nod.
  • Al Di Napoli and Percy from Love Fist [citation/verification needed] live in Vice City, presumably on Starfish Island.
  • During a conversation between Luis Lopez and Al Di Napoli, Al suggests Luis and Gay Tony expand into Vice City. Luis responds by stating Vice City is just a retirement home by now.
  • When failing the mission Ladies' Night by getting too close to Patrick McReary, a conversation between Luis Lopez and Gay Tony will activate where they will mention that they need to run away to Vice City or Los Santos and that Gay Tony should call him about it.
  • On the TV show The Men's Room with Bas and Jeremy, a caller named Paula makes a call in to the show and says she is calling from Vice City.
  • Pedestrians may say things like "I should've gone to Vice" if you knock them over.
  • When driving Tony home at the end of Practice Swing, Luis will state to Gay Tony; "Listen, Tone. Maybe you should take a holiday. Get down to Vice City. The Caribbean maybe."

References in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • On Blaine County Radio on the show Bless Your Heart, one of the products that the host Bobby June advertises is a tanning spray named after Vice City.
  • On Bleeter, the band Sorry Commode apologizes to the people of Vice City for missing a scheduled concert because of the fantastic local drugs.
  • A tour poster for OG Loc in Franklin Clinton's safehouse shows venues in Los Santos, Liberty City, Vice City and Las Venturas.
  • On the Chains of Intimacy website, there is a quote from a review of the book taken from the Vice City Sentinel.
  • On a billboard located in Hawick, a woman who appears to be Toni is sponsoring Vinewood Sports LS.
  • A pedestrian will say "I'm moving to Vice City!" when you steal his car. A paramedic might also say that line, after failing an attempt to revive a pedestrian.
  • In the film Rum Runner by Richards Majestic Productions, the hero Eddie Olson moves to Vice City after a rival booze smuggler shoots his crippled lover. There he becomes an insurance agent with a fetish for girls in wheelchairs.
  • In the cartoon Gordon Moorehead Rides Again on CNT, Gordon and his assistant Molly Malmstein move from Vice Beach to Vinewood.
  • In the TV show Impotent Rage, it is said that the homonimous protagonist's parents are immigrants from Vice City.
  • Similarly looking to the hat in GTA IV, a towel can be found in Vespucci Beach and on the motel railing with "I ♥ VC" written on it.
  • Several payphones located in Los Santos feature advertisements for Vice City's Pole Position Club (seemingly returning from the 3D universe).
  • Located within the iFruit apps license plate files, lies a new Vice City license plate. Much more unique and decorative than other plates, it is currently unusable, and can be only be seen by extracting the files from the app.
  • The "Welcome to Chumash" sign heading north on Route 1 shows Chumash received an Excellence Award from Vice City Hikers.


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  2. Comparison between Vice City (left) and Downtown Los Santos (right):

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