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Brainless decadence... Cheap synthesizers... And suntans. The rest of the world has moved on. Vice City hasn't.
Vice City FM radio imaging in The Ballad of Gay Tony.

The City of Vice, commonly known as Vice City or simply Vice and often abbreviated as V.C., is a major city due to appear in Grand Theft Auto VI, located in Leonida.

The city also serves as the county seat of Vice-Dale County.

Description[]

Vice City is a coastal metropolis located in the southeastern portion of Vice-Dale County, Leonida. The city was first mentioned in the HD Universe in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

It is one of the most populous cities in the state of Leonida, and is mostly known for its vibrant atmosphere from the 1980s and for being a narcotrafficking and money laundering hub for various transnational criminal organizations. PortViceCity, the city's seaport, is the busiest cruise port in the world.

Geography[]

Similar to various other areas of Leonida, Vice's elevation of the area averages at around 6 ft above sea level.

The city's mainland is on the shores of the bay, which contains several natural and artificial barrier islands, the largest of which contains the infamous incorporated City of Vice Beach and its beachside hotels.

Districts[]

History[]

Vice City is influenced by a diverse population from all around the world.[1] The city itself is infamous for drug wars, natural disasters due to bad weather conditions, and the 1980s neon-soaked aesthetics of the city, which is still kept in the mid 2020s Vice Beach.

It is implied that, due to the city's popularity, Dale County was renamed Vice-Dale County to acknowledge the international name recognition of Vice City.[2]

City Information[]

Housing, Architecture and Geography[]

Crime[]

Vice City was predominantly fueled by the illegal trafficking of cocaine ever since the 1980s to the present day. During the late 2000s, major traffickers have smuggled in cocaine to Russian mobsters in Liberty City, particularly the now defunct Rascalov Mafiya. One of Dimitri Rascalov's men, Andriy Maximov, has been arrested after being caught with a boatload of cocaine brought from Vice City.[3][4] Smugglers commonly use speedboats and narcosubs to get the drugs in and out of Leonida.[5]

Like other metro areas in the United States, crime in Vice City is localized to specific poorer neighborhoods and immigrant population towns such as Little Haiti and Little Havana.

It is implied that Liberty City-based mobsters operate in Vice City and/or its surroundings, including the formerly appointed Gambetti Crime Family lead successor Sammy Bottino, who was wanted for murder by the Vice-Dale Police Department circa 2007. [6]

Methamphetamine became popular in Vice City circa 2008, which has reportedly "destroyed the lives and businesses of cocaine dealers" in the city. [7][8] At some point circa 2019, a weed-based drug named "Zombie" induced users into committing cannibalism.

Food & Drink[]

Sports Teams[]

As mentioned in Grand Theft Auto Online, Vice City is home of the Vice City Mambas football team.

Transportation[]

Metrorail[]

As mentioned in Grand Theft Auto Online, there are rapid transit systems serving Vice-Dale County, one of which is identified as the Vice City Metro Mule.

Freeways[]

Bridges[]

Tunnels[]

Helipads[]

Choice of City[]

In an interview with Adam Rosenberg from Digital Trends on December 13, 2012[9], about the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and it's cultural impact, former Rockstar North President Leslie Benzies was asked if there is "Any chance that Vice City might return in a future GTA?", to which he answered:

It is always a possibility. There are a few references to the city in our current-gen GTAs so it is part of that HD universe, and it is certainly somewhere we would love to revisit. However Vice City, perhaps more than any other GTA game, was as much about the era as the setting. Miami in the 1980’s is so iconic it would feel strange to revisit the city in a different time period.
Of course at some point we would like to have one big world containing all our cities and let the player fly between them and revisit their favorite areas, and in that context reimagining Vice City would be very interesting.

Maps[]

The official map of Vice City and the rest of Leonida has yet to be officially revealed.

Previous References[]

Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City[]

  • Vice City is advertised on many billboards by FlyUS.
  • Jerry Kapowitz found the diamonds that Niko Bellic, Patrick McReary, Ray Bulgarin, Ray Boccino and the Jewish Mob were after, and plans to open a weapon and liquor store in Vice City, according to a radio broadcast.
  • In the vehicles section of the stats in Grand Theft Auto IV, one possible ranking for "miles traveled" is from Liberty City to Vice City.
  • Lazlow Jones of Integrity 2.0 also frequently refers to life in Vice City in the 1980s as he was a DJ on V-Rock during that time.
  • In the mission Catch the Wave it is explained that the drugs at the boatyard were transported from Vice City.
  • Roman Bellic states in a text to Niko Bellic that if they do the deal with Dimitri Rascalov, they could afford to take a private jet to Vice City.
  • After befriending Roman enough to unlock his car service ability, he sends Niko a text message saying how he is tired of all of his cabs being sent to the airport to pick up old people from Vice City.
  • Sammy Bottino has criminal charges in Vice City.
  • For the female Multiplayer model, hat #3 can be obtained from rank 0; this hat states I ♥ VC.
  • Iggy, the DJ on Liberty Rock Radio, talks about moving to Vice City, stating how clean it is compared to Liberty City.
  • A spin off series of The Science Of Crime is called The Science of Crime: Vice City, possibly in reference to CSI: Miami.
  • Hossan Ramzy sends an email to Niko informing him that he jumped ship in Leonida.
  • Little Havana - Vice City is mentioned in an in-game internet site. This could mean that the town of Little Havana may be included in a future rendition of Vice City amongst new ones, similar to how Francis International Airport retains its original name.
  • If the player leaves the safehouse (Playboy X's loft) by the broken balcony to get to the stairway the player uses before killing Playboy, as soon as Niko gets out of the building, a tag reading VICE can be seen on the wall.
  • There is various graffiti around Liberty City saying "Vice Squad", the elite special branch of the Vice City Police Department.
  • According to Weazel News, Andriy Maximov was intercepted by the LCPD at the mouth of the Humboldt River bringing a boatload of cocaine in from Vice City for the Russian Mafia.
  • Joshua Hampton, the 6-month old baby who allegedly killed his father Abraham Hampton, stated he was going to marry his mother in Vice City because strange behaviour is tolerated there.
  • On Blogsnobs.org, Fefighter2008.blogsnobs.org is the blog of a 47 year old feminist from Vice City.
  • On Liesdamnlies.net, the users Bermuda Triangle, Taos Hum, Majestic12 and The Ripper Lives are all from Vice City.
  • Albert Thomas is reported as saying on the Liberty Tree website that "Meth has destroyed the lives and businesses of cocaine dealers in Vice City".
  • The same is reported by John Chesapeake from Weazel News: "Meth has destroyed the lives and businesses of cocaine dealers in Vice City, and we see the same happening here".
  • Another article by a Staff Writer of Liberty Tree says that an intoxicated pilot nearly killed 200 passengers on an Air Sol flight inbound to Francis International Airport from Vice City.
  • Washington Beach is referenced on hornyhighschoolreunions.com as the locations of one of the features high schools.
  • The Angels of Death operate in the South, according to their website. They have a theme park in the South and sell branded merchandise such as bed linen, books, party sets, diapers and even dildos.
  • Vice City has its name engraved in the USA Cities Wall inside the Rotterdam Tower alongside 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 lives in Vice City, according to himself during Club Management - Al Di Napoli.
  • During a conversation between Luis Lopez and Al Di Napoli, Al suggests Luis and Tony Prince 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 Tony will activate where they will mention that they need to run away to Vice City or Los Santos and that 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 Tony: "Listen, Tone. Maybe you should take a holiday. Get down to Vice City. The Caribbean maybe."

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars[]

  • Some of the Drug Dealers may send a tip-off to Huang Lee, saying if he sells him enough drugs of a random specific type, Huang will receive enough money to "retire in sleepy Vice City" one day.

Grand Theft Auto V[]

  • 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 homonymous protagonist's parents are immigrants from Vice City.
  • A towel can be found in Vespucci Beach and on the motel railing with "I ♥ VC" written on it.
  • 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.
  • The Senora Beacon reports that the FIB busted a Vice City branch of Lombank for laundering drug money.

Grand Theft Auto Online[]

Trivia[]

See Also[]

References[]

  1. Havana immigrants are first referenced in Grand Theft Auto IV. The Haitian flag is clearly seen in Little Haiti in Trailer 1.
  2. Alluding to real-life Dade County, Florida.
  3. "Mafiya Coke Death" by Leslie Mitchell, Weazelnews.com
  4. Catch the Wave mission in Grand Theft Auto IV.
  5. Catch the Wave mission in Grand Theft Auto IV
  6. Sammy Bottino's LCPD Database record in Grand Theft Auto IV, alluding to real-life Miami Mafia.
  7. "Gray-mouthed Granny Gets Methheads Grabbed by Cops" - John Chesapeake, Weazel News, 2008
  8. "Mobile Meth Lab Discovered" - Tony J. Smith, Liberty Tree, 2008
  9. "Exploring Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’s lasting impact on society with Rockstar’s Leslie Benzies" - Adam Rosenberg, Digital Trends (December 13, 2012)
  10. OGLocTourPoster-GTAV-Texture
  11. Comparison between Vice City (left) and Downtown Los Santos (right):
    ViceCity-GTAO-DowntownLosSantos

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