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Burning Bridges
Diego and Armando Mendez offering Lance and Victor Vance their life and freedom, if they leave Vice City and hand over their assets
Game: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
For: The Mendez Brothers
Location: Prawn Island, Vice City
Conditions of mission failure:
Lance's Death
Unlocks: Blitzkrieg Strikes Again
Unlocked by: Farewell to Arms
High Wire
Where it Hurts Most

Burning Bridges is the final mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by drug kingpins Diego and Armando Mendez from their mansion on Prawn Island, Vice City.


Lance and Victor Vance go to the Mendez mansion and are told by Armando and Diego that they are free, as long as they leave Vice City and give their assets to them. Lance and Victor refuse and are attacked by Mendez goons. They are taken to an area in Viceport, stripped of their weapons, and are placed beside three tankers full of oil. They are then attacked by a Mendez goon who accidentally shoots one of the tankers, causing it to explode, killing the Mendez goon. Victor escapes the area, shooting the remaining tankers, as he escapes on a motorcycle, whilst Lance manages to escape in the ensuing chaos. The two meet up shortly after and decide to split up, realising that they are now the enemies of the Mendez Cartel. After this Vic cuts his ties with the Mendez brothers.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Find your way back inside the fuel depot
  • Rescue Lance before the pressure causes the tanks to explode
  • Shoot the valves to turn off the oil
  • All the fires are out - find Lance
  • Get to the exit before this place blows

Post mission pager message

Lance Vance: The shit's about to hit the fan Bro'. But. I got us covered...


There is no reward for this mission, although the mission Blitzkrieg Strikes Again is unlocked.


  • Victor is stripped of all his weapons after the player regains control at Viceport, but there is a way to regain them. Immediately after the mission concludes, Victor will be standing at the airport. Immediately turn around and walk down the side of the building and some of Victor's weapons will be sitting there.


Video walkthrough

PS2 Version
GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 51 - Burning Bridges04:00

GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 51 - Burning Bridges

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