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Farewell to Arms
Victor Vance walking over to Gonzales and Ricardo Diaz at Diaz' mansion
Game: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
For: Gonzales
Location: Starfish Island
Target: Sharks
Conditions of mission failure:
Destruction of Gonzalez's truck, the Sharks overrun an entrance, destruction of Gonzalez's plane
Unlocks: Minigun(for purchase at Vice Point Mall) and Burning Bridges (with High Wire and Where it Hurts Most)
Unlocked by: The Exchange

Farewell to Arms is the final mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by drug dealer Gonzalez from Ricardo Diaz' mansion on Starfish Island, Vice City.


Gonzalez has been caught by Ricardo Diaz and is wanted to work for Diaz as well as leaking him information for any shipments he knows about. He needs to get his Colonel's merchandise to the airport in safety but the Sharks are attacking his truck. Victor gets in an Armadillo while being flown by another Diaz goon and handed a M249. He escorts the truck and shoots all the attacking Sharks. When Gonzalez makes it to the airport, his goons block the entrances but more Sharks attack and as Victor clears out one of the entrances, the other one is under attack. After all the attackers are killed, Gonzalez escapes with a plane even more Sharks in Gang Ranchers attempt to attack him. Once the plane takes off the mission is completed and Victor is dropped off at the helipad at the Escobar International Airport.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Defend Gonzalez's truck
  • Gonzalez's truck has stalled! Protect him
  • Destroy the roadblock
  • Defend Gonzalez's truck
  • Defend Gonzalez's guys protecting the airport entrance
  • Defend Gonzalez's plane


The reward for completing this mission is $2,500 and the Minigun is available to buy from the Vice Point Mall and Burning Bridges unlocked


  • This is the only mission in GTA VCS to feature a first-person camera view.
  • It is recommended that the player does not buy a minigun immediately after the mission, as it is very expensive and will be confiscated by the Mendez Brothers in the next mission, Burning Bridges. Edit: This is a common error in GTA VCS Players, if you look at your right immediatelly when the game tells you to save Lance, you can see all your weapons.
  • The name of this mission is a reference to Ernest Hemingway's 1929 semi-autobiographical novel A Farewell to Arms.

Video walkthrough

PS2 Version
GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 50 - Farewell To Arms06:48

GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 50 - Farewell To Arms

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