For the mission of the same name in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, see Shakedown (GTA VCS).

"Listen to me, the time to take over this town is now. It's all out there waiting for us!"
―Tommy Vercetti

Shakedown is the first mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given by Lance Vance to the protagonist Tommy Vercetti in the Vercetti Estate in Starfish Island, Vice City.


After taking over Diaz's mansion, Tommy discusses with Lance Vance, Ken Rosenberg, and Avery Carrington on what to do next. Lance tells Tommy that some stores are refusing to pay protection money since Diaz's death. Tommy heads to the North Point Mall to do a hit and run on the shop fronts to scare them into paying protection. As he destroys the windows of the shops, Tommy gets increasing attention from the police. Tommy manages to smash all the windows of five shops within five minutes.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get to the North Point Mall in Vice Point
  • Smash the panes of glass in each shop front and the owners will be begging for new protection


The rewards for completing this mission is $2,000 and the missions Bar Brawl and Check Out At The Check In are unlocked. The .308 Sniper can now be purchased from Ammu-Nation, and the player can also purchase assets across the city.

Post Mission Phone Calls

Phone Call 1

  • Mr. Black: Get to the payphone at the airport terminal.

Phone Call 2

  • Avery Carrington: Howdy son, just thought I'd ring you up and give you some advice.
  • Tommy Vercetti: Hey, Avery, what's eating you?
  • Avery Carrington: There's a lot of opportunity in this town if you own the right real estate, you catch my drift?
  • Tommy Vercetti: I reckon so...
  • Avery Carrington: All I'm saying is keep your eyes open and you might find the perfect business opportunity. I'll catch y'later.
  • Tommy Vercetti: Later, Avery.

See Also


Video Walkthroughs


  • This mission features a unique weather state. The weather is cloudy but with more clouds than usual, giving the city a darker appearance.
  • In the mobile version of the game, this mission is much shorter and easier, with a reduced requirement of 10 smashed windows in 5 minutes and an end result of only a 2-star wanted level as opposed to 5.