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For the rendition of the city in the 3D Universe, see Vice City (3D Universe)

Vice City is one of the fictional locations featured in the GTA series. So far it has two renditions for three games: one seen in the original GTA, and the other 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 and Grand Theft Auto V, along with other locations from the GTA Series, and other Rockstar game titles. However, the city and its physical apperance has yet to appear in the HD Universe.


As the HD Universe is apart from the old GTA games and follows 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 GTA game.

In GTA 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.

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

References in GTA 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 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 GTA 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, 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.
  • 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.

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