An ambitious Grand Theft Auto mod brings the world of Vice City to Grand Theft Auto V.
This potentially great news comes with a bit of a disclaimer. This mod is not a port of the full GTA: Vice City game running in the GTA V engine. That means that you won’t get the original game’s missions and various story beats. Some new missions are being added to the map as part of the mod, but the point of the matter is that this isn’t a proper remake of the original Vice City game.
What it is, though, is a way to cruise around the Vice City map while enjoying GTA V‘s still fairly impressive visual flairs. This is a complete recreation of GTA Vice City‘s open-world, which may not be quite as large as you remember it being, but it’s still one of the most memorable corners of the GTA universe.
This mod is treated like DLC by the base game in terms of how it’s loaded into the base experience, and you’ll, naturally, only be able to enjoy it via the PC version of GTA V. That means that anyone who may have recently downloaded GTA V via the console version of Xbox Game Pass won’t be able to enjoy this mod and the various ways it subtly improves and modernizes the original GTA: Vice City map.
We’re actually a little surprised that Rockstar never officially released anything similar to this. Granted, they’ve made it clear that they’re mostly working on DLC for GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2‘s online mode, but even the ability to drive around some classic GTA maps updated with the help fo the GTA V engine would appeal to the millions of GTA fans who play GTA V to this day.
Then again, there are always those rumors that suggest GTA VI will take place in Vice City, but we highly recommend that you take any GTA VI rumors with a grain of salt until further notice.
Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.