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Vice City comes to GTA 5 with the Vice Cry: Remastered mod

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If you've found yourself longing for a sunset drive along the coast in the Grand Theft Auto world, you're in luck, as a new mod for GTA 5 (opens in new tab) lets you hang out in Vice City again.The nostalgia is real, and it's neon. Check out the trailer for Vice Cry: Remastered below.

Vice Cry: Remastered is a port of Vice Cry, a popular mod for GTA Vice City that overhauled the game's graphics back in 2015. It looks like this is a fresh update, as a version titled '1.0' dropped on December 20, 2019, a month or so after the official trailer launched. Vice Cry: Remastered runs as DLC, with new models and textures, working traffic lights, custom population groups, car generators, better water mechanics, and 3D neon models - amongst other things. The trailer shows off some of the original missions Tommy Vercetti gets himself wrapped up in, but you won't be able to play those in this mod. However, there are new missions dropping with Vice Cry: Remastered that make this mod more than just a fun rebuild of a GTA classic. 

Thanks to improved graphics tech, you can step into Vice City in GTA 5 and enjoy fictional Miami in all its humid glory. It certainly looks beautiful, with richly textured palm trees set against brilliant sunsets and water that's practically begging for you to jump in.Download Vice Cry: Remastered and see its beauty for yourself right here (opens in new tab)

Speaking of GTA nostalgia, we recently learned that GTA 6 will not feature Carl 'CJ' Johnson (opens in new tab), the protagonist of GTA: San Andreas. 

Alyssa Mercante
Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.