Grand Theft Auto IV Vice City
Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Developer: Rockstar North, Rockstar Toronto
Publisher: Rockstar Games, Take Two Interactive
Welcome Back To Vice City
When a small bag of diamonds were thrown onto a truck after a botched hostage negotiation, they were recovered by homeless war veteran Jerry Kapowitz. Jerry found the diamonds hidden in a trash can while he was walking through Meadows Park in Liberty City. After the ownership of the diamonds was contested by over one hundred people, Mayor Ochoa decided it would be impossible to verify the claims, and allowed Jerry to keep the money from the sale of the diamonds. Jerry then moved to Vice City after selling them for $2,000,000 and planned to open a gun and liquor store there where he would also eventually meet up with his nephew, Daniel Kapowitz.
Daniel is a former CIA covert operative who retired in 2010 at the age of 29 after his uncle found the diamonds. Daniel decides to leave Liberty City and take up the opportunity to meet up with his uncle in Vice City and help him run the gun and liquor store, a dream they have both always shared. But all does not go smoothly upon Daniels arrival in the city of a thousand colors. Jerry is in trouble and Daniel must defend him from the powerful mobs and gangsters ripped off from the diamond sale. Daniel is forced into the criminal underworld where he must take over the magic city in order to protect his uncle and the money.
From the City sprawling in beautiful beaches and dangerous ghettos comes a story of one man's mission to protect his uncle and his money from anyone standing in their way. The objective, to rise to the top of the criminal underworld as Grand Theft Auto returns to Vice City in this explosive and exciting adventure.
In Liberty City, 2008, a small bag of diamonds were thrown onto a truck after a botched hostage negotiation. A homeless man named Jerry Kapowitz found the diamonds in the Liberty City Dump, and moved to Vice City after selling the diamonds for $2,000,000. He planned to open a gun shop and liquor store there, and also meet up with his nephew, Daniel Kapowitz.
Daniel is a former CIA covert operative who retired in 2010 at the age of 29 after his uncle found the diamonds. Daniel decides to leave Liberty City and take up the opportunity to meet up with his uncle in Vice City and help him run the gun and liquor store, a dream they have both always shared.
Jerry Kapowitz has been homeless for 15 years, and used to live near the Liberty City Dump, where he lives off things he salvages there until he found the diamonds. After ownership of the diamonds was contested by over 100 people, Mayor Ochoa decided it would be impossible to verify the claims, and allowed Jerry to keep the money from the sale of the diamonds. After Daniel arrives in Vice City he must exit the airport, steal a car then meets up with his uncle at Jerry's house in Little Havana. Jerry informs him about the diamond situation and his plans for the gun and liquor store.
The next 25 missions involve doing small assassinations for Viktor, and helping Jerry with a few problems. Jerry introduces Daniel to Adolph, a car yard owner who is meant to be getting Jerry's dream car (In reality, he owns a small, run-down car yard in the ghettos of Vice City), and Colonel Evans, an ex-army arms dealer who is going to help Jerry secure a source of firearms for his store. Daniel does several missions for both, which involve intimidating people who haven't made payments, and eliminating competitors in the guns business.
During a sniping mission at the Port of Vice City, Daniel is ambushed, but manages to kill the attackers. After escaping the port, Jerry calls Daniel, telling him to go to his house immediately. Daniel gets there, and finds a bunch of people with AK-47's shooting at the house. Daniel kills them all, and heads into the house, and finds Jerry in the bathroom with a sawn-off shotgun. Jerry says that the people were after the money from the diamonds, and shot the windows hoping to get him. Jerry then blocked off the doors and some of the windows, and called Daniel. The two, both having no idea who could have done this, head to Daniel's house, and Jerry rests on his couch. Viktor calls Daniel, asking to meet at a night club in downtown Vice City. But as Daniel gets there, he is hit in the head with a baseball bat, and knocked unconscious.
Daniel wakes up in in an abandoned warehouse, with two people watching him. One of them introduces themselves as as Semyon 'Sam' Bulgarin, supposedly the true owner of the diamonds. He demands the money, but Daniel refuses to tell him where it is. Daniel manages to break free from the chair he was tied to, steal Sam's gun, and kill the other man, but Sam escapes. Daniel heads to his house, and finds Jerry in the living room, watching TV. Daniel explains what happened, and the two decide to escape to Ocean Beach, on the East Island. Daniel asks Evans to search around for anything on Samuel and the diamonds, while Daniel finds a new employer in the form of Ray Vincent, a corrupt FIB agent investigating Sidorov. Ray blackmails Daniel, making him do a few jobs around the city to eventually kidnap a higher-up agent attempting to have Ray fired. Daniel also gets some jobs from Jordan Guerrero, a Cuban millionaire drug-dealer who needs to have a few FIB agents killed who are investigation him. One of the FIB agents turns out to be Ray, and Daniel is given the choice to kill Ray or Jordan, after Ray calls Daniel to do one last job.
After these missions, Evans calls Daniel, explaining everything about the diamonds after he did a bit of research. Samuel inherited an empire after his father, Ray Bulgarin was killed. He came to Vice City after learning about Jerry and the diamonds. Viktor was an old friend of Ray's, and offered to help Sam, sending some people to kill Daniel during the sniping job, then to kill Jerry, then to kidnap Daniel after the ambush failed. Daniel hunts down Viktor, and kills him at his nightclub (Where Daniel used to receive missions from him).
After this, Jerry finally moves into his mansion, and begins building his store. Daniel finds more jobs with Phil Bell, an Italian Mobster who had recently traveled to Vice City. He used to work for the Pegorino family in Liberty City, but moved to Vice after the family fell apart. He now works for the Vice City half of the Messina Family. He gives Daniel several missions involving killing several people, and eventually destroying a warehouse in North Vice. After Daniel completes all of his missions, Phil gives him some information on Semyon: He lives in Vice Shores, in a small house with tough security. Daniel heads there, and shoots his way into the house, and finds Samuel, but before he can kill him, Daniel is shot in the leg, and Sam escapes on a motorbike. Daniel limps to a car, and drives to his house in Ocean Beach, but finds a note explaining that Jerry has been kidnapped, and that Daniel must deliver the Diamond money to a house in Decathon to receive Jerry alive. Daniel heads there, but goes into a heavily guarded entrance and kills everyone there, and escapes with Jerry.
After this mission, Sam calls Daniel, and arranges a deal: If Daniel helps Sam steal a shipment of Cocaine, they will split the profits (Sam would receive $2,500,000, and Daniel $1,500,000), and Sam would then leave Daniel and Jerry alone. Daniel then calls Jerry, and explains the situation with the shipment, but Jerry says that Sam has been spotted in Paradise Keys, not where he said he would be. Daniel then receives a call from an anonymous scrambled voice, informing Daniel that there has been a contract put on Jerry for $3,000,000. This sets up the three ending choices.
Daniel heads to the shipment, but is ambushed by about 10 people. Daniel kills them all easily, and then shoots his way to the drugs by himself. He puts them into two duffel bags and heads back to his safehouse, but finds Jerry dead on the couch. Enraged, Daniel goes after Sam, who he finds with help from Evans. He is hiding in a warehouse on an island off the Paradise Keys. Daniel shoots through the heavy security, but Sam escapes in a helicopter. Daniel chases him down in a boat, and then an Infernus. As Sam flies over Washington Beach, Daniel chases him in the Infernus on the sand. The helicopter stops for a second, and Daniel gets out and shoots at it with an assault rifle. Realising the helicopter is going to crash, Sam goes straight for Daniel, but he gets out an RPG, and shoots at the helicopter, blowing it up, killing Sam, and saving his own life.
Daniel sells the Coke, and makes a profit of $4,000,000.
Daniel gets help from Evans with finding Sam's island, and heads there in a helicopter with Evans. Daniel drops out of the helicopter, and Evans flies off to pick him up later. Daniel shoots through the warehouse to get to Sam, and shoots him in the face. Daniel heads outside the factory, gets picked up by Evans and heads back to Vice City, thinking everything is finished.
Daniel heads to Jerry's house, to tell him about Sam, but finds he isn't there, and has packed all his things. Daniel goes to the site of the store, and doesn't find Jerry, but does find a torn-up ticket to Las Venturas on the ground. Daniel heads to the Escobar International Airport, and runs through the main building to find Jerry and two bodyguards heading to a terminal. Daniel shoots one of the guards in the shoulder, and then chases them through the airport. As Jerry runs away, the two bodyguards move out in the open to get a clean shot, but are both killed by Daniel. He catches up to Jerry as he is about to board the plane. Daniel asks him why he did it, and Jerry says he was scared by Daniel's cold blooded ways, and didn't want see him again. Jerry turns around and runs, trying to get onto the plane, and now the player is given two further choices: Either chase Jerry onto the plane and kill him, or walk away and let him leave. Once the player has made their choice, the final cut-scene is played, and the credits roll.
Daniel calls Evans, and asks him where to get a high powered Sniper Rifle in the city. Evans says that he knows of a gun owned by a man who lives in a mostly abandoned but heavily guarded house in North Vice. Daniel heads there, kills everyone and gets the gun (A Barret M82).
Daniel then heads for the Escobar International Airport, and waits several hours for Jerry to arrive. Once he does, Daniel takes the shot, and kills Jerry. Daniel retreats to his house, and calls the person who told him about the contract. Still in the scrambled voice, the man tells Daniel to head to a beach in Decathon (At the end of Paradise Keys) to exchange the money. After a lengthy drive across the highway, Daniel goes to the Beach, and finds Sam with two briefcases and a small army of guards. Sam says he was surprised that Daniel killed Jerry, but he was happy anyway about it anyway. Sam says to Daniel that he still wants the money back, so he took $2M out of the briefcases to pay for it. Angry about this, Daniel shoots all the guards, but only gets Sam in the leg and shoulder. Sam drives off in a Turismo, and Daniel gets into an Infernus which was parked next to it. Daniel chases Sam across the highway for a bit, with the city slowly closing in. Sam crashes his car, and Daniel gets out of his, and shoots Sam twice in the head.
Daniel drives away with the three million.
•Clay Pigeon Shooting
A small cutscene plays out when the player kills an enemy at the appropriate time at close range. If the aiming reticule is flashing red while aimed at the target, an Execution scene will occur. The player must approach an enemy at close range and to pull an execution off. Executions can be done with different weapons giving a different outcome to each execution.
Mario rams the gun into the jaw of the enemy then shoot upwards.
Mario pistol-whips his enemy then shoots wildly.
Mario pushes the gun into the enemies forehead then shoots.
Mario encounters his enemy from behind and place the gun on there head then shoot.
Mario rams the gun into his enemies body then shoots.
Mario encounters his enemy from behind then shoots at the body.
Mario rams the gun into his enemies jaw then shoots wildly.
Mario smacks his enemy over the head then shoots wildly at them.
Mario encounters his enemy from behind then shoots at the body.
Mario rams the gun into the enemies lower body then shoots rapidly.
Mario encounters his enemy from behind and shoots wildly at the head.