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GTA Vice City for iOS available, Android MIA: Update

Under: Android OS Apps, Apps, iOS Apps
By:James | December 6th, 2012

Update 3: We have just looked and it looks like this game is not compatible with O2 Samsung GT-N7100 aka Galaxy Note 2. Hopefully we are wrong.

Update 2: It is a little weird that when you search Google play for “Grand Theft Auto Vice City” nothing shows up, but yet it shows here that it is ready to install. This link has now gone for some reason, so does not show in the UK – Just keep refreshing this page here

UPDATE: We said below that the Android version was MIA, well now it seems Google Play has it on their store and ready for download. We looked into this a little more and decided to look for it on our Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and it is not there, this means it is not available for Android users in the UK. Another thing we have noticed is those that have tried installing GTA Vice City for Android have come up with errors, which says “XAPK Validation Failed and never downloads the required data to run the game”

We recently informed our readers that are into action gaming that the 10th anniversary edition of Grand Theft Auto, GTA: Vice City would become available to both the Android and iOS platforms as of today the 6th of December. And keeping true to that timeframe, GTA: Vice City has now become available to purchase on iOS.

However, although it was expected that both iOS and Android versions of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City would release simultaneously, it appears the GTA: Vice City for Android is MIA at this time, and is not available to purchase from Google Play at the moment, although the game could pop up for sale at any time today.

Still, to be honest it is nothing unusual for Google Play to be a bit behind iTunes when it comes to offering new apps, so Android gamers shouldn’t be too disappointed at the moment.

As for GTA: Vice City for iOS, the game is a universal app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod, including the iPhone 5, and takes the gamer back to the 1980′s, and offers the gamer new lighting effects, character models, and updated graphics.

The iOS game also features iCloud game save support, customised controls with a fully customisable layout, custom iTunes playlist whereby you create a playlist entitled ‘Vice City’ then launch the game and select the radio station ‘Tape Deck’.

The new game also has support for Retina Display devices whilst offering a massive campaign with numerous hours of gameplay, along with supporting English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese and Russian languages.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for iOS can be downloaded to your chosen iOS device as of right now at a cost of $4.99 from iTunes.

Any of our iOS gaming readers out there purchased GTA: Vice City yet and playing the game, if so feel free to let us know your opinions of the game by dropping us a line to our comments area below.

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  • David Taylor

    BUT ITS NOT HERE IN THE UK YET :( I am desperate to play this game!

    • http://twitter.com/phonesreview phonesreview

      We are in the UK and we visited the App Store on our iPhone 5 and it is in there available to install for £2.99 – for those that are on Android it is not available here in the UK…

  • Joshhud

    I clicked the link that says it can be found here but it says not compatible with my device!!!!I have a note 2

  • lazerdog1

    It says its compatable with my Galaxy s3 when i click on the link on google play but is it available in the UK Yet…….?

    • matt

      yes its avail in uk

      • lazerdog1

        like

  • CJ Holder

    I’ve got it on my Nexus 7 in the UK. Their servers are down so you can’t download the data.

  • NON

    WENGER OUT

  • lazerdog1

    Does anyone know when the servers will be up and running to get the game in the uk

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gully9 Bradley Mckellar

    It is not compatible with the MOTOROLA RAZR HD either..!!! >:( waited for ever for this..!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001421845967 Butean Fabian

    Works flawlessly on iOS!It runs smooth and I was able to download it right at midnight!Game looks really good!

  • Daniel

    Just bought it for my Galaxy S3 here in the UK and I’m getting a blank, black screen when I try to open it.

  • John

    Still not on the android market :( Can’t wait to DL so I can play with my PS3 controller like I do for GTAIII and Max Payne

  • http://twitter.com/no_one11 Martin

    “R* K 2 hours ago
    We’re
    aware that some users have attempted to download Vice City: 10th
    Anniversary Edition from the Google Play Store and have experienced
    validation errors. Just to be clear: the game is not available for
    Android devices just yet, and if you’re seeing it listed on the Store
    then this is an error, and you shouldn’t attempt to download it. We’ll
    keep you up to date and let you know as soon as the game is live and
    available to purchase.”

  • Lazerdog1

    Why did rockstar put on the Web that the release date would be the 6 December if they knew that it wasn’t ready, that is not fair on all Android users who have waited to get there hands on it , but how come ios users always get everything first with no glitches……….?

    • Bert

      That’s not at all what happened to the Android version. Unfortunately, you’re way off base.

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