Modders Recreate Vice City With GTA4 Engine

Two mod teams have been concurrently working on recreating Grand Theft Auto: Vice City using Grand Theft Auto IV’s engine. Although there is generally a sense of fellowship among modders, one can’t help but wonder if some rivalry exists between these two teams. Who will finish their mod first? Which will be more polished? It’s the Space Race all over again. Just… less historically important.

Both teams have presented videos of their works-in-progress.

The Vice City RAGE team offers this short video that shows off their recreation of Vice City in the GTA4 engine, complete with the original textures:

The Vice IV team presents this NSFW 18-minute video, showcasing cutscenes and gameplay (gameplay starts about 9 minutes in). Many assets are absent, resulting in some humorous floating characters, but it’s a solid proof-of-concept.

Although the RAGE Team’s video is more polished, the Vice IV team already has a beta available for download over at their website, so this is still a tight race.

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7 Comments on Modders Recreate Vice City With GTA4 Engine


On March 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Totally downloading that beta. I loved Vice City, and I love how GTA IV cars handle (like giant metal blocks covered in grease.) Now if San Andreas was remade with the IV engine, then you would be in business, I would buy that 3 times over.


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On October 25, 2011 at 7:16 am

gta vice city is awesome game.


On October 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I love vice city

dk gupta

On January 13, 2012 at 9:29 am



On February 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

I love vice city