Two of the most successful PlayStation 2 games ever published come to the Xbox for the first time in this special “Double Pack” release. Following an extended period of exclusivity to the Sony console, both Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City have been ported for play on the Microsoft machine, and both are available in this November 2003 release.
Grand Theft Auto III challenges gamers to “explore their inner criminal,” through violent, mission-based challenges set in an open, extensively interactive, urban game world. The player takes the role of a cold-hearted street thug making his way up the ladder of underworld gangs and organized crime. With over 50 different types of vehicles on the busy city streets, sports cars to SUVs, taxi cabs to 18-wheelers, and even ambulances and cop cars all there for the taking, a wide variety of outlaw adventures awaits.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City presents the same savage, amoral, open-ended gameplay as its predecessor, but moves the action to a more stylized time and location. Set in a fictional Florida city during the 1980s, the game should elicit a true sense of nostalgia from those who remember the popular culture of that time, and presents a rich caricature for those who are too young. A long play list of licensed music from the ’80s completes the pastiche, featuring songs by Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Run DMC, Wang Chung, Hall & Oates, INXS, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Loverboy, Foreigner, Jan Hammer, and many, many others