We first heard tell of a mod for Grand Theft Auto V that brought Grand Theft Auto: Vice City into the modern era nearly five years ago. Now, Vice City Remastered is available to download, along with a mod that adds in Vice City’s bad boy protagonist Tommy Vercetti.
Lunchxbles’ Vice City Remastered is pretty stunning, as you’ll see in the video below. Vice City has never looked better: the palm trees, neon lights, and waterfront condos all look terrific in GTA 5’s newer tech, and the video provides a couple aerial views of the city, all the better to soak it in.
You also get to see how it looks during different times of day, and during one of the city’s (presumably rare) rainstorms. Adding in Tommy Vercetti (thanks to a separate mod, also by lunchxbles) and the trip down nostalgia lane is nearly complete.
It’s not quite a perfect recreation of Grand Theft Auto’s version of the Floridian ’80s, since by default you’ll still be seeing Grand Theft Auto V’s more modern-looking vehicles. But that needn’t worry you too much – there are plenty of vehicle mods for GTA 5, after all.
Here’s a video of the mod in action:
Head over to lunchxbles Vice Cry: Remastered page on GTA 5’s modding site to get started. You’ll download a .zip file that contains a single text document, and inside that you’ll find a link to the mod download page on MediaFire. It’s 2.71 GB.
For Tommy, you’ll just need to click the download button on the HD Tommy Vercetti page and you’ll be good to go. Once you’ve got it installed, you’ll need to use a trainer to change into Tommy’s signature outfit. The values should be
- Uppr: 15
- Lowr: 23
- Feet: 12
Once you’re suited up, hit the streets of Vice City and have fun! You’ll have to figure out what to do on your own, though, since the missions and story aren’t part of this mod.
For more modding goodness, check out our list of the best GTA 5 mods.