Vintage Vice City Stunt Videos (via YouTube)
One of the earliest Vice stunt videos was Losing Control: Rise of the Stunts. Seminal!
Long before the days of Social Club TV and e-z video editor tools, the O.G.s of the Grand Theft Auto fan community were shocking and awe'ing with amazing homemade compilations of GTA stunt videos - a craze that really kicked off with the addition of motorcycles to the fleet of available transportation in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and all the nutty tricks you could do with them. Pretty slick especially for the time, we've been having fun taking a look back at some of the best ones still available for viewing out there thanks to YouTube - outlandish death-defying (most of the time) vehicle tricks across Vice City with taxis, speedboats, yachts, sportscars and of course lots of two-wheeled action. As part of our celebration of the 10th anniversary of Vice City this season, enjoy a few of these vintage highlight reels...
Decan's Auto Stunt Reel was one of the very first Vice City stunt videos released, and contains a bunch of stunts that might seem tame by today's standards, but certainly helped to lay the groundwork for Vice City stuntin'. GrinDSouL's Extreme Cabbing is another original from 2003, as was James Gunn's and The Cube's Losing Control: Rise of the Stunts. As an idea of how different things were in making these videos just ten years ago (still a couple years before YouTube launched and before digital cameras were commonplace), we found one by Stoudimaire and Sphinxvc ViceX Stunt Video that was captured and edited together using VHS recordings of PS2 gameplay. Old world craftsmanship!
Vice City Tribute. (Warning: Some story spoilers are shown in this video.)
This might look easy, but give it a try and see if you have what it takes to get up on the billboard using a PCJ-600. No mods!