By Philip Friedman | June 26th, 2012
Back in 2002, Rockstar games pushed the envelope of open world video games with its release of the best-selling Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. This lead to numerous college students spending hours playing their Playstation 2s, and subsequently being reintroduced to the 80s culture from their early youth.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is an open world platform game following the exploits of ex-convict Tommy Vercitti — newly released from prison, living in the crime-booming city of Vice City (looked a lot like Miami to me) circa 1986. For anyone who was a fan of Miami Vice, this was an immediate addiction, as the player was given the opportunity to be a crime boss while creating general havoc by stealing cars, conducting robberies, etc.
One of the coolest features of the game was the music. Not only did it have an awesome soundtrack including various hits from 1986 that crossed multiple genres, but it also gave the player the opportunity to pick the genre they listened to by switching the radio stations while driving cars. Including awesome channels with names like V-Rock, Wave 103, and Wildstyle, gamers got to jam to bands like Frankies Goes To Hollywood, INXS, and Run DMC during their crime sprees.
So unleash your inner Don Johnson, and enjoy some hits from 1986.