As with everything involved with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the game's soundtrack is epic in scope and incredibly detailed. Though countless games have offered soundtracks, GTA: Vice City offers a unique twist on the format: its soundtrack has seven volumes, one apiece for Vice City's radio stations. Though games such as Jet Grind Radio and Jet Set Radio Future also revolved around the concept of soundtrack-as-radio station, GTA: Vice City's soundtrack is the most ambitious -- and impressive -- realization of this idea yet, offering DJs with distinctive personalities, tailored track listings, and realistic bumpers, voice-overs, and commercials. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Vol. 4: Flash FM presents DJ Toni, a valley girl stuck in Florida who plays an authentic set of pop hits from the '80s, the era in which GTA: Vice City is set. The volume's standout tracks include Hall & Oates' "Out of Touch," ELO's "Four Little Diamonds," Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," and Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days." Bryan Adams, the Outfield, Lionel Richie, Go West, and Talk Talk are some of the other usual suspects included on the soundtrack, adding even more authenticity to the set. The commercials for "Blox," a military-grade germicide, and "Just the Five of Us," a sitcom that could've been a precursor to Married With Children, are also pretty amusing. For GTA addicts, there's an added incentive to buy the soundtracks: each disc comes with bonus multimedia content (Windows and Mac compatible), including wallpaper, screen shots, a screen saver, a movie clip, and most importantly, a special cheat code unique to each volume of the soundtrack. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Vol. 4: Flash FM's cheat code unlocks the self-explanatory Pink Cars Cheat, which makes all of the cars in the game pink. Like, totally.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares