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 a 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. 6: Fever 105 presents DJ Oliver "Ladykiller" Biscuit, a Barry White lookalike who plays an authentic set of R&B and funk from the '80s, the era in which GTA: Vice City is set. The volume's standout tracks include Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," the Pointer Sisters' "Automatic," Rick James' "Ghetto Life," and Evelyn "Champagne" King's "Shame," while songs by artists like Kool & the Gang, Mtume, the Whispers, and the Mary Jane Girls add to the collection's authenticity. Likewise, the commercials for "Salivex," a saliva replacement, and "Yuppie and the Alien," another of the game's Miami Vice homages with a sci-fi twist, help blur the lines between fantasy and reality. 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, screenshots, a screensaver, a movie clip, and most importantly, a special cheat code unique to each volume of the soundtrack. Appropriately enough, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Vol. 6: Fever 105's cheat code unlocks the Fanny Magnet, which makes all of the pretty women in the game follow Tommy.
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares