Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Trophy Guide

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  • Author : nerdburglars
  • Time To 100% : 60 with guide, 150+ without
  • Difficulty : 7
  • Online Trophies : 0
  • Offline Trophies : 34
  • Num Playthroughs : 1

Trophy Guide & Road Map [toggle]

Vice City is back and now it comes with trophies! The trophy list is very predictable and overall is very easy to obtain with the exception of 1 single trophy that makes this game incredibly hard to platinum. Most of us will remember the criminal ranking that appeared in the stat screen, but never really understood what it did. Well we still have no use for it other than one incredibly painful grind to get to the highest criminal rank.

In order to get this done a quickly as possible without having to spend 150+ hours grinding an incredibly boring trophy. Please see “Take The Cannoli” for the full guide on how to get this as easy as possible, but to make life easy, DO NOT SHOOT ANY BULLETS!! The glitch to get the top criminal ranking involves you firing no more than 100 bullets. If you go over this amount it will exponentially increase the time it takes to get this trophy. In short you need to get 80 hidden packages before firing any bullets (this is a bit of a challenge but possible to do). Once you have them you will unlock the sea sparrow. The glitch involves using the minigun from this helicopter and you need to have shot less than or eqactly 100 bullets in order to be able to get this trophy. If you do it right you will get the trophy in about 16 hours of grinding.

For the rest of the trophies you can do them as you please. I would suggest you get the paramedic, vigilante etc. missions done first as the bonus you get for doing these will speed up the time it takes to beat the game. Getting all hidden packages as soon as possible will also allow you to get through the game much easier.

Cheats are allowed as they do not prevent you from getting trophies, but any trophies that spawn vehicles will subtract 999 points from your criminal rank, so its best to avoid any cheats until you have the max criminal rank trophy.

Unlock all trophies.

Well earned after a painful grind.

Knock off 15 stores.

There are stores all over the city. Walk into the store with a weapon and aim it at the person working behind the counter. They will hand you over some money and you will get a wanted level. Once this happens the store will be considered knocked off. Do this 15 times to get the trophy.

Complete Vigilante Mission level 12.

Vigilante missions can be triggered by entering any police/military vehicle and pressing  R3 while not on a mission. To save you a lot of trouble, you should do this in the Rhino tank or the Hunter helicopter. Its possible to get up to level 100+ with the hunter and it is also a brilliant source of very easy money.

Attain 100 wanted stars.

This should come naturally unless you are incredibly careful when you play. If you do not get this then do some bad stuff to obtain a wanted level. Do this enough and the trophy will unlock.

Perform 100 headshots.

This should also come naturally. I found the controls to be quite sensitive which make it less simple to get a headshot. The hit box for a headshot is quite generous, so you can still get the headshot even if you do not hit the enemies head. 

You will know you get a headshot when the enemies head blows off and blood squirts up. You will need to use some form of assault rifle or sniper rifle in order to be able to aim at an enemies head.

Perform a 30 second wheelie.

This is very easy to do in the sanchez dirt bike (and quite hard to do in any other bike). Find a long straight piece of road (the airport is a good spot for this) and pull back on the left analog stick. Fether the accelerator to prevent the bike from falling back down. You should be able to get about 20 seconds without hitting the accelerator once, so this is very easy to get done with a bit of practice.

Drop off 25 passengers driving the taxi.

When in a taxi or a cabbie or even the Zebra cab you can trigger the taxi missions by clicking R3. The Zebra cab is the fastest cab and performs the best, but its not a big deal. Keep dropping off passengers until the trophy pops.

Extinguish 10 fires.

When inside a fire engine, press R3 to trigger the fire engine missions. These are fun and very easy. You will get a nice amount of money for doing these at the start of the game, so do it early on to give you a nice headstart. It will also make you fireproof.

Drive around and put out fires, you will build up time for this making it quite difficult to fail.

Deliver 10 pizzas.

These missions are easy but very very boring as it takes quite a while. The description for this trophy is incorrect as it takes far more than 10 pizzas delivered to get this trophy. You need to complete the entire mission to get the trophy which means passing 10 levels. This can take about 40 minutes to complete and is very boring. 

To trigger the mission, grab a pizza boy bike, which can be found at the back of the pizza restaurant. Click R3 to begin the missions where you will have to drive around the city delivering pizzas to idiots who sometimes don't notice that you have thrown the pizza at them. Grind through all of these deliveries until the mission completes and you will get the trophy and your max health will raise to 150 points.

Cause $1,000,000 in property damage.

This should come naturally in getting all of the other trophies, so dont worry about this trophy until the very end if you dont get it naturally. If you want to get this trophy easily , get a tank or hunter helicopter and go around causing as much damage as possible. Blow up cars, buildings, people and pretty much anything that can be destroyed. 

This trophy will unlock once you have destroyed enough property.

You can track the trophy from the stats menu.

Own 10 properties.

There are a lot of different properties that you can buy around the city. Once you have bought 10 the trophy will unlock. You need to get all of the properties in order to get 100% so you should get this one easily.

Destroy 100 road vehicles.

This is very easy to get as it isnt hard to blow up a car. If you are having trouble getting this trophy, get a tank and go on a rampage.

Achieve a six-star wanted level.

This is very easy to get while driving a tank, but should unlock naturally as you play. In order to get a 6 star wanted level you need to do a lot of damage to the police force.

Complete Paramedic Mission level 12.

An ambulance can be found outside any hospital. Press R3 while inside the ambulance while not on a mission to trigger the paramedic missions. 

The paramedic missions are by far the hardest of all the vehicle missions. The ambulance is very prone to tipping over which will cause it to explode. If you get out of the ambulance the mission will fail. You are also not able to repair the ambulance, so you need to drive very carefully so you do not blow the ambulance up. 

It can take an hour to complete this missions and can be the most frustrating thing ever if the ambulance blows up close to the end. Since the time resents every time you start a new round its not possible to drive around super slow and safe. You will need to drive around with some degree of speed. 

Use a Police Bribe to reduce your wanted level.

Police bribes are the little icons that you can pick up that reduce your wanted level by 1 star. These bribes are scattered all over the city and it will be very difficult not to pick up once of these by accident, so ill assume this trophy will come naturally. If not get a wanted star and then pick up a bribe, there are all over the place and very easy to find.

Win the RC Bandit Race.

The RC bandet race is the last race in the RC race set. You will first need to complete the helicopter and plane RC missions which are all quite easy to do. The final RC race can be found on the beach. Use the following video to help you find and complete all of the missions.

Earn a high score of 5 with the Keepie-Uppy beach ball.

You can find a beach ball on the central island near the Diaz mansion. When coming to the island from the first island where the diaz mansion is on the left. There will be a house on the right immediately after coming off the bridge. Go into the drive way and look near the pool and you will see the beach ball. 

Walking into the ball will cause it to shoot up into the air. The ball will create a shadow on the ground where its going to fall. There is no way to move a small bit in this game, tommy has a minimum distance he moves which often means you have to run up and back to the shadow in order to be able to land underneath it. 

Stand under the ball and get 5 in a row to get the trophy. A number will appear on the screen to let you know what number you are on.

Complete all assassination contracts.

Assassination contracts are obtained from the telephones. They will show up on the mini map as white icons with a phone in them. They are all relatively easy. Each mission will start with you getting a call on your cell phone asking you to get to the pay phone in a particular area. Complete all of these missions and the trophy will pop.

Earn the Stuff of Legends media attention rank.
Snipe a seagull.

Seagulls can be found near the oceans. Get a sniper rifle and shoot a sea gull to get the trophy.

Complete 36 Unique Jumps.

Unique jumps are performed by driving your car over a ramp at high speed. There are 36 all over the city and the trophy will pop once you get all 36 of them. The video below will show the location of all the jumps.

Complete the "Riot" mission.

This is the first story related mission you come across and cannot be missed.

Complete the "All Hands on Deck!" mission.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Complete the "Supply & Demand" mission.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Complete the "Trojan Voodoo" mission.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Complete the "Publicity Tour" mission.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Complete the "Hog Tied" mission.

Story related and cannot be missed.

Retrieve every wanted vehicle at Sunshine Auto's Import Garage.

Once you purchase the sunshine auto garage a list will spawn at the rear orf the building. There is a garage door near the spray n' go with a list of car names. Go around and find each of these cars and return them to this garage door. Once you get them all you will complete the property and get the trophy.

Earn the Butcher criminal rating.

See "Take The Cannoli" for more information

Earn the Godfather criminal rating.

This is the hardest and most time consuming trophy in the game. This will be the trophy that makes or breaks your platinum trophy. In order to get the max rank you will need to get 1 million (1,000,000) criminal points. You get points for the following

1 - Killing a person
5 - Blowing up a vehicle
30 - Blowing up a helicopter
5 - For every $5000 you collect up to $200,000
5 - For ever 1% accuracy.

The glitch for this takes advantage of the 1% accuracy bonus. It is possible to get more than 100% which is what we need to do to get the trophy.

The first thing you need to take not of is the bullets fired. Do not shoot any bullets if you can. If you shoot more than 100 bullets it could exponentially increase the time it takes to get the trophy. Start by following the guide to getting 80 hidden packages. This will be a huge help for all other trophies but will also unlock the sea sparrow. Bullets from the sea sparrow minigun count for bullets hit but not bullets fired. This means its possible to shoot 0 bullets but hit 1 million bullets giving you a % accuracy that is over 100%. The counter does not start giving you a % bonus until you have shot more than 100 bullets, so you need to shoot eactly 100 bullets before starting this.

Once you have the sea sparrow go and find a van or some other vehicle that is easy to shoot. Put some tape on the R1 button and leave the helicopter shoot the blown up vehicle. Leave the game alone to shoot overnight. You will eventually get a % accuracy that is around 400,000% which makes no sense, but will get you the trophy. Once you get this trophy you can go back to enjoying the game as this is the only trophy that is hard to  obtain.

if you have gone to far and have shot more than 100 bullets, then its best to start a new game and try this one again from the start. You can grind this trophy other ways but they all take 100s of hours of griding to achieve. This is by far the easiest way to get it if you really want the platinum.

Complete the "Keep Your Friends Close..." mission.

This is story related and cannot be missed

Earn 100% completion.

There isn't t00 much that needs to be done to get 100%, but it will take some time. There is no real challenge in it other than having to spend a lot of time at it. 

Follow our GTA Vice City 100% completion guide for a guide and checklist for everything that you need to do to get the platinum.

Find 50 hidden packages.

See "City Sleuth" for more information.

Find 100 hidden packages.

There are 100 hidden packages hidden all over Vice City. These are little green statues that you can find in areas that are a little out of the way. You will get a reward for every 10 of these you find which will really help you out when going for 100%. You should have already collected 80 of these when performing the godfather glitch and now that you have the sea sparrow you should be able to get the remaining trophies without too much trouble.

For a full guide with video, checklist and map for all hidden packages check out the GTa Vice City 100 Hidden Package Location Guide