Gangstar: Miami Vindication
Name: Gangstar: Miami Vindication
Developer(s): Gameloft
Publisher(s): Gameloft
Release date: 2010
Genre: Action-adventure (third-person graphical perspective (primarily))
Protagonist: Johnny Gainesville
Series: Gangstar
Preceded by: Gangstar: West Coast Hustle
Followed by: Gangstar Rio: City of Saints


Two-dimensional (2D) version

Three-dimensional (3D) version


Two-dimensional (2D) version

Three-dimensional (3D) version

Publisher's summary

"Johnny Gainesville, a redneck drug lieutenant and crooked prison guard from the Florida Panhandle in Starke, must rescue his little brother – Joey Gainesville, age 15 – from a street gang of sadistic kidnappers. The kidnappers have taken Joey because of the way Johnny has treated their gang members at the Raiford State Prison. Johnny’s criminal bosses say they will help him get Joey back, but only if he does a series of jobs for them along the way. Will the Miami battles to rescue Joey allow Johnny to take over enough territory to declare himself the King of Miami? It's up to you, but get ready for unexpected developments as you connect with relatives and help out other gangs."


Johnny Gainesville has been searching for his brother for months and still has no clue where he is. Clive Klick, Johnny's boss, says that he should go to Miami to find his brother. Also, Clive told Johnny that he had an associate, Roscoe, who would be able to help him. First, Johnny would have to meet Roscoe's subordinate Betty, who would bring him to Roscoe. As Johnny heads for Miami as Clive told him, he drives in the countryside trying to find a nearby gas station where he meets Albert, a car lover and garage worker who thinks that old rusty D340 trucks are beautiful. Just right when Johnny walks inside, a car (driven by gangsters) pulls up nearby and throws a grenade at Johnny's car, which then explodes. Johnny steals Alberts car (and escapes) and rushes to Betty.

Johnny later meets Roscoe, who claims Victor Vega, a Hispanic drug cartel boss, is most likley the one behind Joey's kidnapping, but later, Johnny realizes he was on a false lead. Johnny then works for Miami's most powerful gang leader, Herman Kaye, in return for some information on his brother. Kaye claims another gang leader, Monique Jones, is behind the kidnapping. Johnny and Betty investigate further and find Reginald, who tells Johnny where his brother is after hearing about it. Johnny and Betty find Joey and find clues about his kidnappers. L.C. from Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. and Gangstar: West Coast Hustle arrives after receiving a phone call from Johnny and helps the three escape. They have successfully rescued Joey but now Johnny and his small gang face the most powerful gangs in Miami.

Later, Johnny finds out that Clive Klick was behind Joey's kidnapping. Klick sent Johnny to Miami to make Johnny get rid of all the powerful mob bosses so that Clive could take control of Miami and kill Johnny when he is no longer needed. Johnny and L.C. find out where Clive is hiding and chase him to the airport, where Johnny kills his former boss.

After all these events, Johnny settles down in Miami and plans to marry Betty. L.C. goes back to Los Angeles to go back to his business. Joey also leaves for L.A., where he will attend boarding school. Johnny and Betty finally leave their criminal past behind.


  • This is the first game in the Gangstar series to be released in the 2010s.
  • In 2012, a spin-off of this game's 3D version, titled Urban Crime, was released.

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