|For the myth in GTA SA, see Sharks (GTA SA).|
|For the myth in GTA IV, see Sharks (GTA IV).|
|For the myth in GTA V, see Sharks (GTA V).|
Sharks are aquatic species featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, subject to many myths in the game.
Sharks are proven to appear in GTA Vice City. Modeled after Bull Sharks, these sea creatures are known to spawn all around the city, albeit not as frequently as other sea animals. Sharks in GTA Vice City do not take damage when shot at, and they cannot be interacted with. Sharks do not have any movement animation while swimming. Due to their gray color, they can be easily mistaken for dolphins. As noted before, sharks are very rare, and the best way to spot one is to get a high vantage point overlooking the water and scanning the surface of the ocean with a sniper rifle. They appear in the game file shark.txd with the filename sharky.
Sharks are mentioned in the GTA Vice City Manual:
|“||Shark attacks off Vice City happen a few times a year and there are more sharks out there than you would like to think - Best advice: Stay out of the water!||”|
This possibly hints that sharks were used as an excuse for the player's inability to swim in GTA Vice City or a reference to the Megalodon Shark, which is also a highly debated myth in GTA Vice City.