When the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 was released, it was evident that it was a far more capable gaming device than its predecessor due to the nearly 200 games that can run on the Fire TV Stick 2 that can’t run on the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick. However, there are still around 300 games that are available to the Fire TV boxes which the Fire TV Stick 2 can’t play. That list of unavailable games for the Fire TV Stick 2 initially included all of the Grand Theft Auto games, but now GTA III and GTA: Vice City have been made compatible with the Fire TV Stick 2.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is one of the more processor heavy games in the Fire TV appstore, so it’s impressive the Fire TV Stick 2 is able to run the game. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is unfortunately still not compatible with the Fire TV Stick 2. Looking at the PC system requirements for San Andreas versus Vice City shows that Vice City’s recommended system requirements are approximately the same as San Andreas’s minimum system requirements, so the Fire TV Stick 2’s gaming capabilities appear to fall somewhere between the two games.
Oddly, GTA: Chinatown Wars and GTA: Liberty City Stories are not compatible with the Fire TV Stick 2 yet, even though those games were originally released on mobile gaming systems. They are newer games than Vice City, so perhaps they require more processing power, despite seeming like simpler games. It’s also possible we’ll see them added to the Fire TV Stick 2’s lineup in the future if Rockstar just hasn’t gotten around to fully testing them on the new hardware yet.