Excerpt: After delivering the goods on the Nintendo DS earlier this year, Rockstar and developer Rockstar Leeds did not wait long to bring the amazing Chinatown Wars to the PSP, a console where the GTA franchise is no stranger to success with past titles such as Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories.
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has seen a variety of releases over the last year and a half; first on the NDS, then the PSP with added multiplayer and then on the iPhone. Now Rockstar has brought a new version to the iPad on the App Store. The iPad version holds many similarities to the iPhone version, but with higher resolution graphics and a few other additions. It is priced identically to the iPhone version, $9.99.
GTA: Chinatown Wars is great value for money and without doubt one of the best games available for the iPhone.
Good Gear Guide.au
27 February 2010
Summary: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is the best game available for the iPhone. It has excellent graphics for a handheld game, a great soundtrack and its controls are surprisingly intuitive. A must-have for iPhone owners.
Pros: Great graphics, cartoon-style visuals and cut scenes, large map, connectivity, replay value, good value at this price, custom iTunes music playlists
Cons: Driving controls aren't the best, doesn't use the iPhone's accelerometer
Excerpt: Let's be honest with each other - the first Grand Theft Auto was a terrible, terrible game. Even on the PS1, the presentation was terrible, the controls were inoperable and the mayhem one could commit - killing police officers, crashing cars and killing hookers - was the game's only real draw and memorable quality.
Conclusion: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars isn’t your average iPhone game. The extensive storyline, solid and versatile gameplay, and witty nature make this version of Chinatown Wars a good rival to its DS and PSP predecessors. If you’ve been in the market for a game that provides an almost parallel experience to games you’ve played on your console, this iPhone game might just be what you’re looking for.