Excerpt: Reviewing a game like Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on the iPad is a tricky proposition. Do you review it comparing its relative qualities and charms to other games on the iPad? In which case, Chinatown wars is head and shoulders above almost everything on Apple’s luxury touch-screen device. Or do you take into account the fact that it’s a port of a port of a genuine bona-fide hardcore gamer’s game, and thus critique it accordingly?
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.
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.
Review: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Sony PSP)
3 March 2010
Summary: For those who have enjoyed past GTA efforts, you will enjoy this. For those of you who have a bunch of PSP friends, or would like to make some via the Rockstar Social Club, you’ll like this even more.
GTA: Chinatown Wars is great value for money and without doubt one of the best games available for the iPhone.
Good Gear Guide.au
2 March 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