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9.3 out of 10

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

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Overall 9
9.0

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

ztgd.com
23 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Crime in the palm of your hand. The GTA series has always pushed the limit […]
  • Pros: + Large world, + Slick graphical style, + Good length of gametime, + GTA on the DS
  • Cons: Atrocious dialog, Lackluster lockon aiming
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Overall 9
9.0

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars iPhone Review

AtomicGamer
25 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Rockstar Games' palm-sized Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars was one of last year's best portable games. Scratch that. It was the best portable game of 2009—sorry, Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks . Whether you love or hate aggregate review score sites such as Metacritic.com, it's hard to argue with the numbers; GTA:CW pulled together scores of 93% and 90% for the DS and PSP, respectively.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
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Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
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Sound 9
9.0

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Game Freaks 365
5 December 2009
  • Excerpt: What would happen if you put Grand Theft Auto on a modern portable game system? Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS, of course. Then, you port the game to the PSP and you get the same light-hearted take on serious criminal activities in an improved graphical package with only minor hiccups in translation. Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars holds its own well among the other Grand Theft Auto games, including those on the home consoles.
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Overall 9
9.1

GTA: Chinatown Wars PSP Review

AtomicGamer
28 October 2009
  • Excerpt: When Rockstar Games announced they were going to be bringing a new Grand Theft Auto to the Nintendo DS, many were expecting something similar to what we got with the GBA port from years back. That is, they expected 2D top-down graphics and a pretty neutered experience, with possibly a little bit of extra touchscreen functionality and some extra info on the second screen.
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Overall 9
9.2

Can Rockstar's Juggernaut Franchise Turn Heads on Handhelds?

Game Informer
21 October 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Rockstar has crammed an entire GTA experience onto the DS cart. Gunplay and storytelling come up short, but new gameplay avenues keep you glued to this crime caper Graphics: Liberty City hasn't lost any of its life. Stylish still-frame cutscenes effectively convey the story Sound: The ambient sounds of the city establish the setting well.
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Overall 9
9.0

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Game Informer
6 August 2009
  • Summary: Dealing drugs is dangerous business, even in the cesspool of Liberty City. The risks may be amped, but so is the payoff. Play your cards right and you can generate thousands of dollars in a matter of minutes. In Chinatown Wars, the drug trade is a central new tenet of the GTA experience. Your pay for plugging rival gang members is paltry, so you need to find other ways to keep your SMG supplied with bullets.
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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Review

VideoGamer.com
24 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Say what you will about the Grand Theft Auto games, they don't half push hardware. We saw it for years on the PS2, more recently on “next-gen” consoles, and now, perhaps most impressively of all, we're seeing it on the Nintendo DS. Chinatown Wars, the handheld re-imagination of the most famous sandbox of them all, is a technical marvel. Every five minutes or so something will happen that makes a mockery of what you thought the DS was capable of.
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Overall 9
9.4
Graphics 10
9.6
Sound 9
9.4
Control 9
9.2
Addiction 10
9.6

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Review

Cheat Code Central
18 July 2009
Overall 8
8.0

GTA comes to the Nintendo DS, but it's NOT FOR KIDS.

Common Sense Media
11 July 2009
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this is a 'M"-rated Grand Theft Auto game. It might look cartoon-like and it's available on a platform embraced by young children, but this game is NOT FOR KIDS. The game is about organized crime, which includes gang violence, assassinations, selling drugs, and prostitution. Players can kill the police or pedestrians and have sex with prostitutes.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
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Storyline 6
6.0
Replay value 9
9.0

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Video Game talk
30 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Let's face the facts: bringing Rock Star's legendary Grand Theft Auto series -- a legacy of quality games plagued with scorn for its controversial content -- to Nintendo's family-friendly Nintendo DS handheld system is, well, an odd decision. Carrying over similar gameplay and graphical prowess to the PSP for its line of Liberty City / Vice City offshoots makes much more logical sense, largely because of the Sony handheld's demographic of teen-to-twenty-something males.
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