Summary: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is one of my favorite DS games. I have played the heck out of it, and it is still fun every time I pick it up. It really is a typical Grand Theft Auto game in size and scope, it never feels watered down or anything because of the hand held format. The ways this game uses the touch screen are very creative and fun, and really add an enjoyable and unique twist to the experience.
Summary: As others have said, it is great little port and takes GTA back to its roots. I hope some of the ideas developed here carry over to the next console GTA, such as Mission Restart, GPS system, auto-align with the road, etc. My only gripe is really a minor one: this game is pretty British (developed by Rockstar Leeds) for a GTA game that is supposed to take place in Liberty City (New York).
Summary: Despite the positive reviews, I was skeptical that the Nintendo DS could handle a free-roaming game like Grand Theft Auto while still having a solid story. Sure, there were older GTA games for previous Nintendo consoles, but they were all pale imitations of the franchise's rebirth in Grand Theft Auto 3. Much to my surprise, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is not only a solid entry in the series, but is arguably one of the best GTA games to date.
Summary: I ordered this game strictly off of other product reviews I read off of Amazon.com because I'm currently deployed to Afghanistan and was looking for a new DS game to keep me occupied in downtime. I wasn't disappointed. The game is big - no huge - for a DS game. You rarely see the same setting twice, and it is not difficult to play at all. I like the touch screen interaction with the game as well, throws a new twist (digging in dumpsters for weapons, etc.
Fun Game, try to borrow from a friend first before buying
Derek Sadler, Amazon
3 June 2010
Summary: This is a very good game and I was quite impressed how much they squeezed on the DS cartrige. Like always, its just easier to make a list of cons and pros. PROS * Makes very well use out of the DS touch screen.--I thought it was real innovative using the DS as a PDA. Liked how you had to steal cars using the touchscreen for hotwiring, screwdrivers, throwing grenades/molotovs, smashing your window to escape when you drive your car into the water, and throwing your money...
GTA Chinatown Wars For the DS - A Great Throwback Game
Mark "Technology, Music and Movies", Amazon
20 December 2009
Summary: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is a throwback to what used to be fun about video games for me. The game is well-designed and the entire world layed out within the game pulls you in. There are plenty of funny double-entendres and the characters are interesting enough to keep you guessing. This is definitely a game I would recommend to those who may be feeling some over-load from all the kid-centric games for the Nintendo DS.
Summary: What I played of this game looked interesting, but not addictive like GTA IV. The graphics are some of the worst I`ve seen, but I can`t blame it since it`s on Nintendo DS. The gameplay is a bit difficult because it has the new view from above (it`s on the other games but almost nobody uses it). The sound is good. The first thing I did in the game was get me a police chase, this was not as entertaining as the other chases on the GTA series.
Merida D. Victor Daniel "See you at the MALL", Amazon
26 September 2009
Summary: The game is very good, the controls are responsibe, every thing looks very very detailed, the camera is not that good, but overall it is not a big issue, this game is very time consumer, after some time you will see yourself making your routs for a better drog dealing, and the missions are very interactive, if you try to look for guns in the trash cans, steeling cars and trying to start them, trowing boxes to you partener when robing a truck, every thing is very cool,...