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.
Review: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Sony PSP)
11 February 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.
Excerpt: Traditionally, the Grand Theft Auto franchise has been based on one thing: intense car chases, often involving numerous cop cars. After a few titles that diverged from that path a bit, Grand Theft Auto : Chinatown Wars returns the franchise to that basic formula with nostalgic top-down action. For those who didn’t experience the game on the DS, Grand Theft Auto : Chinatown Wars is a lot like other Grand Theft Auto games but without some of the depth.
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.
Excerpt: Is GTA: Chinatown Wars my favourite handheld game of all time? It's a question that I asked myself many times while playing through Rockstar Leeds' gangster epic for the second time this year. I loved every second of the original DS release, and I ranted and raved about it to anyone who would listen, so I jumped at the chance to return to an improved version of the game for PSP. And guess what: it's every bit as good as it was last time around, if not better.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars in Review – Hail to the king, baby!
22 January 2010
Excerpt: There has been so much said and written about the GTA series that it basically needs no introduction. On the iPhone, the concept has been tried a number of times – from the god awful (imo) Payback and rather solid Car Jack Streets to the downright clone Gangstar . And now, finally, the king has entered the App Store.
Pros: Stunning graphics with excellent performance, Huge open world with bustling life, Lots of minigames and extra-curricular activities, Solid storyline with stylish cutscenes, It’s full-blown GTA at your fingertips
Cons: Autotargeting is bit screwed up, No online achievement sharing