Excerpt: Ironic that just when I'm wondering why I still own a PlayStation Portable, along comes a game that will likely be on rotation in my system well into next year. The greater irony is that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars sports graphics more appropriate to the Nintendo DS than the PSP.
Conclusion: An absolute must-own in every sense of the word, Chinatown Wars is a game with the single most important factor in any portable offering: every time you pick it up, there's always something to do. And after that, there's another 20 more.
Summary: Half a year ago I played through Rockstar Games' very first Nintendo DS title, the . At the time I was floored by how well Nintendo's handheld could reproduce the sandbox experience. I ended up giving it a high score, complementing its pacing and even compared it to the Real Ghostbusters cartoon.
Summary: One of the year's best Nintendo DS games has turned into one of the year's best PSP games. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars shines bright on Sony's handheld, bringing everything that made the original so much fun with it.
Conclusion: Once again, GTA proves that it is not affected by small stature - Chinatown Wars is the definitive handheld GTA experience that is further enhanced by the PSP's vastly superior presentation.
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.
Excerpt: 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.