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GF Rating
7.5

1803 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Simply amazing!

posted by catlovr (SEEKONK, MA) Jun 6, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is the first time that I've played a GTA game. My son has played
them all and has raved about them. This particular game for the DS,
is very well done! I was skeptical at first, but I can't put it down!
Love it! Rent it and see for yourself.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

BLAST TO THE PAST

posted by jdino18 (FRANKLIN, MA) Jul 26, 2009

Member since Dec 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

gta chinatown wars was amazing. the game is about a man named huang who lives in china but when he hears the news about his father being dead he heads to liberty city when he gets there his fathers important sword which huang was careing gets stolen and threw out the game ur trying to avenge ur fathers death and retrive the sword .the game is very similar to the older gta games in a birds eye view at a slight angle .the game is extriemly fun tho because the missions that u do for cheracters are mixed up and are never dull or boring but sometimes missons can get annoying if u cant complete them but for the most part they are easy .in the game u will me lots of interesting charecters and get to do missions for them most of the all of these charecters are in always fighting against eachother so in the game u are basically a double ageant . the controls in the game are very easy to pick up and are fun to use . as far as the wepons and cars the wepons are great with a wide veriety of selections and cars are easy to drive and fun to use .as for use of the touch screen they did a good job the game tries to use it as much as it can like in miny games and stufff i.after u play the game u can remain in liberty city and just chill or continue to deal drugs and do missions for random pplz or just reak havioc over all the games great and if u r a gta fan its a must have

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The best thing to happen to GTA since Vice City

posted by Cavalier41 (CORONA, CA) Apr 16, 2009

Member since Sep 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Call me old school, but the GTA series peaked for me, at Vice City. San Andreas was too cluttered with things to do. GTA 4 was an impressive bit of game making, but I found myself growing tired of the formula. This is where Chinatown Wars triumphs. Sure, it is GTA, which means plenty of driving, killing, and police chases, but the game itself is simple. Which is what makes it work for the DS. The camera view is overhead, like classic GTA, and the controls are tight. The bottom line: This game is fun.

The weakest part of the game is the story. It is told through comic book style panels, which itself is good, but the dialogue can be lacking or downright cheesy.

The games controls are very tight and responsive. Most of it is done via the face & shoulder buttons. The stylus is used sparingly; mostly for mini games, browsing your PDA, or throwing grenades and molotov cocktails. One more difference that should be noted is the wanted system. In other games you had to find payoffs, in GTA 4 it was escape the search radius, Chinatown wars moves away from this. Now you must destroy cop cars to shake the cops. I think this works in the games favor with minimal view for the mini map, and extremely detailed and populated city, but hey, I like destruction.

All in all this game is an amazing technical accomplishment on the DS, and extremely fun to play.

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