Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Feb 12, 2011
    70
    The iPad has the sweetest graphics with a massive screen.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Nov 23, 2014
    3
    This game takes itself too seriously. Yes, The top down view did bring back nostalgia from the early GTA games but frankly the addition ofThis game takes itself too seriously. Yes, The top down view did bring back nostalgia from the early GTA games but frankly the addition of realism like having to hot wire a car yourself didn't make it fun. GTA is meant to be about being able to do things in a game that you wouldn't do in real life. And why is the third island in Liberty City completely removed? I got bored after the first few missions and stopped playing Full Review »
  2. Dec 23, 2012
    9
    It's true that Rockstar can't make a terrible game. When something they create is less than stellar it's mostly because of controls.It's true that Rockstar can't make a terrible game. When something they create is less than stellar it's mostly because of controls. Unfortunately, Chinatown Wars falls into this one but you can't blame it, especially because of it being played on iPhone/iPad. I love the cartoon textures and the more fun and easy way this GTA has, unlike most others which I find more serious and sometimes bland. Chinatown Wars is a critical addition to the GTA Series and is a steal for the iOS for only a dollar! Full Review »