User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 3 out of 15

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  1. 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. 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 sometimesIt'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! Expand
  2. 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 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 firstThis 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 Expand
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 9, 2011
    90
    This is a must have game for the iPad to not only showcase the power of this device but prove that it can actually host in-depth and entertaining games.
  2. Feb 12, 2011
    90
    While you won't get any new content for upgrading to the HD version, it's so pretty I can't see why you wouldn't.
  3. Feb 12, 2011
    100
    No matter which version is "best," Chinatown Wars is still a fun game on whatever you're playing it on; a game that scratches the itch for GTA's particular blend of action, done up in a nifty hybrid of the old 2D editions and the well-familiar 3D sequels.