Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 12, 2011
    90
    While Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for iPhone offers a similar experience to its console counterpart, it won't be the 3D graphic-intensive one you were probably hoping for. That said, the game combines the use of brilliant on-screen controls, immersive objects and environments, comic-like visuals, and supreme attention to detail throughout to bring the first version of the GTA franchise to iPhone.
  2. Mar 20, 2011
    90
    As a £5.99 iPhone title though, GTA Chinatown Wars is one hell of an accomplishment, and Rockstar should be showered with drugs and hookers for bringing it to the App Store so successfully.
  3. Feb 12, 2011
    90
    The controls are unavoidably compromised but this is a whole GTA for 5.99 quid and essential if you haven't been to Chinatown yet. [Apr 2010, p.85]
  4. Feb 12, 2011
    90
    While I did have a few problems with the control set-ups (the virtual buttons are too small yet still crowd the screen) and menu arrangements, the narrative, mission variety, and production values easily overwhelm those shortcomings. This is 2010's first must-have iPhone game.
  5. Mar 9, 2011
    90
    At the end of a hard day at work or between meetings or whatever... Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is the perfect game to unwind because it has been successfully ported to the iPhone/iPod Touch so well.
  6. Feb 12, 2011
    80
    The PSP version of Chinatown Wars is still superior, due to the less clumsy controls and included soundtrack. However, if an iPhone is all you have, this definitely doesn't feel like a second rate effort.
  7. Feb 12, 2011
    90
    The lack of a useful targeting system and assorted minor flaws keep Chinatown Wars from perfection, yet not from wowing with its awesome gameplay.
  8. Feb 12, 2011
    100
    It's one of the most complete iPhone games to date, and its mature storyline is not to be missed. Even if you've played Chinatown Wars on another handheld device, buy it again: it's Liberty City in your pocket.
  9. Mar 11, 2011
    90
    A fantastic port of an already exceptional game. With Independence FM making it unique and a price tag that is less than a third of its hand-held rivals, there is no reason not to get downloading this app which is sure to keep you entertained far beyond your journeys to and from work.
  10. Feb 12, 2011
    100
    The sheer amount of content, the amazing graphics, and gameplay that will keep you coming back for more whether you choose to follow the story or rampage through Liberty City on your own is absolutely amazing.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 10, 2014
    9
    The game is excellent, combining 3D graphics and the 2D graphics gives a new style, the story is a little weak but the missions areThe game is excellent, combining 3D graphics and the 2D graphics gives a new style, the story is a little weak but the missions are impressive. Very enterteining. Full Review »
  2. Dec 3, 2013
    6
    I am big GTA fan,I liked GTA CW very much but this game is kinda make me sad because they removed Alderney city from the game.Also,there areI am big GTA fan,I liked GTA CW very much but this game is kinda make me sad because they removed Alderney city from the game.Also,there are some mission from PSP is not exist on iOS version.The storyline of this GTA is good,gameplay is good too.

    It is still a very good game to play.
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  3. Apr 16, 2013
    9
    Great Game Best on IOS the game might be top down but there is just so much to do buy it and it's not a bad price I've put in at least aGreat Game Best on IOS the game might be top down but there is just so much to do buy it and it's not a bad price I've put in at least a hundred hours and you can even buy and deal drugs, assasinate and even plant bugs on cars with a huge city and a lot of things hidden in the city one of the best mobile games ever Full Review »