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  • Summary: The most critically-acclaimed handheld title of this generation is now available for the iPhoneTM and iPod®touch:

    **Custom iTunes Playlists**

    Choose from five radio stations with 100+ minutes of in-game music, or simply listen to your own music library in-game by using iTunes to
    create a playlist called "GTA" and syncing your iPhoneTM / iPod® touch. To listen to your custom playlist, simply launch Chinatown Wars and select the Independence FM radio station.

    **Dual Control Schemes Optimized for iPhoneTM and iPod®touch**

    Intuitive touch screen interface with two custom control settings to suit your preference, allowing you to drive with a virtual analog stick, or a more streamlined two-button option for fast in-game maneuvering.

    **Bigger, Bolder Visuals**

    Enhanced graphics, lighting and explosion effects maximize the 480 X 320 high-resolution touch screen

    Left For Dead in the Worst Place in America
    Following his father's murder, Huang Lee has a simple mission: deliver an ancient sword to his Uncle Kenny to ensure his family retains control of the Triad gangs of Liberty City. Huang is a spoiled rich kid who expects everything to run smoothly, but his trip does not go exactly as planned. After being robbed and left to die, he will search for honor, riches and revenge in the most dangerous and morally bankrupt city in the world.

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has been specifically redesigned by Rockstar Leeds, the world's premiere handheld studio, to deliver even more critically acclaimed, innovative GTA gaming for the iPhoneTM and iPod® touch.

    *Compatible with iPhoneTM and iPod® touch Firmware 3.12 and above*
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. 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 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 Expand
  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 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. Nov 1, 2012
    0
    like what Heavy would say in Team Fortress 2, "Oh, this is bad!" Do not but this game or you will regret it for the rest of your entire life. Outdated 2D graphics FTW! Expand

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