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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (GTA)

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  GTA on DS? Fail? NO! Amazing!!

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You might be thinking that a Grand Theft Auto game on the Nintendo DS would be horrible and not worth the price. If you think that, then I can only say that you are wrong. If you own a DS, and most people do, and you enjoy mature rated games with blood, violence and women, then THIS is your game!

GTA: Chinatown Wars is an amazing success! The unique art style, the gameplay mechanics, the way the touch screen is utilised - it all comes together like a jigsaw and produces, what I can only describe, as a masterpiece, Quite possible the best game on the DS.

The game itself is a massive achievement for the DS. You don't drive from a 3rd person perspective like you do in the console games. This game returns to the top down view roots from the old Game Boy versions of GTA. Whilst this seems to be a bad thing, it actually isn't and works perfectly on the DS. The city you're driving in is extremely well detailed and of top notch graphical quality. You may also recognise certain landmarks from GTA4 on this version, as you return to the same Liberty City as GTA4, minus the third island. To have one island is a big enough success, but to have TWO is excellent!

As is the case with almost every GTA title, the lock-on shooting system is quite clunky and can often prove to be very frustrating when you're trying to dispatch groups of enemies all at once. Shooting whilst driving is particularly bad, as you often need to be within millimetres of your enemy before your character will lock on to the car and open fire.

There has been a lot of controversy over the drug dealing "mini-game" that appears in Chinatown wars, but drug dealing is actually a very strategic method of making a quick buck in Liberty City. You will often have to hold onto a certain type of drug as you often get emails from dealers who are willing to pay you extremely high prices for a particular type of drug. It all adds up to be a very clever system that you will definitely need to master in order to earn money in Liberty City.

There is also a multiplayer component to Chinatown Wars, but I have not had the chance to try this out and I simply cannot pass judgement without doing so.

In all, this is a VERY good package, and at these exceptionally low prices, an absolute must-buy for any DS owner. If you buy this, you will not regret it. Trust me on that one!

GRAPHICS: 9/10
SOUND: 8/10
GAMEPLAY: 10/10
MULTIPLAYER: N/A
LONGEVITY: 10/10

OVERALL: 10/10

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  omg haha

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its so much fun!!!!!!! its like the old gta games style with all the new add-ons!!!! and u dnt have to rely on missions for money, u can sell drugs at a profit XD i find it more fun than gta4 atm. easy to control, good tutorial for everything that goes on, explains what u have to do. i recommend this game for everyone!!!!!! probly one of the best ds games out there. they have done a great job converting it. takes me back to the glory days of the old gta games on ps1. i wasnt even sure id like it bought it on a hunch and based on reviews, glad i did one of the best games ive played in a while :)

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  a excellent game that the ds deserved to have!!

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This game is absolutely amazing, you may think oh it's on the ds and your not sure about it like I was at first. But the missus bought it for me and I was amazed by how much you can do on it like doing some drug deals to get some cash and make a profit and u can even buy scratchcards from shops over the liberty city to win some cash. There is so much to mention I will be here for days. The graphics are good for the ds and the touch screen works perfectly with your missions. There are tons of mini games and side jobs to do to keep you going. Compared to the ps3 & xbox 360 gta4 which I have played, it may look good but its all about playability not graphics. Thats why this ds version is much better and its a must have for any ds owners! BUY THIS GAME 10/10

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  Two Words.......BUY IT!

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Pre-ordered the game a while ago for the knock down price of £17.99, money very well spent in my opinion! I haven't been able to put the game down since and have lost count of how many times I have had to recharge my DS! The story line is fantastic and will have you running back and forth all over Liberty City. The touch screen options, as previous reviews have described, are wonderful and will surely make this GTA one of the best so far.

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  BUY IT!

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Well there is only one word to describe this game, which is awsome!, Buy it, must be on of the best DS games ever, if you dont buy then you should feel ashamed not to!

10/10

  Top Drawer!

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Never owned a GTA game let alone play one and im glad i picked my little ol ds to try it out..............simply put its awesome, go buy it now!

  I didn't think it was possible!

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This game is completely amazing, it is like original GTA mixed with the new ones. The graphics are really good and so smooth for DS, and the level is huge! It's hard for me to explain how good it actually is, you have all the stuff from the latest next gen GTA such as email and contacts etc, plus a great GPS system makes getting to destinations much better. Graet little things to do like breaking into cars then having to use the touch screen to get the engine running.

It will really blow your expectations over. I thought this game was going to be really good, but not this good! Plus the added bonus of almost half the price compared to any high street store. a MUST buy for ds owning GTA fans.

¦¦¦NOT FOR KIDS¦¦¦

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  I thought DS games couldn't get any better....

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And here is possibly THE best game yet. An absolute stunner that'll have you in awe at how much the makers have managed to pack in to the teeny tiny cartrdge. 3 out of 4 islands of Liberty City from GTA IV are here! Here are some of the highlights of the game.
Touch screen mini games that have been integrated so well, its like they've been there all along.
Side quests are back - Vigilante, rampage, stunt jumps, random people in the street wanting your help, taxi missions (you can whistle in to the microphone when you want one!), ambulance, fire engine and even take away delivery. There are also 100 hidden CCTV cameras to blow up.
Missions galore! They are really fun and most offer a new experience to previous GTA games where you would just drive somewhere, shoot people and drive back. Again the touch screen mini games offer variety from cracking a safe to making molotov cocktails at a gas station.
The drug dealer missions are an integral part of the action but if you don't like it very much (I fail to see why you would) you can avoid it mostly along with all the other side quests.
Very nice comic book style cut scenes (though the GTA humour has always been a bit hit and miss for me and it comes off even worse when its all just in text.)
Everyone (Above the age of 18 that is) needs this game in their collection. And its a great price.

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  wow totally blew my mind

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This has to be the ds's best game ever,
Congrats to rockstar for cramming so much into such a small cartridge.
It will take you hours to complete all the missions , sidemissions, and all the little jollities they have thrown in there for good measure.
If you are over 18 YOU must get this.

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  wow totally blew my mind

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This has to be the ds's best game ever,
Congrats to rockstar for cramming so much into such a small cartridge.
It will take you hours to complete all the missions , sidemissions, and all the little jollities they have thrown in there for good measure.
If you are over 18 YOU must get this.

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