Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (iPad)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.0
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Critic Reviews

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1UP (Sep 14, 2010)
Another thing (that's not exactly the fault of the game) is that you have to own the $500+ iPad to play it. Granted, it's no big deal if you already own one -- that's why you're reading this, right? -- but if you don't, this is not a killer-app type of game. That's the main point: 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.
148apps (Sep 17, 2010)
There isn't much to say about GTA: Chinatown Wars that hasn't already been said. The upgrades in the HD version of this great game include lighting affects, an updated control scheme, improved graphics, and the same amazing game that Rockstar games released for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
87 (Sep 30, 2010)
Man muss den Weg bewundern, den Chinatown Wars mittlerweile zurückgelegt hat: Vom DS auf das iPad ist eine sehr ungewöhnliche Karriere. Aber hoffentlich eine nützliche, denn spielerisch bleibt die Handheld-Action auch anderthalb Jahre nach ihrer Erstveröffentlichung eines der interessantesten und ungewöhnlichsten GTA-Erlebnisse: Die Rückkehr zur »alten« Perspektive ermöglicht ein frisches Spielgefühl, die Comic-Inszenierung ist wunderbar anders, der Drogenhandel als Bonus ist unverändert fesselnd. Außerdem sieht das Ganze auf dem iPad besser denn je aus, auch wenn dieser ästhetische Gewinn mit etwas ruckeliger Grafik erkauft wird. Schade ist allerdings, dass sich die iPad-Version nur grafisch, aber nicht spielerisch von ihrem iPod-Bruder abhebt. Für das insgesamt bessere Chinatown Wars-Erlebnis gibt’s trotzdem einen kleinen Wertungsaufschwung.