Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars – Jacks Its Way Onto The App Store!

It’s now safe to say that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has made its debut on all three major portable gaming platforms: DS, PSP, and now the iDevice. Though it’s unexpected, we iDevice gamers are a happy, lucky lot. Hopefully, Rockstar won’t pull an Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery scenario and yank the game from the App Store after too few short hours.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars – $9.99

Piccies and more fun after the gap:

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars appears to be a close port of the DS version. Having on-screen buttons and a digital analog stick, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will feel and handle much differently, control-wise, than on the other gaming platforms. The mini-games that appeared on the DS are all here, and have been implemented to fit the iDevice screen. Other gameplay aspects such as the drug trade (which plays a crucial role in the game), and scratch-off tickets (ex. lotto) have also been included. But, what appears to have been omitted from the iDevice version is WiFi multiplayer.

Few GTA-style sandbox games have been released onto the App Store: Payback, Car Jack Streets, and Gangstar. It seems that Gangstar will no longer need to fill that empty hole in me that belonged to Grand Theft Auto, because the real deal is now out and hopefully will remain on the App Store permanently.

It requires 3.12 firmware as well as a 2nd+ generation iDevice to run.

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