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GTA: Chinatown Wars (Nintendo DS)

Platform : Nintendo DS
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93 customer reviews

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  • Fully immersive GTA experience on the DS
  • Massive map featuring 4 of the 5 boroughs of Liberty City from GTA IV
  • Loads of integrated Touch Screen elements throughout gameplay
  • In-game economy based on a trading system with fluctuating prices
  • Tons of mini-games including rampages, odd jobs and street races
  • GPS map system
  • All new Police evasion system
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

Platform: Nintendo DS
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  • ASIN: B001GG7DRK
  • Item Weight: 23 g
  • Release Date: 20 Mar. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,264 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Nintendo DS

Product Description

GRAND THEFT AUTO CHINA TOWN WARS

Manufacturer's Description

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars gives Huang Lee a simple mission following his father’s murder: 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 honour, riches and revenge in the most dangerous and morally bankrupt city in the world.
Chasing Cars: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars puts you in the seat for fast and frantic chases and escapes
Fight Fire With Fire: There are places to run, but nowhere to hide
No Punches Pulled: The first mature rated game for the Nintendo DS
Make Your Mark: Tattoo your Triads and much more with the host of features and mini-games made for DS.

The idea of a Grand Theft Auto game on the Nintendo DS was a mixed marriage to some given the console’s perceived core base of puzzle and children’s games. In the midst of this “casual gaming” revolution of which the DS is certainly a symbol, Chinatown Wars is one of the most interesting and controversial releases on the platform to date.

An 18 rated game produced as only Rockstar know how, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars brings a fresh take on the open world series in a bold animated style with all the crashing, chasing and mayhem that GTA and action fans have come to know and love. If you want to be a gangster on the go, then look no further.

Key Features
  • A whole new world: Explore four whole boroughs of Liberty City.
  • Multiple missions: Dominate the city with a host of missions, mini-games and hidden collectables. Make guns, crack safes, hijack cars and much more.
  • Made to be mature: A big and bad world on a small system, GTA exposes a gangland world without sparing the details.
  • Online Action: Track your career and cruise through leaderboards online.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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96 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Pendleton Girl on 26 Mar. 2009
Platform for Display: Nintendo DS
I am probably not the typical player of this type of game, I am a 40 something female who normally plays stuff like Professor Layton, Scrabble, My Health Coach and My Spanish Coach...so why Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars?

It may be explained by the fact that I caught the GTA San Andreas bug when I owned a Playstation 2, when I sold the console on because it simply stopped getting played due to lack of time, I also sold San Andreas, with genuine regret because I had spent a lot of time playing it and really enjoyed it (as far as I got). The DS was the perfect solution to me, because of its size and transportation advantages - being able to take it away in my camper van (with charger), at home whilst the other half is on the computer or watching TV and even to work to play in my lunch break if I wish - meant that I had more time to enjoy playing games.

When I saw that Rockstar were bringing out a GTA game for the DS I thought "Yippee!" as although I love my more conventional well-behaved games, it is always fun to have a walk on the wild side!

To me, as an adult who has never been in trouble with the law, this game is simply a great exercise in escapism - a bit like watching the early Die Hard Films. The other day I got up, had breakfast, fed the cat, stole three cars for Uncle Kenny and bought some coke which I then sold on for an enormous profit. After going shopping and having lunch I recruited some triad gang members, pinched a taxi and picked up some fares for fun. Then it was time to get the dinner on. GTA Chinatown Wars is fun and a bit of a laugh, and not to be taken seriously under any circumstances.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steph on 3 Jun. 2011
Platform for Display: Nintendo DS
Grand Theft Auto is one of my all time favourite games so I was thrilled when Chinatown Wars was released on the Nintendo DS. The DS version is shot from a birdseye view, and is a nostalgic throwback to the original GTA released on the first Playstation. Although in most recent years GTA has been adapted to visually high graphics on Playstation 2 and 3, the format translates incredibly well to the DS platform and makes for fantastic gameplay.

What makes GTA so addictive and enjoyable is that it is pretty much an open ended game. Along with the main missions, there are a wide range of side missions, such as warehouse raids, hijacking vans (many of which contain drugs and weapons), police car and ambulance missions, earning fares as a taxi driver, street races, rampages and missions involving helping random pedestrians on the street. Aside from completing the main missions, my favourite aspect of the game is the drug trading, where you will receive emails on the touch screen when traders are selling drugs cheaply or wanting to buy them for high amounts. In this game, trading drugs is the best way to earn lots of money, of which you can buy weapons from the ammunition store and buy safe houses all over the city. Owning lots of safe houses is ideal as you can flee to any one of them to get the police off your tail.

The use of the DS touch screen works really well in this game, for example when stealing a parked car you have to either hot-wire or input a security code into the vehicle using the stylus. You can also go to a tattoo parlour and give and receive tattoos using the stylus as well as going into a shop to buy scratch cards and using the stylus to scratch the cards.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By D. Wilkinson on 22 Mar. 2009
Platform for Display: Nintendo DS
You are Huang Lee, you have just been "Welcomed To America" in no uncertain terms, and you have work to do!

As with GTA games on other platforms, you can take and drive an assortment of vehicles as you go about your "business": chasing down opposing gang members, hunting for weapons, trying to make/take money, seeking vengeance and running from the police.

The DS controls for this game can take a bit of getting used to, for which you do get some help by a default option that aims to keep your vehicle on the road. The soundtrack inevitably lacks some of its big brothers' sophistication but the music is suitably atmospheric, backed up with suitably pithy comments from people you hit! The main characters do not "speak" though: as is common on the DS, dialogue takes the form of rolling comic book-style captions below drawings of the characters, which can get a little slow/annoying if you have to attempt a mission several times in a row.

The 3-D graphics are detailed and well executed within the limits available - especially the DS' screen size. The in-game GPS is easy to use and gives a handy means of locating important places and routes to follow - even updating in real time if you miss your turning (which, believe me, you often will). Just do keep your eyes on the road as well!

If you have enjoyed GTA games on other platforms and are looking for one you can carry around with you on your DS, this will not disappoint.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kirsty_19 on 15 April 2010
Platform for Display: Nintendo DS
I thought this game was really fun to play and was just like the good old school grand theft auto. There were lots of tasks to do and this game took me ages to complete so it wasn't just over in 1 sitting. The only downside to this game is it became a little bit repetative. However overall its a game i would reccommend.
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