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GTA: Chinatown Wars $9.99

GTA: Chinatown Wars

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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.

Rockstar Games is known for it’s huge franchise games, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne, Midnight Club…but they’re biggest franchise would undoubtably be Grand Theft Auto. Known in every household in America, GTA has provided entertainment for gamers all over the globe, and plenty of controversy for concerned parents. But the series has continued to survive, because…to be honest…who doesn’t like to be a bad guy every now and then.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, brings that same Grand Theft Auto experience that you have grown to love, in a mobile iOS environment. And let me say, Rockstar really put their work into this one. With the ability to import your own iTunes playlist to the in-game radio stations, dual optimized control schemes, enhanced visuals, and an amazing storyline, you can bring all the gun-slinging chaos with you, right in your pocket. There is also an iPad HD version of this game in the app store (click here), for enjoyment on a larger screen.

Obviously, there are some changes, and this game has received a fair amount of complaints on some certain aspects. The biggest two issues, from my understanding, are the lack of retina support, and the POV that the game provides. The graphics in this installment of GTA are perfectly passable, in my opinion, but if you are a graphics junky this is not the game for you. Also, the “skycam” POV is most certainly different from the Grand Theft Auto that many users have played in the past, but I believe (quite strongly actually) that this is the best layout considering the device that this is played on. This “skycam” compliments that mobile interface the best, and gives you the most control across the board.

I would most certainly recommend this app…and even if you don’t take my word for it, I will leave two links behind for the two lite versions of the game, one for the iPhone and one for the iPad.

iPhone Lite Version (click here)

iPad Lite Version (click here)

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