5/5 (PERFECT SCORE) - GAMEPRO, EDITORS' CHOICE
"A FANTASTIC ADDITION TO ROCKSTAR'S LEGACY...
...maintains the incredible innovations in both technology and player accessibility that the title's previous installments have supplied... From drug distribution, insurance racketeering to old fashioned car-jacking and street races, everything you know and love about the Grand Theft Auto series is here with some fantastic new contributions and handheld-specific alterations... This is Grand Theft Auto the way you love it: all of the innovation, charm and thrills from its past installations neatly tied together in a creative package worthy of any DS owner."
10/10 (PERFECT SCORE) - EUROGAMER
"This is GTA on a smaller screen, but by no means a smaller scale... massive, diverse playgrounds, teeming with cars, pedestrians, the series' trademark missions and side-games, wonderfully rendered in surprising detail by an engine that ranks among the best on the platform.
...CHINATOWN WARS IS A TRIUMPH,
not just in terms of bringing a difficult game to a new platform intact, but because it actually improves it in the process, and demonstrates a mastery of DS form and function... Overall this is GTA as it first was, with the inherited wisdom of GTA as it's been since, finished off with all sorts of things that would happily belong in a GTA of the future."
9.5 - IGN, EDITORS' CHOICE
"A spectacular DS-exclusive experience that expands on what already makes the GTA series so damn good... one of the deepest and extremely fulfilling chapters in the Grand Theft Auto saga... it's a tremendous game, both in scale and in fun...
CHINATOWN WARS IS EASILY ONE OF THE BEST
NINTENDO DS GAMES ON THE PLATFORM."
A - UGO
"...easily one of the best games on the DS... It's hard to deny the depth and scope that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has achieved. The massive single-player game, impressive 3D graphics, strong multiplayer features, amusing minigames and intriguing story make it
ONE OF THE BEST DS GAMES WE'VE EVER PLAYED."
(highest rating ever for a third-party game in the magazine's history)
OFFICIAL NINTENDO MAGAZINE
"The DS can now boast a GTA title that's every bit as compelling, impressive and fun to play as its home console cousin. If not more so... You still get the very real sense of being in a living, breathing Liberty City...
THE BEST GAME ON DS SO FAR?
IT'S CERTAINLY A CONTENDER...
The scale and diversty of Liberty City is as impressive as in any other game in the series... a technical marvel."
Look for the Game Feature Clips Series to continue post-release, highlighting more special and unique gameplay features of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars that you may not know about. For today's game launch, we are proud to present Clip #4 which features the triumphant return of GTA fan favorite gameplay mode: Rampage.
After you've got your copy of Chinatown Wars, track detailed game stats you can compare with your friends and don't miss exclusive unlockable content only available at the new Chinatown Wars area of Rockstar Games Social Club.
Find the two missing Guardian Lion statues in the game to gain access to secret mission content exclusively via Rockstar Games Social Club.
Rumor has it some very valuable Chinese artifacts arrived and promptly disappeared in our fair city. On their way to the museum, a pair of priceless statues called The Lions of Fo that once guarded a recently unearthed ancient Shaolin temple were stolen. The now missing statues are worth a substantial fortune on the black market. The perpetrators of the heist have hidden them in Liberty City while they attempt to offload them. Once you have completed the main story missions, your quest for the two lost Guardian Lions will begin. Social Club will provide members with hints as to where to locate them, and, once found, will present a special key to unlock new secret story missions.
More To Come:
These features are just the beginning for the Chinatown Wars section. Look for added activities that allow you to earn extra in-game cash as well as other special in-game unlockables. Stay tuned for more announcements.
For more info on all the above, including how to sync your stats and link your friends, visit www.rockstargames.com/socialclub/chinatownwars
If you haven't registered a Rockstar Games Social Club account, it's quick and painless - click here to do so.