With a host of new features which will leave console gamers green with envy, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is a GTA game which really is at the cutting edge of the series. With superb reviews - being described by gamespot as 'one of the best GTA games ever' - this is a great addition to your DS collection. So if you're interested check out this deal being offered by Simplygames. They are offering Chinatown Wars for just £9.79 which gives you a nice saving on the next best price of £11.99 offered by CD WOW.
When first playing GTA: CW it is difficult not to view it like some retro remake of the classic 2D Grand Theft Auto. However this is misleading, and far from taking a step back, Chinatown wars is actually streets ahead of its console counterparts. Of course this does not apply to graphics, but in terms of gameplay it is highly innovative.
Some nice new touches include a variety of sub – games such as having to manually hot wire parked cars, make your own Molotov cocktails at petrol stations, tattoo gang members, find jettisoned drugs and search dumpsters for weapons etc. Chinatown Wars also lets you bypass those annoying drives to repeat a previously failed mission. Now you can get straight back into the action without having to waste time. Also, unlike GTA IV, there are an impressive number of missions which depart from the main storyline. These vary from races, police car/ambulance/noodle van missions, to stealing supply trucks and getting to keep their contents. You can also get rid of a wanted level by busting up police cars!
The game has few drawbacks, but one problem with is that occasionally the controls can be difficult. Having to switch between weapons can be a bit of pain when you’re in the heat of the action, and also the bird’s eye view camera angles can sometimes obscure your vision. However these problems do not impact too significantly on a game which is easily one of the best GTA editions out there, and almost definitely one of the best games on the DS. So for under £10 that’s a great bargain!