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TouchArcade reports that Rockstar games has released Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the iPhone and iPod Touch this evening.
Chinatown Wars for the iPhone seems to lie somewhere in between the DS and PSP versions in regards to graphical quality, but as far as pure GTA gameplay, everything so far seems intact. (Complete with an awful lot of swearing.)
Grand Theft Auto is an incredibly popular gaming franchise that was originally released for PCs and has since been brought to console platforms including handheld devices such as the DS and PSP. The iPhone version represents the first iPhone game coming from Rockstar games.

TouchArcade has first impressions as well as this gameplay video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmcT8bh99HQ

Article Link: 'Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars' Released for iPhone and iPod Touch
 

JoeKozy

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So much for all the 'iPhone has better graphics capabilities than the PSP' talk, i'm still waiting for a game with that visual wow=factor.
 
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djdole

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The absolute most racist opening music ever. O_O
Do the CG fat fingers also come wit the app? :p

What they need to do is release the original GTA2.
Cooooooop Kill'a!
Elvis has LEFT the building!
RAMPAGE!

THAT would be an instant hit.
 
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0098386

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A mighty fine game, I recommend those without a DS or PSP to get it (so long as the controls are good on this one). I bought the DS one last year and it's a massive time sink. Enjoy it more than the console version of GTAIV!
 
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SimonTheSoundMa

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So much for all the 'iPhone has better graphics capabilities than the PSP' talk, i'm still waiting for a game with that visual wow=factor.

I'm venting the same anger too. Why they can't port say, the PSP version of Vice City.

Instead we have a game with controls that resemble GTA 1. :mad:
 
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RedTomato

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I have Gangstar and CarJack - both are nice, but take a bit of time to get into.

CarJack is top-down, and really reminds me of the old GTA. Gangstar is 3D and pretty nice, and has more of that 'ignore goals and explore stuff' feel to me.
 
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txa1265

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I'm venting the same anger too. Why they can't port say, the PSP version of Vice City.

Instead we have a game with controls that resemble GTA 1. :mad:

Maybe because Chinatown Wars is better than any of the prior PSP games by a long-shot? And better than the over-rated GTA 4 as well ...
 
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Andy-V

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drinu89

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GTA faaail

I just spent 30 minutes playing it and I'm sorry to say that this game su#ks. The graphics are below standard. Personally I think that you can't just port a game, it needs to be written specifically for the iphone.

I played Gangster before and I like its user interface, but I thought that once gta comes out for the iphone it will be an upgrade of grapichs and better gameplay. Well I was wrong.

What I don't like most is the camera. It seems to be far away and the gameplay doesn't feel 3D at all. When driving, it feels like you're playing one of those facebook flash games.

Just my opinion ppl,
cheers:)
 
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enberg

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So what about gameplay, worth the money? I don't care too much about graphics on such a constrained device (Unless it's absolutely horrible).
 
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