Here’s one to bolster the argument that the iPhone is a bona-fide gaming console; Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is now available for the iPhone.
The perspective has changed, but the idea remains the same; from a top-down viewpoint players embark on a life of crime, this time with a focus on the Triad syndicate and gang warfare.
In a wise move, the game doesn’t rely on accelerometer controls. Instead, a virtual thumb stick and buttons are put onto the touchscreen. It’s an incredibly faithful port of the game, lying somewhere between the DS and PSP versions.
The DS version’s touchscreen mini-games also make a welcome return.
The £5.99 asking price sure is a steal too; you’re looking at probably at least double that price for the PSP and DS versions.
Pick up GTA: Chinatown Wars here.