Blend Games writes: "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars seems to offer the accessibility of a handheld game without sacrificing any of the complexity of the console GTA games. How can you turn that down?
Grand Theft Auto seems, on the surface, to be an odd choice for the Nintendo DS. The series is noted for its mature, open-ended gameplay; how would Rockstar manage to make a game with the proper GTA flavor on a handheld system, much less a handheld system that tends toward E-rated content? Somehow, they're doing it. "