Honest Gamers writes: "And that's saying something, given how beautifully executed Chinatown Wars is. I've read other reviews that say the new DS game is as good as any console iteration, which I think is kind of a stretch, given the understandably limited setting and a much more linear rate of progression. That said, nearly everything you'd want to see in a GTA game – the profanity, the rampages, the radio stations, the hidden goodies – can all be found in Chinatown Wars, with few compromises, and with the touch screen gimmicks adding an undeniable flair. It's an astonishingly complete, authentic and relevant package, and despite its shortcomings, it's hard to imagine the GTA experience being pulled off any better on the DS. I can't wait to see where they take this series next".