Gaming Nexus writes, "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars impresses yet again. While it's not perfect, I actually found myself having a better time playing through it the second time. If you have the choice between the Nintendo DS and the PSP, this PSP version is the way to go. I suspect that this will be the definitive version for some time to come. It may not be as technically impressive as Vice City Stories, but I wouldn't mind seeing this style of Grand Theft Auto continue on Sony's portable. Don't let the graphics fool you, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has a lot to offer."