PlayTM: Top 20 Games of 2009 (10 - 1)

Proving once and for all there is indeed room for adult-themed videogames on Nintendo's otherwise 'casually slanted' DS handheld, Chinatown Wars plays to the system's strengths while cannily papering over its weaknesses.

Presented through a vertical cell-shaded perspective of Liberty City that's aesthetically reminiscent of the original Grand Theft Auto (1997), Chinatown Wars packs a considerable punch thanks to core gameplay that sees the player constructing a bloodstained empire largely built on the back of drugs and violence.

The story is too old to be commented.