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Chinatown Wars for PSP now available worldwide

By Chris | 24th Oct 2009 at 15:13 GMT in Chinatown Wars | 1 Comment
IPB ImageAs many of you are no doubt aware, the PSP version of Chinatown Wars is now available worldwide, having been released in stores across North America on Tuesday, and then yesterday in the rest of the world.

Just like it's DS counterpart, the PSP version has also been very highly rated by critics. It is currently Gamespot's highest rated PSP game of all time. It's 9.5/10 rating surpasses that of both Liberty City Stories (8.6) and Vice City Stories (8.4) - so if you were a fan of those, you're sure to love Chinatown Wars.

"At first glance, Chinatown Wars could be mistaken for a return to the Grand Theft Auto series' humble 2D beginnings. The action is viewed from a more or less top-down perspective, and of course you still spend much of your time driving stolen cars and causing trouble with firearms. But the similarities between this superb PSP game and its '90s progenitors pretty much end there. Chinatown Wars actually has more in common with GTAs III and IV than it does with earlier games, and, remarkably, it even adds to and improves on the formula that made those games so successful. That's a bold statement for sure, but Chinatown Wars really is that good... It's also one of the best GTA games yet."

Gamespot didn't really have that much to say of any flaws, apart from the fact some of the DS minigames don't play as well on the PSP (which we expected), and some camera issues.

Link: GTA Chinatown Wars PSP review

Chinatown Wars Music - Part Four

By Chris | 19th Oct 2009 at 18:32 GMT in Chinatown Wars | 0 Comments
Part four of Rockstar's Chinatown Wars PSP audio preview is now available, listen to Turntables on the Hudson below.

"Kicking off ten years ago as one of New York's first late-night outdoor parties, Turntables on the Hudson are still going seriously strong thanks to their sophisticated blend of hip-hop, house and funk, peppered with latin sounds, afrobeat and even European gypsy vibes. Check out the audio player below for a snippet from their radio station, exclusive to Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for PSP."

Chinatown Wars for the PSP is released tomorrow in North America, and will be available from October 23rd in Europe.

More Chinatown Wars music - Tortoise

By Chris | 13th Oct 2009 at 00:12 GMT in Chinatown Wars | 1 Comment
Rockstar have posted another audio preview for the PSP version of Chinatown Wars.

Part three of our music reveals from the exclusive soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for PSP delivers the genre-leaping instrumental rock sounds of Tortoise.

Often referred to as 'post-rock', this Chicago-based outfit was one of the very first bands to fearlessly incorporate hip-hop, techno, dub and drum'n'bass into modern guitar-based rock'n'roll in the late 1980's, earning them worldwide acclaim. Influential to this day, Tortoise's most recent album is the critically acclaimed Beacons of Ancestorship. Check out the audio player below for a snippet from their station in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for PSP.

Chinatown Wars PSP trailer

By Chris | 9th Oct 2009 at 02:56 GMT in Chinatown Wars | 0 Comments
Rockstar have released the first trailer for the PSP version of Chinatown Wars, check it out below. The game it set for release on October 20th.

You may also be interested to know that IGN have posted an in-depth Chinatown Wars Q&A.

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