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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is a violent action game that features profanity, sex, drugs, criminals, and ugly attitudes toward women. The game depicts the world of organized crime and let's you join in the unlawfulness. You murder others for hire, but can also kill civilians. You can also kill police officers. Extreme cussing is spoken throughout the game. Drugs and illegal acts are a regular part of the gameplay. There is also simulated sex with prostitutes.
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Is it any good?
GRAND THEFT AUTO: CHINATOWN WARS is a fast-pace, challenging, but violent action game in which you are a young hood out to avenge the murder of your mobster father. It is an action game for adults, not for kids.The story is moved along by a combination of canned comic-striplike interactions with other characters and real-time decisions you make as the main character, walking and driving through a fictional city. There are no good role models in this game, but it's engrossing. The touch controls are adequate, and overhead camera view of 3D buildings, street traffic, and pedestrians are fantastic.