Parents' Guide to

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

By Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent role-playing game exalts mafia life; not for kids.

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 9+

Not as bad as you think!

You don't have to do any of the sexual things in the game, you can barely see the violence (which isn't that bad) because the camera is from the top down and the story can also totally be avoided. If you let your child play COD or Payday then this game is fine for your child!
age 18+

gta is not for kids

the violence in gta is know to be bloody and graphic and in this game it is just as bad you can kill anyone from innocent bystanders to the fbi and when you kill people a pool of blood surronds them. the language in this game is brutal and strong arond 200 f-words other profanites are said countless times 1 use of the word c--t by the main character huang lee in the context `i hope you burn you fat f--king c--t. around 30 drug refrences very big amount of talk about drugs (pot,weed,etc.) you can buy drugs from drug dealers around the city such as estacay weed downers herion coke and more a man offers huang lee cocanie but he says no. sexual refrences non-stop throught the game no nudity is seen talk about sex and breasts are heard alot. you get a bong in your apertment for a trophy in the ds version close to the end your uncle told the police officer you work with that your freinds are trying to kill you so you kill both of them this game is definitly not for kids only people 18+ should play this game

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (10 ):

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.

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