GTA: Chinatown Wars, a 2009 game about a disgraced low-ranking Yakuza’s adventures in a top down version of Liberty city has finally been released on Android 5 years later. With its tight controls, good plot ad general GTA like insanity it is still a great buy. This version of GTA also arrives with external controller support and widescreen support for joypad toting gamers.
Pick it up on the Google Play store for $5 and expect a review of this old but fun game soon.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a direct Android port of the famous 2004 game of the same name. Now players can drive over pedestrians, blast Ballas and rampage in a tank anywhere. Does it do the original game justice?
In case the original isnâ€™t familiar, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas tells the story of Carl Johnson brother to the leader of the Grove Street Families, a formerly large and powerful street gang that has fallen on hard times. Carl left the city to escape the gangsta life style, but after his mother is killed he returns to the city for the funeral. He decides to stay to help his crumbling gang rebuild their fortunes and kill a whole lot of people while doing it. A massive sandbox game, GTA features everything from gang wars to night club dancing, massive deserts to drive over to VTOL fighter jets to cause mayhem with. It is the ultimate toybox, a whole world to do as the player pleases
GTA: San Andreas for Android is the original San Andreas, fully realized and with a few extra widgets. The most noticeable right away is the improved graphics. There are a few options that allow the player to up the resolution of the game and add additional shadow and lighting effects that were not in the original game. Thanks to modern technology itâ€™s possible to get GTA: SA looking way better on a phone that it ever did on a full console.
The sound is fantastic and has all the classic radio stations. The sound is loud, detailed and works very well with phone speakers. There are a few other options as well, such as controlling traffic density and such, but the graphics are the real star.
The games controls are well done considering how many buttons are needed for GTA. Tapping on a character targets them and there is a shoot button. There is a virtual stick, slider or tilt controls for driving. A minor annoyance is the lock on system sometimes selecting targets it shouldnâ€™t. CJ will be shooting away at some Ballas and kill one and sometimes the lock on will jump to a nearby cop or one of your own gang members, shooting them if the player isnâ€™t careful.
GTA: SA supports the MOGA mobile controller and for the most part it works very well, but some functions like targeting or changing weapons can only be done via on screen icon, which is a little slow. The auto lockon does a good job of finding targets however. The game drains battery very quickly, because of the horsepower required to run the game.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Android is a fantastic port of one of the greatest games ever released. For $7 itâ€™s an incredible game and a must buy. Even for players who played the original endlessly, the much improved graphics and portability make this one worth having.
Rockstar is releasing the first GTA game to be in San Andreas, appropriately entitled Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, for Android. They have actually announced that the game will have better graphics and engine than the original, and have a special control system, fit for mobiles. It’s going to be available on Google Play this December. Here is an official statement: Rockstar Games Website.
iFruit is a mobile app in the world of Grand Theft Auto 5 that consists of two parts. First, user can order customized cars from a vendor, using the app’s interface, and second – he can train his dog to learn new tricks, and generally be more helpful. The game is simple, but is quite an unusual addition to GTA experience. Download iFruit for free from here: iFruit on Google Play.