High cost has always been the barrier of entry for some when it comes to Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars [$6.99, Lite], as the iPhone and iPad versions of the top-down GTA have been comparatively pricey since the game's launch in 2009. This is not the case for a limited time, at least, as Rockstar has hacked the price of the app to $6.99 (which is cost-equivalent to a bag of Doritos, I think).

Is it a good buy? Hell yeah. My main squeeze Eli Hodapp said in his review of that game from this January that GTA: Chinatown Wars is "by far the best" open-world crime game available on iOS and shouldn't be passed up despite a few bad bits of UI, and some movement issues. GTA: Chinatown Wars is the kind of huge, colorful, and in-depth game that makes up for what problems -- however big or small (and these are small) -- it has.

Don't expected this deal to last forever -- Rockstar Games is fond of dropping the price every once in awhile, but the game always returns to its original $9.99 price. Get it while it's cheap, eh?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=774507787 Zach Williams

    What are the chances we'll see this get Retina support anytime soon? Or at all?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grant-Butler/529725117 Grant Butler

    I was hoping for an update for the iPhone 4 with ped voices and retina display support

  • Anonymous

    When is it going to support Retina?

  • Anonymous

    Seven bucks for a bag of Doritos? Where are you shopping??

  • aMan

    I don't think it would take so much work to make a retina-enabled version, when they already released the iPad one. I hope retina version is in the works.

  • http://twitter.com/joshwyatt Joshua Wyatt

    Same here. Even with the price drop I'm still not interested until it gets retina display support.

  • Eric

    Damn! You eat expensive Doritos! They must have gold dust sprinkled on them.

  • Qwde3

    this game is crap, the controls are garbage, its ugly and dark cam view is impossible to drive( you cant see ahed far enough) the layout and controlls do not work well at all,i bought it for a 10 pounds, god knows i tryd and tryd to get to grips with it but gave up after many failed 1st missions. its not like the gta we all know and love. do not think you are getting gta on ipad, it like some cheap rip of it. garbage. and i wanted to love it sadly disapointed:(

  • Jas

    Was tempted by the iPad version until I noticed Rockstar have never patched or updated the game since release. I'll pass.

  • E_Domina

    where do you buy your dorito's?

  • Marc

    Dude, if you've ever purchased a bag of Doritos for 7 bucks, you got ripped.