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‘Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars’ Returns to the App Store with iOS 7 Fix and Retina Display Support

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You may or may not have been aware, but Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars ($4.99) and Chinatown Wars HD ($4.99) have been missing from the App Store since back in September. Apparently, thanks to a note in the app’s description that Rockstar put there prior to taking the game down, it was due to an iOS 7 incompatibility bug, and they’d be investigating a fix for it. Well, that fix is here and both the iPhone and iPad versions of GTA: Chinatown Wars are back in action on the App Store. Best of all, they’ve both been given a facelift with graphical support for Retina Display devices.

Not everything in the game has been Retina-ized, like cutscenes or menu UI stuff, which is understandable as this game was originally created for the Nintendo DS and its low-res screens. But the actual in-game graphics and dialogue text is all sharp as a kitten’s claw now, and it looks great. Sadly, though, there is no widescreen support for the 4-inch iOS devices, which is something I’d deeply hoped for if Chinatown Wars ever made its return. Ah well, looks like I’ll be playing on my iPad.

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At any rate, the most important thing is that GTA: Chinatown Wars actually works now, and it’s an incredibly awesome game that you should play if you haven’t already. I might even go as far as saying it’s my favorite GTA game period. The drug selling mini-game itself could be its own full-fledged game. Definitely check it out, or if you’ve been dying to play Chinatown Wars but haven’t been able to since updating iOS 7, then give the updated version a download and start jacking some cars to start the weekend off right.

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