Last week saw the surprise update of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars ($4.99), which was a welcome surprise because it’s a darn fine Grand Theft Auto game. If you haven’t checked out this game in the series, now is as good a time as ever, as the game’s dropped in price to $2.99. This was initially a DS spinoff of the GTA series, but a fantastic game nonetheless, with all the crime action of the series represented well in a scaled-down form, and with a rather compelling drug dealing economy to play with. Granted, there are Grand Theft Auto 3 ($4.99) and its sequels on the App Store now, but this one actually holds its own.
Both the regular version and the HD version ($4.99) of the game are on sale, which may be confusing to some folks. The game launched on iPhone before the iPad existed, then got a separate iPad version. Last week, both versions were updated to be universal, but the HD version is set to be removed from sale eventually so that there’s only the one universal version on the store – the HD version only still exists so that people who bought that version get the benefits of the universal app. This is a better, albeit more complicated way of handling it, versus Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light ($3.99) which just updated one version and left the other out in the cold.