Liberty City landmarks: GTA IV vs Chinatown Wars

See how the handheld Grand Theft Auto stacks up against its full-sized cousin

To find out just how complete Chinatown Wars’ scale model of GTA IV’s model city is, we trucked around to notable points in GTA IV, found the corresponding spots on the map in Chinatown Wars and recorded what we found there. It turns out CTW’s Liberty has barely been scaled back at all, and while the blown-up screens below don’t quite do the game justice, they should give you an idea of the incredible attention to detail that went into the game.

Associate Editor Chris Antista contributed to this article.

Above: Also, this is pretty cool

You can always find a high-end Turismo sitting around for the taking in a driveway near Mikhail Faustin’s house in GTA IV. What’s weird is that there’s an identical car that’s always in the same spot in Chinatown Wars.

Or, in case you can’t quite see it…


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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