Liberty City landmarks: GTA IV vs Chinatown Wars


Above: The DS version replaces the club’s sign with something slightly less crass, but it’s still clearly the same establishment












And, finally, for all their similarities, Chinatown Wars has something that GTA IV doesn’t…

Above: An actual thing at the edge of the map

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  • BigBoss - January 14, 2012 6:34 a.m.

    I'm just playing through this game at the minute and ipod touch. Thoroughly enjoying it. Just thought I'd comment on an interesting article that I remember from back in the day.
  • RaIdEn - April 5, 2009 3:40 a.m.

    hey weres the libertonian museum?
  • izayuh - April 3, 2009 11:09 p.m.

    wow i never even noticed half this stuff must have a bad eye
  • Spybreak8 - April 3, 2009 3:11 a.m.

    Yea It's nice to drive around and know where you are but the details they put in every which way is astounding. I actually found the go kart place on the DS and never have seen it on the GTAIV version! lol Must go hunting for that and hunting dragons of course.
  • Hobojedi - April 3, 2009 12:27 a.m.

    Quick! Grab your guns and boats! We're going dragon huntin'!
  • cowsrule - April 2, 2009 7:37 p.m.

    @HolyHandGrenade Dreaming for a bite of Johnson
  • deathrebellion - April 2, 2009 12:57 p.m.

    whoa they have an eye for detail O_o and i love how Rockstar throws a little laugh here and there
  • Tomsta666 - April 2, 2009 12:52 p.m.

    I've noticed a few familiar sights too as i've been driving around. The attention to detail really is impressive. I thought GTA:CTW was going to be dumbed down too. It wasn't the case!!
  • Unoriginal - April 2, 2009 12:34 p.m.

    That is really impressive. I wish all DS games looked like this.
  • iKOemos - April 2, 2009 8:51 a.m.

    Rockstar did a wonderful job cramming in Liberty city onto the DS, I can't wait until I get this game!
  • madsick1 - April 2, 2009 4:46 a.m.

    Thank god they didn't forget the giant ass billboard in Star Junction!
  • ELpork - April 2, 2009 3:27 a.m.

    HA! here be dragons.
  • Defguru7777 - April 2, 2009 1:31 a.m.

    My favorite bit was the "Here Be Dragons" sign. Rockstar needs to patch GTA IV so we get that.
  • TrevorISme - April 2, 2009 midnight

    I really like that, its almost amazingly incredible that all they did was take LC from 4 and turn it into a birdseye, scaled down graphics view of everything. I LOVE IT!
  • NeoKef - April 1, 2009 11:27 p.m.

    Nice to know some people pay attention to detail.
  • MagicArmadillo - April 1, 2009 11:23 p.m.

    very nice GR
  • jamminontha1n2 - April 1, 2009 10:11 p.m.

    I didn't even know there was a playground on the beach. I guess I didn't explore well enough.
  • Samael - April 1, 2009 9:55 p.m.

    Very cool. Amazing how much attention to detail they were able keep.
  • Cyberninja - April 1, 2009 9:33 p.m.

    great comparison and is it the week of picture articles and first
  • crossed23 - April 9, 2009 5:10 p.m.

    Great job Rockstar, I cant wait until my copy of the game gets here, been stuck in shipping forever it feel like lol.

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