Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Hits the App StoreS

The iPhone's got its first GTA title, and it looks pretty great. As teased before, this is a top-down GTA, and it's a near-direct port of the Nintendo DS version, albeit with better graphics, and more awkward controls.

Touch Arcade's had some time to run/jack/drive/murder their way around the game a little bit, and here's what they noticed:

• The graphics are much better than they looked in the early screenshots, falling closer to the PSP version of the game than the DS version.

• The plot and writing are classic GTA, which is to say decent, and gratuitously profane. In a good way!

• The controls aren't as awkward as they look. (Note: they look very awkward.)

• It's a full-fledged GTA title, with integrated minigames, hours of gameplay and an appropriately high price: $10.

GTA: Chinatown Wars is live in the App Store. [Touch Arcade]