“ Genre: Racing / Driving / Rating: M - (Mature) / published by: Activision „
This game is essentially an attempted copy of Grand Theft Auto, with the twist that you are a police officer and can solve crimes as well as break the law. This means that when you are roaming around the streets you do get some unusual and genuinely enjoyable side missions, which are actually very fun. The problem is that there are only about a hundred of these and they tend to repeat themselves - this wouldn't be too much of a problem if you could turn off the alert to crimes which can actually get a bit annoying.
The main game is pretty good, apart from the stealth missions every so often which don't work very well with the result that only trialy and error is necessary. While there are several branching story lines to complete which significantly extends it's longevity, the problem is that halfway through comes a bizarre twist that I won't mention here so as to avoid spoiling the game for anyone. I found it to be really annoying and it actually ruined what was for me an OK game - I appreciate that some people may like it but it makes no sense in the story and was a complete shock to me.
The graphics are pretty good considering the size of the city in the game, which is actually very impressive apart from a bad draw distance and that sometimes you can get stuck between invisible walls. The free roaming mode theoretically means you could play it forever, but in practice it becomes boring and the lack of a multiplayer mean that it only has an average play time.
True Crime: Streets of LA Chase. Interrogate. Beat. Eradicate. All in a day's work. As Nick Kang, your brutal reputation and lethal skills have landed you a nasty job: heading up an undercover task force to stop the Chinese and Russian gangs from turning the City of Angels into their hellish playground. Drive, fight and blast your way through a massive array of unpredictable missions, using stealth techniques, martial arts moves and an ask-questions-later arsenal. For maximum replayability, a changeable, branching storyline gives you the freedom to complete missions as you choose-however, you also have to face the consequences of those choices for better or worse. Successes or failures lead to entirely different game experiences, unveiling multiple storylines with no repeated missions. Build skills as you progress, learn new fighting moves, more sophisticated shooting skills and driving maneuvers.