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True Crime: New York City (PS2)

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Manufacturer: Activision / ESRB Rating: M - (Mature) / PEGI Age Rating: Age 18+ / ESRB Descriptor: Blood and Gore / ESRB Descriptor: Intense Violence / ESRB Descriptor: Strong Sexual Content / ESRB Descriptor: Use of Drugs / ESRB Descriptor: Strong Language / Control Elements: Gamepad / Control Elements: Joystick / PEGI Content Rating: Violence / PEGI Content Rating: Drugs / PEGI Content Rating: Bad Language / Release Date: Q4, 2005

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      07.10.2012 02:53
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      Very poor

      True crime new york is such a shameless clone of gta, that is just not done as well. You play an undercover cop, who has to infiltrate gangs etc, and build reputation. You can do questionable acts, like deal drugs, kill people, break laws etc, to gain criminal notority (but will make your cop buddies question your real motives, and make them more likely to "blow" your cover), or you can help the cops by stopping robberies and so on. This is one neat thing about this game, you can kinda decide on what motivates your character, is he a good guy pretending to be bad, or vice versa?

      Basically, the game is a 3rd person rpg shooter, almost the same in mechanics as GTA, but you can tell they did not spend too much time, this is a very glitchy game. For example, one of the weapons is the flashlight. You can buy it once, and you can turn it on, or throw it at an opponent. However, if you throw it, and don't pick it up, you can't then buy it again, or retrieve it from a shop. As far as I can work out, you can't get it back.

      Things get worse, in the manual, it says you place weapons in car boots, to save them, and they will automatically reload etc. However, when I did this, and saved, the next time I went to my car, the weapons weren't there??? And when I went to the gun shop, it said that all the weapons were already owned!!! So basically I got through a few levels into the game, unlocked the shotgun, a wicked pistol, a silenced pistol, and a smg, and then lost them all, and onyl had the basic pistol left!


      So, whats good:
      I like the maps, and the driving mechanics. Both of these are exceedingly good. I also like the concept of the game, the way if you build you good notority, you can unlock nice police cars and weapons (pepper spray, police sniper rifles etc), or if you go bad, you can get jammed up criminal cars and butcher style weapons (sawn off shotgun etc).

      The bad:
      I get this feeling that this game is not finished. I can't really think of it as a game, its almost like the producers couldn't be bothered to finish it off properly, so just sent it out to be sold. A real shame, for this reason I give it 1/5 stars, its just way to glitchy, and i don't even consider it a game.

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      20.05.2010 08:19
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      A great action shootem up game that is so addictive.

      Marcus Reed is the main character in the game and is part of many gang adventures which majorly risk his life. He I rescued by the NY police department and becomes a NY detective in which the game sets off. It is a very straightforward story line which is very addictive to follow.

      The original True crime: streets of LA was something of an ambitious game. The game has a perfectly mapped out layout of Los Angeles as you drive through it. The game play was not very smooth and hand-to-hand combat was decent but was very difficult to control.

      For True Crime: New York City the game play has improved immensely and was much easier to control and master. The characters are much more realistic and believable which plays a big part in the story line. Its very similar to Grand theft auto games where you can hijack cars and start a brawl with almost anyone on the street.

      I found the game was a little too short and I managed to complete it in just over a week with 1 hour of play each day.

      When it comes to the graphics, they are crystal clear and look very realistic and movie like. Sound effects are superb and exploding cars is my favourite part of the game. The sound track tops of the entertainment and matches the games atmosphere and mood.

      Overall the game is very addictive with the short lifespan of the game. There are plenty of weapons to collect and some excellent fighting scenarios you will encounter which makes this game so unique. I highly recommend buying this game as it is one to add to your collection.

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      20.08.2009 21:37
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      A good action game.

      True Crime New York City is an action game for the Playstation 2.

      The storyline follows a street gangster named Marcus Reed, after getting involved in numerous gang activities which end up with him nearly getting killed, he is saved by police officer Terry Higgins and promises he will change his ways. He does and becomes a reformed man and becomes an NYPD detective during an early mission his old friend Higgins is killed in an explosion and Marcus has to track down the various thugs that were responsible. The story is pretty good and I enjoyed it.

      The game depicts the Manhattan district of New York City very accurately and it is a sizeable game world to roam around. Missions are reminiscent of the Grand Theft Auto games with your character having to drive around the city and solve various problems usually with guns, the driving physics are really forgiving and it is easy to get around, the gunplay has a good lock on system which will normally find the correct target for you and the melee combat is pretty in-depth as with Streets of LA.

      As with the first game you can choose to play either the good cop or the bad cop, if you want to play the good cop you will solve crime with non lethal force and bring contraband back to the station. If you want to be a bad cop you can just go on murderous rampages killing everyone including your fellow police officers and selling the contraband you get to pawn shops. The game has a different ending depending on which side you go for which gives it some replay value.

      The only problem with the game is really its length, you are only given four main cases to solve in New York city and if you stick to them ignoring the various side missions on offer and don't free roam to much you can be at the end of the game in around 6 hours.

      Graphics are quite good, the city looks great and is populated with many cars and a ton of pedestrians to avoid or run down.

      True Crime New York City is a good free roaming title, its only problem is how short it is but you can lengthen the game by free roaming, solving random crimes and doing side missions.

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        10.02.2009 03:26

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        Buy if going cheap!

        Bought this game cheap from a Choices store when it wasn't new out anymore, It was a cheap buy, but a good game and I wasn't dissapointed with my purchase.

        You play a cop that wonders the streets of new York with various missions and tasks to go and arrest people and spy on them etc.
        Your role is determined by what kind of character you enjoy playing, you can be the traditional 'good cop' or 'bad cop' routine but its more fun, you can punch people, steal cars, knock innocent people to the ground or just generally try and stop crime, too much bad stuff and you get told off, it feels as though they've tried to put a grand theft auto spin on it with several twists, they haven't failed, but some parts they havent pulled off quite so well.

        Driving is not as good as in the GTA games, and when you try and arrest people, it can sometimes be awkward trying to get the buttons to react to your pressing them. I would recommend this game only if you can find it cheap because its not worth paying its full price for, but its definitely worth having in your collection

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