Rated 3 out of 10 by REBEL 101 Very bad game..
True crime New York City is probably one of the cheesiest games you'll ever play. Your motion is incredibly bad, and same with your driving. All the buildings are tall so it’s like dark 24/7. Who wants to play a game when it’s dark the whole time? This game is so unrealistic, if you pulled out a pistol on a random person and started shooting him/her it would take you at least 6 or 7 shots before they would actually die. If you you've played true crime streets of l.a. This game is no better. The best part about this game is the very first mission. You start out with 2 micro smg's. And that doesn’t last very long. Driving a motorcycle is probably the most unrealistic part about the game. You can just drive all the way down New York, doing a wheelie at full speed until you get hit. Also you’re an under cover cop, so you have to drive an under cover cop car. They make you work to get nicer cop cars (which I understand). But then they make you have to pay for it. The last time I checked you didn’t have to pay for your police vehicle. Over all this game is DEFINITELY NOT worth it.
Rated 8 out of 10 by SONYFANBOY What I think?
This game is pretty cool but I hate the bugs and glitches for it because the games graphics are too strong for the PS2 it starts to freeze and also the game begins to act funny and black out sometimes if you stand in the same spot for a while some times random things come out of no were like street crimes and building all of a sudden pop up and you'll be all like WTF? But other than that this game is better than G.T.A. in some ways the graphics are better and the game play makes more since but the story line is kinda of gay when you don't understand it. The games graphics like I said look amazing better than G.T.A.'s but it's better than the 1st True Crime. The 1st True Crime was good when it 1st came out but now it sucks. The game is amazing when it comes to fighting but it is a litter harder and a little easier at the same time the shooting thou it great there is lock on. The game needs to have less glitches and more realistic animation. Other than that I love this game just don't get carried away with it. It can really get you angry but it is sort of easier than L.A. I give the game an 8.50 out of 10.
Rated 10 out of 10 by T.Smith Definitely a Go-Getter
Anyone who loves these types of games would definitely enjoy True Crime. The missions are challenging and pretty lenghty. The fact that you can choose to be a good or bad cop is cool. You're able to access stores on the streets where you can either extort consumers, purchase more music, pawn your evidence (if you're a bad cop), and repaint, repair and upgrade your car. To me, the music gets you into the game because its straight up New York music. The guns are great too. You can buy guns from the police dept. armory, or purchase them from gun shops. Even the graphics from shooting someone are incredible and pretty realistic. The missions have you so into it that you become determined to sit there and play until you pass them. Once I realized that there were cases to solve (since I don't read manuals), I was really into the game and haven't taken it out for a month now. The only thing I wish was better on the game is the characters movement is kinda slow. I was used to playing Grand Theft were you're able to speed up while running. Other than that, this is definitely a go-getter for anyone who enjoys action/shooter games.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Video_Game_fan AN OK GAME
If you enjoy games similar to Grand Theft Auto you will enjoy True Crime: New York City. You play the game as a cop. You can choose to free roam and take random police calls. That is what I do. Sometimes it gets random glitches such as freezing, etc. You can also choose to be a good cop or a bad cop. You can earn money by issuing bogus traffic tickets. You can buy cars, guns, food, clothes, and CD's to play in your car. You can also repair your car, paint it or upgrade your car. You can also choose to pawn evidence [bad cop] or turn the evidence into the police station [good cop]. Turning evidence into the station gets you money and career points. There is also a little scavenger hunt in the game. There are 10 pairs of puma shoes hidden around New York City. If you find and collect all 10 pairs of shoes you get an exclusive puma outfit. You can also get promoted, you start off as a rank 5 detective. The more you clean up the crime in the city the more likely you will get promoted. The highest rank is rank 1. Getting promoted unlocks new cars and guns. You can buy cars at the police headquarters impound lot or at the car dealer. You can also buy guns at the police armory section in headquarters or at gun shops. Overall, this is a fun game for free roaming. If you enjoy shooting games like GTA you will love this game!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Ravenssuperbowl Great game for older systems.
This game is sweet. In Saints Row or GTA when you kill one guy you get all kinds of cops on you. In this game you are a cop. You are a dirty cop though. You can still get in trouble with the law, you'll become a rouge detective and have cops on you but it takes time to get them to come. Now with older systems like PS2 you don't have GTA or Saints Row to play. Instead you have true crime. The problem is compared to 360 the graphics look like Sega genesis but it's what you expect for ps2. If you like GTA grab this game. It is under the radar but it is amazing.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Capcomfan2010 Awesome I'd like an HD Version Now!
This game is fun I'd go as far as saying it's as good as GTA however there are some problems I had with it like the mini map was useless unless if I wanted to go to mission objectives, lighting was horrible and in very rare cases controls were unresponsive. Overall the game was fun to play and I'd really love to see this get an HD version it could get more people interested into this franchise and it could also fix the lighting problem just take a look at how Devil May Cry 1 looks like with the HD remake it got.
Rated 7 out of 10 by NewEnglandGamingFiend No GTA, or SR,better thanLA.
Great voice talent,so-so graphics, somewhat wonky controls,still this second installment is a step up from the first.Funny nobodys making a current gen of this series.I shied away from saints row because of this series. A gamestop employee smartened me up.If your an older gamer, with a ps2 or GC, this ones worth a playthrough. If your a younger gamer, Id stay away from this one,your in for a huge disappointment.
Rated 9 out of 10 by PACKAPUNCHGUY1 Pretty good!
This game is pretty good. For a ps2 game this is THE BEST GAME for it (although I basicly only play on PSN for ps3 now) You are a cop in this game and believe me you can do and have everything a cop does. Tazer, cuffs,Peper spray, Ticketing,traffic stops,ETC. This is a good game for real cops.The only thing thats bad is it glitches a lot.you cant get in any high rise towers,and well thats about it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SilverWolf A long-lasting thriller
I got this game back in 2006, and I loved it... I recently went back out to Gamestop and re-bought it because I was just so in love with it. It is very addicting game to people who want Action/Adventure/Crime in their games!
>A very Immense map for a game made in 2005 (about same size as GTA IV)
>A great weapon selection
> Great in-game balance
>Bad vehicle handling
Rated 10 out of 10 by connor johnson Its going to be good game
I have not played true crime,but im going to go buy it & play it to see how it is. This game is a good game for people who like to play Grand theft Auto and similar types of products. The storyline and sound,challenge,interface,length,controls and graphics/animation of True Crime : New York City is a good product other customers would enjoy.