True Crime : New York City
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.
A Perfect Game For Serious Gamers
If you play videogames all the time, love games such as Grand Theft Auto or the original True Crime, you won't be disappointed. This game is challenging, fun, and original. Who wouldn't want to be a under-cover cop for a day? Without getting cussed-out or shot at...
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.
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.
True Crime: New York is Better Than The Original!
You play as Marcus Reed, a young gangster-turned-cop who is out to clean up the streets of New York City with his own brand of off-the-books justice. Reed is the newest member of the Organized Crime Division in the NYPD, and he's eager to make a name for himself by taking down the biggest crime syndicates in the city. There are four major cases to solve, and each one involves taking down the same kind of stereotypical thugs and mob bosses you've seen in countless cop movies. Each case is broken down into several smaller missions that follow the same basic pattern. You get a tip about a bad guy, locate that bad guy, waste all his henchmen, and then interrogate him until he tells you about yet another bad guy that you have to bust. You then head off to do the same thing all over again in a slightly different location. The missions are extremely easy, and it doesn't take too long to complete each one.
Game Play: the story is a good mixture of mystery, suspense, crime and revenge. The controls and camera angles are difficult to adjust, but when you do, they’re pretty good. The frame rate is certainly at a playable level, just not super fast. You have the choice of how you play the game; you can play as a good cop or a bad cop. There are also many different weapons and fighting styles available for you to use in the game. Driving is good, but it's hard to navigate the traffic even if your car has it sirens on. The variety of random crimes is a nice feature, but it does get some what annoying some times since you kind of feel obligated to respond to the crimes, even when your trying to do something else (like drive to the store). There are lots of small features in the game that are cool. First, you can issue traffic tickets to motorists in order to gain a few dollars. Second, you have the ability to extort storeowners so that they give you money. Third that I find cool, but doesn't really serve a major purpose, is the ability to store weapons in your trunk (nothing like responding to an armed bank robbery, and pulling out an M16 out of the trunk of you police SUV). There was one mission that annoyed me, it was a mission where you had to trip up and apprehend a runner on a track inside of a gym. You would have to chase her, and when she saw you, she'd sprint out of distance, which can be tiresome when trying to complete the mission. In terms of leveling up, you will be promoted to various ranks throughout the Police Department. As you level up, you will be offered a new tier of weapons, new vehicles, etc, that are available from your headquarters. This adds to the game, and makes you want to complete more missions and arrest more people. As with the first game, you can plant evidence on others for the sheer enjoyment of arresting them. However, you may evoke some points on a bad-cop meter for doing so.
Graphics: in terms of True Crime: NYC is quite good and better than True Crime: L.A. The character models look decent and the cars are quite believable. Also, things like the reflection of city lights from standing water on the ground look great and very realistic. The game freezes up easily, which results in you having to reset the game quite often. The story ends very quickly and many of the missions are very similar.
Sound: is quite a mixed area of highs and lows. If you’re into rap, your going to love the sound track. There are quite a few other music genres to listen to, but rap is the main one. The songs are all from major artist, and really fit the whole mood of the game (action packed, and gritty). The voice acting is really good. There are several big name Hollywood actors whole lend their talents to the game, and the dialog is decent (above a cheesy cop movie, but not fantastic). On the other hand, the dialog from the pedestrians on the street is horrible. Everything they say has profanity, and a lot of the things they say are quite cheesy and annoying. The variable soundtrack, including Sam Scarfo’s Homicide Chat track, helps add excitement to the game. TC: NY allows you to customize the soundtrack to your liking; allowing you to play tracks you like and dislike can be taken off with relative ease. The sound effects aren't up to par, but that's quickly negated by the game play of the game. Overall, the sound effects are decent, but nothing too exciting or exhilarating. The sound is good for the car engines, the gunshots, the cars blowing up, the people cursing at you for just driving on the road...that kind of stuff.
The sound is like your typical GTA and with lots of variety in voices along the street.
Overall: a good game, but if you’re a good gamer you can complete the main story in a few hours. Still, there is a lot to do when it is completed. When you have 100% completion it will unlock a mini game (Redman Gone Wild) I think. You just shoot your way to the goal that is ages away. If you are into GTA you might like this game, or if you are looking or a good action game this might be it. This game is a very basic very simple gunslinger/advanced fighting/driving game that’s always usually worth playing. The game has fun story missions, fun side missions, decent audio, good controls, and is overall entertaining.
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.
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
Love it or Hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,
. It is cool to be a cop and you can see the empire state building and madison square garden many more!
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.
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!