Rated 5 out of 10 by Cozix NOT a GTA clone
This game is trashed because it seems to mimic Grand theft Auto, although more really it, for its time, was a new entrance for the new genre of the sandbox revolution. That being said, the game alone has its flaws; like how there is no way you can change the music when you drive. If you're a fan of hip-hop like me, you'll like the in-game music, but since there is no variety or an easy option to turn it off, the hits will slowly drive you insane. At least in Scarface: TWIY, you can change the genre, and in GTA, there are several radio stations to choose from; in this game there is none of that. the gameplay is limited and the fighting feels sluggish. The best thing in this game is the shooting, that is if you can get use to the awkward controls. Overall, i didn't like this game, but mainly because it is pretty dated with its constant load times and excessive cutscenes. Get this game if you seriously love free-world shooter games. Stay away if you like variety in your video games.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DriverBoy09 Great Product
The sound effects and the controls are superb. It actually feels like your driving the real thing when ever your behind the wheel in the game. I would recommned this game to anybody. The music is real and not that fake kind of music. The story line is kinda corny but you get to experience the different outcomes and thats really cool. The only problem is that near the exit on 405 and Pico Blvd if you try to get off the exit your car blows up. Even though thats probably a rare problem that might be a sign that your disk is starting to become scratched. When you steal cars you don't have to worry about the police because you're the police unless your casualties go too high. WHen that happens you might want to run because everybody's coming for you. I usually only drive but even then I enjoy the cruise around town. The Game is excellent and if you haven't played it then you don't know what you're missing out on
Rated 10 out of 10 by PorkRock Great Game!
I had high expectations for True Crime:LA back in 04
I thought it would be just like GTA Titles like San Andreas and Vice City and I'm happy to say it lived up to those expectations and is still better than a lot of Sandox games to this day!
Story is good and has six possible endings some of which depending on how you handled previous chapters
Characters are likeable Nick Kang may be a little Cocky but has a lot of humor to his personality
Voice acting is Excellent
Graphics are good for the ps2 but don't expect anything new modern day
Open World is fun with side missions as Police Calls
you can also frisk civilians and make arrests
moral system is Similar to Red Dead Redemption you get good points for a good deed and bad points for bad deeds
this like Red Dead doesn't effect the story though
Gameplay is fun
Fight engine is the best in any game with a lot of combos to be unlocked and level ups
shooting is fun as well and you can dual two different sets of guns
driving is good and controls are easy to learn
Pros: Story, Characters, voice acting, open world
Rated 4 out of 10 by JOEMAMA not so good
It's was overall pretty good graphics suck i went in a highway once i got fliped over and had to restart my PS2 they either need to give u different guns or a shop to buy guns and armor or cars or u should upgrade and get better stuff but theres a bunch of glitches. i love games were u can hijack pplz cars and crash into or kill other ppl its pretty easy levels r easy fighting is fun i love just getting in my car and just running every ppl on sidewalk over untill swat go after me then im screwed but u can escape cops or swat getting behind bushes or behind wire fence cars are great
Rated 5 out of 10 by NewEnglandGamingFiend True C$@^!
LA? How come every schmo in this GTA ripoff has a N.Y. Brooklyn accent? I gave this game a chance, and found the sequel far superior. It wasnt even the controls or the graphics.It was the straight jacket missions,your forgettable Brandon Lee wannabe protagonist .The forgettable secondary characters,and the pathetic plot scripting. The worst open world game ever made in the GTA style.
Rated 6 out of 10 by shawn THIS GAME IS NOT AS GOOD AS TRUE CRIME:NYC
THIS GAME IS NOTHING LIKE TRUE CRIME:NYC.IN TC:NYC YOU COULD GO IN STORES AND BUY STUFF AND FRISK THEM FOR CONTRABAND. THERE ARE FUN AND CHALLENGING MISSIONS. TRUE CRIME: STREETS OF LA IS HORRIBLE. IF YOU LIKE CRIME AND FUN MISSIONS YOU SHOULD GET TRUE CRIME:NYC
Rated 6 out of 10 by heavencent a fail!
ever changing game play doesn't apply, predictable enemies, two different story lines was a bad choice and no upgrades available for manual build, I personally recommend not playing it!
Rated 10 out of 10 by xCSTxChaos True Crime is Great
I use to play this game all the time back in the day it was great! It still is great. If you like GTA you'll like this game but your a cop!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Tommy250 Better than GTA IV!!!!!!!!!
A must buy for sandbox game fans!!!!
If you like grand theft auto you will love this and the map is huge and has a morality system so there is great replay value
Rated 3 out of 10 by SLINKY NOT GOOD GAME
BAD GRAPHICS,CONTROLS,I DONT RECOMMED THIS GAME TO ANYONE IT MAY BE CHEAP BUT ITS NOT WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!