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Marcus Reed is a gangster turned cop who is out to clean the streets of New York. Marcus joins the Organized Crime Division of the NYPD with the intent to rid the city of crime and violence. Hoping to make a name for himself after his mentor is shot down, Marcus goes after the top crime syndicates of the city.

Besides having to do this, Marcus is a street-level cop. He is responsible for anything from stopping street fights to stopping gang wars to defusing bombs! Not only this, he can frisk people on the street for contraband, can do trunk searches on cars, as well as issue tickets to speeders.

But if Marcus is gonna do all those things, he's gonna do it his way. Need some cash? Marcus isn't opposed to a bit of extortion from the local pharmacy. Need some way to stabilize your career after that rampage last week? Plant some evidence on a guy and bring him in. No one will know. Pistols not cutting it for you? The gun stores sell police officers anything, from M4s to flamethrowers to RPGs.

With the city of New York at your fingertips, and nearly every building accessible to you, how will you rule? Will you be a shining beacon of morals, or a shady figure in the underworld of NY. The choice is up to you.


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True Crime: New York City Screenshot
True Crime: New York City Screenshot
True Crime: New York City Screenshot
True Crime: New York City Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "真实犯罪:纽约城" -- Chinese title (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

IGN Nov 16, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78 Nov 29, 2005 13 out of 20 65
UOL Jogos Dec 19, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Dec 24, 2005 59 out of 100 59
PlayFrance Dec 20, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpy Nov 28, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GamePro (US) Nov 29, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
JeuxActu Nov 28, 2005 8 out of 20 40
Computer Games Magazine Dec 13, 2005 D+ 33
Game Revolution Dec 13, 2005 D 25


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German version

There are a number of changes in the German version:
  • All blood and gore effects were removed.
  • During interrogations, players can't use a gun to threaten the person begin questioned. Instead, an option to persuade them with reason was included.
  • The option to brake the neck of an unsuspecting enemy from behind was removed.
  • Flame throwers and molotov cocktails were removed.
A detailed list of changes can be found on (German).


  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #3 Biggest Insolence of the Year (PC version)
  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – The Golden Scarab Award for Buggiest Game (PS2)

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Matt Neuteboom (989) added True Crime: New York City (PlayStation 2) on Dec 01, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (200390) and Matt Neuteboom (989)