Less than 150 games needed to reach our MobyGoal of 1,500 documented arcade titles!

True Crime: New York City

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
Not an American user?


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, hes gonna do it his way. Need some cash? Marcus isn't opposed to a bit of extortion from the local pharmacy. Need some a 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 M4's 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.


True Crime: New York City Windows Marcus - main character of the game
True Crime: New York City Windows Stealth mission
True Crime: New York City Windows Cars - you can buy them at the police station.
True Crime: New York City Windows The police badge has no effect on the furious mob.

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Two steps forward, two steps back Xbox kvn8907 (180)
This Game Is Good Clean Fun, Well Maybe Not Clean. Xbox Classic Nigel (150)

The Press Says

PGNx Media GameCube Nov 25, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jan, 2006 8.75 out of 10 88
GamersMark GameCube Dec 07, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
TTGamer Xbox Dec 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Windows Jun 12, 2006 66 out of 100 66
IGN Windows Mar 28, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
IC-Games Xbox Feb 07, 2006 65 out of 100 65
Lawrence Xbox Dec 05, 2005 60 out of 100 60
4Players.de Xbox Dec 24, 2005 56 out of 100 56
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50


There are currently no topics for this game.


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 schnittberichte.com (German).


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

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by Kabushi (121658) and Matt Neuteboom (941)