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True Crime: New York City

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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, 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 Street racing competition
True Crime: New York City Windows A music shop is something novel for a GTA-clone.
True Crime: New York City Windows The police badge has no effect on the furious mob.
True Crime: New York City Windows Gun shots in the alley.

Alternate Titles

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

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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

Game Chronicles Xbox Dec 02, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamer Within Xbox Dec 04, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameZone GameCube Dec 05, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 29, 2006 68 out of 100 68
Gamer.co.il Windows Jan 20, 2006 67 out of 100 67
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) PlayStation 2 Jan 24, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox Dec 23, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation 2 Nov 23, 2005 3.5 out of 10 35
Computer Games Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec 13, 2005 D+ 33
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 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 schnittberichte.com (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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