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True Crime: New York City

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
55
3.7
GameCube
66
3.2
Windows
56
4.0
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Description

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.

Screenshots

True Crime: New York City Windows Some guys stole a bus, it will be difficult to stop them.
True Crime: New York City Windows Status of game completion
True Crime: New York City Windows Marcus - main character of the game
True Crime: New York City Windows Putting cuffs on a criminal.

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

TTGamer Xbox Dec 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
IGN Xbox Nov 16, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamer Within Xbox Dec 04, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Gamer 2.0 Xbox Nov 21, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
X-Power Xbox Jan 16, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Game Over Online GameCube Jan 10, 2006 58 out of 100 58
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation 2 Nov 23, 2005 3.5 out of 10 35

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Trivia

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).

Awards

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

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Contributed to by Kabushi (131840) and Matt Neuteboom (941)