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True Crime: New York City

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
66
2.7
Windows
59
3.8
PlayStation 2
55
3.6

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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 4 2.7
PlayStation 2 9 3.6
Windows 7 3.8
Xbox 5 3.0
Combined MobyScore 25 3.4


The Press Says

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89
XboxPGNx Media
With True Crime: New York City, Luxoflux succeeded in making a game that hits all of the right bullet points. The action and depth of the game will surely please fans of the first game or those who need a GTA-genre game this year. The game doesn’t go above and beyond but with solid gameplay and a superb recreation of New York City, very few can complain. Activision has once again taken advantage of a Grand Theft Auto-less year with promising results.
89
GameCubePGNx Media
With True Crime: New York City, Luxoflux succeeded in making a game that hits all of the right bullet points. The action and depth of the game will surely please fans of the first game or those who need a GTA-genre game this year. The game doesn’t go above and beyond but with solid gameplay and a superb recreation of New York City, very few can complain. Activision has once again taken advantage of a Grand Theft Auto-less year with promising results. On the Gamecube, without the competition from the Grand Theft Auto franchise, True Crime: New York City is especially appreciated.
88
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
It still has a ways to go to catch GTA, but with this finely crafted sequel Luxoflux has raised this series up from another me-too title to a necessity for fans of this genre.
88
XboxGame Informer Magazine
It still has a ways to go to catch GTA, but with this finely crafted sequel Luxoflux has raised this series up from another me-too title to a necessity for fans of this genre.
88
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
It still has a ways to go to catch GTA, but with this finely crafted sequel Luxoflux has raised this series up from another me-too title to a necessity for fans of this genre.
84
XboxTeamXbox
It’s better than the first, yes. But with the amount of problems that the initial effort had it’s a wonder how it made it out of development in the first place. Most of the glaring issues have been muted or at least stifled a bit, what’s left is a game that still feels a bit rough around the edges. It presents a very succinct and engulfing story that players will easily be able to get lost in given the opportunity. Native New Yorkers should also have a blast destroying their neighborhood and watching some of the city’s most notable locales change with the rising (or falling) crime rate. For those looking for a fun Hollywood-style experience that feels more like a summer popcorn flick (read: plenty of razzle dazzle but no true substance) than a true, worthwhile videogame than True Crime: New York City may be the answer but for those looking for the next GTA, well you’d better keep searching.
83
XboxGamersMark
Do I like True Crime: New York City? The answer would be an emphatic yes – but I would take any GTA over it. I truly didn’t expect it to be that great originally, but the game is a nice diversion in between releases of Rockstar’s flagship franchise, providing for a nice bit of fun to free-roaming game enthusiasts. While it may not be perfect right now, the True Crime series holds potential to become an absolute must-buy in a future incarnation. Its second outing, however, falls a bit short of that status.
83
GameCubeGamersMark
n my experience, it has been hard to appreciate any free-roaming style game as much as the Grand Theft Auto series. Since the inception of the formula into many recent games, in practice, games including free-roaming never really compared to Grand Theft Auto’s execution. It’s even more apparent when a game is in an urban setting, such as the True Crime series or other "GTA clones." True Crime: New York City, the sequel to True Crime: Streets of LA, from Activision and developer Luxoflux, obviously are out to tap into the large fan-base GTA has acquired over the years.
81
XboxGame Chronicles
True Crime: New York City is definitely a better game than its predecessor, but only because it fixes what was wrong in L.A. It never really tries to go anywhere new (aside from the East Coast), and the familiar gameplay might get a bit predictable and even stale before you finish this big city adventure. But, if you have finished San Andreas and are looking for that next great open-ended, crime-driven city game, True Crime is the game and New York is certainly the city.
80
GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
All in all, this game is right on track with True Crime: Streets of LA, with some additional tune-ups. There are no rules or a set time line that you need to follow to finish the game. Just hop in your car of choice, modify it, live your life as a cop in NYC, and try to clean up all of Manhattan. It's just a free roaming, gangster-turned-cop, action/adventure/shooting/driving game. The scattered glitches and the need to save often to avoid lockups and data loss subtract from the overall game,but it's still fun and addictive.
80
XboxTTGamer
True Crime: New York City could have been better but still remains one of the better action games of the year. Luxoflux have done a top job putting a realistic and interesting story together and the fact it’s set in a real city that many can relate to makes it just even better. The driving engine is the only major issue with the game other than it feels a little generic sometimes but it is a game that is hard to stop playing once you start.
80
XboxDaily Game
Taking pieces of what worked in Los Angeles, Luxoflux tweaked the game enough to make this sequel a better game than the first. The biggest and best change was moving the game from the bright locale of southern California to the cramped, busy and sometimes quite dirty streets of New York City. Compounded with that, they removed the largest issue from the first game, Nick Kang, and added a protagonist who doesn't grate on people's nerves. Sure, the controls still could use some enhancements, but they work well enough to get the job done. Fans of the original will find a lot more to like in this iteration, but newcomers to the series who were raised on GTA might be better advised to wait until the game hits the used rack or bargain bin.
80
Xbox3DAvenue
True Crime: New York City could have been better but still remains one of the better action games of the year. Luxoflux have done a top job putting a realistic and interesting story together and the fact it’s set in a real city that many can relate to makes it just even better. The driving engine is the only major issue with the game other than it feels a little generic sometimes but it is a game that is hard to stop playing once you start.
78
XboxIGN
True Crime: New York City does a whole lot of things right, but it doesn't take very many risks. What this means is that it's a solid title through and through, but you won't find a whole lot of water cooler moments in there. Fans of the genre will dig it, and fans of violence and plenty of swearing will certainly like it. If you're tired of the whole GTA thing and want more substance, this may not be the game for you. For everyone else though, TC: NYC is definitely worth checking out.
78
XboxGamers.at
Das Leben als New Yorker Polizist war bestimmt schon mal einfacher: Rivalisierende Gangs, wahnsinnige Mörder und korrupte Kollegen machen Ihnen in True Crime: New York City das Leben schwer - oder auch einfacher. Denn wie schon im Vorgänger „Streets of LA“ liegt es allein in Ihrer Hand, ob sie die Bevölkerung der Metropole beschützen, oder durch Korruption und illegale Geschäfte ausbeuten.
78
GameCubeIGN
The original True Crime: Streets of L.A. was something of an ambitious game. It managed to pull off some of this ambition quite well, like almost perfectly mapping the layout of the entirety of Los Angeles for you to drive through, but some other aspects that may have sounded good on paper didn't quite come through in the end. The gunplay was a little wonky to use, the hand-to-hand combat was decent but didn't control all that well, the move upgrades were cool but rather annoying to obtain, and the game's characters honestly weren't nearly as intriguing as others in competing titles.
78
PlayStation 2IGN
The original True Crime: Streets of L.A. was something of an ambitious game. It managed to pull off some of this ambition quite well, like almost perfectly mapping the layout of the entirety of Los Angeles for you to drive through, but some other aspects that may have sounded good on paper didn't quite come through in the end. The gunplay was a little wonky to use, the hand-to-hand combat was decent but didn't control all that well, the move upgrades were cool but rather annoying to obtain, and the game's characters honestly weren't nearly as intriguing as others in competing titles.
74
XboxGamingExcellence
True Crime New York City isn’t going to win any awards for its originality, but it is a quality entry into a well-established genre. It combines a few interesting gameplay elements with some quality production to create an enjoyable playing experience. Anyone looking for something a bit different would do well to give this game a try. It has that quality most important to a game: it’s fun.
72
XboxTalkXbox
Diving around a weapons warehouse as bullets fly over you, crushing someone in a street race, True Crime recreates a living, breathing New York City. If I could judge solely on its authenticity to the source subject, it would rate a much higher score The inner game, too, is just undeniably fun and entertaining. Whether you play as a good cop or a bad cop, fun will be had, and that's really what it comes down to when you play a video game. It is the crippling bugs and sluggish controls that drag this game down and pound it, leaving nothing but a shattered body behind. They annihilate the mood and inconvenience the player. They force often saves, hoping to keep progress before the game crashes. It is such a noticeable signal that the game was rushed out the door that it really is a shame. True Crime: New York City is tantalizingly close to being a great game that adds something new and fresh to the free roaming genre, only to fall short.
72
GameCubeNext Level Gaming
With all the title coming out this holiday season you might want to hold off on this one till after the holidays and pick it up on sale. That, or put it on your Christmas list and have someone else pay for it.
70
XboxThe Next Level
True Crime offers some heavy substance to sink your teeth into, and if you're a fan of the free-roam genre and are looking for a satisfying story experience in the process, New York would be worth a shot…if it weren't for the clunky controls and constant loading problems. What could've been a great game in the genre is broken and humiliated by its problematic control. Give it a whirl, if only to see what could've been.
70
XboxGamer Within
While it is evident that developer Luxoflux did aim to present gamers with a gritty, enjoyable and true-to-life rendition of being a rogue cop in New York City, countless problems prevent the game from being enjoyed to its maximum. Disappointingly, many of the problems that plague this sequel were also evident in the previous game, proving that either the developer is too lazy to solve these problems or simply does not have the know-how to do so. Yes, the game is definitely an improvement over the original, but there are still too many problems with it. Fans of the previous game will likely enjoy Luxoflux’s second offering, however, those who did not enjoy True Crime: Streets of LA will find it hard to enjoy True Crime: New York City.
70
XboxGameZone
True Crime: New York City will not make a fan out of you thanks to its various flaws but it does have its good parts worth experiencing. It’s hard to dislike a game that piles on various side missions, secrets to uncover and a number of upgrades. Then again, the game’s glitches will not fail to frustrate. A rental is certainly in order, though.
70
GameCubeN-Zone
Der größte Pluspunkt von Marcus Reeds Manhattan-Einsatz ist die große Vielfalt. Man kann die unterschiedlichsten Zufallsverbrechen lösen und sich im ganzen Stadtteil austoben. Es gibt immer wieder etwas Neues zu entdecken. Die Inszenierung von True Crime: New York City ist erzähltechnisch gelungen.
70
XboxExtreme Gamer
True Crime New York is refined from Streets of L.A. and this time around you might have an easier time getting into the action. Although, I didn't have the same passion for this second outing by Luxoflux, I admit New York is a great location for this "fictional" story. No doubt True Crime is mature title, and this story has some grit. True Crime: New York City is worth the investment of your time, I recommend starting with a rental and maybe it will hustle you down, and make you love it.
69
GameCubeGameZone
True Crime: New York City is a game that could have been a great GameCube substitute for the Grand Theft Auto series but it falls flat thank to some serious glitches. It’s a game that is still better than Streets of LA but with so many problems I really don’t see a purchase - unless you can ignore these annoyances. A rental is certainly in order, though.
69
PlayStation 2GameZone
The game begins in blood and bruises. Drenched in remnants of dead criminals, Marcus Reed heads for an apartment building. The player is unaware that, within less than three minutes, he will bust into a dangerous situation, whip out his weapons and expect the one holding the controller to save the day. This is not a game of heroic actions and happy endings -- only one man will leave the building alive. The rest will leave in body bags. The one still standing might as well be Marcus.
68
XboxCheat Code Central
True Crime: New York City is a marked improvement over Streets of L.A. Overall it's more refined and the storyline is more relevant to the gameplay. The missions are varied to offer you a taste of multiple genres such as shooting, racing and combat but the crime-solving aspect is downplayed in favor of completing action-based missions to unlock information to guide you to your next mission.
68
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Als rachesüchtiger Polizist ballern Sie sich in dem action-geladenen GTA-Klon von Harlem bis zum Times Square. Beim Nachfolger zu True Crime: Streets of L.A. schlüpfen Sie in die Haut des skrupellosen Gang-Mitglieds Marcus Reed, der nach dem spielbaren Prolog zum Nachwuchspolizisten mutiert, um dem organisierten Verbrechen das Handwerk zu legen. Offiziell. Inoffiziell sinnt Reed nur darauf, den Mördern seines Mentors, der ihm den Weg aus der Gosse in ein bürgerliches Leben geebnet hat, den Garaus zu machen.
67
XboxUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
True Crime: NYC had all the trappings of an exceptional title, but falls unexpectedly short because of an inert mobility that permeates every aspect of game-play. With quality voice-acting from Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishbourne, and Traci Lords, as well as a spectacular soundtrack, featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Grandmaster Flash, Sick of It All, and many others, True Crime: NYC is worth a perusal and can be enjoyed if you don't expect fluid movement.
67
WindowsGamer.co.il

אתם בטח מניחים ששנאתי כל דבר במשחק הזה - אבל זה לא ממש מדויק. הגיוון הרב, המשימות הצדדיות, העיר הגדולה והמפורטת ואפילו העלילה הסטנדרטית, סיפקו לי לכמה שעות טובות של כיף. חבל שהשליטה האיומה והבעיות הטכניות הרבות פגעו בהנאה זו בצורה קשה. מה שנותר הוא עוד כותר בינוני וחיקוי מיותר, שחזור מדויק של טרו קריים המקורי. חבל - שנה אחת נוספת של פיתוח הייתה ללא ספק גורמת לו להיות טוב באמת.

66
XboxGame Vortex
If you look deep enough, there are aspects of True Crime: New York City that hold promise. However, for every glittering diamond of hope there is a larger lump of dull coal. Ultimately, glitches are what prevent the game from reaching its potential. Some, like Marcus becoming stuck on objects or people walking through things, are forgivable. Others kill any fun you might be having with the game. Noteable game-breaking glitches involve random freezes or even glitches that make missions unplayable, both of which require a restart. Things like this make it hard to recommend True Crime: New York City.
66
WindowsPC Action
Die raue Großstadt mit Ghetto-Flair und die russischen Prostituierten in verlassenen Häusern erinnern mich an meine Heimat. Und dann breche ich jedes Mal in Tränen aus, weil mir ein Stück meiner Geschichte fehlt: Der gute alte Wodka. Bei New York City brauche ich das Gebräu aber überhaupt nicht. Die Steuerung ist dermaßen schwammig, dass ich auch ohne Alkohol wie betrunken von einem Baum auf der Straße zum nächsten torkele. Und selbst wenn sich der Soundtrack prima anhört: Bleiben Sie bei GTA!
65
XboxIC-Games
Finally, and most inexcusably, the game suffers from some horrible bugs. As mentioned at the beginning of the review the first time I played the game it crashed during the intro. The music got stuck into a loop and as the city fly-by progressed the models became more and more glitchy. A quick restart and things were ok. But periodically throughout the game inexplicable things like that happen. Definitely the sign of a not quite complete game rushed out before being finalised. Sadly then, True Crime: New York City just doesn’t cut the mustard. There are a lot of good basic concepts and ideas that unfortunately lost their way in the development process. If you like the genre, it’s a definite rental. Unfortunately, it’s nothing more than that I’m afraid.
65
GameCubeVideo Game Generation
The game will of course appeal to you if you just can't get enough of this kind of game: if you're so big a fan of sandbox-type games that you will jump on anything even remotely like one, then by all means grab this because it's for you. But if you want something fresh, something consistent or something that shows what life is really like in New York City, you should probably keep walking.
65
WindowsIGN
True Crime: New York City does a whole lot of things right, but it doesn't take very many risks. What this means is that it's a solid title through and through, but you won't find a whole lot of water cooler moments in there. Fans of the genre will dig it, and fans of violence and plenty of swearing will certainly like it. If you're tired of the whole GTA thing and want more substance, this may not be the game for you. For everyone else though, TC: NYC is definitely worth checking out... On the consoles, at least. The PC port feels very sloppy overall, almost as if Aspyr simply got it working and then left it at that. If you're interested in this game, check out either of the console versions.
65
PlayStation 2Video Game Generation
The game will of course appeal to you if you just can't get enough of this kind of game: if you're so big a fan of sandbox-type games that you will jump on anything even remotely like one, then by all means grab this because it's for you. But if you want something fresh, something consistent or something that shows what life is really like in New York City, you should probably keep walking.
65
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
New York City est plus beau et plus profond que True Crime, les nouveautés sont légion mais de très nombreux bugs et autres soucis techniques (absents de l'épisode précédent) nous empêchent de nous éclater pleinement. Malgré tout, le titre de Luxoflux témoigne de l'énorme travail réalisé par les développeurs et on croisera les doigts pour avoir droit à un troisième opus qui gommerait toutes les imperfections de cet épisode tout en se voulant aussi ambitieux. True Crime a les atouts pour concurrencer GTA, il suffit juste d'attendre encore un peu pour avoir droit à l'épisode sachant combiner gameplay irréprochable et profondeur ludique.
65
XboxJeuxvideo.com
New York City est plus beau et plus profond que True Crime, les nouveautés sont légion mais de très nombreux bugs et autres soucis techniques (absents de l'épisode précédent) nous empêchent de nous éclater pleinement. De plus, le clipping de la version Xbox est plus marqué que sur PS2, et les temps de chargements sont longuets. Malgré tout, le titre de Luxoflux témoigne de l'énorme travail réalisé par les développeurs et on croisera les doigts pour avoir droit à un troisième opus qui gommerait toutes les imperfections de cet épisode tout en se voulant aussi ambitieux.
65
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Wie konnte das denn passieren? Die PC-Konvertierung von Tony Hawks American Wasteland letzten Monat ist gut geglückt, bei der Umsetzung von True Crime aus dem gleichen Haus hapert es an allen Ecken und Enden. Schade, denn eigentlich funktioniert die Kombination aus Fahren, Ballern und Prügeln recht gut. Und die spannende Geschichte um Marcus Reed, seinen Vater und die Syndikate New York hebt sich angenehm vom "Werde größter Gangsterboss"-Einerlei der GTA-Klions ab. Wenn Sie mit einem schnellen Rechner und viel Frusttoleranz gesegnet sind, können Sie es mal mit True Crime versuchen. Oder Sie besorgen sich die Xbox-Version nebst Konsole billig im Internet.
62
XboxGamer 2.0
If you can get past the technical difficulties of the game, there’s quite a bit to like. There’s some funny, if somewhat trite, dialogue and fans of the genre and series can derive some joy from the overall package. Unfortunately, if you find repetition to be death knell of your gaming experiences, then steer clear of these streets. True Crime: New York City is a mediocre free-roaming action game, but it’s still slightly better than some of its competitors within the genre.
62
XboxGamersHell.com
Let it be said here that True Crime: New York City had all the makings of a decent free-roaming, character-driven adventure. Resplendent with the meaty fist fighting and frantic gunplay laid down by Streets of LA, the sequel’s environmental and narrative structures were crying out for the successful integration of the ONE mechanic that makes or breaks ANY videogame in today’s market: gameplay. The fact that a host of disgracefully basic errors ruin any chance True Crime: New York City had of becoming what it should have been should serve as a lesson for publishers Activision: seeing a product through to its proper conclusion—even if that means delays—translates better in the long term than consumers reaching elsewhere, and remembering your name, because the final product is so much of a letdown. As consumers, purists and fanatics, we will almost always settle for slightly underplayed graphics, subdued sound, and no-name actors. Gameplay is everything!
61
GameCubeGame Chronicles
True Crime New York City is, overall, not a very good game. It tries, but usually it fails. The game feels kind of half assed, to be perfectly blunt. There are better games out there, and when you’re paying $49.99, it’s probably best to go for those better games instead.
60
XboxX-Power
Niettegenstaande deze occasionele technische mankementen is er wel een algemene vooruitgang merkbaar ten opzicht van het vorige deel op het vlak van graphics, iets wat tot onze spijt niet kan gezegd worden van de gameplay. Deze is nauwelijks geëvolueerd sinds Streets of LA en is bijgevolg nog steeds uitermate krakkemikkig als het op het rondracen met wagens aankomt. Fans van de vorige game kunnen zich nog wel vermaken met deze titel als matig en actierijk tussendoortje tot de volgende GTA, maar al de anderen moeten geen grootschalige verbeteringen verwachten die hen nu wel ineens zouden overhalen tot een aankoop.
60
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"True Crime: New York City" seria bastante satisfatório não fossem as missões tão repetitivas e a velocidade do game tão baixa, sem contar os notórios erros de programação. A "parte veicular" ficou prejudicada pela estranha dirigibilidade e simulação de física, mas o título ainda tem atrativos como um mapa sedutor e um sistema de jogo robusto, principalmente nos combates. Infelizmente, os acertos não são suficientes para apagar a impressão de um título que parece ser menos cuidadoso que o antecessor.
60
XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
True Crime is a game looking to score the ultimate dope hit of Grand Theft Auto genius, and it has the contacts to make such a score, but fails to use them. The ethical choices are really little more than a decision about how to make money, and how few people you want to kill. Ultimately it ends up smoking carpet underlay in an alleyway somewhere outside Brooklyn. And hey, don't knock underlay 'til you've tried it, okay?
60
XboxLawrence
In the end True Crime: New York City just feels cheesy. The forced urban style, ridiculous pedestrian dialog and large amount of gameplay and control issues make the game an exercise in frustration. Forget murder and theft, the true crime here is that this glitchy, grainy mess is priced at 50 dollars.
60
WindowsUOL Jogos
"True Crime: New York City" seria bastante satisfatório não fossem as missões tão repetitivas e a velocidade do game tão baixa, sem contar os notórios erros de programação. A "parte veicular" ficou prejudicada pela estranha dirigibilidade e simulação de física, mas o título ainda tem atrativos como um mapa sedutor e um sistema de jogo robusto, principalmente nos combates. Infelizmente, os acertos não são suficientes para apagar a impressão de um título que parece ser menos cuidadoso que o antecessor.
60
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
So, True Crime: New York really is a menagerie of all the elements of bad game design. It takes many more steps backwards than it does forwards, and awkward (even game-stopping) bugs will frustrate you if the embedded elements don't. Every attempt it seems to make at emulating the good games in the free-roaming genre (side missions like fighting arenas or underground racing leagues) just seem totally inconsequential to its core (albeit a rotten one). True Crime: New York is neither compelling nor fun and even its $30 price tag doesn't make it worth your money.
60
WindowsPC Powerplay
Auch auf die Gefahr hin, dass ich mich wiederhole: Wann kapieren Publisher und Entwickler, dass PC-Spieler für ihr teures Geld keine billige Konsolenumsetzungen wollen? GTA San Andreas kann ich mit Maus unt Tastatur schließlich prima spielen, und besser als die Playstation-Version sieht's auch noch aus. Und was macht das eigentlich gute True Crime 2? Schlumpfige Steuerung, hässliche Texturen, und speichern kann ich zwar jederzeit, doch der Spielstand startet wieder am Kapitelbeginn. Was soll das?
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Petite soeur des GTA, la série True Crime en est à son deuxième opus. Un épisode qui quitte les contrées ensoleillées de Los Angeles pour fréquenter les rues insalubres de New York. Mais il semble que le jeu soit sorti un peu trop vite…
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PlayStation 21UP
At this year's Digital Life, Ziff Davis Media's conglomeration of games, gadgets, and technology, Redman -- rap superstar extraordinaire -- vaunted about the upcoming True Crime: New York City, and cited that it was "...on fi-yah" and "all the graphics...that sh*t is wow, bananas." Redman, who has a small yet pivotal role in the game, is merely hyping his merchandise, of course, but it's easy to be skeptical of his used-car salesman tactics; in fact, TC: NYC does not represent the embellished painted image that he meticulously depicts.
59
PlayStation 24Players.de
Ich habe noch nie ein so detailliertes, lebendiges und atmosphärisch umgesetztes Manhattan gesehen. Auch die Story, die euch in den Big Apple entführt, macht mit einem furiosen Auftakt und namhaften Charaktermimen Lust auf mehr. Doch schon bald beginnt die Fassade zu bröckeln: Die Handlung, sofern sie nicht schon durch fahrlässige Programmierung unwiderruflich stecken geblieben ist, wiederholt sich immer und immer wieder, nur mit anderen Gesichtern und Schauplätzen. Auch die Dinge abseits der Storyline entpuppen sich bald als ewige Wiederkehr des Gleichen. Zudem sorgen technische Unzulänglichkeiten und Schlampereien regelmäßig für ungläubiges Staunen, Ärgernis und Frust.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
True Crime NYC heeft een boeiend uitgangspunt maar is jammer genoeg te matig afgewerkt om een aanrader te zijn.
58
GameCubeGame Over Online
This game is junk, period. Please, spare yourself the agony and stay far away from this title… enjoy a second play through of Vice City or San Andreas instead. The sheer number of fun-ruining bugs in this game is the stuff smashed controllers are made of, so don’t even bring yourself down to the level the developers take you for when they decided to release this thing.
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XboxGame Over Online
This game is junk, period. Please, spare yourself the agony and stay far away from this title… enjoy a second play through of Vice City or San Andreas instead. The sheer number of fun-ruining bugs in this game is the stuff smashed controllers are made of, so don’t even bring yourself down to the level the developers take you for when they decided to release this thing.
58
Xbox1UP
Redman was right on a few things: the visuals are indeed "stupid fresh" and the overall mission designs will make most people go "bananas." Heck, it evens warrants additional replay time: It'll take most people an average of 10 or 12 hours to complete the major cases, but it'll take another twenty-plus hours to unlock everything and to fulfill the 100 percent completion rate. But the seemingly countless number of exacerbating problems prevents it from being a robustly entertaining game, and sadly remains in the shadow of its bigger-name brethren.
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Xbox4Players.de
Ich habe noch nie ein so detailliertes, lebendiges und atmosphärisch umgesetztes Manhattan gesehen. Auch die Story, die euch in den Big Apple entführt, macht mit einem furiosen Auftakt und namhaften Charaktermimen Lust auf mehr. Doch schon bald beginnt die Fassade zu bröckeln: Die Handlung, sofern sie nicht schon durch fahrlässige Programmierung unwiderruflich stecken geblieben ist, wiederholt sich immer und immer wieder, nur mit anderen Gesichtern und Schauplätzen. Auch die Dinge abseits der Storyline entpuppen sich bald als ewige Wiederkehr des Gleichen. Zudem sorgen technische Unzulänglichkeiten und Schlampereien regelmäßig für ungläubiges Staunen, Ärgernis und Frust.
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PlayStation 2PlayFrance
Activision ne réussira pas encore cette fois-ci à détrôner le maître GTA bien installé dans sa position de leader. Malgré des graphismes léchés, une ambiance sympa, une bande-son très correcte et une durée de vie plus qu'acceptable, True Crime New York City est le leader des bugs en tout genre et de l'IA la plus succincte en termes d'esprit. Certes, le jeu n'est pas mauvais en tout point mais il reste médiocre dans l'esthétique et aurait mérité de vraies phases de test pour atteindre un niveau tout à fait dans la mesure des productions de Rockstar. J'espère tout de même que les idées de Luxoflux seront conservées car ils seront mis en valeur avec les possibilités des consoles nouvelle génération. Un jeu a acheter en occaz ou à jouer chez un pote.
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WindowsGamernode
The controls need work, the engine needs work, the collision detection needs work, the AI needs serious work, all in all I wouldn't be surprised if you told me this was a beta. A brief look at the customer support page for Activision also shows that numerous glitches and problems were had by users of all consoles. Overall, a well-presented, high-budget flop. The world doesn't ever need another World War 2 game but developers keep making them, which I guess is the same reason they keep trying to capitalize on the awesome profits of Grand Theft Auto. But a bigger budget does not make a better game.
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XboxWorth Playing
If that all sounds like an unimaginative but potentially fun variation on free-roaming conventions, that's what True Crime: New York City could have been. A convincing attempt at tuning the presentation and fixing the most bothersome of the technical issues would have come close. As it is, no amount of racing through Times Square, cruising strip clubs, or laughing along with nutty narrative conceits eases the bruising frustration of the moment-to-moment True Crime: New York City experience.
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WindowsGameSpot
True Crime: New York City is just a mess of a game that should be avoided regardless of whether or not you enjoyed the first True Crime game. The gameplay has a few almost-decent spots, but the technical problems far outweigh any faint hope this game ever had of being enjoyable. If you're curious about what a video game looks like before it goes through adequate testing and quality assurance, then by all means give this one a look. And if you do happen to give in to that morbid curiosity, the PC version is the best version to get--although that's not saying much.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
"Б***ь!", как говорят на чистейшем русском местные проститутки. Обидно за интересные мысли, раздавленные похабной реализацией. За отличный, разноплановый и явно дорогой саундтрек, сопровождающий унылые поездки по мертвому городу. За Уокена, Фишберна и Рурка, с выражением читающих убогие тексты. За потенциальный блокбастер, ставший по воле торопыги-издателя пособием для начинающих бета-тестеров.
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XboxGameDaily
But when all is said and done, this is a really disappointing sequel. True Crime: New York City tries to walk the walk like its previous L.A. entry but comes up short in too many areas to get a recommendation out of me. The game could've used major smoothing over and maybe a little research into characterization, not to mention more chapters to drive your hero through. You know, to actually put him to work. As it is, this seems like a tour of the city that's so quick and uninspiring that you probably won't find yourself eager for a revisit.
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XboxPAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
It’s a real pity that True Crime: New York City turned out the way it did – the game had everything it needed to stand well above its predecessor, yet the sheer amount of bugs in the game puts it on the verge of being unplayable. There’s no doubt that this is due to Activision’s need to push the game out for the holidays – a move that is likely to cost them dearly. With a few extra months of polish, True Crime: New York City could have been one of the last big name, high quality titles on the current generation of consoles, but as it stands, it’s one of the biggest disappointments of Christmas 2005.
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XboxAceGamez
There are too many things wrong with True Crime: New York City for it to be enjoyable. Maybe it's because I just don't like the main character, maybe it's because the story is dafter than my opening paragraph, maybe it's because it's a third rate GTA wannabe. In any case, this one should be avoided unless you really liked the first one, although this is actually a step back from the original. Ah well. If I fail on my quest to become a journalist, at least I know the police cop route is always open - providing I kill a few people first. DEX-YPD - Freeze! Get down on the floor - and stay down. You're wasting my valuable time!
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XboxGame Shark
While playable, True Crime: New York City really isn't worth buying, with clipping bugs and a bad story line and the game being somewhat too easy the game just isn't worth it. With a very free and little in the way of penalization and the ability to do side tasks True Crime: New York City would probably appeal to gamers that like to run around an open world and play however they want, but if you're looking for a storyline, or even the ability to actually have an effect on the world True Crime: New York City probably isn't for you.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
The notion of playing a fledgeling detective in New York City is alluring, whether your fantasies entail justice or brutality. As Marcus Reed, a young man with an incarcerated father, a checkered past, and a gold shield, the Big Apple is your oyster.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Players take on the role of Marcus Reed, a street thug turned street cop for the PDNY (the real NYPD didn't take kindly to the game, hence the disclaimer that appears to quickly printed out and inserted on the inside flap of the case). The game starts out during Christmas 2000 in New York with a bloodied Marcus rolling up to someone's house inexplicably wearing a wife-beater in the midst of a blizzard. He proceeds to kill damn near everyone in the building before being stopped by Terry Higgins, his imprisoned father's best friend and a father figure for him. With Terry's persuasion (and the promise that he won't clean up after Marcus ever again), Marcus becomes a cop.
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PlayStation 2Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM)
The original True Crime was a respectable stab at the free-roaming action genre pretty much created by Grand Theft Auto, despite its bizarre, Big Trouble in Little China story twist (though who doesn't love flaming demon skulls mixed in with their police drama?) and occasional glitch. And now we have True Crime: New York City, which takes the same formula, adds a bunch of new features, and goes all urban culture on your ass. Again, the game is a respectable stab at the genre GTA built, but one so rife with bugs that it's really hard to appreciate what it offers.
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GameCube4Players.de
Ich habe noch nie ein so detailliertes, lebendiges und atmosphärisch umgesetztes Manhattan gesehen. Auch die Story, die euch in den Big Apple entführt, macht mit einem furiosen Auftakt und namhaften Charaktermimen Lust auf mehr. Doch schon bald beginnt die Fassade zu bröckeln: Die Handlung, sofern sie nicht schon durch fahrlässige Programmierung unwiderruflich stecken geblieben ist, wiederholt sich immer und immer wieder, nur mit anderen Gesichtern und Schauplätzen. Auch die Dinge abseits der Storyline entpuppen sich bald als ewige Wiederkehr des Gleichen. Zudem sorgen technische Unzulänglichkeiten und Schlampereien regelmäßig für ungläubiges Staunen, Ärgernis und Frust.
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GameCubeGameSpot
True Crime: New York City should be avoided regardless of whether or not you enjoyed the first True Crime. The gameplay has a few almost-decent spots, but the technical problems far outweigh any faint hope this game ever had of being enjoyable. If you're curious about what a video game looks like before it goes through adequate testing and quality assurance, then by all means give this one a try. Otherwise, stay away, because it's a waste of your time and money.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
True Crime: New York City should be avoided regardless of whether or not you enjoyed the first True Crime. The gameplay has a few almost-decent spots, but the technical problems far outweigh any faint hope this game ever had of being enjoyable. If you're curious about what a video game looks like before it goes through adequate testing and quality assurance, then by all means give this one a try. Otherwise, stay away, because it's a waste of your time and money.
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GameCubeNintendojo
This game isn't an aberration, but it should still be avoided. True Crime: New York City is bad for entirely different reasons than expected: the graphics are awful, but the scope in certain ways outstrips its GTA ancestor. Not recommended unless you're desperate for a sandbox game fix and don't have access to other consoles.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
New York City est plus beau et plus profond que True Crime, les nouveautés sont légion mais de très nombreux bugs et autres soucis techniques (absents de l'épisode précédent) nous empêchent de nous éclater pleinement. De plus la version GameCube est moins belle graphiquement, dispose de tout autant de problèmes que ses consoeurs et sa maniabilité est moins efficace à cause de combinaisons de touches peu intuitives pour effectuer la plupart des actions. Le résultat final est donc on ne peut plus décevant mais malgré tout, on croisera les doigts pour avoir droit à un troisième opus qui gommerait toutes les imperfections de cet épisode tout en se voulant aussi ambitieux.
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XboxGameSpot
True Crime: New York City should be avoided regardless of whether or not you enjoyed the first True Crime. The gameplay has a few almost-decent spots, but the technical problems far outweigh any faint hope this game ever had of being enjoyable. If you're curious about what a video game looks like before it goes through adequate testing and quality assurance, then by all means give this one a try. Otherwise, stay away, because it's a waste of your time and money.
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PlayStation 2JeuxActu
Fort de sa première expérience avec True Crime : Streets of LA, Luxoflux avait le potentiel et l'ambition pour espérer marcher aux côtés de GTA. Malheureusement, il semblerait que le développement ait été quelque peu écourté, laissant derrière lui un goût fort amer. On tire la langue comme le frame-rate de True Crime : New York City tire la tronche. On enchaîne les missions sans vraiment s'amuser et les nombreux bugs (qu'on pardonne pourtant à GTA) viennent mettre un terme à l'envie d'aller plus loin. Peut-être pour la prochaine fois...
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XboxJeuxActu
Fort de sa première expérience avec True Crime : Streets of LA, Luxoflux avait le potentiel et l'ambition pour espérer marcher aux côtés de GTA. Malheureusement, il semblerait que le développement ait été quelque peu écourté, laissant derrière lui un goût fort amer. On tire la langue comme le frame-rate de True Crime : New York City tire la tronche. On enchaîne les missions sans vraiment s'amuser et les nombreux bugs (qu'on pardonne pourtant à GTA) viennent mettre un terme à l'envie d'aller plus loin. Peut-être pour la prochaine fois...
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
New York City est plus beau et plus profond que True Crime, les nouveautés sont légion mais de très nombreux bugs et autres soucis techniques (absents de l'épisode précédent) nous empêchent de nous éclater pleinement. Ceci est dû en partie au manque de sérieux d'Aspyr qui continue de nous refourguer des adaptations pitoyables réalisées en des temps record. Tout concourt donc à ce que le joueur se sente lésé, sans parler de l'énervement entretenu au fil de l'aventure par des ralentissements énormes, une maniabilité désastreuse ou bien encore l'impossibilité de procéder à la plupart des réglages une fois dans le jeu.
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PlayStation 2Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
New York City, once a rat-infested cesspool of punk rock and peep shows, is now well on its way to becoming Disneyland for urban-curious suburbanites. I prefer the NYC put across in old movies and TV shows, the dangerous city where you might get mugged in broad daylight. So the idea of a Grand Theft Auto-style crime game set in real New York (not Liberty City) has serious appeal. With its block-for-block re-creation of the entire island of Manhattan, True Crime: New York City could have been great.
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PlayStation 2Computer Games Magazine
The first True Crime game was a bit raw in a lot of ways, but introduced a lot of interesting concepts to the Grand Theft Auto-style of game. The real-life city, character development, melee combat, and the choice between being a good cop or a bad cop added some aspects that made the game noteworthy in the early part of last year.
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XboxGame Critics
True Crime: Streets of L.A. wasn't a great game by any means. It did, however, manage to provide its player with decent driving and shooting action without too many glitches or system crashes. It also featured, in one incredibly ill-conceived level, a Ghost Dragon. TC: NYC obviously had the potential to continue, and even improve on that tradition. That opportunity has been badly squandered by poor coding and design choices. I'm not sure just why Activision was in such a rush to release the game that they didn't let Luxoflux actually finish it, I mean, it's not like there's another Grand Theft Auto right around the corner, is there? Whatever the financial motives behind it were, it's not going to pay off for them in the long run. Why? At some point, dissatisfied customers are going to band together and sue publishers over all of these buggy, unfinished games, the same way they'd sue if every new car Ford put out didn't have tires or headlights.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
You play as Marcus Reed, a tough street cop looking to avenge the killing of his mentor. As Marcus rises up the ranks of the police force, he takes on the crime bosses of a fully-rendered Manhattan, eventually uncovering a giant conspiracy. It's an unbelievable story, just as Marcus is an unbelievable character. In the first scene of the game, you gun down twenty people just to get a slap on the wrist from your detective friend. This derivative tale tries to be gritty, absurd, serious and nutty all at the same time. The only thing it doesn't try to do is suck, but ironically, that's all it manages.