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True Crime: Streets of LA (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (14 votes) 3.4


The Press Says

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80
GameZone
Many people will play this game and laugh it off as a campy take-off of B-movie cop flicks, and they would be right. With lines like "this is my BOOMstick", there is no escaping the sense that you are in a Lethal Weapon sequel. But is that such a bad thing? Video games are meant to be fun, and despite some mushy controls and difficulties, True Crime is a fun romp around LA.
80
Worth Playing
True Crime does have its share of faults, and at times was either un-fun or completely implausible, but the story and excellent production values fueled my desire to see the game through to completion. It’s not a long game – I was able to finish one of the endings in 3 nights of casual play – but there is a lot of replay value with the alternate endings, random crime generator and the multiplayer action. It’s not often you get to play a game that has as many well-known and talented actors appearing in it, and their performances are worth getting the game alone.
80
IGN
True Crime is an enjoyable game if you can clear your mind of Grand Theft Auto expectations. The integration of story and gameplay is well done, but there's a strong possibility that the majority of people won't get it at first because the tendency will be to play this game as if they already know what they're doing. The consequences of your actions and non-actions are huge in True Crime and dramatically change your level of recklessness. It's a storyline that unfolds like a criminal investigation in a good cop show, but imagine that you can hop into any point in that show and interact with characters to change the outcome.
78
Gamesmania
True Crime: Streets of L.A. ist grundsätzlich ein gutes Spiel, dem es leider an Feinschliff fehlt. Obwohl die technische Basis gelungen ist, wurde in vielen Bereichen des Gameplays gepatzt. Ein sympathischer Held anstatt einem langweiligen Eigenbrödler, der sich durch eine erzählenswerte Story kämpft, hätte dem Spiel schon eher zu Hitpotenzial verholfen. So bleibt True Crime jedoch nur zweiter Sieger und kann den Genrebruder GTA, der jetzt auch auf Microsofts Xbox Einzug hält, nicht von der Straße fegen. GameCube Besitzer sei der Kauf, aufgrund mangelnder Alternativen, empfohlen.
78
GameStar (Germany)
True Crime klaut fleißig: Die frei befahrbare Stadt von GTA, die Bullet-Time von Max Payne und die Schleicheinlagen von Splinter Cell. An neuen Ideen gibt's die (simplen) Prügeleien und steigerbare Talente. Die filmreife Story rundet die abwechslungsreiche Mischung angenehm ab - obwohl ich gerne selbst entscheiden würde, wie ich in einer Mission vorgehe. Da versteckte Extras fehlen, kommt kaum Langzeitmotivation auf.
77
PC Games (Germany)
Man nehme eine riesengroße Portion vom actiongeladenen Rennspiel-Hit GTA Vice City, würze das Ganze mit den gelungenen Prügelszenen aus Enter the Matrix und garniere alles mit einer Bullet-Time à la Max Payne 2 - fertig ist das innovationsarme, aber unterhaltsame True Crime: Streets of LA. Protagonist des Spiels ist der bestens ausgebildete Undercover-Cop Nick Kang. Der kann nicht nur mit den 65 Schießeisen des Spiels bestens umgehen, sondern ist auch ein Meister fernöstlicher Kampfkunst.
70
PC Zone Benelux
Ondanks de kritiek op de bediening en de graphics, speelt True Crime best lekker weg. Beetje cruisen door de straten en de stad verkennen met Snoop Doggy Dog op de achtergrond is niet verkeerd. Tot slot heeft de game ook nog een klein beetje moraal. Al is het erg verleidelijk om als 'bad cop' door de game te cruisen, als 'good cop' krijg je uiteindelijk toch het betere einde.
70
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
True Crime weet op geen enkel moment te overtuigen. De enige 'true crime' is dat dit niettemin een fullprice spel is...
70
PC Action
Eines muss man den Jungs von Luxoflux ja lassen: Der Hersteller, dessen Name eher an ein Potenzmittel denn an eine Spieleschmiede erinnert, beweist mit dem Griff nach den GTA-Juwelen Mut. Insgesamt macht Nick Kang gegen Tommy Vercetti kaum einen Stich. Die innovativen Prügelszenen und die sehenswerten Zwischensequenzen machen trotzdem Spaß. Aufgrund des dürftigen Umfangs von etwa zehn bis zwölf Stunden Spielzeit bleibt die Langzeitmotivation aber ziemlich auf der Strecke.
70
Fragland.net
They've quite ruined the game. It has potential to be good with the storyline and the huge city, but the awful controls make fighting with your fists a pain and knowing that there's a lot of fighting necessary only makes you frustrated. The multiplayer mode is extremely overhyped and in fact sucks big time. Too bad, a lot of potential has gone to waste...
67
ActionTrip
While the game did well on the consoles, we've seen many technical disadvantages in the PC version thanks to which True Crime could never measure up to games like Vice City. Due to several such flaws, the short main story and lack of more engaging side missions, the good stuff about this game, like its relatively open-ended nature and decent plot, good AI and fun combat, don't get a chance to truly shine.
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Jeuxvideo.com
True Crime : Streets of LA est un jeu adapté un peu à la va-vite sur PC. Il ne profite absolument pas des capacités techniques du support et nous offre des graphismes tout juste moyens. En outre, même s'il prend en charge le couple clavier-souris, il ne l'utilise pas au maximum de ses possibilités puisqu'il nous inflige de mauvais angles de caméra qui n'avaient pas lieu d'être si le joueur pouvait tourner la caméra dans tous les sens de façon pratique. Reste un bon petit jeu qui mélange habilement les missions orientées infiltration, baston, tir et conduite qui nous fait passer quelques moments agréables. Mais on reste tout de même bien en deçà d'un Grand Theft Auto : Vice City.
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Armchair Empire, The
I was so looking forward to playing this game! I remember first reading some previews about it before it was released on consoles, and I remember hoping that they would eventually port it to PC. I was glad that they finally did, however, I probably wouldn’t have cared too much if it wasn’t ported if I had tried it first on any one of the consoles. For a game that seemed to have so much promise, I must say that I am disappointed. While not a bad game, True Crime just doesn’t cut it with the better games of today.
63
GameSpot
In the end, True Crime is a game that really lacks polish and, in some cases, feels unfinished. It makes decent attempts with its different styles of gameplay, but none of them are particularly well done. Furthermore, the game's control is poor, and its storyline doesn't tie together in a satisfying way. Add to that an annoying lead character, a general lack of difficulty (which makes the game's eight chapters seem even shorter than they already are), and an ill-conceived multiplayer mode, and you've got a game that isn't really worth your time.
61
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Activision следовало вложить ресурсы не в расширенный саундтрек для тех, кто страдает аллергией на хип-хоп, не в рисование знаменитых мордашек для новых "скинов", не в чахоточный мультиплеер, а в графику, на которую можно смотреть, не зажмуриваясь, и нормальное управление. Будь True Crime голливудским фильмом, а ваш покорный слуга — автором какого-нибудь журнала о кино, рецензия не обошлась бы без клейма "типичный летний блокбастер". Продукт, наспех сколоченный из обрезков чужих идей и сценариев, разливанное море штампов, титров и спецэффектов. Зашел в кинозал — съел попкорн — вышел — забыл.
60
UOL Jogos
"True Crime" conta com alguns segredos a serem destravados para esticar sua vida útil, mas o game não conta com a mesma mágica que segurou tantas pessoas jogando o rival "Grand Theft Auto" por meses. Mas tendo em vista que o rival nunca desembarcou no país, o jogo não deixa de ser uma boa opção.
60
Video Game Talk
The GTA killer it wasn’t, but True Crime: Streets of Los Angeles was a decent game in its own right, on consoles. Can it make the leap to the hearts of PC gamers who want their action on their desks instead of couches? Luxoflux and Activision sure have made an effort to bring TC to a new breed of gamers with some additional features that the console guys missed out on, such as more music, more firepower and multiplayer(!!) action.
60
GameSpy
While the yin and yang of treading the fabled thin blue line is intriguing, the gameplay of True Crime is hampered by a host of negatives. It's a fun game, but it's hard to recommend to hardcore PC gamers -- you'll need a strong appreciation of console gaming to embrace it. And that's the true crime here, as this was a game that should have translated to a truly sublime PC gaming experience.
40
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Graphically, the game doesn’t quite measure up, since it looks like, well, a badly ported PS2 game with washed-out colors, graphical glitches, and only average textures and modeling, This, along with the appallingly bad driving sequences, horrible characters, plentiful clichés, and cringe-inducing dialogue, proves that unlike Splinter Cell, not all console/PC marriages are made in heaven.
30
Joystick (French)
Avec son concept de départ et son immense terrain de jeu, True Crime aurait pu se positionner comme un sérieux concurrent à Vice City. Mais il ne fallait pas sous-estimer la capacité des développeurs à flinguer leur bébé avec un moteur incapable de s'adapter au PC et une maniabilité exécrable. Et ça, c'est un vrai crime.