Written by  :  Classic Nigel (150)
Written on  :  Sep 30, 2006
Platform  :  Xbox
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"Nick Kang In Pursuit Of Another Dumb-Ass Criminal"

The Good

In True Crime Streets of LA you play as Nick Kang a rough cop who was once on the force but kicked off for his harsh criminal justice and now is a member of the EOD and has to deal with a case about a drug cartel which ties with Nick’s past involving what really happened to his father.

The game has a freeform style play in which in between missions you can bust random crimes doing them well gets you career points while doing them bad like killing innocent by-standers or killing the criminal instead of arresting them takes away career points and the end of a chapter you can get a upgrade for free one of the three Fighting, Shooting, and Driving and you can also participate in street races to get new cars which are kept in a garage there are a total of 4 cars. The missions vary from fighting a opponent in one on one combat running through shooting everything that moves or sneaking into a criminal stronghold.

The visuals are better than those seen in GTA, much better than that and does many things better than GTA like gunplay and aiming and better hand to hand combat as a matter of fact the only thing I can think of GTA does better is Vice City’s 80”s music getting to the music.

There are some good tunes in there but too Rap for my taste and modern rock n roll stinks, luckily this game supports custom soundtracks and you can even designate songs to play and certain parts softer songs for softer moments like casually cruising and harder stuff for balls to the wall action.

The Bad

This game does have its fair share of problems like the controls take a time to get used to and some of the later missions are hard and annoying and sometimes the way the targeting works messes you up like for instance you’ll be shooting a bunch of guys and when you kill one the target switches but not always to the one guy you want to kill next like the closest person to you.

The Bottom Line

If you want a fun game with action packed goodness or always wanted to drive around LA for hours then this game is for you but get the Xbox version cause it has custom soundtracks and best performance.