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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, he's gonna do it his way. Need some cash? Marcus isn't opposed to a bit of extortion from the local pharmacy. Need some 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 M4s 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 Cars - you can buy them at the police station.
True Crime: New York City Windows Gun shots in the alley.
True Crime: New York City Windows Marcus's dad in his luxury camera
True Crime: New York City Windows A music shop is something novel for a GTA-clone.

Promo Images

True Crime: New York City Screenshot
True Crime: New York City Screenshot
True Crime: New York City Screenshot
True Crime: New York City Screenshot

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 (179)
This Game Is Good Clean Fun, Well Maybe Not Clean. Xbox Classic Nigel (150)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jan, 2006 8.75 out of 10 88
TeamXbox Xbox Nov 17, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN GameCube Nov 16, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
GamingExcellence Xbox Jun 13, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
Next Level Gaming GameCube Nov 17, 2005 72 out of 100 72
Gamer Within Xbox Dec 04, 2005 7 out of 10 70
PC Action (Germany) Windows Jun 12, 2006 66 out of 100 66
Gamer 2.0 Xbox Nov 21, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
JeuxActu PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2005 8 out of 20 40


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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 (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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