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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 Burn baby, burn.
True Crime: New York City Windows Gun shots in the alley.
True Crime: New York City Windows Status of game completion
True Crime: New York City Windows Domino effect

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

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Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) May 29, 2006 68 out of 100 68 Jan 20, 2006 67 out of 100 67
PC Action Jun 12, 2006 66 out of 100 66
IGN Mar 28, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 2006 65 out of 100 65
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun 23, 2006 59 out of 100 59
Gamernode May 09, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Mar 31, 2006 5.2 out of 10 52
IGROMANIA Jul 04, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45 May 17, 2006 27 out of 100 27


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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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Kabushi (217781) added True Crime: New York City (Windows) on Mar 29, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Matt Neuteboom (989)