Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 8 out of 25
  1. It's just disappointing that the rest of the game doesn't live up to the quality of the cutscenes.
  2. 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.
  3. The horrid framerate and numerous bugs make this game like tap dancing in a minefield, but the game itself is deep, with a quality narrative, superb voice acting and rich gameplay.
  4. Wow, I don't think I have ever be thrown through a wall and wound up in empty space in a console game in a LONG time.
  5. The series is still weighed down by its poor driving and shooting parts but compared to Streets of LA the game has its share of really fun moments worthy of a weekend rental.
  6. 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.
  7. It tries, but usually it fails. The game feels kind of half assed, to be perfectly blunt.
  8. So many corners were cut and details rushed that whatever good content is there is overshadowed by the mistakes.
  9. Basically, it's a game with loads of potential, but awful physics and endless technical glitches are the real crime here.
  10. 50
    Like this year's Philadelphia Eagles, this game is the quintessential example of a franchise taking a step in the wrong direction. Our advice: Run away.
  11. 60
    On paper, it's got the potential to be more than a match for "San Andreas"; in practice, it's nowhere near it.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 31, 2011
    9
    glitches apart this game was amazing with a massive environment great visuals races fight clubs a lot of interiors shops cars weapons andglitches apart this game was amazing with a massive environment great visuals races fight clubs a lot of interiors shops cars weapons and blood .......... gta on steroids Full Review »
  2. LoagnH.
    Jun 21, 2007
    8
    There are many glitches in this game, but get over it. This is a good game and so was LA, if there is another game in the series coming out, There are many glitches in this game, but get over it. This is a good game and so was LA, if there is another game in the series coming out, hope for improvement but all in all, it's a good game. Full Review »
  3. Bboy
    Apr 22, 2007
    9
    Someone disappointing. Not because of the gameplay but because of the glitches. I was really looking forward to this game and as it was Someone disappointing. Not because of the gameplay but because of the glitches. I was really looking forward to this game and as it was really ambitious. The gameplay is what I expected and is really fun. I find it much better than GTA IMO because of how much more in depth the whole cop thing is. It's just really fun to play....but that's if you can stand playing with the glitches. Why do the developers completely RUIN the game by releasing it with a crap load of glitches that you will experience EVERY time you play the game. The game freezes, there's lots of graphical glitches (e.g the moon was in the sea once..wtf)...too many to name. Also, I'm not sure about the other versions, but the Gamecube version suffers greatly from framerate problems. You will straight away notice how unbelievably and ridiculously LAGGY the game is when on the streets and driving around. At first I though "OMG this is ridiculous...". When inside buildings though, the game is smooth. On the other hand though, the graphics and music/sound are awesome. Beats the pants off GTA any day. Models much better, a lot more detail here and there and the physics are great so you can interact a lot more with the environment. There's a lot of things happening on screen at 1 time and although it looks awesome it's sorta bogged down by the framerate. Sound effects and noises are great and fit perfectly with the game. Music is also great with a lot of real good rap. None of the mainstream crap but a lot of old school and true stuff. Overall, the game is great and still really fun to play but I always think "If they had spent a bit more time fixing all the stinking glitches and problems with this game it would have been perfect" I don't understand....it's like releasing a Zelda game (which are always very ambitious games) with a tonne of bugs and just screwing it up for everyone....grrr. Full Review »