User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26

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  1. Heath
    Dec 5, 2003
    7
    This is no GTA. the load times suck, and there are far too many of them. whereas in GTA III or vice city driving to your destination is part of the mission, many of true crime's missions are driving to other missions, with load times in between every minute or two of gameplay. also, i'm no hard core gamer, but the lack of polish in the controls and camera are very aggravatingThis is no GTA. the load times suck, and there are far too many of them. whereas in GTA III or vice city driving to your destination is part of the mission, many of true crime's missions are driving to other missions, with load times in between every minute or two of gameplay. also, i'm no hard core gamer, but the lack of polish in the controls and camera are very aggravating when you're expected to take out an army of terrorists with two pistols (try running for the automatics and see what happens). i liked the characters of the story, in this aspect true crime holds its weight with grand theft auto. nick lang is just cheeky enough to be amusing. i also liked the music, the hip hop to cruise to, and the rock to fight to. again gta's radio stations were much more entertaining with lazlo, et al. where the rockstar duo each easily earn a 10 apiece, i have to give true crime a respectable 7. Expand
  2. KCChevalier
    Jun 24, 2004
    7
    This was a good game, it was like GTA only you fight as the cop. It's for every console so if you own a gamecube and want a game GTA style, this is it. Rent it first, it's a pretty fun game.
  3. KenH.
    Dec 30, 2003
    6
    I was anticipating this game about a year before it came out. And it turned out to be nothing like what I thought it would. Kind of fun. But absolutely does not compare to Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City. Car physics suck ass too. Can't even come close to GTA. but, there is snoop dog! yay!
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Not even the irreplaceable voice acting of Christopher Walken can rescue the mess of a script driving the action of True Crime, a misguided attempt to share the spotlight with the vastly superior "Grand Theft Auto." [Jan 2004, p.62]
  2. An extremely fun action game that manages to be a jack-of-all-trades without coming up short in any particular area. It lacks in depth and does have a number of technical issues, but it provides a few days of enjoyment that goes unmatched as far as cheap thrills go.
  3. As a place, Los Angeles simply isn't as much fun as Liberty or Vice. Too much of this silicon LA exists simply because the designers wanted to show that it could be done rather than because it serves any gameplay purpose. [Christmas 2003, p.107]