True Crime: New York City PC

  • Publisher: Aspyr
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2006
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
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  1. If you’re a fan of the Sim City series, then give this a look. It’s a nice diversion for a few hours, but I really can’t advise spending a lot of money to buy it. You’ll be more than happy if you play for a week, so try renting it.
  2. PC Gamer UK
    67
    True Crime is a trashy, lazily converted, shamelessly derivative and occasionally buggy game where you get to crash cars and hit people a lot. On those terms, I rather enjoyed it. [Sept 2006, p.94]
  3. 65
    The PC port feels very sloppy overall, almost as if Aspyr simply got it working and then left it at that. If you're interested in this game, check out either of the console versions.
  4. PC Gamer
    62
    The contrived plot gets spiced up with convincing voice acting and smooth cinematic animations, but slick style doesn't hold up against bland levels and repetitive missions, making this just another GTA clone, but with even more f-bombs and bloodshed. [July 2006, p.55]
  5. 60
    On paper, it's got the potential to be more than a match for "San Andreas"; in practice, it's nowhere near it.
  6. As more was revealed, however, numerous bugs caused the game to become unbearably frustrating.
  7. The controls need work, the engine needs work, the collision detection needs work, the AI needs serious work, all in all I wouldn't be surprised if you told me this was a beta.
  8. Even if you forgive the flimsy story, cliché characters, and derivative gameplay, it's impossible to look past the myriad frustrating technical problems that plague this game.
  9. Overall, it offers absolutely nothing new compared to the console version (save for a few extra issues making it slightly inferior), and it is highly unlikely it could serve as means to garner any new fans.
  10. If the developer doesn’t care to address the problems True Crime: New York City has, you shouldn’t care to buy it. It’s that simple.
  11. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    At least the soundtrack is cool. [July 2006, p.66]
  12. PC Zone UK
    33
    If you absolutely must play this game, and the wretched commercial system that chugged out this idiot child hasn't put you off the whole sorry shebang, then get a console version. Please don't buy this. [Oct 2006, p.74]
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 1, 2016
    7
    Good map and gameplay. Manhattan in the game is huge, all of it is in the game. It's so fun to just drive around and explore the map and lookGood map and gameplay. Manhattan in the game is huge, all of it is in the game. It's so fun to just drive around and explore the map and look at how the real work buildings and areas look in the game compared to real life. The problem is that the story is short and gets finished in a few hours. The PC version is much worse looking graphically compared to the PS2 version (with the exception of game resolution). Go look at some youtube videos of the 2 and you can see the difference. Controls are pretty bad on keyboard, too. Full Review »
  2. Aug 15, 2013
    8
    Buscaba un juego al mejor estilo GTA, pero en el que encarnes un policía y lo encontré. Ambientado en Nueva York, el juego es muy entretenido,Buscaba un juego al mejor estilo GTA, pero en el que encarnes un policía y lo encontré. Ambientado en Nueva York, el juego es muy entretenido, con unos gráficos interesantes y una historia de las buenas. Full Review »
  3. CR
    Jun 23, 2008
    2
    Terrible! Don't buy it...don't even download it. Waste of time and money. Laggy even if your computer is is fast. It'sTerrible! Don't buy it...don't even download it. Waste of time and money. Laggy even if your computer is is fast. It's completely bugged. Controls suck so bad. Sensitivity sucks even at max. Avoid. If you really want to play it get the console ones. Controls are much better with them. Full Review »