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  • Summary: True Crime: Streets of LA is the deepest combination of driving, fighting and shooting ever burned into one game. Take the role of rogue E.O.D. operative Nick Kang, assigned to the task of taking out the merciless Russian and Chinese crime syndicates plaguing the City of Angels. The actionTrue Crime: Streets of LA is the deepest combination of driving, fighting and shooting ever burned into one game. Take the role of rogue E.O.D. operative Nick Kang, assigned to the task of taking out the merciless Russian and Chinese crime syndicates plaguing the City of Angels. The action is non-stop and you can never repeat the same mission twice as you play through a branching storyline that takes place across 250 square miles of accurately recreated Los Angeles. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. The PC highlights include the multiplayer version (which is definitely a lot of fun) and the much-much-much improved graphics (of course, you got to have the right tools for the job).
  2. It takes everything you love about "Grand Theft Auto," and adds gameplay to it...[but] I simply can't get into [the PC version] when you don't even have a choice to use a controller. So I am sticking with my console versions for now.
  3. The game brings nothing new to the table, but what does these days? If you’re looking for a new exciting game, this isn’t for you.
  4. Due to several such flaws, the short main story and lack of more engaging side missions, the good stuff about this game, like its relatively open-ended nature and decent plot, good AI and fun combat, don't get a chance to truly shine.
  5. While there is no doubt that True Crime is an ambitious game and that it does offer up a plethora of gameplay, the quality of that gameplay is somewhat lacking.
  6. The game's transition from console to PC wasn't handled as smoothly as you might have expected, thus leaving a game that was already a little uneven feeling a little broken in some spots.
  7. It looks like, well, a badly ported PS2 game with washed-out colors, graphical glitches, and only average textures and modeling. This, along with the appallingly bad driving sequences, horrible characters, plentiful cliches, and cringe-inducing dialogue, proves that unlike "Splinter Cell," not all console/PC marriages are made in heaven. [Sept 2004, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. FariB.
    May 9, 2004
    10
    Very very very good game perfect.
  2. RobertELee
    May 21, 2004
    9
    Awesome, but the main character can be annoying.
  3. NilsT.
    May 27, 2004
    8
    I liked the game.The only minus that i noticed was that the graphics were old.
  4. DanielS.
    May 29, 2004
    7
    Neither as Good as the GTa 3 en Vice City ,but entertaining ! allthough the game has some flaws , low textures ,clipping ,camera angle, andNeither as Good as the GTa 3 en Vice City ,but entertaining ! allthough the game has some flaws , low textures ,clipping ,camera angle, and the shooting controls are some that could be fixed, for an update or a new patch 'what so ever ! but the game has some good things,aswell , the models for the characthers are looking good ,aswell the acting in the cut scenes ,the diffrent outcomes of the game keeps you to replay missions ,just to see how it otherwise could end ,the fighting skills are fun , the soundtrack is awsome and there's a lot to do in the game , sure a game to pass by the time 'Till Driv3r and San Andreas are released ! Expand
  5. Horus
    May 27, 2004
    5
    Hmm there's something fishy about people who just come on and say "Perfect game!" I always assume they're one of the developers... Hmm there's something fishy about people who just come on and say "Perfect game!" I always assume they're one of the developers... Anyway, this is a LONG way short of the heights scaled by GTA:Vice City. Pretty much everything R.S. said above is true. The driving feels wrong, scenery pops up, and there's no "off-road" capability as there is in GTA, you can only really drive on roads. The physics are decidedly dodgy too. I don't expect to reverse into a wall at 20mph and have my car flip 30 foot into the air. Controls are also very poor. The camera angles are lethargic and unhelpful, the fighting is repetitive, and the shooting slow (the bullets all travel, very visibly, at about 50mph). I could go on, but this thing doesn't do paragraphs and I hate large blocks of text. To sum up, a very poor cousin to Vice City. Not worth it. Expand
  6. ArcAngel
    Jun 2, 2004
    3
    As with best intents that could have been great, honestly when hailed as "a driving game." in which you will spend 240 square miles of As with best intents that could have been great, honestly when hailed as "a driving game." in which you will spend 240 square miles of LA's sun baked asphalt jungle, who was the snapper head who decided the PC version of this game will not support a driving wheel. Look ma, I am driving with two fingers...If you make a driving game, or that claim facilitate wheel support!!! I disgustedly threw this coaster back in the box and fired up GTA 3, and have hopes Driv3r will support the wheel Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jan 12, 2005
    1
    No gamepad support kills all the enjoyment as the game is hell to play with kdb+mouse. you would need at east two hands on the keyboard toNo gamepad support kills all the enjoyment as the game is hell to play with kdb+mouse. you would need at east two hands on the keyboard to enjoy this. one of my worst buys. Expand

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