True Crime: Streets of LA PC

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
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  1. The most frustrating parts will come from the non-existent camera control that will interfere with almost every aspect of the game, even the easy hand-to-hand combat system.
  2. 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.
  3. Streets of LA potential is sabotaged by poor control and some repetitive gameplay aspects.
  4. Whilst it doesn’t fully succeed at everything it attempts to do (which is a lot), the driving aspect is good fun overall and if not anything else, offers everyone an educational and safer, if not sensationalized tour of L.A, with plenty of cool music to listen to in the process.
  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 looks terrible, I'll just come right out and say it up front.
  7. One of those games that we see all the time. It’s not great, it’s not horrible, it’s ok. And that’s not always a good thing.
  8. 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.
  9. Have you ever felt that your intelligence was underestimated when you began playing a certain game? Although it may be a slight exaggeration, that’s not far from the feeling I got during the first few hours of True Crime: Streets of LA.
  10. A lazy port of a game that wasn't all that great to begin with. Certainly, it has some great ideas in it, but they're all hampered by either having a weak implementation or a buggy interface, and all too often both.
  11. The PC release of this one feels as though it was rushed, and will probably bring you nearly as much pain as it does pleasure.
  12. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    A perfect example of trying too much an doing nothing in a particularly standout way. [Sept 2004, p.63]
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. [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. Full Review »
  2. Daddy
    Jul 15, 2004
    7
    Another great game let down by bugs. Overall it's great, but the controls can be annoying. Another "promising" title let down by the Another great game let down by bugs. Overall it's great, but the controls can be annoying. Another "promising" title let down by the fact it was released before it was polished. Full Review »
  3. uj4ng
    Jun 14, 2004
    7
    The game is very fun to play and addictive, the cutscenes are very entertaining to watch... the game has some major flaws though, the camera The game is very fun to play and addictive, the cutscenes are very entertaining to watch... the game has some major flaws though, the camera angle, control flaws, etc the camera is very annoying, if it isn't the entertaining aspect of the game, i wouldn't keep playing it. Full Review »