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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. The shooting control takes some getting used to, but stick with it and you’ll advance through a solid plot laced with a meaty hip-hop soundtrack, celebrity voices, and...drumroll...a playable Snoop Dogg! You’ll never need MapQuest in L.A. again.
  2. Striking a balance between cinematic, story-based gaming and free-roaming fun is harder than most people realize, and True Crime manages to pull it off in a way that brings excitement, challenge, and even a few laughs here and there (some of the voice work, particularly that of one Mr. Walken, is priceless).
  3. So from a game design point of view then True Crime is a rare refreshing change from the norm; thankfully True crime features strong gameplay to actually back it up with a number of improvements to the "GTA3" rulebook and a smattering of innovative ideas.
  4. 80
    You won't spend as much time with True Crime, but that time will be spent enjoying nicer visuals and a very deep story experience, as opposed to flipping cars across parking garages.
  5. True Crime is, thankfully, not a total failure, although one does get the impression that with more development time and more polish to individual aspects (aside from the impressive driving sections), the game could’ve been a masterwork.
  6. A game that simply lacks polish and, in some cases, feels unfinished. It makes decent attempts with its different styles of gameplay, but none of them are particularly well done, and the game's storyline doesn't tie them together in a satisfying way.
  7. Half the game it should have been. Whoever came up with the inventive level structuring or spent months mapping LA has every reason to be furious with the lacklustre implementation of their ideas. [Christmas 2003, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 45
  2. Negative: 6 out of 45
  1. DanielA.
    Nov 20, 2003
    10
    This game is awesome, it rocks the badass driving skills well improved from Grand Theft Auto or any other game of the sort. The shooting isThis game is awesome, it rocks the badass driving skills well improved from Grand Theft Auto or any other game of the sort. The shooting is way more advanced then like Max Payne or like Dead to Rights. And the Karate style fighting rivals street fighter...ok a little overboard on that one. but it is awesome and the storyline is interesting, the only thing it lacks is length. the bonus video is the funniest thing ever. Expand
  2. DrewR.
    Dec 22, 2003
    10
    Really, this is just a far better detailed version of gta 3.
  3. AliB.
    Apr 14, 2004
    10
    This game rules it will gta vice city in smitherens this game has lots of action and thats what the lebo,s like about it :)
  4. NickB.
    Dec 22, 2003
    9
    It is a little short.But the good graphics, great action, and hilarious humor make up for all of it.
  5. JimmyW.
    Aug 23, 2004
    8
    This game is cool with a great storyline and the snoop dawg cheat makes the game cos he swears his damn head off but is a bit annoying thatThis game is cool with a great storyline and the snoop dawg cheat makes the game cos he swears his damn head off but is a bit annoying that you lose points if you kill civilians and compared to vice city vice city would win by far still it is an awesome game. Expand
  6. KyleK.
    Nov 15, 2003
    7
    If your playing this game as if it's GTA it's a let down. Good training facilities, pretty good graphics and some good humour in If your playing this game as if it's GTA it's a let down. Good training facilities, pretty good graphics and some good humour in Nick. Missions need to be harder. Expand
  7. LucasDizzydick
    Nov 8, 2003
    0
    this game sucks dont ever play it it is miserable like its so easy it sucks the controls are impossible and ur a cop it doesnt come close tothis game sucks dont ever play it it is miserable like its so easy it sucks the controls are impossible and ur a cop it doesnt come close to gta there just trying to copy but they couldnt cause it sucks i cant believe that people actually like it like it should be burned its a waste of time and money i wouldnt even rent it i cant believe i did and if i could i wold go lower than 0 Expand

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