Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic 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. Make no mistake about it, this game does not trounce, destroy, walk all over, or replace "Grand Theft Auto." It is a better game though, as it is more refined and makes a nice addition for those who like the genre and are looking for more.
  3. Any game that's voiced by Christopher Walken, features 50 rap and heavy metal songs and sneaks in a playable Snoop Dogg has got to be oozing with cool. Not only is True Crime: Streets of LA truly hip, it's a blast to play, managing to blend the cinematic feel of an immersive movie with some of the best elements of shooting, driving and fighting games.
  4. 90
    The consequences of your actions and nonactions are huge in True Crime and dramatically change your level of recklessness...It doesn't, nor should it, replace "Grand Theft Auto" by any means. True Crime has enough good to counter the bad and stand on its own.
  5. 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.
  6. Blends all the things we love about the Grand Theft Auto series and blockbuster Hollywood action films to bring us a most riveting and highly entertaining hybrid action fans will love.
  7. One of the most entertaining games I've played in a long time. It has a ton of injoke humor, action, car chases, explosions, violence, adult situations and language - it's what adult videogames are all about...Should you buy TC? You'd be a damn mother****ing fool not to. You can print that.
  8. Fighting is done with a combination of the face buttons on the controller. It's much deeper than the "GTA" fighting system, as here you can use your punch and kick buttons in combos, as well as jump and throw opponents.
  9. 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).
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 43
  2. Negative: 5 out of 43
  1. ERB
    Jul 31, 2013
    Game is like Grand Theft Auto. Full Review »
  2. Jun 11, 2013
    Good game, but the frustrating controls, unpolished feeling, average story and bad physics made of this game a far less entertaining experience than it should be. Full Review »