True Crime: New York City Image

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  • Summary: Be a good cop or a bad cop in the streetwise action game True Crime: New York City. You can explore the authentically modeled streets of New York City as a police officer tracking down criminals and administering justice. The game features a diverse weapon set, as well as a mixed offering of fighting styles that you can use to take out those who stand in your way. In addition to combat on foot, the game features driving sequences and shootouts. Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Walken, and Mickey Rourke contribute their voice talent to the game as well. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 43
  2. Negative: 8 out of 43
  1. 90
    New York looks fantastic and really feels alive as you drive through the busy metropolis, gazing at the pedestrian hordes swarming on the sidewalks.
  2. Definitely a better game than its predecessor, but only because it fixes what was wrong in L.A. It never really tries to go anywhere new (aside from the East Coast), and the familiar gameplay might get a bit predictable and even stale before you finish this big city adventure.
  3. A good game. It does have several flaws that hopefully will be fixed up for any future installments in the series, but none truly distract from the game's deep and memorable story.
  4. A mediocre free-roaming action game, but it's still slightly better than some of its competitors within the genre.
  5. Riddled with errors, glitches, catches, freezes, clippings, and resets. If you can endure the insane amount of problems and don't mind that you'll routinely run into errors that'll force you to restart from the beginning of the current primary mission, you'll get some marginal enjoyment out of the title.
  6. 50
    Like this year's Philadelphia Eagles, this game is the quintessential example of a franchise taking a step in the wrong direction. Our advice: Run away.
  7. Avoid this game at all costs, it isn't worth your time, nor anyone else's. This is what happens when publishers push a game through in order to meet the holiday sales rush.

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