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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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Score distribution:
  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. Computer Gaming World
    40
    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: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Jan 20, 2022
    10
    Mo money, mo money, mo
    Mo burden, Mo burden, mo
    Not funny, not funny, no
    Gotta have heat, this world is so cold
  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. May 23, 2021
    3
    Playing as a cop and choosing what you do in missions is really interesting concept and should be done more. You can be good or bad cop.Playing as a cop and choosing what you do in missions is really interesting concept and should be done more. You can be good or bad cop.

    Gameplay is where everything breaks down.

    City is empty and dead. Not enjoyable to look at or drive around. Npc's are robots.

    Controls and mechanics push your patience. Most of the time they don't work and when they do they don't work correctly.

    Camera is just bad. Hard to control and maintain stable position.

    Nice interiors and it is fun to explore them.

    Shouldn't have been open world. It could be much much better.
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  6. Cbrainbootsector
    Jun 10, 2004
    2
    A total disappointment. It won't even let me map the driving controls to any other device except the friggin' mouse! It's A total disappointment. It won't even let me map the driving controls to any other device except the friggin' mouse! It's totally ridiculous for a driving game to have mouse support for steering! The only other option is by driving with your keyboard.... duh! I got a steering wheel, I got a joystick, I got a gamepad with analog thumbsticks.... goddammit! Lemme use 'em! Friggin' morons. 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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