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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: 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. 90
    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. games(TM)
    40
    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: 29 out of 50
  2. Negative: 6 out of 50
  1. RezaS.
    Nov 16, 2003
    10
    This game is very cool!!!, i like the cars, the fighting and all of this stuff.
  2. JoshY.
    Dec 20, 2003
    10
    Okay, To me this game is the best. It by far swiped out GTA, yes the game is short but look how big the city is.The graphics gave it the ups Okay, To me this game is the best. It by far swiped out GTA, yes the game is short but look how big the city is.The graphics gave it the ups for me though.Like when you are in HQ, the close up's make it next step to real life. The A.I. is really good you can go around the corner come back and your car will still be there.Tell the truth it wasnt like that in GTA. I really like how there is more difrent types of people, yes there is still same looks in the city but at liest they have difrent cloths on, where as in GTA everybody looked the same. The car features were really good I like the 90' turn aned the jack nife, even though no one is payin attention I still like showin off in the higway and the city.Not only that the cars are more like real life, not every car you steal tops out at 100 m.p.h. .Now the fighting can get alittle agurvating cause when you lose you constantly think what you did wrong and you try to change that on a non stop.But the teroy of it is you win some you lose some.I liked having the guns at hand having the two pistols brings the thug act to L.A. .But every one can agree when you get in a shoot out you really had to think the best route.I think people are hating on this game because it's more realistic and you do have limits and they dont like that. I do have to follow on what one said about the zombies and the heads, but every one has there own myths.I liked the fact you could arrest people cause It gave you some odd jobs here and there. Expand
  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. JamesS.
    Nov 10, 2003
    9
    Well when I first saw it on the shelf I thought, here we go the start of the GTA clones. But looking at the back and reading the previews I Well when I first saw it on the shelf I thought, here we go the start of the GTA clones. But looking at the back and reading the previews I thought what the hell, and bought it. At first it was a bit confusing because I was used to GTA, but after it seemed to flow nicely. Better detail, better cars, better interactions. It just showed how much GTA half-assed there graphics compaired to TC and there story line. OK, OK this game isn't as good as GTA because of one thing, length...come on it could have been longer. What I like the most though is the fighting and the gun play. It shows that they've taken some of the best features in games over the past and put them in this one. In the end I'm glad I bought it. And GTA BE WARNED!!!! This game isn't better but this game did something to you...and now have no excuses...I want those graphics in GTA Sin City!!! Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2017
    7
    The gameplay is good, but it could better. Even though the map isn't full of mostly everything LA has to offer, it's still Massive. 240 squareThe gameplay is good, but it could better. Even though the map isn't full of mostly everything LA has to offer, it's still Massive. 240 square miles. The combat could of been better. Everyone can easily dodge your kicks. The street crimes were also cool. The story was average. But the poor physic, awful controls and lack of making setting look a colorful and more amazing made me give a 7. I mean you can drive and knock down a tree. That was weird. Expand
  6. May 16, 2020
    6
    Очень неудобное управление. История очень короткая. Сайд квестов нет. Покатушки по городу не интересные, догони, обезвредь одно и тоже. ДляОчень неудобное управление. История очень короткая. Сайд квестов нет. Покатушки по городу не интересные, догони, обезвредь одно и тоже. Для своего времени может и крутая, но я ее проходил гораздо позже и впечатления смазанные. 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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