True Crime: Streets of L.A. (Sony PlayStation 2, 2003)
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|Hit the mean streets of Los Angeles to dish out third-person vigilante justice in the style of Max Payne, Mafia, and Grand Theft Auto III. True Crime: The Streets of LA casts players as Nick Kang, an ex-cop who battles a dangerous underworld through 100 varied missions. Some assignments show influence of the popular GTA3, putting the player behind the wheel of a car or at the trigger of a gun, while others may call for more stealth and deception, or the use of the hero's impressive judo skills. Instead of resetting each level until the player gets it right, failure in a mission causes the story to branch in a different direction, leading to a more personalized role-playing experience.|
|Game||True Crime: Streets of L.A.|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 2|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood and Gore, Mature Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
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- jlwpurple21Mar 2, 2006by
this is a great game i would recommend it to anyone who loves action and adventure games.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- gamegeek41988Mar 1, 2007by
Awesome action/shooting, GTA-style game!
Gamers who loved playing straight forward action games like "Dead To Rights" and "Syphon Filter 3" or open-ended action games like "Grand Theft Auto III" and "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" will enjoy "True Crime: Streets Of L.A." a lot.
Although similar to those PS2/XBOX "Grand Theft Auto" games, "True Crime: Streets Of L.A." is a much shorter game, taking about 10-15 hours to beat (if you just want to tackle the main missions and skip the side missions), compared to the 40-50 hours of "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City".
Also in "True Crime: Streets Of L.A.", you play as a cop (although maybe a loose cannon) instead of a bad guy/criminal. The character you play is Nick Kang, and (I got a real kick out of this) he is voiced by Russell Wong, who has appeared in films like "Romeo Must Die" and TV's "Vanishing Son".
Other celebrity voices include Michelle Rodriguez, Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, Michael Madson, Ron Perlman, Mako, James Hong, and CCH Pounder.
There's a pretty good story - typical cop thriller stuff, but you'll enjoy it if you like the cop thriller stuff. This is aided by great cinema scenes with some nice voice acting. I also got a real kick out of the ending cinema (it's the one with Nick and the old guy), which had nothing with story, but was entertaining nonetheless.
Combat includes shooting (you can even shoot while driving) and hand-to-hand fighting. Aiming and shooting is similar to GTA, and works well for the most part. You can even enter a First Person Mode for better aiming, but the controls in this mode are a bit off, so you're better off not entering the First Person mode unless you need an accurate shot at someone like a faraway sniper.
Hand-to-hand combat is solid... if you're fighting you're fighting one or two bad guys, but if a group surrounds you, you're better off running away or using your guns. There's some combos for you to use and you should learn to use some of them, since they not only help in combat but also might be the only way to beat some of bosses.
There are some fun stealth missions where you have to sneak into buildings unseen.
Like GTA, you can "jack" just about any car you want. Some missions require you to stop or take down a moving vehicle, so you'll use a combination of driving and shooting, just like chase scenes in action moveies!
Since it is set in L.A., you can see some real-life buildings, like the Staples Center. Nice touch!
The only negative thing about this game is that it froze up on me twice (causing me to lose about 2 hours), but it wasn't enough to hinder my enjoyment of the game.
Anyway, this is fun game that's not to be missed by those who like action/shooting games! I highly recommend this game.
Rated M for Violence, Blood & Gore, Strong Language, and Mature Sexual Themes
Graphics: 5 (some of the best graphics on PS2, brighter and better than the "muddy graphics of GTA III and Vice City)
Sound: 4 (great voice work, pretty good hip/hop and hard rock soundtrack, with some killer tunes from bands like Taproot and Deftones)
Controls: 5 (controls aren't perfect but pretty darn close; the controls during first person mode could have been better)
Fun Factor: 5 (Only one of the few games that I could say was fun to play from beginning to end!)
Overall: 5 (Highly recommended for those who enjoy action/shooting games!)Read full review
- missinglinkinte...Jun 11, 2006by
True Crime: Streets of LA (Playstation 2) review
great game,sort of like grand theft auto vice city only your a cop.very fun ,days worth of play with many alternate endings.one of the best open city games right next to vice city and san andreas in my opinion.
- horsesr4me-123Mar 26, 2013by
The true life of an L.A. Cop-lived by YOU!!
My son loves this game!! He is 13, has ADHD, but Playstation 2 games will keep his attention ANY day!! I got him this game, he started playing it, and within 1 week he had already solved the whole game!! He loved it!! My son loved being the cop. You actually get to live the true life of a L.A. cop, drive the police cars, turn on sirens, put handcuffs on people, and the whole nine yards of being a cop. It's so exciting!! Now, he wants another game like it. If your kids like excitement, don't hesitate to get this one for them!!
- jbdementedOct 12, 2012by
A Very Cool Vid Game
True Crime Streets Of L.A. is a very fun game where You play as an undercover cop. Much in the style of Grand Theft Auto, You can steal and drive any vehicle as well as do missions and arrest people. Its a fun game. If You just do the missions, the game will end quickly. But if You take Your time and explore the environment (which is huge) Youll find alot of things such as upgrades. If You like games like GTA Youll love this.