True Crime: New York City (2005)

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Former gangster, now street cop Marcus Reed tries to uncover who is behind the murder of his friend and mentor, Lt. Terrance Higgins.


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Credited cast:
Detective Marcus Reed (voice) (as Avery Waddell)
Isaiah Reed (voice)
Deena Dixon (voice)
Captain Victor 'Vic' Navarro (voice)
Fareed 'Freddie the Cabbie' Abdul Salaam (voice)
Himself (voice)
Madam Cassandra Hartz (voice)
Zeke (voice)
Mr. Lin (voice)
Street Racing Promoter (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rey (voice)
Director (voice)


Isaiah Reed (Fishburne) hands the keys to his criminal empire down to his son Marcus (Waddell). This was a decision they both came to regret, as his now-former friend attempted to kill father and son. They failed, and Marcus exacted vengeance. His mentor, Lt. Terrence Higgins (Rourke), opts to leave him alone if he joins the NYPD. Five years later, he has become part of the department's Street Crime Unit (SCU). But during a police beat, Higgins dies in an explosion. Now, with the help of his boss (Hargitay) and a mysterious detective (Walken), he needs to find out what happened, whether he walks the straight line of the law or not. Written by Anonymous

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New Crime. New City.


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When Marcus (Avery Waddell) performs the first "Freddie the cabbie" side mission, he says, "Next they'll have me flying remote-control toys." This is a direct reference to Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (where Zero (David Cross) used RC helicopters to do battle with his nemesis Berkley). See more »


When entering the subway station at the corner of W 125 St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. or after boarding the train and selecting that position from the map, the name of the subway station is Wall St. See more »


Marcus Reed: [arresting a perp] You have a right to an attourney and some other shit I can't remember.
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References King of New York (1990) See more »

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This game has fatal flaws, and can easily be best categorized under the worst games of 2005
20 December 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

To summarize this in one minute... not a very good review, but I all I can do is hand out negatives, so give me a break.

After playing True Crime: NYC, there are dozens of things I can say about the game. First being, that you should not waste your money on this game, even if you're just renting it to fool around with a couple of friends and point out flaws.

This game has erratic frame rate, and is completely disabled by bugs. It also has horrible dialog, sound effects and graphics. Not only this, but the controls are faulty, and in-and-out of missions annoying phrases are said over and over again. The horrible acting job and the casting makes it more frustrating.

And beyond these flaws of many other flaws, the game has basically no replay value, and the core game play is plenty poor itself. You get no thrill from firing the weapons, driving the vehicles, or any elements of the core game play.

As for the soundtrack in the game... well, it's pretty rushed. There are a few decent songs in there, but it's mostly tacky rap music. Not only this, but another huge problem is not being able to listen to the soundtrack while in-game off the menu. I suppose this doesn't matter, since the music being enabled in the game play isn't going to fix the rushed game play or provide any interest.

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