Hey remember the first True Crime game?

#1 Posted by ShalashaskaUK666 (506 posts) -

That was one BADASS game!! Kickin up uzi's Mission Impossible 2 style, slo-mo'in dudes through tables with roudhouse kicks.....and then there was that shit with a giant flying dragon in the underground mines or something!!

WTF was up with that!? Hope they don't have anything similar in this one!

#2 Posted by falserelic (4941 posts) -

@ShalashaskaUK666 said:

That was one BADASS game!! Kickin up uzi's Mission Impossible 2 style, slo-mo'in dudes through tables with roudhouse kicks.....and then there was that shit with a giant flying dragon in the underground mines or something!!

WTF was up with that!? Hope they don't have anything similar in this one!

Yeah I remember the dragon and zombies. It was random as fuck.

#3 Edited by AjayRaz (12389 posts) -

that underground dragon shit was amazing. fighting kung-fu ladies that were on fire and stuff.

#4 Posted by falserelic (4941 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:

that underground dragon shit was amazing. fighting kung-fu ladies that were on fire and stuff.

It was like dragon's dogma true crime style.

#5 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

I totally forgot about all that shit. Whoa.

#6 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

I remember seeing videos of Snoop Dogg being a character model and that's about it.

#7 Posted by eroticfishcake (7780 posts) -

Also Snoop Dog. Now that I think about it, I actually really liked that game with all the cop stuff and whooping people's asses in slo-mo.

#8 Posted by Ramone (2931 posts) -

That game was the video game equivalent of a straight to DVD Steven Seagal film, that's why I loved it.

#9 Posted by falserelic (4941 posts) -

I remember I used cheats and had a character skin where I look like a swat officer. I had that ski mask, blue vest, gloves and 2 deserts eagles with lasers. I felt like a badass action hero.

#10 Posted by SockemJetpack (405 posts) -

I remember Christopher Walken being a desk sergeant/narrator. "The city... of Angels... it's funny cause I aint never seen... no angels... in this city"

#11 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

That game had some serious voice talent too. Christopher Walken, Michael Madsen, Gary Oldman all in one game. Crazy stuff.

#12 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2071 posts) -

I remember the multiplayer on PC and how stupid fun some of it was. There was a mode where one player was trying to outrun the other players and you could literally choose any spot in the whole map to start in and the players giving chase automatically spawned right behind that player. So what you would do is choose a spot right in front of a fence so the other plays were stuck behind unbreakable objects and you would win.

#13 Posted by GS_Dan (1396 posts) -

All I can picture is Streets of L.A., and I am so very confused.

#14 Posted by VierasTalo (575 posts) -

Fuck yeah! That game still kicks ass. Snoop Dogg shooting dual uzis at criminals... ain't never getting better. Also, as said prior, the voice talent was awesome. And the storylines branched according to your performance too! The final boss of the longest storyline, the fist fight at the airport, was insanely difficult. I remember taking about 30 tries to get through him, he just countered everything you could do.

#15 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

Most random story line in a game ever? It has to be up there with the weird chinese hell dungeon in the middle of the game.

#16 Posted by JEC03 (892 posts) -

Never cared for the true crime games felt generic compared to GTA but I have higher hopes for Sleeping Dogs and really hope it will be a good game but I'm not 100 percent confident about the game.

#17 Posted by NegativeCero (2925 posts) -

I never got far in it, but I was young enough that GTA clones still got to me (I bought Driv3r, ugh), but at least this one was alright. All I remember about that game was they made a big deal about them recreating LA, Snoop Dogg, weird in-car aiming and this stupid tackle move I would do to every NPC I came across.

#18 Edited by Tsoglani (571 posts) -

I loved that game; was cool with the branching story-lines and different endings too. One of the best soundtracks ever to grace a video game as well. And I totally forgot about that dragon fight until reading this! That was pretty far-out, but it makes me wonder if there are dragons underneath Chinatowns all around the world...

#19 Posted by DocHaus (1286 posts) -

It had branching paths and a main character who dual-wielded revolvers while he kicked ass. In spite of all the bugs and the campy plot I loved it. The New York sequel somehow got worse in comparison.

#20 Posted by lmenzol (271 posts) -

@ShalashaskaUK666: alot of people hated it but i thought the main character was cool and the middle of the game reminded me of Big Trouble in Little China. Loved that game

#21 Posted by Vonocourt (2107 posts) -

Man that game was weird, and kind of shitty.

#22 Posted by probablytuna (3443 posts) -

I remember playing this game at an Internet cafe I frequently visit. It was fun for a while... Until I heard about the weird dragon bullshit that happens later in the game.

#23 Posted by Deusoma (2972 posts) -
@GS_Dan said:

All I can picture is Streets of L.A., and I am so very confused.

Me too. Maybe they're thinking of some other series called True Crime. :P
#24 Posted by Svenzon (699 posts) -

I didn't play all that much, so I mostly remember that the game had some really damn corny (in a bad way) one-liners. Didn't the protagonist scream "KUNG POW!" when you kicked people?

#25 Posted by Dimsey (943 posts) -

I liked the game a whole lot,  even though it did kind of lose me a bit with the dragons and the zombies and whatnot. 
At the time I was just stoked to play a GTA-esque game in which you played a character on the right side of the law for a change. 

#26 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6077 posts) -

Unfortunately I do, now if you'll excuse me I have to find my monocle, top hat and go play fez or some such shit. On a serious note when I played it as a kid I really liked the soundtrack.

Not no more though. God help me...I kind of want to replay it now, God damn you nostalgia!

#27 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Haha I played through it in one day. Best feature of the hole game: shoot the gas tank for car to explode in one shot.

#28 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

I remember the driving being so bad that I just walked everywhere, fun game though.

#29 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Terrible gameplay, but the story (and its randomness) was cool.
 
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#30 Posted by Ramone (2931 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

Terrible gameplay, but the story (and its randomness) was cool.

Also:

So good, I might buy Sleeping Dogs in the vain hope that some of that b-movie shittiness transferred over from True Crime.

#31 Posted by scalpel (314 posts) -

Streets of L.A. was fun.

#32 Posted by tallTuck94 (553 posts) -

Wasn't Snoop Dogg in New York CIty? I never played that one but I have great memories of Streets of L.A.

Also I wanted to replay Streets of L.A before Sleeping Dogs but would it be worth playing New York instead seeing as I've never played that.

#33 Posted by Yummylee (20570 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

Terrible gameplay, but the story (and its randomness) was cool.

Also:

Burnout Paradise got dat beat!

Anywhoo I remember playing this. I also remember not particularly liking it all that much, though playing as Snoop Dog (complete with his own unique ad-libs) was kinda funny. Also hearing Christopher Walken call you a ''schmuck'' I still find hilarious for no apparent reason.

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#34 Posted by supermonkey122 (780 posts) -

Is this the game that True Crime Hong Kong became?

#35 Posted by chilibean_3 (1581 posts) -

I really enjoyed the first True Crime game. It went real weird though.

#36 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:

that underground dragon shit was amazing. fighting kung-fu ladies that were on fire and stuff.

That entire game was martial arts comedic goodness. And the dragon boss was awesome. I remember spending upwards of thirty minutes to beat that scene just because it was so fucking long.

#37 Posted by MistaSparkle (2146 posts) -

I must have not played as much of this game as I thought. O.o

I remember it being a pretty straightforward cop game, but CLEARLY I was wrong after youtubing true crime dragon fight.

#38 Posted by pompouspizza (289 posts) -

@ShalashaskaUK666: I loved the first one...the second one is a pile of shit though, I remember rushing to buy it with money I got for Christmas and being deeply disappointed when I got home and started playing :(

#39 Posted by Vextroid (1316 posts) -

It s a pret neat game, shame the shooting controls were dog shit though.

#40 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1021 posts) -

Yup, one of my favourite games

#41 Posted by Driadon (2990 posts) -

I never did end up playing it at the time, but I really wanted play it simply to find out how many people I could randomly frisk and find dope.

#42 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

I loved it but never finished it.

#43 Posted by ColdPhone (60 posts) -

I really loved the original True Crime. Fond memories of going in slo-mo whilst driving and shooting the gas tank of the car in front of me. So satisfying. Also, LOTS OF FRISKING, haha. Remember that? You could just go up to any NPC on the street and frisk them. If they had contraband you handcuffed them and got something for it.

#44 Posted by kmg90 (410 posts) -

The True Crime series to be one of my favorite series as a teenager, the first one was a good effort at trying to take the free-roam open world GTA-style genre and add some interesting hooks into the mix such as trying to recreate the city of LA to the branching storylines to the small celeb role of Christopher Walken to Snoop Lion Dogg

The sequel was more of the same as the first but new city with more Walken and more bugs with a somewhat better combat system... the one redeem quality the game had was that the debug menu was accessible (on all platforms) without any modifications or "game enhancers", probably would be on my top 10 list of best cheats of all time

#45 Posted by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

Yeah, that first one started off kind of lame, and should've been amazing when the Dragon and zombies shit happened because it was just so balls-out fucking crazy and completely out of left field. But it wasn't. It just continued to be kind of lame. :\

The crazy car shit you could pull off was pretty neat, though. Kind of a bummer that no other game except for Wheelman has messed around with that.

#46 Posted by Serpentenema (211 posts) -

I remember hearing "Awww shit! Its dim sum time!" happened a lot, and you fought some dude named general kim, and I thought it was just fist fighting Kim Jong Ill surrounded by flaming airplanes.

#47 Posted by illmatic19 (964 posts) -

Unpopular opinion, True Crime New York is better than Los Angeles.

#48 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

@illmatic19: I don't mean to attack your opinion but TC New York is a broken mess of a game in addition to being incomplete.

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