True Crime New York City

True Crime New York City
-Urban sandbox-style action adventure published by Activision and developed by Luxoflux for Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube.
-2nd game for the True Crime series of games, recently released after the True Crime: Streets of L.A. game.

-The game starts with Marcus Reed, the good guy, assuming control of his father's criminal world after he is arrested. Later on after Reed gains control, he is betrayed by a close friend and he is almost killed. He survives, with the help of NYPD detective Terry Higgins. He is a close friend of Marcus' father, and offers to cover up Reed's criminal background before he enrolls Marcus in the NYPD academy.

-5 years under the management of the NYPD, Reed is an NYPD man himself. He works under the management of Higgins as well. Higgings gets a call from one of his contacts and asks for a meeting. At the warehouse where the meeting will be, there is an explosion, killing Higgins. Back at police HQ, Reed is being talked to by FBI agent Gabriel Whitting, who informs Reed that one of the detectives in the NYPD is a mole, and is probably behind the bombing. Whitting is unsure of who it is, the only known thing about this mole is that he/she is connected to New York's biggest crime syndicates. Whitting asks Reed to investigate these crime families and find the mole. The families consist of crime families based on actual crime families. You get to choose what case to solve after you finish the tutorial. You get to choose from the President's Club(probably a reference to the Black Mafia Family), the Shadow Tong(Chinese Triads), The Palermo Mob(Italian Mafia), Tutorial(Spanish gangsters, most likely a reference to the Latin Kings), etc.

-Towards the end of the game, another cop named Victor Navarro is arrested as the mole at Grand Central Station. This game has 2 possible endings; in the bad ending Navarro escapes the grip of the officers and grabs a gun, killing Whitting. He then boards a subway train with Reed in pursuit. Unfortunately, Reed throws Navarro off the train, killing him. Later, while Reed is waiting in the train station, Higgins sits next to him. It turns out he faked his death and framed Navarro to escape being arrested by Whitting. Higgins hands Reed a bag of cash and asks him to join him in Mexico. Reed is angry at being used, so he kills Higgins.

-The good ending has Navarro being arrested without incident. Later, Reed is approached by the not dead Higgins with the same offer of living comfortably in Mexico. Reed refuses, and Higgins threatens to expose Reed's criminal past, but he responds that he would pay for his crimes with honor and come quietly. Higgins runs into a subway train with Reed chasing close by. Higgins is then killed when the train derails. Back at teh station, Whitting promises to talk to the DA about Reed's dad and thanks him for catching the mole.

-This game featured alot of New York's most known landmarks, even the boroughs of New York, every single detail of New York was brought into the game to make the player feel like they were actually in New York.

-Many of the buildings are accessible by the player, and these include hotels, restaurants, apartment buildings, pharmacies, clothing shops, car dealers, dojos, record stores, and more. The reason being these buildings are accessible is because throughout the game, you get to solve street crimes and many of these are in the buildings.

-Various landmarks include the Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, St. Patrick's Cathedral, United Nations HQ, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, Columbia University, Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, the Guggenheim Museum, the Manhattan Municipal Building, the MetLife Building, the Flatiron Building, the Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle, the MetLife Tower, Belvedere Castle, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art all appear as they really do in real life New York.