True Crime: New York City


Level select

Pause the game and enter the CompStat/Map screen. Then, hold [Shift] + F and press [Enter] three times to unlock all levels.

100 Bad Cop points

Pause the game and enter the CompStat/Map screen. Then, hold [Shift] + F and press [Space] three times.

100 Career points

Pause the game and enter the CompStat/Map screen. Then, hold [Shift] + F and press [Delete] three times.

Puma Shoes costume

Collect all ten pairs of Puma shoes hidden in the city, then go to the Puma Shoe store to get the Puma Shoes costume.

Redman Gone Wild mini-game

Get a 100% game completion. Then, go to the location given by Redman when he calls. -From:

Driving skill ranks

Reach the indicated rank to have the corresponding weapons driving skills available in the police garage:

    Detective Rank 1: Nitro Boost
    Detective Rank 2: Side Wheelie
    Detective Rank 3: Peel Boost
    Detective Rank 4: Switchblade
    Detective Rank 5: Insta-turn

Vehicle ranks

Achieve the indicated rank to have the corresponding vehicle available in the police garage:

    Detective Rank 1: 6.5L V8 Custom SUV
    Detective Rank 2: 5.4L SC V8 Coupe
    Detective Rank 3: 2.5L L4 Sedan
    Detective Rank 4: 6.0L V8 Coupe
    Detective Rank 5: 3.5L V6 Sedan

Weapon and ability ranks

Achieve the indicated rank to have the corresponding weapons and abilities available in the police armory:

    Detective Rank 1: 5.56mm Carbine, 7.62 Auto Sniper, Flashbang, Slo-Mo Dirve x2
    Detective Rank 2: .45 Special, Tactical Shotgun, 5.56mm Bullpup AR, Sledge Hammer, Precision Aim Assist
    Detective Rank 3: 4.6 MM PDW, Assault Rifle, Tranquilizer, Sunt Baton, Zoom 4x
    Detective Rank 4: Stun Gun, 9MM SMG, Standard Shotgun, Slo-Mo Dive

Easy money

Walk in front of a car and have Marcus flash his badge. The driver will get out. Walk up to the person and have Marcus flash his badge again to write them a ticket and summon them to court. You will get $10 each time this is done, but also one Bad Cop point.

Easy ranks

If you do not care about getting Bad Cop points, use the following trick to easily increase your detective levels. Go to a place where there are lots of people, such as Central Park. Frisk as many people as you can, plant evidence, and arrest them. You will get one Bad Cop point if you arrest them correctly. Also, you will get three career points every time you do so. It should only take about a half hour at the most to rank up a level.

Use the following trick to get easy arrests without Bad Cop points. Go into a car dealership or a dojo and frisk all the customers inside. All the customers will have something for you to take as evidence. Arrest them for extra career points.

For easy arrests, run and tackle people, then punch them about three times. Get off them and someone near or that person will start to fight with you. Knock them out and arrest them.


There are two ways to reload your ammunition. The first is by accessing the trunk of any car that you own. This also gives you access to your personal armory. The other way is to get a police car then access its truck. Using the police car will refill all your weapons but will not give you access to your personal armory.

Faster shotgun reloading

When you start to reload a shotgun and just stand there, it is very slow. Start running around to reload much quicker.

Reload stun gun

Commandeer any police cruiser, then open the trunk to reload your stun gun. This can be done repeatedly whenever the gun is low or empty.

Keeping weapons

If you get a heavy weapon like a parking meter, when you try to switch weapons you will drop it. If you want to keep it, have Marcus flash his badge. While he is doing that, press Up and the weapon will be in your inventory.

Lower Rogue meter

To allow your rogue meter to cool down, just enter any subway station. Cops will not follow you down and you will be safe.

No motorcycle wrecks

Pop a wheelie and do not stop. Cars will not make you fall off or slow down much.

Blow up cars

Enter Aim mode and point at the back of a car near the license plate until it turns red. Shoot and it will blow up. Note: You may get 10 Bad Cop points. This will not work with trucks, buses, fire trucks or anything similar.

Taking out key suspects easier

To disarm key suspects easier without killing them, raise your Detective level by solving street crimes to unlock the Taser pistol and Tranquilizer rifle (found in police station's basement armory). These weapons work well for safely capturing key suspects without killing them accidentally, and is much easier than trying to get an aim on their arms or legs for a "neutralizing shot".

Non-fatal shots

When arresting people without killing them, enter Aim mode. Put your sight over either their arm or leg, wait for it to turn blue, then shoot. They will fall to the ground, and you can then arrest them. This is useful for increasing your Good Cop rank.

Fighting styles

If you are having trouble fighting thugs hand-to-hand in missions, it is best to drive around to different Dojos when not on a mission to learn different fighting styles. Some styles are better used on some opponents than others. The best styles are Thai Boxing and Tae Kwon Do. They seem to be effective on a wider variety of opponents and can defeat more fighting styles than other ones. Also, do not overlook your default "Brawling" fighting moves as they can prove very effective against some of the fancier martial arts like Wushu. Switch between styles while in combat to find the best one for each situation. If you can score hits with combos of three or more moves on one opponent without them blocking any of your hits (or stunning them), then your style is better than theirs. Also, during the "fight club" mini-missions you can sometimes get a hint as to what styles your opponents are going to use by the little gestures and moves they make before the beginning of a match.

A good fighting style is the simple "knock down and boot!" strategy. To do this, purchase the skill from the dojo where you change your normal radial attack into a roundhouse kick. Then when you are fighting someone, always attack first with a roundhouse to knock them on the floor. Then, just repeatedly kick them while they are on the floor. You also could grab them up and try a grapple on them.

Get cops to stop shooting you

Sometimes when you are in street clothes and shoot at someone in front of a cop, the cop will start shooting at you. To get them to stop, turn towards them and have Marcus flash his badge at them. They should then stop shooting at you.

Provoke citizens to fight you

A good way to clean up all precincts quickly, without getting a Bad Cop rating, is to get in a car and ram into another car that someone is driving. The driver will get out of their car angry and start provoking you. Get out of your car while they are provoking you and wait until you see a health bar over their head. You can now beat them down and arrest them for a quick and easy three Good Cop and three Career points. You can repeat this until you clean up the area.

Better upgrades

As your rank gets better (5 being the worse, and 1 being best), you can buy better upgrades for your character at the Police Department Armory, such as better zoom for your guns, or a more slow-mo dive. You can also purchase new guns to use. The guns will be in the trunk of your police car that you get from the garage. Additionally, go into a store, extort them, then come out. Walk back in and repeat as many times as desired to get more money.

More time in Redman Gone Wild mini-game

An easy way to get more time is to kill people. It is impossible to complete it by just driving. You must get out and shoot them.

Recommended vehicles

The best vehicle to use at Detective Rank 2 is the 5.4L SC V8 coupe; and at Detective Rank 4 the 6.0L V8 coupe. If you use the 6.0L coupe, make sure to take it to a garage and get a street upgrade. Also, if you find one of the bullion vans driving around, hijack it. These will push any car out of the way, and in one hit you can sometimes put a car on black smoke. If you are stuck on the last driving arena mission (one lap around Central Park), just keep hitting her car in this truck to get her stuck for an easy win. The only problem with this vehicle is cornering. Use this vehicle like a rhino.

Wrong subway map

When you go into the subway, walk from the stairs down to the other end of the platform. There is a wall, and on the wall is a subway map. If you look close at the map you can see that this is not the NYC subway map; it is actually the map of the Boston, MA public transit system, the MBTA. The words are not there, but the shape of the lines, and the colors are 100% accurate to Boston.

Grand Theft Auto reference

When you get the option to start driving taxi missions, Marcus comments that he cannot believe it and says "Next thing, I'll be flying remote control toys and shit." This is obviously a reference to all the RC car/plane/helicopter levels in the Grand Theft Auto series of games.

Defeating President Lincoln

When fighting President Lincoln makes sure that you have bought the tranquilizer gun at the police armory when you have reached the second rank. Stand in the room with all the thugs. Shoot out the window and zoom in on Lincoln across the scaffold. Shoot him until he passes out. Then, interrogate him.

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