True Crime: New York City Cheats - GameCube
Primary Collection of Cheats
Hold [L] + [R] and press [X], [B], [A], [B]x2, [Y] at the CompStat/Map screen.
Hold [L] + [R] and press [X], [B], [A], [B], [A], [X] at the CompStat/Map screen.
Hold [L] + [R] and press [B]x2, [Y], [B], [Y], [B] at the CompStat/Map screen.
Ultra easy mode
Hold [L] + [R] and press [X], [B], [A]x2, [Y], [X] at the CompStat/Map screen.
All music tracks
Hold [L] + [R] and press [X], [B], [X], [B] at the CompStat/Map screen.
Hold [L] + [R] and press [B]x2, [X]x2, [B] at the CompStat/Map screen.
Street Races open
Hold [L] + [R] and press [Y]x2, [A]x2, [Y] at the CompStat/Map screen.
Hold [L] + [R] and press [A], [B], [A], [Y]x3 at the CompStat/Map screen.
Reach 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
Reach 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
Taking out key suspects
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 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".
When fighting hand-to-hand or unarmed against multiple opponents, do not let yourself get surrounded. Even though you can block attacks, you can still get hit from behind. Try to single out opponents and focus on one at a time. Block anytime your not on the offense and strike immediately after an opponent attacks (and you block). Block any moves thrown at you, then quickly to stun the opponent with three quick strikes. Then, immediately follow up with three heavy strikes to knock them to the ground. This gives you time to run over and kick them while they are down, or focus your attention on other opponents. Make sure you learn the Dojo move for the ground attack so you can knock away opponents around you and get up quickly if you find yourself kissing the pavement. If you are fighting opponents that are slower than you or are constantly using heavy attacks, do a counter-grapple move. If you happen to get grabbed by an opponent or knocked to the ground and they are on top of you, move the Left Analog-stick back and forth to break free or do a counter-attack. If your opponents are armed for melee in any way (with debris, pieces of the environment, or with any hand-to-hand weapon), immediately back off and look for a weapon. Chances are you fill find one laying around if your opponents have one. It is important you match your opponent, otherwise you cannot block their attacks. If possible, out-do them weapon-wise. If they have a club, grab a blade. If they have a blade, grab a blade and a club. Never forget you can fight with more than one melee weapon.
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.
When arresting people without killing them, go into aim mode by clicking Right Analog-stick. 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.
Faster shotgun reloading
when using a shotgun, slow reloading can be a big problem. When you start to reload a shotgun and just stand there, it is very slow. Start running around to reload almost three times as fast.
Fire any weapon in vehicle
Usually you are only able to fire your .32 auto (the small default pistol) while in a vehicle and cannot use other weapons you have while driving. To use any weapon of your choice in any vehicle, enter or commandeer a vehicle as usual, but then press [Down] to switch from hand-to-hand combat to firearms and quickly press [Left] or [Right] to select any weapon you have in your inventory before Marcus gets into the car. You can now use the weapon of your choice while driving around. This is especially useful if you have a high-powered or automatic weapon with you while chasing down suspects fleeing in vehicles.
Provoke citizens to fight you
This is a very good way to clean up all precincts quickly, without getting a Bad Cop rating. 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 while throwing a big fit. Get out of your car while they are still throwing a fit 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.
Walk out in front of a car and press [Back]. The driver will get out. Walk up to the person and press [Back] again. You will write them a ticket and summon them to court. You will get $10 each time this is done, but also one Bad Cop point.
Go into a store, extort them, then come out. Walk back in and repeat as many times as desired to get more money.
If you do not mind earning Bad Cop points, use the following trick to rank up detective levels easily. 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.
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, press [Back] and Marcus will flash his badge. While he is doing that, press [D-pad Up] and the weapon will be in your inventory.
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.
Kill without filling the Rouge meter
Kill a group of people to fill your Rogue meter. Once the cops come after you, let them kill you. After you are put you on street patrol, leave the station. Enable the "Super Cop" code, and you can now kill as much as you desired without your Rogue meter filing.
Redman Gone Wild mini-game: More time
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.
Glitch: Wrong subway map
When you go into the subway, walk from the stairs down to the other end of the platform. There will be a wall, and on the wall is a subway map. However, if you look close, 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.