Is it GTA: Angels City?
The driving mode is the one that reminds people most of Grand Theft Auto. You’re given complete freedom to drive all over the city, and roam wherever you wish. You can exit your vehicle at any time and start assaulting and shooting civilians how you like. In fact, you don’t even have to exit your vehicle to shoot people, though you’ll be limited to only a single gun, as the other hand has to steer the car. But unlike GTA, doing anything like that will hinder your progress. Why’s that, you ask? You’re a cop – and contrary to popular belief, LA cops aren’t allowed to brutalize whomever they wish (though excessive force against criminals is permitted in this game).
Single Syllable Cop
Like his fellow law enforcement officers Max Payne and Jack Slate, True Crime’s protagonist also features a single syllable first and last name – Nick Kang. He’s a cop with a history of haywire, and after being suspended indefinitely by the police force for excessive violence and property, he’s recruited by Elite Operations Division (E.O.D.) as their first field agent.
True Crime Fighter
E.O.D. or LAPD, Nick Kang can spend the entire day trying around town and ‘solving’ crimes. Think of it as a reverse Grand Theft Auto, where instead of running around and committing random acts of senseless violence, you are alerted to such acts and can then proceed to arrest or “defeat” (i.e., kill) the criminal. Arresting muggers, settling domestic disputes, chasing down car thieves will reward you points and badges (to boost your good cop/bad cop rating), but won’t do much to help you advance through the game. Though, you can redeem your earned points for upgrades to your fighting, driving, and shooting skills as well as get you new fighting moves, faster cars, and bigger guns. For the most part, solving crimes is completely optional, but doing so can make your progress through the story easier with better skills and can also give you a better ending.