As a cop, Nick Kang has responsibilities to fulfill in "True Crime: Streets of LA" -- if he wants. Nick walks a fine line between good cop and bad cop, letting the player decide how his actions should unfold. If you decide to take the less chaotic route and play good cop, you'll need to arrest criminals in Los Angeles rather than murdering them outright. A criminal must surrender or be thoroughly beaten before you can arrest him.
Arresting a Criminal
A red dot on your minimap indicates a criminal in the area; approaching the suspect and flashing your badge with the punch button usually causes him to immediately surrender, but sometimes a warning shot is necessary. If the criminal tries to fight, take care of him the same way you would any other opponent: get his health down to zero using brute force, which forces him to surrender. Target the surrendered suspect and press the grapple button to place them under arrest, fulfilling your duties and earning good cop reputation points.
Effects of Reputation
Depending on Kang's reputation, the game can get easier or harder as you near the end. A bad cop will have to face his own peers, on top of the normal cadre of enemies, as they attempt to bring him to justice; a good cop won't have these extra opponents to face. In addition to arresting criminals, choosing non-lethal attacks during a stealth mission and avoiding the death of innocents also helps maintain a good reputation.
Police Games for PS2
Most people have heard of games like "Grand Theft Auto" that allow you to play as a criminal, but what about games...