HookedGamers writes: "Despite a massive marketing blitz and a blockbuster prequel, True Crime: New York City received mixed reviews and disappointing sales when it was released in November 2005. As a result, publisher Activision placed any idea of a third entry in the True Crime franchise on hold.
Five years later and with the memory of New York City faded, Activision is set to release the third instalment in the True Crime franchise, aptly named True Crime. It's leaner, meaner, faster, and without a subtitle, much like J. J. Abrams' reboot of the Star Trek franchise. In fact, True Crime producer Stephen van der Mescht cites 2009's Star Trek as an inspiration for the game. Developer United Front Games went back to the ground floor for this reboot of the franchise."