True Crime: Streets Of L.A.

Strategy Guide

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Cheat mode

At the map screen, press Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, A. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. All bonuses will be unlocked. Note: This code also disables upgrade missions.

All upgrades

At the map screen, press Up, Left, Down, Left, Up, A. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

All unarmed upgrades

At the map screen, press Up, Down, Up, Down, A. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Note: Enabling this code will prevent the training missions from being accessible.

All driving upgrades

At the map screen, press Left, Right, Left, Right, A. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Note: Enabling this code will prevent the training missions from being accessible.

All weapon upgrades

At the map screen, press Right, Left, Right, Left, A. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

Boost

At the map screen, hold Up and press A(3). If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

Greater car mass

While in a car, display the map screen, then press Down(3), A. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

Lesser car mass

While in a car, display the map screen, then press Up(3), A. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

Show Nick's coordinates

At the map screen, press A, X, B, Y. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

Impound garage cars unlocked

At the map screen, press Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, A. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

Show hidden dog bones on map

Enter "WHUPASS" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as Snoop Dogg

At the map screen, press R, L, Up, Right, Left, Down, Z(2), A, B, X, Y. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Immediately save the game before exiting to the main menu. Then, go to the mission selection screen and find a mission with Snoop's head at the top. Enter those missions to play as Snoop Dogg. To change back to Nick Kang, select a mission with Nick's head at the top. Alternately, collect all 30 bones during a game to unlock Snoop Dogg. Note: They are marked in yellow on the map.

Play as a bum

Enter "B00Z" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as a corpse

Enter "J1MM" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as a commando

Enter "M1K3" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as a SWAT member

Enter "5WAT" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as high ranking police officer

Enter "FATT" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as Officer Johnson

Enter "FUZZ" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as your female boss

Enter "B1G1" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as your partner

Enter "ROSA" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as your partner in lingerie

Enter "HURT_M3" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as a gangster

Enter "TFAN" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as an Asian worker

Enter "HARA" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as Asian high-roller

Enter "MRFU" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as Asian butcher

Enter "PHAM" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as tattoo lady

Enter "TATS" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as a street punk

Enter "MNKY" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as punk girl

Enter "B00B" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as pimp

Enter "P1MP" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as champion boxer

Enter "BRUZ" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as big biker

Enter "HAWG" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Play as blindfolded smoking donkey

Enter "JASS" as a license plate. Note: Hold L + R when entering the letters and selecting "OK".

Bonus FMV sequence

Successfully complete the game with all three endings to view the bonus FMV sequence.

Enter symbols on license plate

When entering your name on the license plate when starting a new game file, hold L + R and tap the D-pad Left or Right to input symbols.

Select car color

When entering a name on a license plate, hold L + R, and press Left Analog-stick Up or Left Analog-stick Down to change the color of the strip below the plate. The color you leave it on when you enter the name is the color of your car.

Control title screen

Do the following at the title screen to the change the background. Press Right Analog-stick Left or Right Analog-stick Right to move the background horizontally. Press Right Analog-stick Up to advance time. Press L2 or R2 to change the color saturation.

Snoop lowrider hydraulics

Press Left or Right while in the lowrider on a Dogg Patrol special mission to change the ride height.

Hopping Snoop's lowrider

Press Left or Right on the D-pad to lift the front of the car. Then, double tap A to get the car to hop. The height of the hop depends on how you are tapping the button.

Bandit Never Been Apprehended mission

When the street crime mission is to bust the criminal "Bandit Never Been Apprehended" be ready to fire. Every time he pretends to surrender, he will fire. Note: If you do not want the Good Cop rating to go down, take out your guns and wait for him to pretend to give up and fire at you once, so that you have a reason to kill him.

Escaping car enemies on missions

When you are supposed to flee from other cars shooting at you, look for big open spaces like the Staples Center parking lot and drive through them. The people chasing you will stay on the road and go all the way around, giving you a good chance to escape.

Blow up cars easily

Drive up behind a car and hold R to go into "bullet time". Then, aim at the license plate and fire. Most of the time it will take a single shot. For cargo trucks, aim under the passenger side and slightly to the back and fire. This makes stopping street racers and other people easy.

Stop carjackings

When your enemy is escaping by stealing a getaway car, kick them when they are pulling out the victim to stop them.

Spotting illegal drugs

To avoid wasting time frisking innocents, look for people that walk differently.

Restore health

Learn where the impound garages are located. When you get low on health, just visit the garage. You will not only get a fresh car, your health will be full again.

More damage

When an opponent is dazed, you can hit them hard into the wall with a finisher to do even more damage.

Deadly knife throw

In some situations when a enemy drops a knife, you can pick it and throw it. If thrown correctly, it will impale their forehead, killing them.

Increasing Cop rank

Go around checking everyone for drugs and weapons to get +1 Good Cop. Also, go to the Hancock Park area in the middle of the map. On a street corner at 2nd and Citrus Ave, you can frisk just about anyone close to or moving to the intersection and almost always finds drugs or weapons on them. Additionally, to increase your Good or Bad Cop rating easily, replay a stealth mission and choose your attack accordingly.

S.W.A.T. team

To get the S.W.A.T. team on you, kill a number of civilians (about thirty). The S.W.A.T. team will come after you in black vans.

Break fence

If you are stuck behind a fence that can be broken but do not have a car to break it with, Run at it and press X. This will cause you to dive through the fence, breaking it and freeing yourself.

Get past fence

When in a blocked off place with a fence on the other side, go up to it and face it. Do not press any buttons. The game will put you back on the other side within five seconds. It is easier to do this than hit the fence and not get through.

Movie reference

In the game, there is a sign that reads "True Crime: Streets Of L.A.: The Movie, Fall 2005".

Defeating General Kim

When fighting General Kim, use a low kick followed by a block or another kick. When he is stunned, press X, B, A, Y to perform a super attack which will do more damage than a normal grapple. It is possible to roll through the railing once it is broken.

Defeating Wu's dragon

When the dragon is about to use his fire attack, use you manual aim to shoot it in the mouth, thus avoiding its fire and tail attacks. Note: Do not bother trying to shoot him while he is swimming in the lava.

Defeating zombie during Wu's mission

After beating up the chefs, a zombie will appear. Go near a stove and kick it. Hopefully, you have not destroyed it while fighting the chefs. The stove will explode and both of you will catch fire. The zombie will get greater damage than you. Repeat this with the second stove. If the zombie is still alive, knock him into the fire. Note: It is not possible to kill the zombie with physical attacks.

Dog bone locations

    1. Hollywood, near Sunset and Highland , behind gray fence open area
    2. Hollywood, Melrose and Spaulding, behind fence
    3. Beverly Hills, La Cienega Blvd. and 3rd St. in parking lot near parking garage
    4. Beverly Hills, La Peer Dr. and Wilshire Blvd., parking lot
    5. Century City, Pico Blvd. and Canfield Ave., corner
    6. Hancock Park, Rimpau Blvd. and Olympic Blvd.
    7. Hancock Park, 1st St. and Larchmont Blvd.
    8. Between Hancock Park and Jefferson Park near I10, Washington Blvd. and Mansfield Ave.
    9. Between Culver City and Jefferson Park near I10, Apple and Fairfax
    10. Culver City, Washington Blvd. and Landmark St.
    11. Jefferson Park, Jefferson Blvd. and Redondo
    12. Jefferson park, jefferson blvd. and 4th in front of club
    13. Korea Town, Washington and Budlong in front of liquor
    14. Downtown, 15th and Central
    15. Between Downtown and Chinatown, Hill St.
    16. China Town, Alvarado and Court
    17. Korea Town, 8th St. and Rampart Blvd.
    18. Los Felix, Fletcher Blvd. and Silver Ridge Ave.
    19. Los Fenix, Lily Crest and Kenmore
    20. Century city, Club and Shelby
    21. Century city, holmby and Pandora
    22. Between I405 and I10, Sepulveda and Clover
    23. Near Venice, Airport and Dewey
    24. Venice, Lincoln and Marco Pl.
    25. Venice, Panay St., near sailboats
    26. Venice, Lincoln and Pine
    27. Santa Monica, 7th St. and Wilshire Blvd.
    28. Santa Monica, San Vicente Blvd. and 19th St.
    29. Santa Monica, Olympic and Cloverfield
    30. Santa Monica, Santa Monica and Amherst

Driving maneuvers

The following maneuvers only work after they have been unlocked:

    Peel out: Hold A + B, then release B.
    Rapid stop: Press Left, Right, or Down + B(2), then hold B.
    P.I.T. maneuver: Ram the rear corner of the car.
    Downshift: Press Down + A(2).
    90 degree turn: Press Left or Right + A + X.
    Back switchblade: Press Left or Right + X(2).
    Forward switchblade: Press Left or Right + X(2).
    Two wheels: Press Left, Right, Left, A(2).
    Nitro boost: Press Up + A(3).

Fighting moves

The following moves only work after they have been unlocked:

    Running attacks: Press Run + B, A, Y.
    Ground attacks: Press B, A, or Y.
    Combo tiger Sweep: Press B, Y, B (when opponent is stunned).
    Combo Tiger Claw: Press A, B, Y (when opponent is stunned).
    Combo Leaping Tiger: Press Y, A, B (when opponent is stunned).
    Combo Dragon Kick: Press B, Y, B, Y (when opponent is stunned).
    Combo Dragon Fist: Press A, B, Y, A (when opponent is stunned).
    Combo Flying Dragon: Press Y, A, B, Y (when opponent is stunned).
    Whirlwind Throw Grapple: Press X, A, Y.
    Arm Buster Grapple: Press X, A, B.
    Dirty Boxer Grapple: Press X, B, A.
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