True Crime: Streets of LA Good Cop/Bad Cop FAQ v1.0 by Meweight Version History: v1.2 (January 25, 2004) - Added a bit to Chapter 6. v1.1 (November 13, 2003) - Added a small tranquilizer bit on Chapter 6, fixed a mistake in Chapter 4, and added a small note in Chapter 4. v1.0 (November 10, 2003) - The basic beginning of the FAQ. X|-------------------|X X| TABLE OF CONTENTS |X X|-------------------|X 01. Introduction 02. Karma 03. Badge Points 04. Stopping Crimes 05. Cruising 06. Stealth 07. Credits (--------------) ( INTRODUCTION ) (--------------) Welcome to Los Angeles, population 9,979,600. You're Nick Kang Wilson, a reckless cop on the edge, with many choices to make. One of your biggest choices is whether to become a good cop or a bad cop. That's where this FAQ comes in. This FAQ will cover what to do to be a good cop and what to do to be a bad cop. Your decisions determine everything. (-------) ( KARMA ) (-------) Let's get down to the basics of understanding karma. While playing the game, you see a yin-yang at the bottom right-hand side of the screen. Underneath it is a number that is either green or red. Green means you are currently a good cop. Red means you are currently a bad cop. Karma is quite simple. Doing good deeds allows you to get more good karma. Doing bad deeds allows you to get more bad karma. Check the Player Stats screen on the Pause Menu for more information on your karma. (--------------) ( BADGE POINTS ) (--------------) Badge points are earned for doing good deeds. However, getting Badge Points does not neccessarily mean getting good karma. A good deed could be shooting a mugger in the head instead of neutralizing him or arresting him. Doing things as a good cop gets you more badge points, but you can still get Badge Points as a bad cop. However, killing citizens takes off Badge Points, so be warned. To see how many Badge Points you have, look at the bottom right-hand side of the screen next to the Karma rating. 100 Badge Points gets you a Shield. Shields are used to purchase upgrades at the dojos, shooting ranges, etc. (-----------------) ( STOPPING CRIMES ) (-----------------) Finally we can get to understanding exactly WHAT you need to do to be a good cop or a bad cop. When a crime begins... GOOD: Aim your gun at the offender (DO NOT FIRE), fire a warning shot, or flash your badge. (Firing a warning shot will almost always make them run away, and flashing your badge will almost always make them fight you.) BAD: The game will autotarget on the offenders. Fire away. When they run away... GOOD: Chase after them and tackle or slide kick them (slide kicks are unlocked at the first time you go to the dojo). To do these run and press O, or run and press X. If you HAVE to shoot them, do a neutralizing shot (unlocked at the second time you go to the shooting range). BAD: Fire at them while you chase them. Optional: Tackling random people in the progress, or purposely putting others in your line of fire. When they fight you... GOOD: Fight back, not with weaponry. Use special moves, and attack them as often as possible. They may surrender for you to cuff them, or you may have to wait until they are on the ground unconscious before you cuff them. To handcuff a criminal after they've surrendered or become unconscious, press R2 + O. BAD: Play dirty and whip out your trusty gun and shoot the living crap out of them. Optional: Instead, fight them and try to smack them into the line of traffic. Watch out for getting hit yourself though. When they shoot at you... GOOD: Unfortunately, you may have to shoot back, or you will most likely be dead in no time. Attempt a neutralizing shot. If not, either shoot them or just run from the crime scene. BAD: Shoot at them. Optional: Instead of shooting them, steal a nearby car and run over them. Then back up. Then run over. Then back up. Then run over. Do this until the red dot is off the map. When they start driving... GOOD: Try shooting out their tires and putting cars in front of them to slow them down. If you have to chase them, be cautious of civilians in your line of fire or line of tires. BAD: Follow them in your car and shoot at them. Smash up their car. If possible, blow it up with them still inside (this is usually pretty hard to do though). (----------) ( CRUISING ) (----------) Now, we'll cover what you should do when you're just out cruising and there are no random crimes happening. Also what you should do to get further. Those things may not get you any karma, but they may help you get karma later. GOOD: -Frisk random people. You get good karma for finding someone with drugs or weapons. -Spend the badge points you have on the Dojo, so you can learn expert fighting moves for when you want to win a fight with an offender. -Start street fights with people and then fire a warning shot. They should probably run, so chase them and knock them down. Sometimes they will surrender and you can handcuff them. If not just fire another warning shot and let them go. -Go to the dojos. BAD: -Kill random civilians. -Start street fights with random civilians and knock them out. -While in your car, drive recklessly and stay around the sidewalk so you get a lot of casualties. -Frisk people to get better weapons. Be warned that this may get you Good Karma, so shoot people around you to take that Karma away. -Go to the shooting range. (---------) ( STEALTH ) (---------) In the missions where you have to be stealthy, things are very very simplistic. GOOD: Press Square for your attacks. BAD: Press O for your attacks. Tranquilizers are neutral and do not give you Good or Bad Karma, so only use them if you really think you have to, since they won't help you get your Good or Bad Karma up. However, they do get you Badge Points. You can also replay stealth missions over and over only using non- lethal attacks to replenish Good Karma, or use letah attacks over and over to get more Bad Karma. Just play, save, play, save, play, etc. (---------) ( CREDITS ) (---------) Me - for writing the FAQ Activision - for making the game Blockbuster - for letting me rent the game GameStop - for letting me buy the game GameFAQs - for posting my FAQ You - for reading my FAQ Jesse Heaton - for giving me info about tranquilizers Forelli_Boy - for giving me info about flashing badges/warning shots and for pointing out a mistake vwbuggyman - for information on stealth missions Hope this helped!