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When you kill or hurt civilians your reputation goes down, when you solve crime submissions or avert street crimes, your reputation goes up.

But: What is the actual point of the reputation? Does it have any influence on gameplay apart from being a motivator to do certain things and not hurt innocents?

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With a low reputation, NPC's will sometimes recognize you and call the police.

With a higher rep, they'll still sometimes recognize you but they don't do anything game-altering. The comments they make are different.

Source: I had very low rep from running over so many pedestrians. I got sick of people randomly calling the police on me, so I stopped a bunch of crime and they stopped doing it.


I believe it also has a minor affect on the ending, but I haven't found a source to verify this yet.

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    "With a higher rep, they'll still sometimes recognize you but don't do anything" - not completely true. I've had one take a picture of me to show to his friends ;) – EagleV_Attnam Jun 6 '14 at 8:05
  • With high rep, they will also be more reluctant to automatically call the police whenever you do something bad. (How many time have I carjacked someone without him even try to call for help). – DrakaSAN Jun 6 '14 at 15:13
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This seems to be more of a social vibe thing than anything else as of yet. I am only in Act II now but I have started hearing news reports being broadcast about the character where he is being hailed as a good guy but police say assisting him is still a crime and so on.

None of the AI have 'assisted' me as of yet though and the reputation only seems to have an effect upon their comments they make when I am walking by them. They go Ooh and Ahh when I am high in reputation as opposed to "OMG I think that's him"! It has certainly not stopped people from calling the cops on me when I shoot my gun by accident.

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I worked hard on my playthrough to maintain a good rep. with a full good rep, i never heard of Aiden in the news, police call on me were limited a lot, and the citizens had leniency toward my actions. It also effects the way some of the later missions play out. I've only seen the vigilante results though.

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I've noticed that with my reputation up to the max, I'm a wanted 'criminal' and theres a warrant out for my arrest, but with the citizens on my side, no one has bothered calling the cops on me thus, that's why they have the reputation bar.

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Here's what I learned, you stop crimes, you get more reputation, and people will be on your safe side, But that can go down real quick if you have a rough day and just want to start killing people, But to kill people without consequence, take a digital trip.

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