Reviews for Police Force

88

A budget title that strives to be unique

Cooberstooge | Sept. 18, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

There are a multitude of police themed games out there nowadays, thanks to the piles of cop dramas and whatnot that take up so much of prime time television lately. Most strive to be something memorable, but few succeed in that quest - Police Force is one of the few that does it right.

The graphics in this title are, admittedly, pretty bad. Strange textures and weird choices of lighting have a nasty habit of making structures appear as though they're made out of cardboard, and cars like those pieced together from odds and ends out of a scrap yard. Sounds are adequate, but what little voice acting there is was done quite well - the authoritative lilt most of the actors seem to have been going for was well-executed. Controls are good, and the layout for the keys as chosen by the developers works just fine.

As for the game itself, it plays out mostly like a management simulation, although there is more interaction here than one would expect. Rather than just receiving text-based reports only, one can choose to visit most scenes through an over-the-shoulder type of view. It's always fun watching people getting nabbed for speeding, or a standoff during a bank robbery.

This is definitely a game to get, so long as you don't mind foregoing uber graphics for some solid, enjoyable gameplay.