I am surprised more games have not tried to emulate what Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is doing. This is a game that is currently in early access, so it is not yet complete and it does have a few bugs here and there. If you have ever wanted to walk the beat as a cop, this is the game for you.
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To download the game, click on the Download button at the end of the review. Check out also our review of an older Police Simulator game: Police Simulator: Patrol Duty.
The Game Review
The game is set in a fictional US city called, Brighton and you get to play as either a male or female police officer. You are basically a beat cop and you walk the streets of Brighton, trying to keep the streets safe. You start out doing pretty mundane things such as giving people tickets for littering, jaywalking, and various parking violations.
You can stop people at any time and talk to them, search them and even taser them! The early part of the game where you are doing the same thing over and over does drag on for an hour or two longer than it needs to in my opinion. You give so many tickets for jaywalking that you will want to pull out your gun and blow away the next person that does it.
Oh yeah, you do have a gun, but if you do shoot a civilian, it is game over. As of me writing this, there are no big shootouts or anything like that, but when you look at the roadmap for the game they are coming. At this point in the game’s development, you are basically working towards getting your patrol car as the big thing the game has to offer.
Driving around in a cop car is pretty cool and the game tries to have a realistic traffic flow. Hearing dispatch call you to go and do something is pretty cool, even if most of the time in this current early access build it is some kind of traffic accident. As the game moves along development, more districts are going to be added so Brighton is going to be a pretty big place.
It is quite limited in what you can do at the moment, but I do see a great deal of promise here. I look at the game as like a GTA-type game, but in reverse where you are stopping trouble and mayhem instead of causing it. Due to the early access nature of the game, a few bugs are here.
Sometimes, cars can clip through other cars and buildings and the camera can be a tad on the wonky side. However, I must say I never experienced any kind of game-breaking bugs. The game looks decent enough, but I hope they add more character models as there are tons of repeating character models in the game which can take you out of things as far as realism goes.
I think that so far things are shaping up really well for Police Simulator: Patrol Officers. You do have to keep in mind that the game is in early access, but there is more than enough to keep you busy. I am very excited to see shootouts with bad guys and more complex crimes and cases are added to the game as it progresses through development.
- The idea of playing as a cop is really cool
- Even in this early state, Brighton is a pretty big place
- It is cool once you get access to the patrol car!
- The road map for the game does look very exciting
- The start of the game is very, very slow-paced
- The citizens of Brighton need a lot more variety