This Is the Police

Rating Summary

Based on 58 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 58 critic reviews
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65 / 100
Aug 11, 2016

This Is The Police looks and sounds gorgeous, but becomes dull and repetitive after the first couple of hours.

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5 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2016

This is the Police is far too long for the amount of content it provides. Only true believers will make it within shouting distance of the ending

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7 / 10
Aug 2, 2016

This Is the Police is an enjoyable but flawed management sim that gives you a taste of what it's like to be the chief of police.

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4 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2016

This is the Police presents situations that aren’t deep enough to invoke social commentary, yet it still takes the opportunity to arbitrarily throw them out in the open. It’s missing key storytelling elements that allow for that kind of messaging, and in the mundane yet slur-sprinkled missions those ideas fall apart. However with its interesting gameplay mechanics, pretty packaging, and plans for a sandbox mode it has a lot of future promise which I hope they deliver on.

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7 / 10
Aug 2, 2016

This Is The Police leans on cliched scenarios and characters, but it represents some of the real struggles a police force has to deal with, like budgets being cut and a city with a lot of social problems. While Weappy states that the events of the game aren’t inspired by recent events, some of things that happen are rather poignant when viewed in that light. At the same time, This Is The Police is a tough game to get to grips with and there are certain annoying limitations.  like not being able to reroute police to another call feel like annoying limitations rather than part of the challenge. A sandbox mode will help to keep things fresh when it is released, but even now This Is The Police is a decent simulation title.

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IGN Italy
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Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2016

An excellently acted story. Really puts you in the unconfortable shoes of a jaded knight who triest to believe in good in a world where at most you can sail on a sea of shades of grey.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2017

A decent, gritty and stylish cops-n-robbers strategy game that offers just enough variation to keep you interested.

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Unscored
Aug 16, 2016

It’s a bit of a mixed bag. If you’re happy to sit idly waiting for balloons of jobs to pop up, and take each day as slowly as it comes, then you’ll probably get a lot more out of this tale of corruption and downfalls than I did. But if you’re interested in deeper systems and micromanaging your officers, forget it, it’s Chinatown.

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60 / 100
Aug 1, 2016

This Is The Police is a challenging portrayal of law enforcement that falters when it comes to meaningful commentary. While it constructs a good form and addresses topical concerns, it fails to say anything definitive. Starting a conversation is worthwhile, but that only carries the game so far before its menial nature drags it down.

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Telegraph

Top Critic

Sep 21, 2016

Playing through This Is The Police made me think about morality, bigotry and oppression more than any other video game

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