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This Is the Police

Rating Summary

Based on 58 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 58 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCJul 28, 2016
Nintendo SwitchDec 5, 2017

Developer: Weappy Studio

Publisher: EuroVideo Medien

Genres: Action, Strategy

Dive into a deep story of corruption, crime and intrigue. Take the role of gritty Police Chief Jack Boyd, and come face to face with the ugly underbelly of Freeburg, a city spiraling the drain. Will Jack reach his retirement with a nice stack of bills, or will he end up broken ... or worse?

Manage your staff, respond to emergencies, and investigate crimes in a city on the brink of chaos. The mafia underworld maneuvers behind the scenes, sinking their claws ever deeper into the city, even as the mayor is ready to exploit every situation to his political advantage.

Choose your approach to each situation as it unfolds. Sometimes you’ll be responding to a developing crisis at a crime scene, or negotiating with Freeburg’s crime bosses. Sometimes you’ll find yourself dodging questions in the press room, or even the occasional cross-examination in the witness box. Can you keep this pressure cooker from exploding, at least for long enough to stash away a nice retirement nest egg?

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PC Gamer

65 / 100
PC Gamer

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

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Game Informer

5 / 10.0
Game Informer

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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GameSpot

7 / 10
GameSpot

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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Destructoid

4 / 10.0
Destructoid

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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Recent News

This Is the Police 2 goes live three days early, for a weird reason | PC Gamer

This Is the Police 2 goes live three days early, for a weird reason | PC Gamer

You're not wrong—It was originally scheduled for launch on August 2.

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This Is the Police 2 bringing tactical corrupt cop action to your PC in August | PC Gamer

This Is the Police 2 bringing tactical corrupt cop action to your PC in August | PC Gamer

Jack is (almost) back.

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This Is the Police 2 has a warrant for an August launch

This Is the Police 2 has a warrant for an August launch

Misanthropic police procedural strategy/rpg/management sim This Is the Police 2 is headed for an August 2nd release, bringing chilly vibes while the world bakes

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