The single greatest thing about PC gaming is that it's a medium which will explore every niche, and I was glad for a brief nose at this one. It is a bit crashy in its current form through, and that paired with the feeling that it needs a little more meat on its bones makes me more inclined to suggest waiting a month or two.
911 Operator is a game that most would assume to be a laughably bad title. However, the game proves that wrong as it takes itself seriously and tastefully addresses the pressure that emergency services no doubt feel in reality. Approaching situations strategically will generate the best results, and handling emergency phone calls is an exciting concept.
If you fancy challenging your mind for a few hours with something that isn't too frenetic, then you might want to give this a go.
911 Operator successfully taps into some addicting resource management gameplay and effectively combines it with a unique emergency call center scenario. This foundation is solid, but repetitive mechanics combined with a lack of content and relative ease of progress leave this simulation feeling lackluster.
A wonderfully executed arcade game, slow yet quick paced, keeps you on your toes. An enjoyable point and click.
Overall the game just doesn't have enough going for it. The concept is interesting but the execution is lackluster to all but a very niche audience.
911 Operator is a game that makes un an emergency dispatcher. It features plenty of prerendered cities with an ability to add more by using real-life road grid. It allows ultimate replayability, but would you like to play this game indefinitely? I doubt it.
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911 Operator is an interesting game which truly shows what it is like to be the person at the end of the phone who has to direct emergency crews around cities. This won’t make you envy the job but hopefully, give empathy. The game suffers from the repetitive nature of the missions, but I don’t think anyone is an expecting fast high-octane action. For the price, I imagine fans of strategy and simulation games will get the most out of this title!
Overall this is a title that will live or die based on how fascinated you are with the premise. Though mechanically it’s not very complex that isn’t to say it’s easy by any means. You’ll have to be smart about how you use your units, learn to always handle calls before anything else (if nothing else time slows down while you’re on the phone), and then experiment with personnel and equipment to figure out what seems to work for you. It may not be very action-oriented, but there is a certain thrill to a job well done and when you throw in some oddball calls you need to deal with it’s certainly a unique experience.
The gameplay mechanics and overall design of 911 Operator both made it a hugely enjoyable experience for me. Initially, I shrugged off this game as being one of those janky simulator games that you really need to be an enthusiast to fully appreciate. I was completely wrong. I’ve spent a good twelve hours on this game over the course of this week and loved every moment of it. The game is well worth the $14.99 price tag, even for those who don’t usually like the simulator genre.