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Half enjoyable adventure, half clunky mess, Beat Cop is a talented rookie in need of a long talk with HR.
Like Police Quest meets Papers, Please on a grim day.
Beat Cop is one perp that's best approached with caution.
All in all, Beat Cop serves well as a Police sim, although that aspect of the game grows stale as time goes on.
A wild game that manages to retain all the glamour of the 80's while being still funny and deep. Maybe it may have some technical flaws, but still works.
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Beat Cop is a relentless time management game where writing tickets and arresting perps is set against a background of sleaze and corruption.
I've played it for so damned long, and have just run out of patience with it, and absolutely do not care any more about the arc story. It's taken so long to go anywhere, crawling along every few days of play, and just isn't compelling at all.
Beat Cop is meant to be a tribute to cop shows from the 1980s, complete with snarky dialogue and questionable characters. When it comes down to it, however, it's a stressful sim that's heavy on time management and largely unforgiving. There are multiple endings you could discover, but after several hours with the game it's hard to muster the patience for even one.
Beat Cop drew its own chalk outline and willingly laid inside it.
Much like the setting that inspires it, Beat Cop is crass, dirty and morally reprehensible at times. Though it certainly isn't for everybody, there is a certain attraction that Beat Cop exudes which has you coming back, time and again, to its grimly framed world of corrupt cops, jobsworth toil and pressure-based strategy.