Overall, I think Pixel Crow has put together a fun game that reminds me very much of the game Papers Please! In the way, it handles challenges and time management. Could it be better? Definitely, and it wouldn’t take that much to improve either. Remove some of the jokes and perhaps include a bit more of a variety of characters and don’t paste the cultural stereotyping on so thick.
The witty writing and unique premise still make Beat Cop a street worth investigating. It has plenty of questions to post on morality (just how far would you push your agenda on the people that look up to you?) but makes it silly and accessible enough to never become too dire. Its a riot, and well worth a routine inspection.
While the controls may not be the best, the story and dialogue stay the same, and if that's what you're in for, then that will just be a minor oversight.
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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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.
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.
Beat Cop is a strong effort to create a compelling police-themed adventure.
All in all, this is a great homage to 1980’s cop shows that shouldn’t be missed.
Beat Cop is an intriguing and entertaining re-imagining of the police TV shows of the ’80s, with a clever design, some action and lot of choices for the player. There are always too many things to do, and too little time to do them, and as any real cop knows, boredom is part of the process.
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Beat Cop drew its own chalk outline and willingly laid inside it.
Not quite an arresting adventure, but there's some cop genre fun to be had if you can stand the outdated attitudes.
Sadly I didn't put much time into "Beat Cop". While the game is amazing in its detail and design, the game actually starts to feel like a job! I can attribute this mostly to my own taste and opinion. I can still appreciate some of the nuance this game offers. I think "Beat Cop" deserves an 8.5 for being strong enough to captivate anyone who craves good character development and witty dialogue.
Beat Cop is a game that still works and it works well!
Beat Cop is a quiet little indie game and punches way above its weight in terms of presentation, theme, and fun.
A few bugs aside, Beat Cop is a highly engrossing and addictive adventure, a cross between classic ’80s action and routine cop duty that makes for some extremely interesting gameplay as you get sucked in and even get attached to everyone in your little part of Brooklyn. Proper management and investigation skills are rewarded with satisfying results and advancements in various intriguing narratives, and the gameplay is the kind that’s enjoyably simple to learn and fun to work with.