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This Is the Police 2

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

33%

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Based on 43 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCJul 31, 2018

Developers: Weappy Studio, THQ Nordic

Genre: Strategy

Interpret the law as you see fit in This Is the Police 2, sequel to the acclaimed noir drama This Is the Police! Run the sheriff’s department, manage your cops, investigate, interrogate, and incarcerate. Make tough decisions – and try to keep out of prison yourself! – in this story-driven mixture of adventure, strategy, and turn-based tactical combat.

Is it a simulation? A management game? A tactical challenge? A visual novel? A puzzle? It’s all of these, and more!

Dive into one-of-a-kind -story driven experience.
Welcome to Sharpwood, a cold and harsh border town riven with violence, where no one is completely innocent. Smugglers, gangs, and screaming populists call this town their home. To maintain peace and order, the young sheriff Lilly Reed (Sarah Hamilton, The Longest Journey) will have to team up with fugitive criminal Jack Boyd (Jon St. John, Duke Nukem), and pray that her dangerous plan doesn’t spiral out of control.

Take charge of the Sheriff’s department.
Your subordinates aren’t just some resource; they are living people with their own strengths, weaknesses, fears and prejudices – and you'll have to reckon with all of them in order to survive. Is one of your guys drinking too much alcohol? Or always coming up with excuses for not coming to work? Or does he refuse to follow orders? You’ll have to show a steady hand if you want to impose discipline on this department.

Engage in tactical combat.
During your most dangerous operations, the game will switch to turn-based combat. Gather a team of your finest cops (or use your drunk and stupid bums – you don’t always have the luxury of being choosy!). Carefully study the terrain, adapt your plans, stealthily approach your suspects and use non-lethal weapons and equipment – if the situation allows. True, sometimes gunfights are almost impossible to avoid, but be careful: This Is the Police 2 doesn’t have hit points. A single bullet can cost a cop their life.

Become a true detective.
Collect evidence, study case materials, interrogate suspects (or use more... forceful methods) and send the criminals to court. And if the suspect was innocent? Perhaps it's time to find out if any Sharpwood judges can be bought.

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Strong Head
12
Fair Head
7
Weak Head
10

Trailers

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This Is the Police 2 - Release Trailer 'Why Am I Here' 4K thumbnail

This Is the Police 2 - Release Trailer 'Why Am I Here' 4K

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This Is the Police 2 - 'Welcome to Sharpwood' Trailer

This Is the Police 2 - First Gameplay Trailer: 'A Tooth for a Tooth' thumbnail

This Is the Police 2 - First Gameplay Trailer: 'A Tooth for a Tooth'

Screenshots

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PC Gamer

52 / 100
PC Gamer

The core is solid, but there's simply too much bloat.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An overall improvement on the original but the lack of focus encourages too many unwanted features, that dilute an otherwise interesting portrayal of law enforcement.

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Areajugones

7 / 10.0
Ronald Goncalves

This Is the Police II is, overall, a good game, but it has some deep flaws. Is not made for everyone, mixes too much genres and its argument could be better focused but, still, it is an entertaining adventure that can be followed with great interest.

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IGN Spain

6.5 / 10.0
IGN Spain

Interesting and direct, this game offers an intense management experience trying to make the Police Department work and also to discover the main character's past; it's also a little repetitive from the first release... and that is not sexy.

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