Percentile Rank

Rebel Cops is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 18, 2019

The theme is a bait and switch, but the gameplay is at least somewhat interesting

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 18, 2019

For me to enjoy turn-based sneakery, I need more information. Naughty Police is a game where simply moving from A to B is riddled with uncertainty, and the cost of being spotted too often boils down to repetitive busywork. It’s not a price I’m willing to pay.

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Scored Reviews

GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

All in all, Rebel Cops is a blast to play, and feels like a great modification to the This Is The Police formula. Everything feels right, the management is fun and challenging, the story is interesting enough, and there are no bugs or glitches that I have run into thus far.

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GamePitt
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2019

Rebel Cops is a very brutal and challenging TRPG which may feel intimidating to those new to the genre. Creating a stand-alone game based upon the Tactical aspect of This is the Police 2 was a great idea, the backbone and structure were there to build upon in order to create a new game in very little time. However, for me personally, the difficulty spiked too early into the game, resulting in more frustration than fun at times. Avid players of the developers previous two games will most likely get the most out of this title, as will those who love the Tactical RPG genre, but those who rarely play this type of game may not enjoy it’s unforgiving and realistic combat.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Oct 13, 2019

Rebel Cops is a solid tactical game with a somewhat cliche storyline. While some of the mechanics are a little half-baked, the progression system and combat are engaging and tense. The game forces you to really think through your actions thanks to the limited save system, I just wish there was more impact to playing it loud.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 16, 2019

Rebel Cops makes some fun adjustments to an already tense formula. Its conflicts are fraught and exciting, while its meta-game is excellently woven into both the storyline and moment to moment gameplay. You should definitely kick the door down.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 23, 2019

Despite the bumpy setting and plot, Rebel Cops is a great game to take on the go for a little bit of tactical action. It stands up with stalwarts of the genre, and offers enough challenge and replayability to make you come back for more. Where the game falters is in its UI and quality of life options, but some instances of small text and slightly finicky menus do not take away from what is a solid turn-based tactics game.

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TrueGaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

Rebel Cops is a fun, X-Com style strategy game that fans of the genre will appreciate for its tight gameplay and fun battles.

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Softpedia
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2019

Despite its many shortcomings, the few interesting ideas that the game brings up, as well as the beautiful art direction and surprisingly good soundtrack, save Rebel Cops from mediocrity.

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Gamefa
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019

Rebel Cops is a good Tactical Strategy game, but it has flaws that prevent it from being a great game. The core gameplay mechanics are well-implemented but after some hours into the game, they feel boring and lack enough diversity. There is also some wrong game design decisions in terms of some difficulty elements that can make the game less attractive for some players. I can recommend this game to Tactical Strategy fans, but those who are new to this genre will probably have better options to start with.

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Screen Rant
Oct 1, 2019

Rebel Cops is a well-made, difficult game that could benefit from some mechanical restructuring.

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Spaziogames
6.8 / 10.0
Spaziogames
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Top Critic

6.8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2019

This is the police this is not, as the fine narrative and attention to details are lost in the translation to this spin off. Still, a decent choice for the uninitiated of the turn-based strategy genre.

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Bazimag
6.4 / 10.0
6.4 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2019

Rebel Cops is not a step in the right direction for Weappy Studio. They have taken out everything that made their previous games unique and just released a mediocre XCOM game with cops and gangsters.

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The Games Machine
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

Rebel Cops offers several interesting ideas, in particular in how to approach the various situations, but the implementation of these is rarely on point. There are too many ups and downs in a game with a rather limited scope, without any degree of replayability and plagued by many problems. The inspired setting, although full of clichés, the excellent art direction and an engaging soundtrack can't counterbalance the many issues of this spin-off of This is the Police.

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FNintendo
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 16, 2019

Rebel Cops sits on a spot for tactical action games that award (or punish...) their players with a grueling difficulty level and incentives to follow different approaches. If this will delight fans of the genre, those less versed on tactical action will be irredeemably cast aside, as the experience of Rebel Cops will not be their friend, and it's not like the game features a rich and plentiful plot to make up for that.

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Pardis Game
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

At first glance, Rebel Cops seems to be a good tactical game that can entertain you for a long time. However, when you go deeper, the game loses all its excitement due to repetitive gameplay, dull story, and numerous bugs.

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SECTOR.sk
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jan 2, 2020

Tactical strategy spin-off game from This Is the Police is a good idea, however not everything works well and it is frustrating.

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Gameblog
4 / 10
4 / 10
Sep 27, 2019

Rebel Cops only takes the tactical part of the last This is the Police. But by the way, it does not erase its defects and removes all the narrative part that could lighten it. We end up with a game that lacks dynamism, with recurring mechanics and a feeling of growing frustration.

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