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Police Stories is a short-lived yet engaging tactical shooter that can be played with or without a friend.
Police Stories is a top-down shooter featuring stealthy missions as you work through a case in the late '90s. There's a fun and addictive game here, if you can get past the difficulty level.
Police Stories is more then a simple Hotline Miami copy-and-paste, and add some very interesting tactics options to the top-down shooter mechanics.
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The story is forgettable because of its generic nature and the visuals aren't incredible, but Police Stories is about the tactical gameplay and having to make those split-second decisions as a police officer would. You'll have a newfound respect for your local law enforcement once you realize how life and death their jobs can be.
Whilst it initially looks like carnage, Police Stories offers a level of tactic and forethought to the top-down shooter genre. Get past that initial steepness and there’s a wealth of fun to be had in the methodical approach.
The current version of this game is lacking in content, but what is currently available is a solid evolution of Hotline Miami into a slower, tactical experience.