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  • Summary: Interpret the law as you will. Run the sheriff’s department, manage your cops, investigate, interrogate, incarcerate, make tough decisions – and try to keep out of prison yourself. – in this story-driven mixture of adventure and strategy, set in a cold border town riven with violence.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Aug 10, 2018
    95
    Few stories in games can successfully make me hate the “protagonist” and at the same time draw me compulsively further into the events and plot twists. Paired up with the simplistic and impressionistic art of the story frames, the atmosphere and the complexity of the intertwining yet opposing factions bandying for influence over hopelessly corrupt Jack Boyd and you have a Noir story set in the 80’s that could rival the classics.
  2. Jul 31, 2018
    80
    This is the Police 2 is a great sequel that polishes the original concept of the first entry. It’s more complex and mature, and also more enjoyable, and we think it deserves an opportunity.
  3. Aug 6, 2018
    80
    An excellent sheriff simulator that should be a little shorter.
  4. Jul 30, 2018
    75
    This is The Police 2 is Fargo mixed with X-Com. Managing all your cops is fun, but sometimes it's a bit too harsh without any reason. Like life.
  5. Jul 31, 2018
    70
    This is the Police 2 is a very interesting game, full of new and compelling ideas but packaged in a badly tested final product bound to infuriate players as much as it will amaze them.
  6. Aug 6, 2018
    64
    The issues with This is the Police 2 mostly boil down to pacing. The cutscenes are so long that you can forget that you're playing a game at all, and they serve to space out the moments of gameplay a bit too far, creating a disjointed feeling between the other aspects of the game. Trimming down the dialogue and letting players have more interaction in each cutscene could have gone a long way toward tightening up the pacing while keeping the world and character building just as strong.
  7. Aug 5, 2018
    30
    The game pulls its punches when depicting the rot at the heart of a northern border city's law enforcement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Aug 16, 2018
    9
    Я искренне не понимаю почему эта игра никому не понравилась. По моему это самая недооценённая игра 2018 года. THIS IS THE POLICE 2 - этоЯ искренне не понимаю почему эта игра никому не понравилась. По моему это самая недооценённая игра 2018 года. THIS IS THE POLICE 2 - это прямое сюжетное продолжение первой части разбавленное новыми увлекательными игровыми механиками. Но в любом случае, рекомендую играть в эту игру только после прохождения первой части.

    9/10, так как первую игру это всё равно не перепрыгнет.
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  2. Aug 11, 2018
    7
    I enjoy the new X-com-esque missions and the police management, but the story is honestly the worst part. The main character is extremelyI enjoy the new X-com-esque missions and the police management, but the story is honestly the worst part. The main character is extremely unlikable and can't even decide if he's a good guy or a bad guy and you have basically no choice in the matter. I wish I could just skip all the cutscenes because they're not much look at and they also take forever to get to their points. With a script that could've summed up someone's feelings in a sentence instead turns it into a very repetitive paragraph. Certain voice actors are pretty bad and obnoxious to listen to. I've been save scumming a bit to fix any big mistakes and I'm so glad to skip the cut scene every time. Wish I just never had to watch any of the cut scenes, that's how bad they are. Expand
  3. Aug 12, 2018
    3
    The developer should be focusing on making a game without a set story; just have you be an unnamed police commissioner and story events happenThe developer should be focusing on making a game without a set story; just have you be an unnamed police commissioner and story events happen that shape your morality. The bland story of same-old, same-old bogs down the game uncomfortably and burdens the player with an uninteresting, unlikable main character that is hard to invest in.

    The game could also benefit from reworking random events. It turns out having your police officers randomly dying without any input from you is not fun. You would think that most developers would be able to piece that together on their own, but it looks like the folks behind "This is the Police" are a cut above the rest.

    The art is nice though.

    I recommend skipping this title.
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  4. Aug 2, 2018
    3
    The game opens up with a great tutorial and entrance to the story line. The game then takes 20 minutes to unload the story on you, withThe game opens up with a great tutorial and entrance to the story line. The game then takes 20 minutes to unload the story on you, with cut-scenes, that despite having a unique and well made art style, are poorly written and unnecessary. This might be on account of me not having played the first one though. The game play itself is a strategic turn-based puzzle that you have to solve, using the tools that each officer brings to the mission. After a few missions, they unfortunately get stale. The policing of the city adds another layer of depth, but again it suffers from a lack of depth and it becomes very apparent how to game the system to never have major problems.

    It is clear that a lot of effort went into the story, but it sadly detracts from the overall experience instead of adding anything. I never got engaged in the characters, mostly due to how poorly the script is written. The game also suffers from poor voice acting, this is often times no problem if the script itself is engaging.

    The game ends up coming just short in most of its elements. Granted i think i got halfway through, so i'm now aware if further elements are added that make it more engaging, but that shouldn't be necessary for a game like this.

    One thing they did really well however was the art style.
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  5. Aug 16, 2018
    3
    Ok, my first review. Let's do this. I give this game 3/10. It has just murdered my love to This is the police. The first game was great. IOk, my first review. Let's do this. I give this game 3/10. It has just murdered my love to This is the police. The first game was great. I loved it. Truly. I play indie games sometimes. I would say 1 indie game for 1 AAA title. Maybe I don't know everything and it isn't the best review you can get but it's my opinion. And dear devs, just go to your office / workshop / whatever and give me real This is the police 2, not this "money making product for xcom fans". You had your style! You had your gameplay! Why you have destroyed it?! I will quote here Dr. Emmett Brown "We have to go back". Expand