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  • Summary: LA Cops is an action-packed 3D top down shooter set in 1970s LA with police trying to do a tough job in a tough town.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Mar 14, 2015
    75
    Somewhat similar to Hotline Miami, L.A. Cops is still fun and takes advantage of its cooperative mechanics and its great settings.
  2. Mar 10, 2015
    73
    LA Cops is a heap of fun. And although the missions are all somewhat similar, they are a joy to complete.
  3. Mar 10, 2015
    60
    As it stands, it’s hard to recommend LA Cops when you can pick up the next slice of Hotline Miami’s gory abstraction at a similar price point.
  4. Mar 9, 2015
    50
    LA Cops has some cool ideas, but the frustratingly shoddy execution works completely at odds with the experience the game is trying to create.
  5. May 21, 2015
    40
    L.A. Cops is a sloppy game. The controls lack finesse in almost all areas, and the shooting is randomized enough to feel unsatisfying.
  6. May 3, 2015
    40
    Controls feel a little unwieldy. [Issue#160, p.105]
  7. May 15, 2015
    10
    Just like Hotline Miami, LA Cops also requires planning, excellent reflexes and never forgives a mistake. But here, you also have to babysit a stupid AI partner, wage war against an unwieldy camera, trying to rotate it to see an enemy in time, and deal with hordes of dumb, but sturdy, speedy criminals. Scary, right?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 20, 2015
    10
    This game pulls no punches and delivers an awesome 2D blast fest!!

    You get to control two cops simultaneously sweeping through levels
    This game pulls no punches and delivers an awesome 2D blast fest!!

    You get to control two cops simultaneously sweeping through levels gunning down drug lords, rescuing hostages and generally kicking the sorry ass of anyone who has the misfortune to cross the LAPD.

    The artists have gone 70s crazy with their colorful graphics which kinda works, but its the tactical gameplay that is the biggest selling feature of this title for me. Dope.

    Would be great if there were a multiplayer option, so hopefully that's not too far off in the works, but either way this is definitely worth checking out.
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