Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
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  1. An entertaining, mission-based driver with hilarious commentary and fairly engrossing gameplay. This is definitely a sleeper hit for the aging PlayStation.
  2. It's unoriginal-original and very frustrating playing tedious mission after mission with little reward.
  3. I had high hopes for this game, and it's been pretty much exactly what I was expecting.
  4. The thing that makes this game so bad is that it could have been so good. Improve the graphics, touch-up the controls and fix the multiplayer mode and you'd have a decent game.
  5. 60
    Despite my instinct to reel from anything that has a TV or movie-license attached to it, World's Scariest Police Chases is not a bad game.
  6. Within the respective missions, computer cars often take the same route every time you chase them. Secondly, once you've completed the 20 missions, there's little else offered.
  7. WSPC’s physics make for distractingly wobbly, touchy handling, where oversteering due to jouncing shocks after the smallest of bumps is the norm.
  8. If you like that fast chasing styled racing type game, pick it up too. I like it!
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    This game isn’t anything more than a drab "Destruction Derby" with added sirens and donuts. [Aug 2001, p.112]
  10. Nothing but a knock-off of every other mission-based car game out there, and a dull and frustrating one at that.
  11. The graphics are really chunky and the sound effects are, at best, unobtrusive. Still, you don't necessarily play a game like this for the graphics. You play it for the hyper-cheezy commentary from Retired Sheriff John Bunnell and the modest thrill of keeping the peace.

Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 5, 2015
    World's Scariest Police Chases, I liked the tv show (1997–2002) and I liked the game!

    The game lets you drive your car and shooting at
    World's Scariest Police Chases, I liked the tv show (1997–2002) and I liked the game!

    The game lets you drive your car and shooting at criminals at the same time, it's a hard thing to pull of but once you succeed it's very satisfying.

    The narrating in WSPC is done by sheriff John Bunnell, just like in the tv show, which is a really nice touch.

    There's also a two player co-op mode where one player drives the car while the second player shoots at the bad guys. This game isn't easy, because slamming your police car into the criminal's car could end up in your car catching fire and it's end of the mission.

    World's Scariest Police Chases should definitely be remade for the PS3 or PS4, with better graphics but with the same true to the tv show gameplay.

    I rate this game 8 out of 10.
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