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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 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  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 9, 2015
    60
    From the vibrant visuals and the pitch perfect 70s cop theme to the fast and snappy buddy cop action, LA Cops has a lot of great ideas, but hasn’t really done enough with them.
  3. Jul 8, 2015
    60
    The perfect collection of police cliches that entertains with its exaggeration and with grace admitting its sources of inspiration. Unfortunately, it is only a nice cover the core is missing. Despite its potential, the game offers just an average action entertainment, entertainment that vanishes with repeatable use of the same mechanics.
  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. CD-Action
    Apr 30, 2015
    40
    The most interesting premise of LA Cops – the fact that you control two policemen – is squandered by your buddy’s poor AI and the lack of co-op mode. Said AI is unpredictable in a bad way, so tactical planning is basically out of the picture unless you call hiding behind a corner with a shotgun and sending your partner as a bait a tactic. [05/2015, p.67]
  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: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  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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  2. Jul 27, 2015
    10
    Although this game may look like Hotline Miami it's entirely diffrent and very fun. You should try it out if you havent alreadybeacause if youAlthough this game may look like Hotline Miami it's entirely diffrent and very fun. You should try it out if you havent alreadybeacause if you dont you will miss out on a big hit. Expand
  3. Jan 16, 2016
    6
    Similar to hotline Miami but not as fun. The art style is unique and compelling, and is what drew me to purchase the game in the first place.Similar to hotline Miami but not as fun. The art style is unique and compelling, and is what drew me to purchase the game in the first place. There isn't really any story to keep the player engaged to a very difficult game. The cutscenes are strange, there is a white middle aged balding cop that has this black man's voice with a 1970s dialect and I can't tell if its a technical issue or bad design. There are only 8 levels with side quests, which isn't enough gameplay hours to justify the cost of 14.99. Expand