Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 7, 2019
    80
    All in all, Rebel Cops is a blast to play, and feels like a great modification to the This Is The Police formula. Everything feels right, the management is fun and challenging, the story is interesting enough, and there are no bugs or glitches that I have run into thus far.
  2. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jan 14, 2020
    71
    Rebel Cops keeps the pace on small and medium-sized maps, but larger ones turn into a drag. [Issue#242, p.48]
  3. Oct 14, 2019
    70
    Rebel Cops is a solid tactical game with a somewhat cliche storyline. While some of the mechanics are a little half-baked, the progression system and combat are engaging and tense. The game forces you to really think through your actions thanks to the limited save system, I just wish there was more impact to playing it loud.
  4. Oct 1, 2019
    70
    While not as deep an experience as This is the Police 2, Rebel Cops accomplishes what it sets out to do with determination and confidence. The game is quite difficult and tables can turn in an instant, so newcomers to the turn-based strategy genre may want to begin the game in Relaxed Mode before stepping into the shoes of a hardened police officer.
  5. Sep 23, 2019
    70
    Despite its many shortcomings, the few interesting ideas that the game brings up, as well as the beautiful art direction and surprisingly good soundtrack, save Rebel Cops from mediocrity.
  6. Sep 17, 2019
    70
    This is a fun game with tight gameplay that fans of the genre will probably appreciate and have fun with.
  7. Oct 23, 2019
    68
    This is the police this is not, as the fine narrative and attention to details are lost in the translation to this spin off. Still, a decent choice for the uninitiated of the turn-based strategy genre.
  8. Oct 12, 2019
    65
    Rebel Cops has too many jagged edges so I can’t recommend to fans of turn-based tactics. It’s not a marked improvement over This Is the Police 2, either — in fact, this is pretty much an extract from that game.
  9. Sep 16, 2019
    63
    Rebel Cops offers several interesting ideas, in particular in how to approach the various situations, but the implementation of these is rarely on point. There are too many ups and downs in a game with a rather limited scope, without any degree of replayability and plagued by many problems. The inspired setting, although full of clichés, the excellent art direction and an engaging soundtrack can't counterbalance the many issues of this spin-off of This is the Police.
This publication does not provide a score for their reviews.
This publication has not posted a final review score yet.
These unscored reviews do not factor into the Metascore calculation.
  1. Sep 18, 2019
    Is Rebel Cops a bad game? Not really, but I wasn’t exactly prepared for the game it ended up being. It’s a strange, morally ambiguous experience about trying to fight for peace in an environment in which I have few of the tools necessary to do so without breaking the law myself. It’s right there in the name, but it certainly wasn’t in the trailers.
  2. For me to enjoy turn-based sneakery, I need more information. Naughty Police is a game where simply moving from A to B is riddled with uncertainty, and the cost of being spotted too often boils down to repetitive busywork. It’s not a price I’m willing to pay.