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Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 16 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
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  1. May 9, 2018
    Massively overstays it's welcome. Repetitive, and pretty cack-handed with whatever it was trying to say about modern politics. Which is a shame as it started as a promising noir-ish cop story. Should have leaned into that a lot harder.
  2. Mar 30, 2021
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Story presentation is good and the story is nice as well. Managing your police forces is not bad. But at some point in 3rd of the game my policeman are doing in some stupid car accidents at the rate of 2-3 per day. Ok if they will be drunk but this is just so stupid. This is the first game in my life that I didn't finish just before the end on day 174 out of 180. It was so annoying that I just stop care about the story at all and the worst thing is I quite liked the story. Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 29, 2017
    A game as flawed as its protagonist. [May 2017, p.96]
  2. Apr 25, 2017
    Overall, This Is The Police is a somewhat enjoyable strategy/time management title, although the story felt like wasted time since I never grew connected to the characters or the plot, and it had no real bearing on play. With more weight given to the plot and better integration into the game overall, this sad tale of a man slowly sinking to the bottom would have come together into something fascinating. As it stands, the strategic parts can’t save the experience overall and the end result is a title that feels only half-done. Ultimately, This is the Police ended up being a game to kill time with, not one to lose time on.
  3. Apr 17, 2017
    This is the Police is simple but highly addictive if you have the time to dedicate becoming more invested in Jack Boyd and his personal chaotic life.