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.
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.
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.
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.
SummaryLead a rag-tag squad of cops in rebellion against their town’s new criminal power, and see how long you can hold out in this unforgiving turn-based spin-off game from This Is the Police. You’ll be desperately short on supplies, and a single shot can cost a cop his life.