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  • Summary: Unforgiving and tense, each mission tells a story of two police operatives - John Rimes and Rick Jones, filled with infiltrating gang hideouts, rescuing hostages, making arrests and other life-threatening situations. The Surrender System allows you to apprehend the suspects without resortingUnforgiving and tense, each mission tells a story of two police operatives - John Rimes and Rick Jones, filled with infiltrating gang hideouts, rescuing hostages, making arrests and other life-threatening situations. The Surrender System allows you to apprehend the suspects without resorting to violence. Fire a warning shot near them or engage them in melee combat - those are just some of the ways you can make them submit. Issue commands to your fellow cop Rick Jones. Make sure to use him wisely - and who knows, he might save your life in return. Expand
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  1. Oct 1, 2019
    70
    Police Stories is a solid tactical shooter that is great to play together with a friend. It is a short experience with a story that doesn’t really matter but is competent enough to fulfill its role. I’m hoping that more levels are added in the future because the entire game can be completed in six to eight hours. Even with the small tweaks that need to be fixed, Police Stories offers fun gameplay and the need for extensive communication in co-op, which is exactly what I wanted and expected.
  2. Oct 30, 2019
    70
    Police Stories is a top-down shooter featuring stealthy missions as you work through a case in the late ’90s. There’s a fun and addictive game here, if you can get past the difficulty level.
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  1. Apr 11, 2020
    8
    In the latest version, controls no longer require you to take fingers off sticks.

    While the game is still hard (it took me 3 hours to beat
    In the latest version, controls no longer require you to take fingers off sticks.

    While the game is still hard (it took me 3 hours to beat level 1), I'm totally OK with it. A police officer needs a lot of skill and luck to take out a gang of 5, while sorting out civilians.

    The things that Kitsune_Boy dislikes are actually realistic and make it more believable: enemies that behave very differently, field of vision, you die in 1-2 hits, and yeah, you cannot dodge a gunfire!
    And I did find how to effectively command your partner. And there's a way to improve your precision after mission 2.

    I really like the tactical approach: you need to be super-careful about your actions, positioning, timing etc. With that, it becomes beatable, even given that I'm bad at action games.

    BTW, the game has an easy mode now, which I didn't take.
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  2. Sep 26, 2019
    8
    Solid tactical game that shines in co-op. Very difficult, but also rewarding to pull off anything above a B rank on a level. The only majorSolid tactical game that shines in co-op. Very difficult, but also rewarding to pull off anything above a B rank on a level. The only major issue I could see is the game is somewhat unplayable with a single joycons ( for co-op) as the gyro aiming is beyond wonky. However with real sticks it shines. Expand
  3. Dec 30, 2019
    7
    At the beginning it's quite hard and the controls may seem very hard to you, but when you complete 2-3 levels you'll get used to it. ReallyAt the beginning it's quite hard and the controls may seem very hard to you, but when you complete 2-3 levels you'll get used to it. Really good game, if you like "Door kickers" you will like this game. Maybe 15 euros is too expensive, but for sale it's perfect Expand
  4. Sep 24, 2019
    2
    could be a fun game, but:
    - controls are impossible
    - AI is useless - to complete 1 level takes half an hour, because putting the stupid
    could be a fun game, but:
    - controls are impossible
    - AI is useless
    - to complete 1 level takes half an hour, because putting the stupid bot in the right position takes 29minutes
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  5. Sep 29, 2019
    2
    I really really wanted to enjoy this game, a friend suggested it after watching a let's place (for the PC version) that made it look like aI really really wanted to enjoy this game, a friend suggested it after watching a let's place (for the PC version) that made it look like a really fun Co-OP game.

    There is one thing that makes this game impossible to play: The Controls.

    Essential controls are tied to the A, X, Y buttons and the D-pad. These controls are impossible to access as you can never safely take your fingers off the sticks. You also can't re-map the controls which would totally solve this issue.

    One patch could totally fix this issue, lets see if it happens.
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  6. Sep 23, 2019
    0
    I'm very disappointed. The game looks perfect for me, but controls on Nintendo Switch is terrible. Aiming, it's impossible — zero fun.
  7. Dec 9, 2019
    0
    Ich meistere mit der zappeligen Steuerung nicht Mal das Tutorial. Für die Switch sehr ungeeignet. Fehlkauf!

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