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  • Summary: This Is the Police is a strategy/adventure game set in a city spiraling the drain. Taking the role of gritty Police Chief Jack Boyd, you'll dive into a deep story of crime and intrigue. Will Jack reach his retirement with a nice stack of bills, or will he end up broken ... or worse?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 3, 2017
    This is the Police is a minimalist title that combines simplicity with some fabulous musical themes and some performance problems that we will forget when we get to the City. A fantastic game that we highly recommend.
  2. Mar 28, 2017
    This is the Police is one of a kind. It brings us an amazing management and strategy game where we have to run a police station in a city infected by corruption and mobs, at the same time that we mingle with the outlaws so we ensure a retirement in style.
  3. Apr 28, 2017
    Overall the game can tend to get repetitive after a while, but when looking at the sum of all its parts it acutally is incredibly fun, something I didn't expect. The story points break up the simulation parts, and honestly the police sim is really well done and it is a lot of fun to run your own police department. This is the Police is a very enjoyable title, and one that that is worth playing for anyone who enjoys simulation games or noir police stories.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 29, 2017
    Sleek, sleazy and stylish, but lacking the punch and mouldable story that we crave. [June 2017, p.86]
  5. Mar 31, 2017
    I like the theme. I like the narrative and I think it is an interesting approach to combine storytelling and management. It is in desperate need of variety, though.
  6. Apr 10, 2017
    In my personal opinion, This is the Police has a good concept and a well-made story that is ruined to some degree by pointless choices that ruin immersion and rather repetitive gameplay. It looks and sounds nice, but that doesn’t make for a full feeling experience. At the very least, give the game a look and maybe you’ll have a different experience than I, as I think there is a good baseline running behind it that some people could catch on to.
  7. Apr 21, 2017
    Overall, This Is the Police has some nice aesthetics and good voice acting along with a few good ideas in terms of a strategy simulator, but not much else worthwhile. The writing could use more polish and so could the storyline. Had the developers focused on meaningful missions, it would’ve elevated the game considerably. Unfortunately, we’re stuck with a reminder of what could’ve been.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 15, 2023
    Tedious, pointless cutscenes drag the game endlessly. The gameplay itself does not get much more interesting.
  2. Feb 18, 2021
    I didn't really enjoy the game as it didn't live up to my expectations, I was hoping for it to have a better story line for me personally toI didn't really enjoy the game as it didn't live up to my expectations, I was hoping for it to have a better story line for me personally to like it better. Expand