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Disco Elysium
Disco Elysium

RPG 15 October 2019

An unusual, isometric RPG game that is the first title developed by Estonian studio Fortress Occident. The game is focused mostly on narrative. It takes place in a fictional world that combines modern setting with fantasy traits and with retro-futuristic technologies. The player assumes the role of a policeman who is tired of life. He begins working on a case that can either give him a chance of redemption or take him to the very bottom. During the game player is exploring, completing tasks, speaking to various people and fighting. However, all of this is done in a way that is unusual for the genre. The dialogue system is similar to a logic game during which you must fight by using words and manipulate the person you speak with in various ways. The battles are based on dialogues as well – you must select various text descriptions of actions, trying to create a battle scene worthy of being placed in a good novel.

L.A. Noire
L.A. Noire

Adventure 17 May 2011

A noir detective action adventure game developed by the Australian studio Team Bondi in cooperation with the veterans from Rockstar Games. The game invites you into Los Angeles of the 1940’s, a city filled with corruption and drug dealing organizations. You assume the role of Cole Phelps, an ex-soldier who becomes a police officer after the war. The game lets you experience the key moments of Cole’s career, starting from the traffic police all the way through murder and drugs department. Gameplay is mainly about examining crime scenes in search of clues and evidence, as well as interrogating witnesses and suspects. The game also offers multiple action sequences, including pursuits (either on foot or by car), fist fights, and spectacular shootouts. When it comes to graphics, the most noteworthy feature are the realistic face expressions that allow you to judge the reactions of interogatees. The game overflows with a noir atmosphere characteristic of the 1940’ and 50’ movies.

Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs

Action 14 August 2012

A sandbox TPP action game. The plot of Sleeping Dogs draws inspiration from Asian action movies, especially the works by John Woo. The main protagonist, detective Wei Shen, tries to infiltrate the structures of a dangerous criminal organization called Sun On Yee. In order to gain the gangsters’ trust, the policeman needs to complete quests for them and come up through the ranks of the organization. The game’s mechanics combine elements of action, shooting, unarmed combat, and even racing. The player has complete freedom in the exploration of virtual Hong Kong and completing side quests. The game emphasizes the moral aspects, depicting the dilemmas experienced by an undercover policeman.

LEGO City: Undercover
LEGO City: Undercover

Action 18 March 2013

Another installment in the popular series of third-person perspective action games that uses the license of the popular LEGO bricks franchise. This time, the title is available exclusively on Nintendo platforms. The game takes place in a modern metropolis and its main protagonist, Chase McCain, is an undercover cop. His task is to find, infiltrate, and stop criminal operations, which he does in-style, Hollywood style. Gameplay mechanics in LEGO City: Undercover combine the most important features of the LEGO series with elements typical of the Grand Theft Auto and Driver series. The overall feeling of the game is strongly inspired by classic action movies. The gameplay is a mix of various genres and during the game the player will participate in spectacular car chases, fly a police helicopter, chase after suspects on rooftops, and engage enemies in fist fights. The controls are simple and intuitive and the game provides us with many opportunities to employ the unique capabilities of Nintendo consoles and their controllers.

Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne
Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne

Action 15 October 2003

A continuation of the extremely successful action game from 2001. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is once again developed by the Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment with the help from the publisher Take-Two Interactive. The action takes place one year after events of the first installment. Max Payne is back in NYPD. Unfortunately, the dark past still haunts him – the life of the hero is threatened by Mona – a beautiful killer, who steals his heart. There are not many changes in gameplay – it still combines elements of a third-person perspective shooter and an adventure game. Once again the developers implemented Bullet Time mechanics, offering new movement possibilities (like the thrilling bullet dodging).

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

Action 08 October 2014

A dynamic, open-world TPP action game inspired by John Woo's films. Sleeping Dogs was created by United Front Games, and the player takes on the role of a police detective who tries to infiltrate the structures of a dangerous crime organization. The experience is filled with spectacular melee combat sequences, shootouts, as well as car chases taking place on the crowded streets of Hong Kong.

Battlefield Hardline
Battlefield Hardline

Action 17 March 2015

Another installment in the popular FPS franchise. Visceral Games, the studio known mainly for the excellent Dead Space sci-fi series, developed their first major installment in the long-standing Battlefield franchise. It's a result of the transition of the franchise to a two-year production cycle, similar to the one made by its competitor, Call of Duty. Unlike the previous parts, this one is focused on the efforts of police forces against organized crime. The player assumes the role of a young detective Nick Mendoza and has to face his former partners whose desire to get rich quickly pushed them to choose the life of crime. The production features an original method of storytelling reminiscent of popular police TV shows. Despite the introduction of a new theme, the characteristic features of the franchise remained unchanged: impressive arsenal of weapons, fully destructible environment – thanks to the Frostbite engine – and a well-developed multiplayer, in which you will find completely new game modes, such as Blood Money and Heist.

This is the Police 2
This is the Police 2

Strategy 31 July 2018

A sequel to This is the Police. The game was developed by the creators of the original title, Weappy Studio. Similarly to its predecessor, the game combines traits of adventure games and strategy games. In This is the Police 2 the players assume the role of Lilly Reed – a female sheriff who tries to bring order to the small city of Sharpwood.

Hidden Agenda
Hidden Agenda

Adventure 24 October 2017

An cooperative adventure detective thriller game developed by Supermassive Games. Hidden Agenda is based on popular movies and TV series of this genre. It tells the story of two female protagonists: a policewoman and a district attorney who are on the track of a serial killer. Up to five players can participate in the game, although it is also possible to play the title alone. All players are using a special phone app called PlayLink. By using the action cards displayed on the smartphone and by playing according to the game’s instructions, the players are influencing the whole plot by deciding the fate of the protagonists and the victims of the killer. The choices of the group determine who will die and who will survive. The title features a large variety of different endings.

Beat Cop
Beat Cop

Adventure 30 March 2017

The result of the independent Polish studio Pixel Crow's cooperation with 11 bit studios, the creators of This War of Mine. Beat cop is a point-and-click time management game. You play as Jack Kelly, a former NYC detective who was framed for murder and demoted. Hated by everyone around, Jack is trying to reconcile his duties with conducting a private investigation in order to discover who framed him. The plot of Beat Cop is non-linear and its many endings depend on your decisions. Interestingly, the game was inspired by American crime TV shows from the 70s and 80s, which is reflected in its atmosphere and humor. The time-management element of the production is most visible when you're patrolling the streets of Brooklyn, while during the investigation segments it becomes a detective/adventure game. Beat Cop has a distinct retro feel thanks to its pixel-art graphics and oldschool soundtrack.

This is the Police
This is the Police

Strategy 02 August 2016

An original strategy game with elements of adventure game developed by independent studio Weappy in cooperation with Team 17 Softworks. You take on the role of a chief of police who is about to retire. However, instead of safeguarding the law and order, he decides to use his authority and influence to make a fortune. To this end, the protagonist deals with the local representatives of criminal underground, while trying to keep his actions in the dark. This is the Police features two-layered gameplay, divided into plot and strategy. The former lets you follow the story of the main hero and build relations with key characters. The latter is about planning and execution of criminal operations, while carefully manipulating the actions of police. Moreover, you have to smartly manage your dirty money – safely laundering it for your private needs and investing some into upgrading the police forces.

Emergency 20
Emergency 20

Strategy 31 October 2017

Another installment of a strategy-simulation game series called Emergency, in which the player gets to control fire brigade, police, emergency medical services, and technical services units and face catastrophes, natural disasters, and accidents. The game is a compilation of the best elements featured throughout the series for over 20 years. This results in ten classic missions, which have been remastered, as well as story campaigns from Emergency 5, Emergency 2016, and Emergency 2017.

Police Stories
Police Stories

Action 19 September 2019

A tactical top-down shooter, and at the same time a debut production from Mighty Morgan. The main protagonists – John Rimes and Rick Jones – are police operatives specializing in high-risk operations, such as rescuing hostages and infiltrating gang hideouts. As the enemies need only 2-3 shots to kill the main protagonist, the players have to exercise caution and react quickly. What makes it all the more difficult is the fact that the main protagonists have to stick to police procedures, which prioritize apprehending the suspects without resorting to violence. Sometimes, however, the situation leaves you no choice. The gameplay is even more thrilling thanks to the line-of-sight system – our protagonists cannot see what is behind closed doors until they open them. Apart from the single player, where players preferring more solitary gaming experience have to rely on an AI partner, Police Stories offers the players a chance to join their forces in finishing all of the available missions in a co-op mode. The game also features two-dimensional pixel art visuals.

True Crime: New York City
True Crime: New York City

Action 15 November 2005

Continuation of the famous action game from 2003. We play the role of a black policeman Marcus and set off on the streets of the title "The Great Apple". The player can perform tasks related to the main thread or numerous additional missions.

Autobahn Police Simulator
Autobahn Police Simulator

Action 26 August 2015

Autobahn Police Simulator is a simulator that tries to reliably reproduce the daily work of police officers on German motorways. Production was created by Z-Software and Aerosoft GmbH is responsible for its release.

Autobahn Police Simulator 2
Autobahn Police Simulator 2

Simulation 07 December 2017

Autobahn Police Simulator 2 brings a continuation to a series of simulators initiated in 2015, giving the player an opportunity to assume the role of a police traffic officer. The game was developed by Z-Software and published by Aerosoft GmbH.

Ready or Not
Ready or Not

Action 2021

A tactical first-person shooter that enables the player to assume the role of a member of the legendary SWAT police unit. During the game, the players are completing special tasks that require fast, professionally coordinated and carefully planned actions. The game is very realistic.

Driver (1999)
Driver (1999)

Racing 02 July 1999

Inspired by classic films from the 60s and 70s of the last century, a racing game with feature elements. Players play the role of a secret police officer, who works out mafia structures by performing tasks commissioned by gangsters.

Police Simulator: Patrol Duty
Police Simulator: Patrol Duty

Simulation 18 June 2019

Police Simulator: 18 is a simulation game where we play as police officers, developed by Bigmoon Entertainment and published by Astragon Entertainment. The game takes us to a fictional city inspired by the American metropolises. We can patrol the city (or simply explore it) on foot or by using various vehicles. Our primary objective is to catch criminals and bring them to justice. As we play, we will use your typical police equipment: handcuffs, radio, and a wide range of firearms. In addition to that, we will also take part in car chases and firefights, just like in the classic action movies. The game can be played alone or with other players in the cooperative multiplayer mode.

Contraband Police
Contraband Police

Simulation 2020

A simulator, in which the players assume the role of a police officer delegated to work at the cross-border. In the game, you are tasked with controlling the drivers passing the border who often smuggle illegal items including drugs and firearms.

Crash Time 5: Undercover
Crash Time 5: Undercover

Racing 28 September 2012

Rebel Cops
Rebel Cops

Strategy 17 September 2019

Tactical spin-off of This is the Police from Weappy Studios. This time we are leading a group of rebel police officers in the fight against the mafia that rules the city of Ripton.

APB: Reloaded
APB: Reloaded

Action 29 June 2010

All Points Bulletin (APB) is a gangster action game realized in the MMO convention, which allows for simultaneous gameplay of hundreds of people in a stable world 24 hours a day (so called persistent world).

Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit

Racing 25 March 1998

The third installment in the bestselling racing game series created by EA. The game allows us to drive the fastest cars in the world. This time it contains eight brand new racing tracks and eleven licensed vehicles among which one can find cars such as Aston Martin DB7, Ferrari 550 Maranello, and Lamborghini Diablo SV. The included editor lets us create hundreds of individual vehicles as well. The biggest novelty in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit is the option to play on both sides of the law. During the game one can be either a classic roadhog, that breaks all possible rules and escapes the cops while listening to loud music, or a policeman who uses radars, road blocks, and caltrops in order to stop the fugitive. The game features improved graphics with realistic visual and weather effects, and even such details as falling leaves and the smoke coming from under the wheels.

Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time
Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time

Racing 02 November 2007

Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time is the next installment of arcade races based on a popular western crime series, known in Poland as "Cobra - Special Branch". Behind the creation of the project are the authors of the first part of the series - gentlemen from the Synetic studio. Under the influence of their publisher, RTL Playtainment, they decided to release a continuation of the product from 2006.

Alarm for Cobra 11: Burning Wheels
Alarm for Cobra 11: Burning Wheels

Racing 27 November 2008