LA Cops is a fast, action packed 3D top down shooter set to a theme of 70s Cops in LA trying to do a tough job in a tough town.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (90 reviews) - 70% of the 90 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 13, 2015

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June 10



Those streets are getting nastier every day. It's time to give you more tools to do the job with. Here's the lo-down on today's update:

You can now play local co-op!

When enabled, co-op mode allows each player to choose a cop and control them exclusively. All you need to get started is an extra Xbox 360 controller or mouse and keyboard.

We've added context sensitive commands to the game, enabling you to wrangle more control over your AI partner. Hover over an object to see the available commands including:

- Make an arrest
- Destroy that door
- Kill

We've thrown in a few extra gameplay tweaks too!

o Added Enemy AI reaction animations
o Objectives window toggle
o Camera Zoom Out increased (helpful for co-op mode!)
o Added 16:10 rendering option for PC

Get back on those streets cops, and take your buddies with you.

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About This Game

Alright, listen up! I got the Mayor on my ass about this like a hernia, and he wants you guys on the case. Why he wants you guys, I don’t know. You’ve cost this department more than all the Precincts in the rest of the state combined!

Anyways. You’ll be headin’ up a team of cops in LA, and you’ll be goin’ up against all manner of bad guys, packing some serious heat! Not ta mention The BIG Boss, Hawaiian Mo. Sure, it’ll be dangerous, but heck, it’s nothin’ you ain’t done before.

LA Cops is a fast, action packed 3D top down shooter set to a theme of 70s Cops in LA trying to do a tough job in a tough town. Gameplay includes an extra edge as you control two cops, using them strategically to get one up on the bad guys!

A smart targeting system UI allows, you, the player to position your cops tactically whilst taking out the bad guys in real time.

When you buy this game you get:
  • 8 main and 5 optional levels to play through. Each level is broken down into multiple sections totalling twenty overall.
  • Six Cops to choose from each with their own attributes that can be upgraded with experience points during play. Attributes include health, speed, ammo clip size & damage.
  • Five weapons to take out bad guys with including Pistols, Uzis, Shotguns, Assault Rifles & Grenade Launchers.
  • Destructible scenery
  • Multiple cut scenes tell the story of these Cops in full 3D. Just like people, not all Cops are bad & not all Cops are good.
  • Plus a Rock soundtrack that needs to be played loud!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • OS: 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Yosemite
    • Processor: i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or above
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I really enjoyed LA cops.
The action was smooth, the cut scenes are fantastic and I found the AI to be fine.

Not sure if this is due to a recent update but I didn't experience any of that have been mentioned in the negative reviews.

All in all I can recommend LA cops, especially if you like handlebar moustaches and shooting people in the face.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
LA Cops does the rare thing of combining the worst of Hotline Miami and the worst of Resident Evil 5 without any of the positives.

I was kinda interested in this game, seeing how it looked like a 2-character tactical shooter. Looked a bit like HM in that it had quiet planning moments interrupted by bursts of gun action. Seemed okay, so I picked up on the sale.

The game looks good, the game does an okay job of telling you the controls, the difficulty curve is reasonable. However LA Cops is hindered by a series of absolutely baffling design choices that run what should be a fun tactical romp into a completely frustrating, sluggish, wasted oportunity of a game. Here are my main gripes with it:

- When using keyboard for the first time, you'll get the impression that the game is designed to be played with a controller, since there seems to be a sticky aim, movement with the WASD keys is a bit unresponsive and the angles can be kinda weird. However, playing it with a gamepad you'll get the impression that the game was designed for KBM, because the reticle is used for things such as moving your partner around or selecting the sticky aim, but on controller mode you can only make the reticle move in a predetermined radius around your character. So no matter how you play it, you'll be unconfortable.

- Sticky aim doesn't stick to the enemy you want it to stick to. Rather, it will stick to whichever it feels like. This is especially annoying when you're trying to tag an enemy right after telling your buddy to burst in killing everyone, which will result in you failing to tag the enemy and finally just shoot wildly in their general direction which, considering how chaotic combat can get in the game, will probably get your partner, you, or both, killed.

- There is no allied AI. You're supposed to be a team of cops, but the only thing your partner will do is stand in place and act as a turret. You will have to tell him/her, EVERY TIME, where to move next. Which, in a game where teamwork and covering each other's backs seems so important, feels even weirder of a mechanic. The game actually kinda picks up when you're left with just one cop, and the mere inclusion of a "follow me" command would have turned it into a game *heaps* more pleasant. Enemy AI, when it works, will consist on running up to you, standing there, and shoot. Straightforward, but lacking.

- You can't seem to switch cops, despite the prompt telling you to press R to do so. The only time I've been able to switch between my cops is when one of them "dies".

- AI will derp out, sometimes your buddy will run past an enemy that's shooting him/her, sometimes the goon will ignore them, sometimes they'll get stuck on a door, sometimes will hear stuff they shouldn't be able to hear, and sometimes will not pay attention to something that's happening 5 feet from them. That obviously compounds to the "I won't move if you don't tell me to" friendly AI issue mentioned above.

- You can't scroll past the boundaries of the screen to check the rest of the map. There is a minimap, which is not explained, and you can zoom out, but you can't see what's a bit further than what's centered on your character, making planning and awareness kinda moot since there's gonna be people coming from places you can't possibly know.

- Restarts affect to your score, which kinda bugs me.

So, to sum up: it controls weird, it is tedious, both enemies and allies hinder the game flow even further, some expected features half work, others are directly absent from it. My advice is to actually play it before you buy it, because despite looking slick and entertaining, for me it has been an exercise in frustration and unpleasantness.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I really want to like this game but bad controls and unfinished mechanics try my patience too much. The aiming is sticky and terrible, and the awful 90s console shooter lock on doesn't help. Yes game, I *do* want to aim at the enemy behind a wall in the other room instead of the one right around the corner. There's some perverse enjoyment out of bumrushing thugs toting shotguns to arrest them, but it's not consistent when sometimes the AI just instantly turns around to shoot you in the face. I would have liked tracers (just so I can see where my shots are going) and the look ahead function that Hotline Miami - a game that isn't focused on guns - has because they'd actually be useful here. It would be more bearable with a friend, but sadly only local coop is an option. Don't buy this unless it's like 90% off or something.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
LA Cops is a strategy(?) game where you control two 70's stereotypes of cops at a time to kill all the criminals. After you get used to the controls, the game works pretty well, but if you're like me, the gameplay is really in the vein of "where can I put the other CPU cop so that he kills everything for me".

If you really wanted to (and, if you were good at this game) you can finish it in an hour or two.

Team 17 really does have a good sense of humor. If you've played any of the "Worms" games, you'll see that same sense of humor in THIS game. The real problem here, though, is that when that style of humor is dragged out over a sparse narrative with no substance, it gets stale VERY quickly.

This game is fun. Don't get me wrong. So is tossing the dice in Craps. But if the stick-man is throwing out stale, tired tropes about craps at me the whole time I'm playing, I'm moving to another table.

Pick up this game if you're looking to play something while something else is downloading. It's cheap, the gameplay is challenging enough to engage you for a little while, but there's nothing much there for you beyond that. That being said, I wish there was a button not to give a "Yes" or "No", but an "If you've got some money to blow, and don't care about it" button.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
LA Cops is a game with simple, yet good and enjoyable mechanisms. The scenario isn't well written and makes no sense.
Although in my opinion, the cutscenes are successful and really gives you the atmosphere you need. The gameplay itself is fast-paced and looks easy but if you do not plan your moves you'll find yourself hitting the 'retry level' button numerous
times. LA Cops is a great game with a slice of 70's style...
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