While movies and TV shows tend to make the idea of being a cop seem to be packed with danger and excitement, I have no doubt that the vast majority of time spent on the job is filled with some degree of tedium getting from Point A to Point B or filling out paperwork. While thankfully filling out stacks of forms is not covered in this Police Simulator, the mundane task of getting on the road to drive somewhere following your GPS is fully on display. The thing is, I know there are people who enjoy driving and other simulators of various kinds to help them find some routine and calm, so I won’t discount the game fully. That said, there are a lot of weird details that I’m not sure are deliberately handled poorly or just on accident that really make it all feel odd. Between roads that are almost entirely empty the majority of the time, to street lights that don’t appear to actually do anything at all, to the almost comical facial movements people make while having conversations with one another I struggled to understand whether the developers are leaning into the weird for laughs or just a bit sloppy. In any case, at best this would fall under an acquired taste… even then only likely for a short time.
Justin Nation, Score: