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Posts tagged “LA Cops”

Feature: "Everybody's somebody's son"

A Policeman On What Police Games Get Wrong

If you played Ryse: Son of Rome you may remember it for the serviceably clangy combat. My friend “Jack”, a police officer from northern England of several years standing, recalls the game for other reasons. “There are those bits where you join a shield wall - you're in a tortoise formation. There are public order situations that are like that. Most officers in Yorkshire get…

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Feature: Barney Killer

The Lighthouse Customer: LA Cops

Each Monday, Chris Livingston visits an early access game and reports back with stories about whatever he finds inside. This week, shooting thugs in their mugs and then shooting their drugs, with LA Cops. I entered a mansion without a warrant. I shot dozens of suspects dead without identifying myself as a police officer. I destroyed several shipments of illegal drugs that could have served…

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No Longer A Mirage: LA Cops Early Access

LA Cops contains more comedy moustaches per screen than the Beastie Boys' Sabotage video and Anchorman put together. It's a celebration of facial furniture, with Syndicate-inspired shooting in between bouts of Handsome Cop Admiration. As well as moustaches, the game includes destructible scenery and a buddy system that allows a single player to control a two-cop team, implementing tactics to lure bad guys onto the…

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LA Cops Fuses Hotline Miami, Syndicate, Beastie Boys

Oh my god, it's a mirage, I'm telling you all it's sabotage. Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" is apparently a big inspiration for LA Cops' overall attitude/look, but I'm even more pleased that it describes the top-down shooter strategy's moment-to-moment gameplay. Inspired by Hotline Miami's gore-spattered thrills and (classic) Syndicate's cold strategizing, this one puts you in control of two hard-boiled eggs law enforcement professionals at any given…

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