Police Stories

4.1 out of 5
12 User Ratings
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Inspired by SWAT 4 and gritty police TV shows, Police Stories is a fresh take on top-down shooters with an emphasis on tactics that forces you to make split-second decisions
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About Police Stories

About this game

Inspired by SWAT 4 and gritty police TV shows, Police Stories is a fresh take on top-down shooters with an emphasis on tactics that forces you to make split-second decisions. Neutralize criminals, rescue civilians, and defuse bombs in Single Player mode or Online Co-op. And remember - shooting first is not an option!

Unforgiving and tense, each mission tells a story of two police operatives - John Rimes and Rick Jones, filled with infiltrating gang hideouts, rescuing hostages, making arrests, and other life-threatening situations.

  • The Surrender System allows you to apprehend the suspects without resorting to violence. Fire a warning shot near them or engage them in melee combat - those are just some of the ways you can make them submit.
  • Issue commands to your fellow cop Rick Jones. Make sure to use him wisely - and who knows, he might save your life in return.
  • Randomly placed criminals, hostages, and evidence make every level run unique. The placement changes every time you restart, leading to new interesting situations and opportunities.
  • As a law enforcement officer, you will have access to end-of-the-line police equipment, such as under-the-door cameras, door blast charges, and many others.
  • Various types of lawbreakers, from small petty criminals to well-organized gangs and terrorists. Each type has not only unique weapons but different behavior and shooting skills.
  • Complex Tactical Gameplay: Try not to get spotted, don't waste bullets, regularly check your surroundings, and make sure to take criminals down quietly.
  • All your actions are scored in real-time. Playing aggressively won't get you a high enough result to start the next mission - so keep that in mind!
  • Co-op. Complete the mission together for better scores and more fun!

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
September 19, 2019
Developer:
HypeTrain Digital
Publisher:
HypeTrain Digital
Rating:
PEGI rating of 18
Supported Languages:
English +
Genres:
Strategy
Simulation

Top-Down Shooter

Shooter
Themes:
Tactical
Pixel Graphics

Crime

Difficult

Atmospheric

Realistic

Violent
Play Styles:
2D
Co-op

Singleplayer
Features:
Online Coop
SharedSplit Screen Coop

SharedSplit Screen

Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Includes level editor

Remote Play on TV

Remote Play Together

Singleplayer

Multiplayer

Co-op

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 2.9 Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 Mb DirectX 9 compatible video card with shader model 3.0 support
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

Critic Reviews

75

The Indie Game Website

70 / 100
"Overall, Police Stories is a game I give a hearty recommendation, all the heartier should you have a buddy cop to bring along. It strikes that same high-paced, repetitive...

SpazioGames

75 / 100
"Police Stories is more then a simple Hotline Miami copy-and-paste, and add some very interesting tactics options to the top-down shooter mechanics."

GameGrin

80 / 100
"The story is forgettable because of its generic nature and the visuals aren’t incredible, but Police Stories is about the tactical gameplay and having to make those...
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Relax & enjoy! 80%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Completionist! 33.33%  of players have Conquered It

Police Stories User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 12 ratings
79% of users would recommend this.
4.1

User Ratings Breakdown

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Recommended

Matej
Police Stories is incredibly challenging tactical action where you control two characters. You will assault hidden enemies and secure hostages from buildings, you can also defuse bomb. I found it a bit too difficult and you can not progress in missions unless you make almost no mistakes, that is grade C, if you make no mistake, you get B, and if you are also fast you get A. A, basically means, you have clean mission without casualties, great accuracy and speed. Mistakes are made when you shoot a civilian, or shoot an enemy who surrenders or receive damage. I have not got far but I enjoyed 7 hours I played so far.
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Recommended

The Badge Man
Verified purchase
You ever wanted to go into work wondering whether you're gonna make it past the next shift? I did. I definitely didn't sign up for this...
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Hotline Miami Police Edition

Tomoloto
Verified purchase
If you enjoyed Hotline Miami, you might just love this! A more tactical take on the top down, room clearing genre. Great mechanics paired with a nice story to follow along. Absolutely worth a purchase!
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Recommended

Pux9909
Verified purchase
Super fun game! It's hard to master, but once you do it gives tons of enjoyment. For me, it lost a star for difficulty. I'm not the best at top down games, but this one seemed REALLY hard. REVIEWED ON STEAM DECK
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Recommended

Tropocotla
Verified purchase
Seems like a chill game, would reccomend.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 80% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 20% of GameFAQs users said Police Stories is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Police Stories is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, Police Stories is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 2.9 Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 Mb DirectX 9 compatible video card with shader model 3.0 support
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 400 MB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 10 hours.
79% of Fanatical users recommend Police Stories. The average review score is 4.1/5
Police Stories was released on September 19, 2019
Police Stories is published by HypeTrain Digital
Police Stories was developed by HypeTrain Digital
Fanatical users tagged Police Stories as Strategy, Simulation, Top-Down Shooter, and Shooter
Fanatical users tagged Police Stories as Tactical, Pixel Graphics, Crime, and Difficult
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Police Stories as having Co-op
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Police Stories as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Police Stories as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Police Stories as Simulation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Police Stories as Top-Down Shooter

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