This is the Police

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.

PC / Windows
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This is the Police

This is the Police | PC

Strategy, Economic, Gangster, 2D, Police, indie games

Companies responsible for This is the Police

Weappy Studio | game developer

EuroVideo Medien | publisher   Official website

This is the Police release date for PC:

game language:
English

02 August 2016 | Worldwide

02 August 2016 | Europe

02 August 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 84 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 44 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game This is the Police (XONE) Cover
This is the Police

This is the Police | XBOX ONE

Strategy, Economic, Gangster, 2D, Police, indie games

Companies responsible for This is the Police

Weappy Studio | game developer

Team 17 | publisher   Official website

This is the Police release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

22 March 2017 | Worldwide

22 March 2017 | Europe PAL

22 March 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 7 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game This is the Police (PS4) Cover
This is the Police

This is the Police | PS4

Strategy, Economic, Gangster, 2D, Police, indie games

Companies responsible for This is the Police

Weappy Studio | game developer

Team 17 | publisher   Official website

This is the Police release date for PS4:

game language:
English

22 March 2017 | Worldwide

22 March 2017 | Europe PAL

22 March 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.6 / 10 calculated out of 10 players' votes.  

This is the Police is an unusual strategy game released for Xbox One with adventure elements. The player assumes the role of the head of local police. Instead of focusing on enforcing order, he decides to break the law for personal reasons and thus acquire much needed cash. By making use of his authority and influence, he takes advantage of local representatives of the criminal underworld to gain a fortune, but he must also be careful not to get caught red-handed. Independent studio Weappy is behind this production.

The main character of the story is Jack Boyd – a sixty-year old policeman, and the head of Freeburg police station, who is forced to retire in 180 days. Having never received the due gratitude for his faithful service and dedication, he decides, for the first time in his life, to break the rules. While observing his corrupt colleagues and their opulent lifestyles, he wants to acquire one million dollars, with no regard to morality and integrity he had so far.

Gameplay in This is the Police for Xbox One is divided into two distinct segments – story- and strategy-based. In the first one we follow the story of the protagonist and build relationships with other key figures in the game, and in the second one we decide which crimes to commit and deal with police departments trying to prevent them. At the same time, we must constantly manage large sums of money and decide on improvements of the police units – all of this while “laundering” a part of our earnings behind everyone's back. Keeping up the appearances and balancing between law and crime is one of the key features of this production, and despite the lack of complex statistics, the economic element inevitably plays a key role at the end of the story.

Jack’s fate comes to an end after 180 days, but it can have at least several different forms – an alternative to a successfully completed swindle is the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison or even death at the hands of the local mafia. Player’s decisions affect the ending, so every choice we make plays an important role.

The graphics of This is the Police for Xbox One are relatively simplified. Still, 3D models built mostly of simple vectors are aesthetically pleasing and distinctive. This applies both to the gameplay watched through the narrative and the strategic map of the city. An interesting fact is that the voice actor for the main character is Jon St. John – the same person who voiced Duke Nukem many years ago.

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PEGI Rating

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This is the Police console version trailer

This is the Police console version trailer | 2:16

Konsole PlayStation 4 i PlayStation Vita wkrótce doczekają się swojej wersji gry This is the Police. Premiera 22 marca.

This is the Police Game Guide

game guide 14 September 2016

This is the Police game guide covers all of the basics of the effective police station management. It also contains advices to various situations and crimes and informs about the solutions to all of the available investigations.

This is the Police review – game about police we've all been waiting for

Review 27 July 2016 15:00

Do you think that being the chief of police is a simple and relaxing job? If so, This is the Police will quickly change your mind, and it will do so in style.

Moral choice strategy/adventure This Is the Police gets a release date

News 06 July 2016 10:20

Moral choice strategy/adventure This Is the Police is coming out this month - on July 28. The game will be available in popular digital stores for $15.

This is the Police lets you play as a corrupt chief of police – watch the new trailer

News 12 April 2016 13:37

This is the Police is a combination of economic strategy and morally dubious adventure game that lets you to play as a corrupt chief of police, voiced by Jon St. John, a.k.a. Duke Nukem. The game has just got a new trailer.