Beat Cop

The result of the independent Polish studio Pixel Crow's cooperation with 11 bit studios, the creators of This War of Mine. Beat cop is a point-and-click time management game. You play as Jack Kelly, a former NYC detective who was framed for murder and demoted. Hated by everyone around, Jack is trying to reconcile his duties with conducting a private investigation in order to discover who framed him. The plot of Beat Cop is non-linear and its many endings depend on your decisions. Interestingly, the game was inspired by American crime TV shows from the 70s and 80s, which is reflected in its atmosphere and humor. The time-management element of the production is most visible when you're patrolling the streets of Brooklyn, while during the investigation segments it becomes a detective/adventure game. Beat Cop has a distinct retro feel thanks to its pixel-art graphics and oldschool soundtrack.

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PC / Windows
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Beat Cop

Beat Cop | PC

Beat Cop release date for PC:

game language:
English

30 March 2017 | Worldwide

30 March 2017 | Europe

30 March 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 55 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 38 players' votes.  

A time-management point-and-click game released for PC / Windows. Beat Cop is the result of the independent Polish studio Pixel Crow's cooperation with 11 bit studios, the creators of This War of Mine.

Plot

The protagonist of Beat Cop is a NYC policeman, Jack Kelly. When he gets unjustly accused of murder, his promising detective career falls apart and Jack is demoted. His personal life is not much better, and to make things worse, he's at odds with the local mob. In the face of utter failure and hatred of the general public, Jack's only goal is to discover who framed him. His success depends on the player’s decisions — the plot of the game is non-linear and there are many endings possible.

Beat Cop was heavily inspired by American crime movie and TV shows from the 70s and 80s, such as Kojak, Columbo, Magnum or Miami Vice. Thanks to many references and unrefined jokes, the game successfully emulates the distinct atmosphere of that age.

Mechanics

Even though Beat Cop seems like a standard point-and-click game at first, the gamplay also features time management elements. When patrolling the streets of Brooklyn, Jack needs to quickly react to any criminal activities in sight, write tickets, etc. — just like a policeman should. Apart from that, he's also trying to discover who framed him. In order to achieve that, he needs to talk to the local lowlifes, gather evidence and avoid various kinds of danger.

Game mode

Beat Cop for PC / Windows is a single-player game only, and the basic game mode is the story campaign.

Technical aspects

Beat Cop for PC / Windows has a distinct retro feel. This is evident not only from the 2D pixel art graphics and a classic interface, but also from the oldschool background music.

Age Rating

age requirements: 18+

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 896 MB GeForce GTX 260/1 GB Radeon HD 5770 or better, Windows 7/8
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz/AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9600 GS/Radeon HD 4000 or better, Windows XP(SP3)/Vista

Beat Cop launch trailer

Beat Cop launch trailer | 1:27

Beat Cop, przygodówka point-and-click z elementami gatunku time management, jest już dostępna w sklepach.

Beat Cop Game Guide

game guide 19 April 2017

Beat Cop game guide many valuable hints and advice that will help you in finding yourself in the brutal world of Brooklyn streets. It tells about factions, about the daily work of a police officer and about the available story missions.

Beat Cop review – everyday fun on the force

Review 04 April 2017 14:30

Rather quietly, overshadowed by triple-A releases, comes a game worth noticing. Beat Cop is, in some respects, quite similar to Papers, Please, but in this case, we can choose between good and bad cop.

Beat Cop and Thimbleweed Park both launching on March 30

News 28 February 2017 11:57

March 30, 2017 marks the release date of two promising point-and-click adventure games: a 1980's story Beat Cop and Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park.

This War of Mine dev announces Beat Cop – an 80s story about a New York cop framed for murder

News 21 April 2016 14:33

Meet Beat Cop, a point-and-click adventure game and time management crossover from the creators of This War of Mine, 11 bit studios. The game will take you back to the 80s with its retro stylistics and multiple references to American popular culture.