This Is the Police 2 is More Corrupt Cop Noir Drama, This Time With a Hint of Fargo

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 2:09 PM
System Requirements Optimum 1080p PC Build Low vs Ultra Screenshots GPU Performance Chart CPU List That Meet System Requirements GPU List That Meet System Requirements

It seems Weappy Studio’s police management oddity This Is the Police managed to do well enough to justify a sequel. This Is the Police 2 shifts the action to the snowy town of Sharpwood for more noir drama pondering.

“It's a rough, cold place, where inhabitants know their neighbors by name and faithfully keep to their traditions, no matter how barbaric those traditions might be,” says THQ Nordic. “Smugglers, gangs, and screaming populists have made this town their home. Despair grows like a cancer, hand in hand with violence.”

Actually pinning This Is the Police 2 down to a genre is a tricky prospect that even Weappy struggles with, but it boils down to a blend of strategy, management, visual novel and simulation elements, all attempting to portray the complex reality of running a police force and trying to operate within the confines of the law. Weappy’s plan is to strengthen the the tactical and strategic decisions afforded to the player in order to bolster the depth.

It’s all giving me some Fargo vibes, what with the snowbound town and the criminality which seems to run through every pore of it. The first game sort of passed me by but I have to admit I’m sort of tempted to check it out considering it’s on sale. Do let me know in the comments what you thought of it if you’ve played it!

This Is the Police 2 will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later in 2018.

Login or Register to join the debate

15:14 Feb-01-2018

the first one was nothing like what they advertised and it was repetitive and the choices were useless, if they actually make it in the style of telltale games i would play it

11:05 Feb-01-2018

Article's quite short. I wish they gave a bit of a peek to the previous game so new players know how this game got a sequel.

19:26 Jan-31-2018

what a lonely article! here have a comment


Can They Run... |

| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX 540X 2GB Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-4670 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti EVGA Gaming 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 8GB 32GB