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Beat Cop Review

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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated yesterday.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Beat Cop is a police crime drama where you have been framed for murder. Back on the street, you navigate the pixilated 80’s Miami Vice world to find out who did it. Your approach and decisions matter. Will you go in with the mafia or stay straight? Your choices determine the narrative and ultimate ending. It's set in New York and inspired by police shows from the 80s. Expect a lot of dark humour and complex crime drama.

It's the same developer as This War of Mine. But this is more tongue-in-cheek than that game. It revels in the era, which means it includes the language, culture and ethics of the time. While This War of Mine was heartbreaking to play, Beat Cop challenges morality with over the top (and at times inappropriate) humour. This ensures it never becomes too worthy or woke and is an unusual way to approach the issues of the era by stepping into that world.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 27/11/2018

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Accessibility: 5 features

Developer: @PxCrow


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Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 9 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Beat Cop usually costs £11.99 to £13.49.

Beat Cop

PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £13.49
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

PEGI 18 with glamorisation of the use of illegal drugs. Player’s character, Jack Kelly, can buy, courier, sell and deliver drugs. He is rewarded with in-game dollar currency for doing so. The game also contains the frequent use of the sexual expletive ‘*!@?*’ and derivations of the word.

Sexual encounters with prostitutes can occur regularly, although nothing is seen after the initial meeting, the text descriptions can be very graphic. There is also the occasional use of terms that are regarded as offensive and discriminatory but fall short of words likely to encourage hatred.

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