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G-Police

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
81
3.3
PlayStation 3
...
4.0
PS Vita
...
4.0
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Description

After a violent interstellar resource war, mega-corporations seize power from the remnants of Earth's governments and lead humanity's way into the colonization of space. The last vestige of central authority is in the form of the G-Police (Government Police); an independent agency tasked with keeping order in the colonies. You play as rookie Jeff Slater - a former military pilot going undercover at the G-Police squadron on Callisto, in the hopes of finding the truth behind your sister's sudden death.

G-Police is an arcade-style helicopter shooter set inside the colony domes on Callisto. You pilot a futuristic close-air-support gunship, and are tasked with engaging ground and air enemies as you uncover a sinister corporate plot. Your ship can hover and turn in a VTOL mode, fire weapons outfitted before each mission, and lock on to objects in the world to both track enemies and scan suspicious cargo. Missions require you to navigate through the skyscrapers and billboards of the various city districts, and complete a number of objectives updated through radio contact with headquarters.

Screenshots

G-Police PlayStation The PlayStation version is also especially dark.
G-Police PlayStation You can fly faster than me, but not my rockets.
G-Police Windows Tall skyscrapers
G-Police Windows Tunnel

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User Reviews

Graphics Treat! Windows MasterAbyss-ESB (13)

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Oct, 1997 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 89 out of 100 89
MikroBitti Windows Jan, 1998 85 out of 100 85
MAN!AC PlayStation Nov, 1997 84 out of 100 84
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Dec, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Gamezilla Windows Nov 19, 2000 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 1999 80 out of 100 80
IGN PlayStation Oct 16, 1997 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot UK PlayStation Nov 14, 1997 6.2 out of 10 62

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Trivia

Development

The game was originally developed by a company by the name of Wheelhaus since late 1995. After a long time of silence, the game seemed to have been picked up and finished by Psygnosis Limited.

Graphics

This game was an early adopter of the new potential the AGP bus brought. If you had a new and snazzy card in a new and snazzy mobo, the texture quality throughout the game would be upped.

OEM release

The game was one of the four games supplied with the Creative 3D Blaster Voodoo².

References

The weapons used by G-Police ground forces are the famous pulse rifles from the film Aliens. Or perhaps they merely "resemble" them.

Information also contributed by BurningStickMan, glidefan and Sciere

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Contributed to by Eric Barbara (34), GTramp (34711), Grant McLellan (545) and DreinIX (9422)