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Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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Atari ST
74
3.9
DOS
76
3.6

User Reviews

Experience what it's like to be a cop DOS *Katakis* (37827)
Absolute classic DOS Condemned (70)
Interesting Police simulation, a different kind of adventure DOS Jayson Firestorm (153)
A classic adventure with loads of originality DOS Anthony Bull (26)
Police Quest 1: A legendary start to a legendary series Amiga phil buckley (22)
Great cop game! DOS J. David Taylor (28)
It's Still a Very Fun Game to Play DOS SamandMax (61)
Police Quest, A View of What Police Departments could be like. DOS NotTwoQuick (22)
This beats Virtual Cop for sure. DOS Olivier Masse (421)
If you ever REALLY wanted to know what being a cop was like, this game is well worth a look. DOS Andy Roark (253)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 9 3.7
Apple II 3 4.1
Apple IIgs 3 4.0
Atari ST 6 3.9
DOS 75 3.6
Macintosh 3 4.0
Combined MobyScore 99 3.7


The Press Says

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92
DOSThe Games Machine (UK)
As with all Sierra's recent adventures, the parser can deal with most likely inputs, and interaction is very good. The car is tricky to control at first and the sound lets the game down slightly, but Police Quest is a large adventure with more than one solution and should keep even hardened text-only-adventure-players amused and involved for quite some time.
92
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK)
As with all Sierra's recent adventures, the parser can deal with most likely inputs, and interaction is very good. The car is tricky to control at first and the sound lets the game down slightly, but Police Quest is a large adventure with more than one solution and should keep even hardened text-only-adventure-players amused and involved for quite some time.
92
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
As with all Sierra's recent adventures, the parser can deal with most likely inputs, and interaction is very good. The car is tricky to control at first and the sound lets the game down slightly, but Police Quest is a large adventure with more than one solution and should keep even hardened text-only-adventure-players amused and involved for quite some time.
89
Atari STGénération 4
Très bien et surtout très long.
88
AmigaCU Amiga
Once 'realistic 3D graphics' now look very jaded, with psychedelic colour schemes providing tell-tale signs that this game's been converted from the EGA PC version. Still they were good for the time and don't detract from the action. Police Quest is a full-blown classic which will keep you playing right to the very end.
87
DOSAdventure's Planet
In conclusione Police Quest, nonostante tutti i limiti di un gioco del 1987, riesce a coinvolgere il giocatore come poche altre avventure. Il titolo è abbastanza longevo e, a meno di intoppi, ci regala circa 15 ore di gioco. La trama è degna di un ottimo poliziesco televisivo, poi il ritmo, l'entusiasmo di portare a termine il proprio obiettivo ed il fascino dei personaggi, fanno a volte persino dimenticare la mediocrità del comparto grafico. Stiamo parlando di un gioco che di fatto è entrato nell'olimpo delle avventure grafiche di sempre: saranno infatti complessivamente 6 i sequel di questo titolo, sebbene gli ultimi tre non siano più avventure grafiche curate da Jim Walls, ma sparatutto ideati da Daryl F. Gates. Il remake del 1992 di Police Quest – In Pursuit of the Death Angel, pur presentando una grafica migliore, più in linea con quegli anni, a mio modesto avviso perde qualcosa e non riesce a ricreare quell'atmosfera che aveva fatto il successo dell'edizione originale.
83
DOSThe DOS Spirit
Oppdragene man får varierer alt fra å gi folk bot fordi de har kjørt for fort eller kjørt på rødt lys, eller til å sikre ett åsted etter en dødelig skuddveksling. Grafikken i spillet er egentlig det man kan forvente av et spill som er laget i 1987, men med en god story, noe som gjør at dette er en tittel det absolutt er verdt å bruke tid på.
83
AmigaYour Amiga
The depth of detail in Police Quest is extraordinary and anybody looking for a realistic police adventure should look no further.
81
AmigaAmiga Computing
Although rather dated, Police Quest is a really playable game and makes a nice change to your usual adventure.
80
DOSTechtite
Many elements of this first game were based on actual experiences Walls had, while on the force. The evolving mystery of The Death Angel was particularly gripping, true-to-life or not. An amusing Sierra classic...
80
AmigaDatormagazin
Police Quest 1 är mycket välgjort, realistiskt och charmigt, och det är roligt att åka runt och klara de olika uppdragen, men spelet innehåller helt enkelt för lite av äkta äventyrskänsla och utmaning för att falla mig i smaken. De som gillade Kings Quest tycker däremot säkert också om Police Quest. Klart slut, och om ni skaffar er Police Quest 1, så var försiktiga där ute...
80
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming
It is enjoyable to play an old classic such as this game that is partly reality based. The VGA remake boasts better graphics and enhances the player’s immersion into the daily danger of police work. Overall, Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is a good police story and a well paced adventure game that keeps the player’s mind working and challenged.
73
AmigaASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Was soll ich noch sagen? POLICE QUEST ist ein SIERRA-Programm, wie es im Buche steht - technisch schwach, aber gut zu spielen (zumindest mit Original...). Somit kann ich die „Suche“ jedem Interessenten-Amiga empfehlen. Der Spaß kostet einen zwar eine Stange Geld, aber wer‘s hat.
72
AmigaAmiga Force
Great idea but too self-limiting. If you have the patience, though, you'll definitely enjoy it.
70
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
For those who enjoy a mixed format of joystick and text, with a bit of simulation thrown in, it must be a winner.
70
DOSAdventure Gamers
Police Quest 1 is a delightful throwback for nostalgia nerds, to a time when this sort of dramatic content was new ground for games and an adventure could make a kid want to be a police officer when he grows up. Twenty years later, both the original and the remake are still fun and easy to play, and required playing for adventure game historians.
70
DOSJust Games Retro
I watched a video of the “Making of Police Quest” where Ken Williams made the claim that this game was used as a training simulator in police stations. I can’t see how. The story, in terms of realism, is a step above the complete fantasy of King’s Quest, and an attempt at requiring procedure and showing the consequences of ignoring it is undeniably present. However, the game has about as much use in preparing you to be a policeman as The Oregon Trail has in preparing you to set off from Independence, Missouri in a wagon. If you’re expecting a game that plays exactly like the other Sierra Quests, but with a little more grounding in reality, you’ve got the right idea. It’s certainly a fun adventure, satisfying if you want to play as a street cop/temporary detective, and probably about as tedious (in terms of simulating procedure) as any casual gamer would want it to get.
64
DOSAdventure-Treff
Abgesehen von der veralteten Grafik und der umständlichen Steuerung ist Police Quest 1 - In Pursuit of the Death Angel ein gutes und vorallem realitätsnahes Adventure von Sierra. Es spiegelt die Polizeiarbeit in Lytton sehr gut wieder, und beinhaltet schwere und logische Rätsel. Man kann sich dank der guten Atmosphäre gut in Sonny Bonds hineinversetzen. Die Police Quest Serie (nicht mit den S.W.A.T. Teilen zu verwechseln..) gehört auf jedenfall zu den Klassikern der Adventure Geschichte.
61
DOSJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Wie bei den anderen Sierra-Frühwerken lacht uns 3D-Klötzchengrafik an, und der Parser wartet auf englische Befehlseingaben. Im übrigen wird auf dem PC per Joystick oder Tastatur gesteuert, was wesentlich besser klappt als die eher zähe Mausabfrage bei den ST- und Amigaversionen, die ansonsten 1:1 umgesetzt wurden. Eine aufpepeppte VGA-Version mit der neuen Iconleiste steht kurz vor der Vollendung, hier wird dann hoffentlich auch der miserable Sound etwas ohrenfreundlicher.
(page 62/63)
61
AmigaJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Wie bei den anderen Sierra-Frühwerken lacht uns 3D-Klötzchengrafik an, und der Parser wartet auf englische Befehlseingaben. Im übrigen wird auf dem PC per Joystick oder Tastatur gesteuert, was wesentlich besser klappt als die eher zähe Mausabfrage bei den ST- und Amigaversionen, die ansonsten 1:1 umgesetzt wurden. Eine aufpepeppte VGA-Version mit der neuen Iconleiste steht kurz vor der Vollendung, hier wird dann hoffentlich auch der miserable Sound etwas ohrenfreundlicher.
(page 62/63)
61
Atari STJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Wie bei den anderen Sierra-Frühwerken lacht uns 3D-Klötzchengrafik an, und der Parser wartet auf englische Befehlseingaben. Im übrigen wird auf dem PC per Joystick oder Tastatur gesteuert, was wesentlich besser klappt als die eher zähe Mausabfrage bei den ST- und Amigaversionen, die ansonsten 1:1 umgesetzt wurden. Eine aufpepeppte VGA-Version mit der neuen Iconleiste steht kurz vor der Vollendung, hier wird dann hoffentlich auch der miserable Sound etwas ohrenfreundlicher.
(page 62/63)
60
Atari STPower Play
„King's Quest“ & Co. konnten mein Abenteurerherz nicht sonderlich erwärmen, aber Police Quest gefällt mir recht gut. Einerseits jagt man den typischen „Miami Vice“-Bösewicht und verhaftet rücksichtslose Raser. Andererseits bekommt man viel über die Polizeiarbeit mit: Hier kann man fast von einer kleinen Polizei-Simulation sprechen. Schade ist nur, daß man viele Rätsel durch einfaches Herumprobieren lösen kann. Für Einsteiger mit Englischkenntnissen, die noch nicht viel mit Adventures zu tun hatten, ist „Police Quest“ genau richtig, um in das Genre einmal hineinzuschnuppern. Die Puzzles sind einfach und mit dem Handbuch schnell zu lösen. Profi-Knobler haben die leichtere Übung schnell durchgespielt - trotzdem bleibt Police Quest unterhaltsam.
50
AmigaAmiga Format
Graphically it's, shall we say. basic? It's also not wildly exciting so you'll soon be watching Shoestring again.
48
AmigaZzap!
maybe if you like Sierra games and can ignore all the sudden death situations they bung in as a matter of course and don't mind some pretty basic graphics, you might get a fair bit of fun out of this. As for me, I can do without loads of really annoying death scenes, uninteresting gameplay and not-very-exciting interactive graphics - especially for 25 quid. Think I'll buy myself a policeman's hat and start looking important down Ludlow Bridge instead - it's cheaper and there's a lot more scope for violence. Huaaargh!