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COPS 2170: The Power of Law (Windows)

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Description

COPS 2170 is a tactical strategy game of squad combat with RPG elements set in a futuristic cyberpunk world. It is a prequel to Paradise Cracked, an earlier game by the same company.

In the game you control Katy, a new officer fresh from the academy that aims to make a solid career in the police force. You will control her as your main character and recruit additional partners to undertake several missions, which usually involve combat across the urban sprawls of the future against several factions and gangs in the city. As the game progresses a plot starts to surface involving a deranged criminal who aims to bring the city to its knees.

You can control up to 6 characters and additional backup NPCs, each with their own stats and equipment and issue orders to them on squad-based turns. Since you are part of the police force there's no resource management and instead the equipment availability is decided by your rank, which depends on the conditions in which you complete each mission. The game uses a fully polygonal engine and features branching mission objectives and different outcomes based on your in-game actions.

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COPS 2170: The Power of Law Windows The journal's database keeps track of every element in the game world.
COPS 2170: The Power of Law Windows Sniper action
COPS 2170: The Power of Law Windows Arriving at the raid. (notice I'm in a vehicle.)
COPS 2170: The Power of Law Windows I say the same thing all the time.

Alternate Titles

  • "Власть Закона" -- Russian spelling

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The Press Says

Game Captain Jan 25, 2005 70 out of 100 70
Deaf Gamers 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
Gamesmania Feb 02, 2005 61 out of 100 61
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Mar 02, 2005 60 out of 100 60
FOK!games Mar 01, 2005 53 out of 100 53
PC Games (Germany) Feb 15, 2005 48 out of 100 48
Worth Playing Mar 05, 2005 4.5 out of 10 45
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 24, 2005 8 out of 20 40
IGN Jan 31, 2005 4 out of 10 40
GamingExcellence May 06, 2005 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Cancelled sequel

A sequel was planned at some point, titled 4th Battalion, for which the teaser site is still online (see the related links section).

Title

The series' name has been changed from Paradise Cracked due to a change of publisher - the rights to the title remained with the previous one, while the game world (officially called Reality 4.13) and several major characters are the same.
Zovni (9344) added COPS 2170: The Power of Law (Windows) on Jan 29, 2007