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COPS 2170: The Power of Law (Windows)

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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.


COPS 2170: The Power of Law Windows Ouch! That's gonna leave a scar...
COPS 2170: The Power of Law Windows About to enter a level, in this case in cyberspace.
COPS 2170: The Power of Law Windows Strategy First logo
COPS 2170: The Power of Law Windows The journal. Some quests have multiple solutions..

Alternate Titles

  • "Власть Закона" -- Russian spelling

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The Press Says

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jul 28, 2004 65 out of 100 65
Gamesmania Feb 02, 2005 61 out of 100 61
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2005 55 out of 100 55
FOK!games Mar 01, 2005 53 out of 100 53
Cheat Code Central 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
PC Games (Germany) Feb 15, 2005 48 out of 100 48
Worth Playing Mar 05, 2005 4.5 out of 10 45
GameSpot UK Feb 17, 2005 4.2 out of 10 42
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 24, 2005 8 out of 20 40
Mygamer.com Apr 19, 2005 3.4 out of 10 34


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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).


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 (9366) added COPS 2170: The Power of Law (Windows) on Jan 29, 2007