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World's Scariest Police Chases (PlayStation)

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World's Scariest Police Chases is an open world driving game similar to Driver 2. The player joins Sheriff Jon Bunnell in high speed police chases, inconspicuously tailing criminals and high way shoot outs.

The game takes place in a fictional city called Ashland. Players can freely patrol the vast city environment or take on a series of twenty missions. The first four missions tutorial levels, the rest of the missions involve taking on increasingly difficult criminals. Criminals range from a simple DUI or car thief to drug dealers, bank robbers and even a runaway tank.

Once you reach a criminal you must either pursue them long enough until they give up, or ram or shoot them until they are forced to stop. A blue and red bar at the bottom of the screen show the status of the criminal vehicle. The blue bar indicates how long you've been chasing a vehicle, the red bar is the damage indicator of the criminal vehicle.

A two-player co-operative mode exists, in which one player drives and the other shoots. There are hidden areas of the city to unlock, such as an airport and a church. Hidden came modes include a Halloween re-depiction and a low-gravity mode.


World's Scariest Police Chases PlayStation A second suspect has been spotted on the street. The red & green bar in the top left is a damage indicator
World's Scariest Police Chases PlayStation The animated sequence at the start shows a chase in which the suspect drives over one of those spiky things police lay across the road. The tires blow and they continue driving on the rims
World's Scariest Police Chases PlayStation Once the game starts it doesn't waste any time. The order to apprehend a suspect comes while still in the garage. The arrows point at the suspect, and do not show the route to follow.
World's Scariest Police Chases PlayStation The game's menu is a side scrolling affair

Alternate Titles

  • "Folles Poursuites" -- French Title

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User Reviews

A mediocre, slightly dull, yet fun copper-sim Fos (13) unrated

The Press Says

GameZone Jun 26, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Aug, 2001 71 out of 100 71
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 27, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Super Play Aug, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2001 6.75 out of 10 68
GamePro (SE) Sep, 2001 62 out of 100 62
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2001 6 out of 10 60 Jun 25, 2001 12 out of 20 60
PSM Aug, 2001 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Jun 04, 2001 3.6 out of 10 36


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A PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox version were announced but never completed and cancelled.

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Brolin Empey (700) added World's Scariest Police Chases (PlayStation) on Jun 28, 2001