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Police Quest 1: A legendary start to a legendary series phil buckley (22) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Text / Vocal Parser How sophisticated the text/vocal parser is for games that use text or voice as input. 3.8
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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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.
CU Amiga (Apr, 1994)
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.
Your Amiga (Jul, 1989)
The depth of detail in Police Quest is extraordinary and anybody looking for a realistic police adventure should look no further.
Amiga Computing (Apr, 1994)
Although rather dated, Police Quest is a really playable game and makes a nice change to your usual adventure.
Datormagazin (Apr, 1989)
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...
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.
Amiga Force (Dec, 1993)
Great idea but too self-limiting. If you have the patience, though, you'll definitely enjoy it.
Commodore User (Jun, 1989)
The text side of the game leaves a bit to be desired, with a number of fatuous replies to reasonable commands, such as "how can you do that?" in response to "ask about" ... Apart from this, and the difficulties in driving, this is an interesting and fairly realistic game.
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.
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Amiga Format (Apr, 1994)
Graphically it's, shall we say. basic? It's also not wildly exciting so you'll soon be watching Shoestring again.
Zzap! (Jun, 1989)
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!