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The city is besieged by wanted criminals, and as a police officer it is your duty to stop them. The first criminals in the wanted list can be stopped with your service weapon and some fast reactions, but once you're facing the toughest criminals in town you'll need to use the cyber suit, which provides additional protection and higher firepower. You start off as a normal cop but after completing 2 levels you get to join the ESWAT (Enhanced Special Weapons and Tactics) division and gain access to their specialised armour.

Unlike other versions of this game, this Genesis cartridge doesn't follow the layout of the arcade game. The levels, rather than being linear, feature some platform elements, and the enemies in the first levels are no longer bank robbers or hit-men, but soldiers and robots instead. And the setting is no longer your typical American city, but a futuristic megalopolis.


ESWAT: City under Siege Genesis Mission 7 boss. Looks like a giant enemy crab
ESWAT: City under Siege Genesis Title
ESWAT: City under Siege Genesis Enemies fire up and down
ESWAT: City under Siege Genesis Health pick up

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ESWAT: City under Siege Screenshot
ESWAT: City under Siege Screenshot
ESWAT: City under Siege Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ESWAT: City Under Siege Classic" -- iOS and Android release title
  • "Cyber Police ESWAT" -- Japanese title
  • "サイバーポリス イースワット" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

SEGA's RoboCop deserves a sequel. Genesis chirinea (44813)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Sep, 1990 93 out of 100 93
1UP! Genesis Jan 26, 2010 84 out of 100 84
Sega Does Genesis Nov 09, 2016 B+ 83
The Games Machine (UK) Genesis Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Oct, 1990 30 out of 40 75
Raze Genesis Apr, 1991 72 out of 100 72
16-Bit Dad Genesis Aug 17, 2018 71 out of 100 71
Retro Game Reviews Genesis Feb 13, 2016 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
The Game Hoard Genesis Sep 17, 2018 4 out of 7 57 (UK) Wii Sep 07, 2007 5 out of 10 50


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