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Virtua Cop 2 is a light gun rail shooter like its predecessor Virtua Cop. The player assumes the role of a police officer and is sent after criminals, from subways and a bank to aboard helicopters.

It follows the same gameplay pattern of its predecessor and is played from a first person perspective. The game moves the player automatically, although the player can find hiding places to shoot from a safe angle. The main task is to aim and fire the cop’s weapon so as to take out the bad guys for points. Avoid the innocents, as shooting them costs the player points. The enemies have tougher firepower than in the original and the game can be played solo or with a friend.


Virtua Cop 2 Windows New enemies - commandos.
Virtua Cop 2 Windows Full magazine.
Virtua Cop 2 Windows "shooting gallery"
Virtua Cop 2 Arcade Shoot bad guy

Promo Images

Virtua Cop 2 Magazine Advertisement p. 8

Alternate Titles

  • "Virtua Squad 2" -- US Windows title
  • "バーチャコップ2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Walk Softly And Carry A Big Gun SEGA Saturn MasterMegid (902)
A flawed version of one of the best light gun games of all time. Dreamcast Sycada (191)
A decent arcade-shooter Windows James1 (244)
Probably the greatest light gun shooter there is. SEGA Saturn AkibaTechno (254)
A great shooter for the PC. Windows Tomer Gabel (4634)

Critic Reviews SEGA Saturn May 20, 2020 10 out of 10 100
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 32.5 out of 40 81
Edge SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 8 out of 10 80
CD-Action Windows Jan, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Video Games SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Retro Archives Arcade May 23, 2021 15 out of 20 75
Retro Archives SEGA Saturn May 23, 2021 14.5 out of 20 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Dec, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Virtua Cop 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

German index

On April 30, 1998, Virtual Cop 2 was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

PC Gamer Magazine Review

Virtua Squad 2 received a 80% rating from PC Gamer magazine (May 1998; reviewed by Colin Williamson).


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Shooter Game of the Year runner-up + Saturn Game of the Year runner-up (Readers' Choice) + Action Game of the Year runner-up (Readers' Choice) + Shooter Game of the Year runner-up (Readers' Choice)

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