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Description

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.

Screenshots

Virtua Cop 2 Arcade Cut-scene
Virtua Cop 2 Arcade Beginner mode
Virtua Cop 2 Windows a ship
Virtua Cop 2 Windows shoot them

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

Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 89 out of 100 89
PC Jeux Windows Nov, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Feb, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Tokyo Fan SEGA Saturn Mar 01, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Feb 12, 1998 7.5 out of 10 75
Retro Archives Arcade May 23, 2021 15 out of 20 75
Retro Archives Windows May 23, 2021 15 out of 20 75
Computer Games Magazine Windows Feb 18, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

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).

Awards

  • 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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