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Description

Virtua Cop is a light gun rail shooter and first game in the series. Cast as one of two brave cops, players are charged with bringing down an evil crime syndicate that is running riot in some unspecified town.

Dropped into a series of locations, one or two players must arm up and shoot their way through three death filled levels, in an attempt to restore peace and order. Played from a first person perspective view, players can use keys or joypad, to aim and fire at the multitude of sharp shooters who come gunning for them. Starting the game armed with just a trusty old six-shooter, players can pick up more powerful, state-of-the-art weapons -- such as machine guns and shotguns -- as they progress. As these are hidden away in crates and the like, finding these weapons is an important part of the game and they can give players extra firepower when they most need it. In particular, such weapons can be extremely useful when trying to take on the customary end-of-level bosses. Made of stern stuff, you'll need all the help you can get in dispatching them off to hell.


Screenshots

Virtua Cop Windows Stage 3 boss - main bad guy
Virtua Cop Windows Hiding behind monitors isn't the smartest thing
Virtua Cop Windows Reloading is one of the hardest thing in this game - double right click
Virtua Cop Windows Man with axe

Promo Images

Virtua Cop Magazine Advertisement
Virtua Cop Magazine Advertisement Page 6

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Independent Zin Feb 10, 2019 80 out of 100 80
PC Zone (1993-2010) Aug 13, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Retro Archives Apr 12, 2021 14.5 out of 20 72
Gamesmania.de 1996 70 out of 100 70
HappyPuppy Dec 18, 1996 32 out of 50 64
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1997 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Reset Jun, 1997 4 out of 10 40
Génération 4 Nov, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Trivia

It was named Best Shooter Game of the Year in Game Players 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13)
James1 (244) added Virtua Cop (Windows) on Sep 23, 2001
Other platforms contributed by chirinea (47241) and Kartanym (12705)