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World's Scariest Police Chases is an open world driving game similar to Driver 2. The player joins Sheriff Jon Bunnell in high speed police chases, inconspicuously tailing criminals and high way shoot outs.

The game takes place in a fictional city called Ashland. Players can freely patrol the vast city environment or take on a series of twenty missions. The first four missions tutorial levels, the rest of the missions involve taking on increasingly difficult criminals. Criminals range from a simple DUI or car thief to drug dealers, bank robbers and even a runaway tank.

Once you reach a criminal you must either pursue them long enough until they give up, or ram or shoot them until they are forced to stop. A blue and red bar at the bottom of the screen show the status of the criminal vehicle. The blue bar indicates how long you've been chasing a vehicle, the red bar is the damage indicator of the criminal vehicle.

A two-player co-operative mode exists, in which one player drives and the other shoots. There are hidden areas of the city to unlock, such as an airport and a church. Hidden came modes include a Halloween re-depiction and a low-gravity mode.


World's Scariest Police Chases PlayStation A second suspect has been spotted on the street. The red & green bar in the top left is a damage indicator
World's Scariest Police Chases PlayStation The game's title screen. 
The game starts with a small version of this, top & centre of the screen with company logos beneath it. Then there's an animated sequence ending with this
World's Scariest Police Chases PlayStation Once the game starts it doesn't waste any time. The order to apprehend a suspect comes while still in the garage. The arrows point at the suspect, and do not show the route to follow.
World's Scariest Police Chases PlayStation The Free Patrol mode starts in the garage. There are half a dozen vehicles here but only the police cruiser and an unmarked estate car are available

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Alternate Titles

  • "Folles Poursuites" -- French Title

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User Reviews

A mediocre, slightly dull, yet fun copper-sim Fos (13) unrated

Critic Reviews

GameZone Jun 26, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Playmag Jul, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Power Unlimited Aug, 2001 71 out of 100 71
Consoles Plus Jul, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Super Play (Sweden) Aug, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 27, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamezilla Jun 19, 2001 62 out of 100 62
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 25, 2001 12 out of 20 60
Gamekult Jul 18, 2001 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Jun 04, 2001 3.6 out of 10 36


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Cancelled versions

A PC version was announced but never completed and cancelled. A sequel by Hotgen was in the works but cancelled. Only some copies of the pre-release disc exist. However, the game was originally planned to be on the Dreamcast, but when the Dreamcast was dying, the development passed on to the Playstation.

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Brolin Empey (857) added World's Scariest Police Chases (PlayStation) on Jun 28, 2001
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