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Police Stories attempts to offer a different take on the top-down shooter genre

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Police Stories from Mighty Morgan and HypeTrain Digital is officially out now and after a very short delay the Linux version has also been released too.

A slower, more tactical top-down shooter that isn't all about going in loud? Certainly sounds interesting and it does look good. It released on the 19th with the Linux support appearing a day later. Early reports on it are good, with nearly 200 user reviews on Steam giving at a "Very Positive" rating overall so we might be onto a winner here.

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Feature Highlight:

  • The Surrender System allows you to apprehend the suspects without resorting to violence. Fire a warning shot near them or engage them in melee combat - those are just some of the ways you can make them submit.
  • Issue commands to your fellow cop Rick Jones. Make sure to use him wisely - and who knows, he might save your life in return.
  • Randomly placed criminals, hostages and evidence make every level run unique. The placement changes every time you restart, leading to new interesting situations and opportunities.
  • As a law enforcement officer, you will have access to end-of-the-line police equipment, such as under-the-door cameras, door blast charges and many others.
  • Various types of lawbreakers, from small petty criminals to well organised gangs and terrorists. Each type has not only unique weapons, but different behaviour and shooting skill.
  • Complex Tactical Gameplay: Try not to get spotted, don't waste bullets, regularly check your surroundings and make sure to take criminals down quietly.
  • All your actions are scored in real time. Playing aggressively won't get you a high enough result to start the next mission - so keep that in mind!
  • Co-op. Complete mission together for better scores and more fun!

Although it has released, like practically all games now it's not exactly finished. They've put up a roadmap which includes some fun new features coming like online co-op, custom missions, a level editor and more. Sounds like there's some good stuff coming for it this year.

We're currently waiting to hear back from the publisher about review keys, so hopefully we can have some thoughts to share on it next week. Does look really good though, great to see Linux support arrive as promised.

You can grab it from Humble Store and Steam.

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property 21 September 2019 at 3:06 pm UTC
Looks nice. Two issues though.

1. Both of your links point to humble.com. Here's a valid Steam link
2. The game is not yet available on humble.com
Liam Dawe 21 September 2019 at 9:01 pm UTC
propertyLooks nice. Two issues though.

1. Both of your links point to humble.com. Here's a valid Steam link
2. The game is not yet available on humble.com
Linked was fixed, Humble emailed to find out what's going on there...
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