3 out of 5
Original arcade gallery shooter by SEGA.
Another fantastic AM2 arcade title from SEGA. Virua Cop is one of the utmost challenging arcade ported shooters out there for the PC, as you can only control your gun lighting reflexes are a must to stay alive and kill of the criminals around the city, but watch out you can loose lives by shooting innocent hostages and bystanders. There are 3 difficulty modes to choose from "Easy, Normal and Expert", these modes also change the level to mix things up. Many levels have breakable objects and hidden weapons like machine guns, SMGs and shotguns, which keeps the game interesting and makes killing the criminals quicker. At the end of each level you'll reach the boss, who will try to defeat you with rockets or other crazy weapons and objects, you must defeat each boss to move onto the next stage. As this game was an original Arcade title with lightguns, playing the game with the mouse dies down the challenge a little as you always know where you're aiming, lightguns for PC are available and totally recommended for this title. SEGA AM2 also ported the sequel Virtua Cop 2
. The game is rather short sadly and could of done with some extra levels for PC as you play with the mouse. If you're a SEGA fan like myself, you should try this one out :)