Book him, Danno!
Short but sweet, Hopkins FBI is a little like a cut down version of point-and-click adventures like Broken Sword and Full Throttle and apart from some questionable moments of violence, it makes for an entertaining ride. This one tells how a notorious terrorist was executed (twice) but somehow managed to survive and actually escaped from imprisonment. He's now heading up a new terrorist organization and as Agent Hopkins, it falls to you to track him down and ensure that he gets the punishment he deserves. What follows is a fairly familiar point-and-click adventure, where you explore various environments, while picking up clues and solving puzzles, all with the goal of getting closer to that pesky terrorist. Puzzles are inventory-based for the most part, with much of the game focusing on collecting objects then figuring out how to use them, while the story advances through some surprisingly decent cutscenes. The game is presented in a bright, almost cartoon-like fashion, which belies the fact that there's quite a lot of graphic violence on display here, so don't be fooled into thinking this is for younger gamers. Hopkins FBI is certainly no classic, and it's never going to last any reasonably skilled adventurer more than a few hours, but while it does last, you should have a good time. The key attraction is the plot, which has is a bit far fetched but never less than entertaining, with good cutscenes and solid script. The visuals are bright and vibrant, which seems at odds with the dark nature of the story, but they're attractive and appealing. The puzzles aren't overly tricky, but if you're just looking for a fun way to kill a few hours, this does the job.