#291 Virtua Cop 2

Posted: 19th June 2021 by Jeroen in Games
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969th played so far

Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up
Platform: Arcade
Year of Release: 1995
Developer: Sega AM 2
Publisher: Sega

What can I say? I need to get through these light gun games. The CRTs that allow you to play these barely exist anymore, so in this case at least I’m going to play the PC version of the game with some mouse aim – the arcades just don’t exist anymore, and I’m on a timeline that even if they are out there, I’ll be done with those sections of the list before arcades open again. I’ve already covered the genre with my Point Blank and associated bonanza, so I feel the shortcut is justified.

Our Thoughts

There isn’t anything overly surprising in Virtua Cop 2. Like most games like this, you kill your enemies one at a time and avoid shooting citizens (or not, if like me you can’t distinguish quickly enough). You occasionally get a different weapon – I got a machine gun for a section – but it mostly sticks to the one gun, shoot them all gameplay.

The game, too, looks like that. It has mid-90s 3D graphics, nothing that looks fancy. The whole game is that, a good example of the light gun shooter genre, something you never quite get as such at home because of the technological restrictions of modern TVs, but lost with arcades now – I guess it’s VR now. It’s what it is, don’t expect more.