You might have missed it earlier this month, but Police Simulator: Patrol Officers was part of the November 2022 new releases roundup, arriving for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10th.
The game sees you taking the role of a rookie police officer as you enforce everything from traffic rules to the prevention of littering, and then graduating to a more senior role and getting involved with the likes of major accident cases, drug dealing and cases of bodily harm. Police Simulator: Patrol Officers takes place in the open world of Brighton (no, not the place in the UK!). and even features a two-player co-op mode so you can play with a friend.
Here's a bit more information about what you can expect:
"In Police Simulator: Patrol Officers players slip into the role of one of 8 playable characters and start their first shift as a rookie patrol officer in the fictional US East Coast city of Brighton. As they learn the ropes of their law enforcement occupation they will graduate from enforcing simple traffic rules or preventing littering, to investigating minor and major accidents, and searching and arresting wanted suspects in cases of theft, bodily harm, property damage or even drug dealing.
With growing experience, they will not only unlock three different police cars and more complex tasks but also three lively city districts consisting of fifteen diverse neighborhoods. A two-player coop multiplayer mode gives virtual officers the opportunity to serve the public as a team together with a friend, while an open patrol mode offers them unrestricted access to the whole city."
You might be surprised to hear that Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is actually one of the best-selling games in both the UK and the US right now, with the game sitting in fifth place on the "Top Paid Games" UK chart for Xbox, beating the likes of Grand Theft Auto V and Sonic Frontiers at the time of writing. Impressive stuff!
As for the reviews? Well... they're difficult to judge. There are a couple of reviews on Metacritic for Xbox Series X with extremely low scores, although the PS5 and PC versions have some pretty high scores. The game has a "Very Positive" rating on Steam based on almost 8000 reviews, and a 4.1/5 rating on the Xbox Store based on almost 100 reviews. It seems the main complaint with the Xbox version is that it's very buggy at launch and needs a few patches, but otherwise people seem to be having fun.
If you want to see a review of Police Simulator: Patrol Officers here at Pure Xbox, let us know and we'll see what we can do! In the meantime, here are some screenshots from the Xbox version of the game:
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