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C.O.P.: The Recruit (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of C.O.P.: The Recruit (DS). The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the gameplay. The graphics also gets good reviews. The controls and multi player mode get negative views, while there are some mixed opinions about the story.

graphics, gameplay

multi player, controls

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the C.O.P.: The Recruit (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Patrick Watts (

C.O.P.: The Recruit- DS


If you've ever been pulled over by a police officer, then you know it's never fun. Most people driving by slow down and stare at you like you're a sideshow feature at a traveling carnival; some people must enjoy it when others get in trouble. C.O.P.:...

I have to be honest; when I first got this game to review I was a little excited. I really wanted C.O.P.: The Recruit to be a game in which you could be a policeman, bust bad guys and save the day, but it falls short. Clunky controls mixed with...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Sean Colleli (

C.O.P. The Recruit


The DS celebrated its fifth birthday recently. Typically five years is a good, respectable run for a game console, but compared to its predecessors in the Gameboy line, the DS is still in diapers. Even then, it's become obvious to me that the DS line's...

Although plagued by balance and control issues, COP the Recruit is ambitious in its depth and groundbreaking in its technology. The easily frustrated might want to skip this game, but for experienced gamers looking for a challenge, COP offers a lengthy...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : James Jones (

C.O.P. The Recruit


What happens when you mix a thug-turned-cop, a terrorist plot, and NYC's finest? I don't know, but if you figure it out please tell me.

Stunning graphics engine that literally blew me away ; Headgold

Cars control poorly ; Guns control poorly ; The game is about guns and cars

Whenever Jon edits one of my reviews, I get away with a lot more than when anyone else does. I think Neal, Metts, Pedro, and anyone else would have removed the phrase "bouncing zombies boobs" from the RE:DC review. Jon kept it in. FOUR TIMES.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : donovan_farnham (

C.O.P. The Recruit Review


Less entertaining than pepper spray in the eyes.

Playable to a point

Terrible story; Controls suck; Looks awful

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Ryan Olsen (

C.O.P. The Recruit


C.O.P. The Recruit is an open-world game on the DS that puts you in control of Dan Miles, a former illegal street racer turned C.O.P., better known as Criminal Overturn Program recruit. Your partnership with a Detective Winter hits a road block when he...

If someone were to glance at the game on your DS, they might mistake it for a full-blown Grand Theft Auto game. COP is a much tamer approach to open-world, sandbox-like games; however, the technology that is it built around is some of the most...

It is a nice change of pace to play the good guy once in awhile. COP is a technical masterpiece on the DS and shows off that the handheld still has many surprises beyond creative control schemes. There is a lot of combat and, overall, COP is good, it...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : ML Kennedy (

Review: C.O.P. The Recruit (Nintendo DS)


It's the sort of game I want to grab by the shoulders, shake, and scream “what the hell is wrong with you?!”

It seems like somebody spent a lot of time conceiving C.O.P. The Recruit. The giant city, the variety of missions, the large cast, and the various back-stories would lead me to believe this thing. Then, it seems like a large chunk of the coding was...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Louis Bedigian (

C.O.P. The Recruit Review


C.O.P. The Recruit pushes the limits of the Nintendo DS

An exciting, albeit clunky, driving/action game born out of GTA inspiration, C.O.P. The Recruit pushes the limits of the Nintendo DS.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Brandon "Headgold" Cackowski-Schnell (

C.O.P. The Recruit Review


This officer needs more time at the academy.

Impressive frame rate and graphics, NYC landmarks well represented, vehicles vary in both modeling and handling, lots of missions

Poor hit detection when shooting, bad writing, activities around missions are tedious, city is lifeless, no moral consequences

From a technical standpoint, C.O.P.:The Recruit is very impressive and tech-heads may find it worth checking out if only to see how smoothly it runs with such a large environment at play. There's also plenty of missions meaning that your time spent in...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Robert Workman (

C.O.P the Recruit Nintendo DS Review


When the game begins, you're introduced to Dan Miles, a former street racer who's in a high speed pursuit. The cops eventually catch him, but rather than slap a huge jail sentence on him, they offer an alternative. There's an organization within the...

Decent storyline, plenty to do throughout New York and New Jersey, graphics look terrific on the DS (especially when you drive through objects)

Clumsy touch-screen shooting, stiff driving controls, cornball dialogue, certain characters move too slow, no multiplayer

Nintendo DS owners already have a sandbox adventure in the form of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, but what about an alternative for gamers who want to play on the right side of the law? Well, Ubisoft has just what they need with C.O.P the...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Nimer (

C.O.P. The Recruit - Review


The first thing I noticed, and surely the first thing everyone will notice about C.O.P.: The Recruit is the packaging screaming about the game being "The Winner of Multiple E3 Awards." That's funny, actually. Thinking back, I do remember this game's...

Aside from what I've mentioned, there are plenty of other bits about C.O.P. that interested gamers will take in and probably love. And make no mistake – this is an impressive game from a lot of standpoints. It may have suffered a bit from the lack of...