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Game #3232
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  To Serve and To Protect    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   God game or micromanagement

Rating: 7.47 (40 votes)

To Serve and To Protect box cover

To Serve and To Protect screenshot
One of the most unique games ever made, To Serve and To Protect places you in command of a police department in a crime-ridden city. Like a real police chief, the game lets you control virtually all aspects of the police force including budgeting, personnel management, dispatching, taxing, and building new buildings for the department. In addition to dispatching existing vehicles to crime scenes and arranging their patrol patterns, you can also purchase new vehicles (two types in the shareware version and six in the registered) to add to your fleet. You can investigate crimes, arrest criminals, and plan assaults on criminal locations. Some of the most fun aspects of the game are the differences between police officers, and your decisions really having an impact. Put too few patrol officers on the job, for example, and you can expect to see a rise in accidents. Hire too few informers, and you will hear less tips on the next big heist. Putting expensive detectives on your payroll is also crucial to apprehend criminals before they commit too many crimes. TSTP supports high resolution Sim City-style graphics. The gameplay is fun, and feels a lot like Crime Fighter except you are fighting on the side of good this time around ;) With a plethora of features, a unique premise, and a dynamic world – a huge city bustling with cars and events – TSTP is well worth your time, especially if you enjoy reality-based micromanagement simulations.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Michael Ammerlaan
Developer: Vivid Software
Publisher: Vivid Software
Year: 1994
Software Copyright: Vivid Software
Theme: Organized Forces, Shareware, Unique
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Crime Fighter, Beverly Hills Cop, APB

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