The streets of Old Detroit are a mess, but there’s a new sheriff in town, RoboCop. The citizens of Old Detroit can rely on the finest the police have to offer, so all criminals should come quietly or there will be trouble. Officer Alex Murphy is back in the latest game by Teyon, following on from their take on the Terminator franchise, Terminator Resistance. RoboCop: Rogue City is available now to all gamers, but the Alex Murphy Edition granted those who preordered early access.
So what is Robocop: Rogue City all about? Well, we continue as the iconic police officer Alex Murphy who strives to serve the public trust, protect the innocent, and uphold. According to the official website, we get to play the legendary part man, part machine, all cop. Our mission is to “bring justice to the dangerous, crime-ridden streets of Old Detroit”. The story takes place after the events of the movie Robocop 2. The city is facing a crime wave and a new enemy is threatening Old Detroit. We find out that Murphy’s investigations lead him into the middle “of a shadowy conspiracy”.
I’d Buy That For A Dollar – Do Robocop: Rogue City First Impressions Hold Up
The audio is impressive. As soon as you start walking, you know immediately that you’re RoboCop. The action is fast-paced and exciting, with you shooting thugs while the familiar film theme plays in the background. It really adds to the atmosphere and makes me feel like I’m actually experiencing a new third film through Murphy’s eyes. And when Murphy talks, it’s instantly recognizable. Peter Weller reprises his role as the iconic character, but unfortunately, Nancy Allen and Robert DoQui do not reprise their roles as Officer Anne Lewis and Sgt Reed, respectively.
Visually, the game needs something to match its other strong ingredients. Teyon decided to develop the game in Unreal Engine 5, which really pays off with photorealistic visuals in all the settings I’ve experienced in a few hours of gameplay. It’s also not just a first-person shooter: the game offers a skill tree, a detailed weapon upgrade system, and dialogue choices that may have an impact later on. So far, I’m extremely impressed and look forward to seeing what else Old Detroit has in store for me.