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Total Nerd Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked  

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List Rules Games that simulate what it's like being a police officer or member of law enforcement.

If you’ve ever wanted to be sitting in the driver’s seat of a squad car instead of the back seat with the perps, then you would love playing some of the best police games listed below. Best of all, you won’t need to have go through police academy! The best cop games simulate what it’s like to be an officer of the law, where you must carefully consider every decision you make. In LA Noire for instance, you play Detective Cole Phelps and must uncover the truth a slew of related crimes. One misstep or false accusation and the culprit could end up going free. But which police simulator games are the best? See what gamers think, as they have voted for their favorite police games below.

Don’t agree with the rankings? Voice your opinion and vote up your favorite police simulation games that feature crime fighting as a central theme so that others may know what they’re missing out on playing. If you don’t see a police game that you feel should be on the list, please add it! After all, this is supposed to be a comprehensive list of games that simulate what it’s like to be a cop. If the combat portions of these games are what really excite you, then you probably should give these FPS games a try too.

In many top police simulator games, you have to work hard to fight crime without getting hurt or messing up the investigation. But there’s nothing more exciting than speeding through the city in your squad car trying to catch the perp, only for it to end in a rooftop gun battle. But if the best police simulation games on this list aren’t fun for you, then you should probably try these amazing action-adventure games instead. For those that are fans of law enforcement, vote on the best police simulation games below!
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1
158 62
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked
L.A. Noire 2011

2
153 60
SWAT 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked
SWAT 4 2005

3
113 57
911: First Responders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked
911: First Responders

4
49 32
Emergency 2014 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked
Emergency 2014

5
65 58
Sleeping Dogs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked

6
36 30
Police Quest: SWAT 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked

7
40 35
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked

8
67 65
Enforcer: Police Crime Action is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked
Enforcer: Police Crime Action

9
59 58
Battlefield Hardline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked

10
32 34
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Puni... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

11
32 37
Driver: San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked

12
29 36
Lego City Undercover is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked

13
25 33
Emergency5 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked
Emergency5

14
22 30
Police Quest: Open Season is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked

15
21 30
Emergency is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked
Emergency 2003

16
19 30
Police Quest III: The Kindred is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked

17
18 32
Police Quest II: The Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Best Police Games & Police Simulator Games of All Time, Ranked