Jamaal Ryan writes: "When talking about LA Cops, it's easy for me to spiral into a comparative discussion about how it doesn't hold up to Hotline Miami. The visuals aren’t as dizzying and hypnotic as Hotline Miami. You don’t have as many tools or means of gratuitous mutilation as you do in Hotline Miami. And you aren’t treated to a dope-ass soundtrack like in Hotline Miami. While that's not entirely fair, it can't be helped with such derivative systems and design choices – not to mention that this is directly competing with the recently released Hotline Miami 2. Even on its own merits though, LA Cops is a confused, underdeveloped, and often frustrating twin-stick shooter."