TPG writes: "C.O.P. The Recruit nails a lot on the visual side of things. Unfortunately, it fails on delivery as a whole. Poor controls, odd animations, repetitive mission types, and weak story presentation all work against this game. It is hard not to compare this to Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, but the gameplay feels so stripped down compared to GTA. This game is great for those that can't get enough GTA-esque gameplay, or who don't like violence, hookers, and drugs. Those looking for the next epic-storied sandbox game are better off loading up GTA for one more trip around the block."