All things considered, C.O.P. The Recruit feels inadequate. Despite its impressive technical feats, the game doesn't play very well. It almost feels like the developer has focused all its efforts in creating a beautiful virtual New York that runs with nary a hitch, but has neglected the rest. The game has no colorful and compelling characters, there are no radio stations, and the dialogue is atrocious. Bottom line: C.O.P. The Recruit has its moments, but it lacks the attitude that made GTA gripping.