The Escapist writes: "One of the most technically impressive DS games since Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, C.O.P.: The Recruit is, incidentally, pretty much a GTA game. And I mean that in the best way.
If you were disappointed by GTA: Chinatown Wars top-down camera and throwback to the style of Grand Theft Autos of old, Ubisoft has a game for you. They won't name names, but C.O.P.: The Recruit does for the DS what Chinatown Wars didn't: it delivers a replication of the modern 3D sandbox action game on a handheld."