Maintain Law & Order on the Road
Imagine a game that lets you become an officer of the law patrolling the streets for traffic offenders? Well, Police Patrol Simulator is a fun game that offers just that. In this driving simulation, the objective is to maintain law & order on the road.
You join the force as a cadet but can climb the ranks to become a warden, constable, corporal, sergeant, and ultimately, lieutenant. Your ascension depends on how well you perform on the roads. Metrics like traffic stops and speeders caught will determine your rank.
Typically, playing the game involves driving around and pulling over anyone that breaks traffic rules like over-speeding, driving when drunk, and so on. Once stopped, you walk over to the driver and look up their details in the police database. Depending on the offense, or lack thereof, you can choose to imprison the driver, charge them with a speeding ticket, or let them go.
The prison at the station has a limited capacity. As a result, you have to keep upgrading it to increase the number of offenders it can accommodate. Doing so will also improve your bail revenue.
Acquire & Customize Cars
Another fun aspect of playing Police Patrol Simulator is the choice of vehicles to acquire. They come in different shapes. What’s more, the number of gears, engine power, and torque tend to vary from one car to the next.
You can purchase new patrol cars by spending the money earned from surcharging traffic offenders. The cash you collect will also help to customize your ride. There are different types of sirens, flashing headlights, rims, exhaust pipes, and dashboard accessories to buy. You can also paint the police car in different colors or decorate it with some flag artwork.
Fun, Realistic, & Limitless Driving
Playing this game is addictive because there no levels to limit how much fun you can have. You can drive around the city and its environs for a long as you like.
The controls are intuitive as well. Besides the acceleration, braking, and gear, siren, and loudspeaker buttons, there are different steering options. The tilting function is for players who want to use a mobile device’s gyroscope.
On the other hand, buttons will come in handy if you prefer playing Police Patrol Simulator on PC. Choosing this option gives you more screen real estate to enjoy the picturesque backgrounds as you drive.
Changing the camera to the overhead angle gives you a better view of your surroundings. In contrast, switching to dashboard view offers players a driving experience that is more realistic since the road is only visible through the windshield.
Furthermore, you can use the GPS function to navigate to the police station, fuel station, repair garage, and car wash automatically. If you want a change of scenery, GPS can also help you drive to the highway, subway, city, mountains, or industrial park.
Tips & Tricks for Playing Police Patrol Simulator on PC
• Tweak Game Settings
If you are having a hard time driving your police patrol car, changing a few things in the game settings can make it easier. For starters, altering the steering sensitivity might help. You can also reduce the number of controls to deal with by putting the gear in auto instead of semi-automatic or manual.
• Stop Suspect Motorists
Usually, suspect motorists have a speed gauge icon appearing above their vehicles. Those are the drivers that are likely going to over-speed, drive while drunk, or violate a traffic rule. Follow them closely and stop them if necessary to determine if they are driving under the influence.
• Use the In-Game Map
Although the in-game map (on the top right corner of your screen) does not show much other than the streets you are on and surrounding roads, it can help you drive better. For instance, it will show upcoming junctions even before you get close enough to see them. You will also see winding roads to avoid surprises from sharp turns.
• Drive Carefully
Finally, do not crash your vehicle when playing Police Patrol Simulator. If it incurs damage, you have to pay for repairs, an unnecessary cost that you can avoid. In-game currency comes by slowly. Therefore, it is better to save up and spend it on more valuable purchases like new cars or upgrading the ECU to improve vehicle performance.