Virtua Cop was the first light gun game to take place in fully rendered 3D environments while running along "rails". It also featured a good damage system which allowed enemies to fall and die in different ways depending on where you hit them. Virtua Cop then spawned a sequel which demanded accurate shooting with one shot kills. Now both of these games have made their way on to the PS2 under the name of Virtua Cop Elite Edition.
Virtua Cop is now in the region of seven years old, so instead of remaking and tidying up the old version for a release on the PS2 we will have to make up with a disc containing both games the original and the sequel. And as you can imagine Virtua Cop Elite Edition looks tired and rough around the edges.
AM2 have apparently improved the graphics slightly by smoothing over the rough edges and running the game at a higher resolution. This does in some ways make the game look even older than it should the characters look even more blocky and blurry. So if you have played or own the likes of Time Crisis 2 on the PS2 you are likely to take on look at Virtua Cop Elite Edition, frown and possibly dismiss it.
Virtua Cop Elite Edition has not been changed in the game play department either so just in case you have never played Virtua Cop, this is what it is all about. The game consists of several levels with each one set in a different area and as you progress the going gets more and more difficult. You are armed with a standard issue gun that can hold six bullets; then you have to shoot bad guys with it, smartly dressed terrorist types.