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  • Angst? What Angst?:
    • Hopkins dies, goes to Heaven, and comes back. He hardly seems concerned about the implications of this.
    • Hopkins accidentally murders his own fiancée, but aside from uttering an monotone "Oh no," he doesn't seem particularly concerned.
      • When you meet her later in the afterlife, neither does she.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: The climactic battle against the villain is a scripted sequence in which Hopkins wins with no input from the player, or loses if you forget to disable the resurrection machine first.
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  • Complete Monster: Bernie Berckson, the head of a evil organization, has discovered a method of coming Back from the Dead. This allowed him to "survive" his own execution and escape from prison after being sentenced to death for nuking California and killing some 50,000 people. When FBI Agent J. Hopkins's girlfriend Samantha gets too close to discovering his hideout, he has her captured and uses her to play a sick game with Hopkins. He has four random women murdered, hides their bodies all over the city and sends Hopkins on a macabre scavenger hunt where he has to perform various tasks to discoverer the corpses, with the promises that the last corpse will reveal Samantha's location. Instead, however, he tricks Hopkins into killing his girlfriend by instructing him to shoot a paper target with the tied-up Samantha behind it. As a final insult Hopkins finds a video on her corpse in which Bernie gleefully mocks him. Bernie could've killed both Samantha and Hopkins at any point he wanted, but instead decided to murder several innocents just so he could play his little game, proving that he truly is a monster.
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  • Designated Hero: Hopkins is described as a "modern day hero and full time righter-of-wrongs" on the back of the package, and he is congratulated by his fellow law enforcers for his work. In reality, he's a buffoon who botches a hostage negotiation, commits several crimes himself, and gets several innocents killed (including his fiancée Samantha) through his own dumb mistakes while failing to follow proper law enforcement procedure every step of the way.
  • Ear Worm: "I Can't Control Myself" by The Troggs is pretty hard to get out of your head.
  • Fetish Retardant: Most people would assume that the murder victims that Hopkins "investigates" were intended as Fan Disservice; however, the way they're presented and how Hopkins barely reacts to the violent fates these poor women suffer (such as the helicopter pilot, whose body was desecrated afterwards) seems to indicate that disservice was not what the game was aiming for. The results are as repulsive as you'd think.
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  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Originally developed and released in France, the game became quite popular in Poland as a high-profile release from CD Projekt, complete with an Ensemble Cast of actors providing the voices (albeit the final result was not as well received as other fully dubbed titles released by CD Projekt at the turn of the century).
  • Narm: The plot gets so ridiculous at times that one can't help but laugh. The many typos in the English version's dialogue don't help, and neither do the absurd puzzle solutions.
    • Just one example: The evil terrorist's name is Bernie Berckson (although, this being a French game, it might more be a case of Unfortunate Names as extremely few non-native speakers of English are aware of the vulgar connotations of the word "berk").
    • How do you gain access to an all-powerful machine? Bribe its only guard with peanuts.
    • How do you gain access to a secret island factory? Just steal a scientist's coat. No need for a mask or anything.
  • So Bad, It's Good: One of the very few video game examples of this trope that manage to be ridiculously designed and written while staying perfectly playable throughout their entire run.
  • Unfortunate Implications: As PC Gamer points out in this article, the game sexualizes violence against women and uses absurd amounts of female nudity, especially in situations that in no way call for fanservice

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