- Anti-Climax Boss: Joe Fang in both the first and second game can easily be taken out within a minute, especially if you fire your gun rapidly at him. Especially bad in the console port of Virtua Cop 2, where he can be Stun Locked quite easily and taken down before he can get off an attack.
- Demonic Spiders: The guys with the jetpack on the extra stage in Virtua Cop 3; even after taking down the pilot, if you fail to destroy the two attack drones floating around with them before shooting down the guy, they will do a kamikaze attack, which doesn't sound so bad until you realize that these things take more than a full clip to shoot down.
- Fridge Brilliance : In the first two games, when you shoot a weapon out of a bad guy's hands, it's called a "Justice Shot" and is worth 5,000 points. On the other hand, head shots are worth the least amount of points. Why? Because, in real life, police officers are supposed to use the least amount of force and not really supposed to kill criminals unless it's absolutely necessary. Shooting a weapon out of a bad guy's hand gives them the opportunity to be rehabilitated unlike a lethal head shot.
- Lighter and Softer: Virtua Cop and Virtua Cop 2 are this when you compare them to Lethal Enforcers or House of the Dead (their equivalents at the time). All three franchises are first-person rail shooters, but the first two Virtua Cop games have no blood, less violence, a lighter tone, and more colorful, cartoony graphics compared to Lethal Enforcers or House of the Dead.
- Nightmare Face: This magazine ad◊ for Virtua Cop 2.
- Polished Port: Virtua Cop: Elite Edition, a.k.a. Virtua Cop Re-Birth for the PS2 features remastered graphics for both the first and second game as well as the remixed music from the Saturn ports of both games. It also has bonus artwork if you shoot at different objects or extra enemies in each game. Sadly, the game was released only in Japan and Europe.
- The Saturn and PC version adds the exclusive "Proving Grounds" mode and ability to swap between Janet or James for the second player.
- Porting Disaster: The Dreamcast port of Virtua Cop 2 was received as this, with graphics seen as inferior to the arcade version despite running on more powerful hardware, enough to gain Creator Backlash from Yu Suzuki who wasn't involved with the port.
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