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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Donuts 'N' Justice (2016) is a retro fast-paced shooting game where you are one of two Super Cops in the 1980s defending their city against gangs, violence and corruption. Play is a simple challenge of moving around and shooting enemies before they get you. It stands out for its quick, brash arcade-style play, popular in the 90s and a rarity on modern consoles.

You blast your way through waves of gangsters and other criminals in retro shooter style. Unlike other side-on beat-em-ups there is little navigation with the world. This is more like a horizontal shoot-em-up rather than brawler. It's a punishingly tough game where you have to restart a level if you die.

As you progress you learn the key to survival is both moving and shooting. You can shoot in two directions (forwards and backwards), unlock new weapons and power-ups as well as saving civilians. As you collect money you can purchase hats that introduce other visual elements into the game.

The result is a game that offers an unusual combination of big brash and silly gangster violence, but with a quaint retro style that reduces makes it feel less impactful and violent.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Donuts 'n' Justice 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Traversal game with Action and Shooting elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play co-operatively but not online.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 2 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Mild Language, Violence.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Players need to be able to have good reactions and aiming. Coping the the hectic rush of enemies and brash sounds and visuals is also important.


Donuts 'n' Justice usually costs £0 to £4.99. 


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Donuts 'n' Justice

Switch StoreSALE Switch £4.99 £2.49 until 17/07/2024
Steam Store PC £4.29
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -


Steam Store PC £4.29
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/11/2016, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Fighting, Traversal (Action and Shooting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: Fob Ti (@FobTi)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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