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Here are few things I remember, but it was not sufficient for me to find the game on a search engine:

  • The game is top-down game - with no camera angle.
  • It is a car game, with cops and robbers.
  • You had to evade from the city when playing as the robbers without getting caught by the cops.
  • When you reached a side of the map (a city town), you would won.
  • There might be only on environment: a big city map (with no possible way to go outside).
  • You could also play as the cops and I think I barely remember that it was harder to catch the robbers' car.
  • It think it was a MS-DOS game (80% sure).
  • It think it was made in the 90's (95% sure).
  • As I'm French myself, the game may have reached only the French market?
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  • I'd be tempted to say one of the 2D Grand Theft Autos (GTA, GTA London 1961, GTA London 1969, GTA 2) but as far as I know while you could steal police cars, none of them let you actually be the cops.
    – Alan B
    Commented May 9, 2019 at 9:05
  • Nope sorry, it's definitely not a GTA game - the purpose of the game was only to evade the city or to catch the robbers.
    – F3L1X79
    Commented May 9, 2019 at 9:09
  • I also think you couldn't walk by foot, but I'm not 100% sure about it.
    – F3L1X79
    Commented May 9, 2019 at 9:43
  • Was it single-screen or scrolling? Definitely MS-DOS and not Windows?
    – Alan B
    Commented May 9, 2019 at 10:07
  • It might be single-screen because you had the opportunity to see the cops approaching and changing roads to escape them. Maybe the camera would be zooming-out while leaving the city... I bet it was a MS-DOS game but I'm not 100% sure also. The game looked definitely not as modern as the GTA ones you cited above. Sorry for lacking memory! :)
    – F3L1X79
    Commented May 9, 2019 at 10:17

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Chicago 90 by Microids?

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It has a 'gangsters mode' and a 'police mode', and the object is to escape the city, or to capture criminals before they escape. French developer, too.

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  • Hell yes! Thank you so much. This is it! Wow I had completly forgotten the left part of the screen - but this is definitely this game.
    – F3L1X79
    Commented May 10, 2019 at 8:08
  • Memory is a funny thing.
    – Alan B
    Commented May 10, 2019 at 8:51
  • I was only 3yo when playing this game... Feels weird to think I was so young.
    – F3L1X79
    Commented May 10, 2019 at 8:54

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